Tag: pain

unpredictable and turbulent

there’s a phrase, or variation of such, that’s popular nowadays. something along the lines of “…in these unpredictable and turbulent times…” frequently uttered within range of, and with regards to peaceful practices, mindfulness, meditation, standing up for what we believe in, and other supposedly original ideas. does every generation have their underlying, perpetual, victim-state belief…


time for pain

if you think about it, the avoidance of pain, is in itself, wounding. if this place – this reality, this planet and her voyage through this solar system and this galaxy at this time – is designed around the ideas of contrast, growth, expansion, and exploration, we cannot avoid “injury”. it’s all in how we…


unsettling

they say don’t settle; it’s better to be alone than to compromise. there is truth in that, and there is weight. in the process of not settling, we can become unsettled, and isolationist. we also put it upon our own self to discern emotional wisdom without an essential objectivity. humans are interdependent, social, energetic, spiritual…


out in the open

it’s worth wearing your heart on your sleeve, courageously. the notion stems from chivalry, and knighthood, from Shakespeare and Othello, and like any idiom, adapts to us in our own perceptions and cultures, and meanings, reborn and reborn again as language evolves. emotion is ever-present, and beyond language. feeling is risk. vulnerability is not weakness….


opposite pain

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Kahlil Gibran pain, is one of those four-letter words that encompasses many things. it means different things at different times, triggers an assortment of feelings and emotions, and, ultimately, teaches – always. this is the nature of contrast. fear, and pain, are…