Is that you? Are you feeling like no matter which way you turn doors are closing? Are you in quick sand up to your knees? If the answer is yes, then listen up!
Energetically, stuck, is the infamous lukewarm that we grew up hearing about. Stuck is a deep inner choice not to choose… or a choice to not make a different choice. Leaving us wondering how to find hope again.
I think most of us can identify with at least hitting pockets in our lives where everywhere we turned doors were closing. Or we are going about things our same old way and ruminating on how stuck we feel. Our lives feel stagnant. There is no flow. It’s okay, nobody’s perfect; it’s the spirituality of imperfection.
Well the funny thing is, the idea of life in a calm pond sounds nice on one hand. Our lives today are nothing but constant movement. If we are not doing, we feel we have no worth. So, the idea of climbing on a raft in the still waters of the pond has appeal… Until you are there for a second. Then the anxiety sets in. Cause here is the deal. The pond is of your making. A placid pond of your muck. So, this inner not choosing just really has us sitting outside of the game for a spell. Nothing grows. Nothing Moves. It brings you to the land of unknowns between spirituality and depression. Your yuck… Well it’s still there.
Well, I have to admit I have been in somewhat of a funk lately. I learned as a very young child that keeping up with what they are saying in the news and the horror that happens daily in the world is not so great for my psych… yet here we are. It’s a time when we need to be abreast of choices that are being made on our behalf but…
This is a big one… Is all of this outside stuff just reflective of what’s inside already. Is it drawing to the surface the ink spots that are covering up love? Maybe we have Band-Aids on things. Maybe we are huddled in a corner afraid of our own shadow. The infamous Knight in shining Armor?
Are we hiding from ourselves?
Life usually reaches cartoon proportions before big change shows up.
Life has to turn upside down. (more…)
Compassion is a state of being that is cultivated. It is a searching of self. Compassion is the ability, the gift, of being able to make true connection with another’s pain and suffering. Compassion drives us into action. Compassion creates change.
In this time of such division. We are being called back into the teachings and journey of Buddha. His entire existence was around gaining the ability to understand and know suffering. Understanding and knowing suffering allows for compassion and empathy.
His was an existence of opulence. His life was constructed, to be free of any forms of suffering. He lived his life as if in the “Truman Show”. Every experience he had was thought out and created by others. His world was free of disease, age, child abuse, the suffering of women, racism. No one was suffering in silence. Everything was beautiful and perfection was his expectation. (more…)