There’s a clever mind trap that can inveigle those of us who are empathic for years, or even decades of our lives. The idea of caring for others, and the world at large is honorable, but the idea that we can convince or save or awaken any of them is almost always detrimental to our wellbeing. Reality is what it is, so we must be aware enough to pull ourselves back from the endless cycle of trying to remedy that which is well out of our capacity to fix.
What’s the rush? Why do we believe there’s ever a need to hurry anything?
It’s been an intense process of upheaval and integration this past year, and many of us have powered through, elevated our game, and quickly grew up in ways we didn’t even know we needed to. So how do we keep that momentum building toward greater awareness, greater healing, greater empowerment, and greater resilience?
Play more. Laughter, singing, dancing and imaginative abandon is restorative, healing and dispels negativity, emotional pressure and unconscious stagnation.
We’re in the midst of widespread and multi-faceted impositions; an assault on our senses and sensemaking, accelerating nefarious agendas, collapsing regimes and realities, and the systemic exposure of the ugliness among us that’s been hiding in plain sight forever.