Do not be taken aback by the rock-like music and bright colors. Watch the video until the end to see what I am telling you. There is a story being told here and a message for you.
What is trauma? Anything that has one dissociate from life the way it is, in response to an incident, after which life is never the same again. Of course, life can never be the same again with a happy incident, but "trauma" is when life is never the pleasant way it used to be again.
In the movie, Frozen, Elsa has had to defend herself from the environment she was in by offense (she had to create an ice fortress to ward off from the hurters/judgers. She had to shut off her emotions so she could no longer feel, so she could no longer feel the pain. She had immense power but she could not control her power when she needed to (to save her sister Anna's life from the impact of Elsa's own action...the act of directing her icy wrath on Anna when Elsa wanted no more of Anna's attention). It was only love that could thaw the ice and bring the emotion required to melt the icy statue that Anna was getting frozen into. It is only love that could help Elsa control her power, and not be a force of destruction. It is with love that she could breathe, heal, love and live again amidst people.
People either Fight, Flight, or Freeze to deal with life's situations. When you dont come out of Freeze or are stuck in a perpetual Freeze state (emotionally usually, but could also be physically or intellectually or spiritually) that life is never the pleasant way it used to be again, and then you have to work to 'be strong' in order to deal with the 'bitch called life' (the pleasant, smooth, flowy life becomes a 'bitch' when life is not pleasant anymore and you have to deal with life rather than live life, because something happened and life was never the pleasant way it used to be).
If any of this resonates with you, time to give me a call or message me on the Contact page. It is time to heal, breathe, love and live again.
"The difference is in how much each of us are able to, and I emphasize the word able, due to whatsoever reasons, to access such depths and ‘see’/experience the profundity that is ‘all of us at once’ as One at one plane without difference, and further, what we ‘do’ (or create) with this understanding."
We keep talking about the mundane, routine, pointlessness and meaninglessness in living. "Like Sisyphus futilely pushing the rock up the mountain" has been a constant example. But, no one can keep pushing a rock up a mountain and not get stronger muscles! Repeatedly doing such activity must at least build the 'will muscle' stronger and that translates to endurance! The way I see it, routine is not boring at all, thanks to the article below. There is something happening just by perseverance.
Click on the button below and see where I got this idea from.
"Mental evolution, more like cognitive evolution, is just catching up on what the structure of a human being is, even though tissue evolution has developed the structure that has been preemptively labelled as human being."
Everything is food; depends on the proportion.
Everything is poison; depends on the proportion.
This image represents the proportion of Sattvik, Rajasik and Tamasik foods required to maintain health and activity in a constructive (libidinous) tendencies and lifestyles. Disproportion leads to destructive (destrudinous) tendencies and lifestyles.
(Will update this post with more info on the 3 types later).
The following are a few poems that never cease to console me when I am down, remind me of who I am and put me back on my purpose that I have deemed as being worthy of my existence at this point in time on Planet Earth. Read through and see if they do something to you.
~ Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
~ Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream-and not make dreams your master,
If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on! '
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And-which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the red slayer think he slays,
Or if the slain think he is slain,
They know not well the subtle ways
I keep, and pass, and turn again.
Far or forgot to me is near;
Shadow and sunlight are the same;
The vanished gods to me appear;
And one to me are shame and fame.
They reckon ill who leave me out;
When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt,
And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.
The strong gods pine for my abode,
And pine in vain the sacred Seven;
But thou, meek lover of the good!
Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.
Every problem has a solution. The question is do you care enough to arrive at the solution? Can you persevere long enough until you come to savoring the sweet fruit of labor?
Relationships. We have a relationship with every person we encounter - 'mom' 'dad' 'sister' 'friend' are words that label a relationship we share with a person. We also have a relationship with animals, some of whom (yes, animals are sentient beings and as much deserve to be referred to as 'whom' rather than with 'which' that seems more used for objects!) we relate to as pets and others we eat. We also have a relationship with inanimate things - 'my dear house' 'his/her rotten property' 'my awesome/wretched phone.' In the adjectives we use is revealed the nature of 'love' we have with someone/something that is other than us. Examine the language you use and you will find the key to your freedom.
Do read through the article below and examine the kind of love (hate is also a form of love; every relationship is a form of love) you have with everything that is other than 'I'. The word "You" here means anything and everything that is other than "I." By the way, you also have a relationship with your own self. Maybe you could also examine how 'you love you?'
This is an audio from Body Intelligence Training by Ged Sumner.
Dripples (drops n' ripples) attempts to invite a relook at our current definitions, what we know and don't know, of our selves, at health and of life itself, and perhaps have a perspective that is new.