It’s not always easy being a human in this world. It’s always changing, and there is a lot of damage (psychic, physical, karmic, spiritual), with generations of unbalanced energies to process and recapitulate. All this complexity, unfortunately, expresses itself in how humans treat themselves, other humans, and the earth—thus creating cycles of trauma.
If you’re like me, you have a tendency to be aware of, or to feel responsible for, the feelings and emotions of others. This can be a disorienting perspective, because you get into the habits of compromising, accommodating, and catering to their needs, at the cost of your own wellbeing.
For much of my life, I’ve done this in unhealthy ways.
Living in a culture that is rife with trauma, we’re not too keen on experiencing more and different kinds of pain, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Thus, we’re too often in the frame of mind that reaches for the broad, soaked paintbrush that allows us to dismiss someone or something based on what may only be a minor trait or concern—perhaps because we were triggered by something that isn’t supposed to bother us anymore.
The ways in which we go about our everyday have a tendency of repeating themselves. We complain about the same things, defer and delay the same things, shy away from the same things, and oddly, wonder why life keeps offering us the same things.
As we transition toward a grander, multidimensional perspective, seeing how time and tense isn’t as linear as we’d previously believed, all aspects of our human psychology will evolve and require a bio, neuro, somatic, and psychosomatic, sympathetic, and parasympathetic reorientation.