We humans have the capacity to grow in many directions yet there are roadblocks set up in the psyche that will deter us from this process. The mind makes sure that all is clear on the runway before it gives the green light to go forward. Sometimes, we hesitate even though we have been given the green light due to an unsettled emotion or interest when the time comes. I like to call this time Dazed. Then, there is the time of Amazed when the mind takes over for us as if it where be handled by the divine force and we need not be there until it is done. Sort of like being put asleep for surgery and then you awake to be told that all has gone well. But there is that time in life when we as humans are Dangled on the end of life as if waiting for a decision that never arrives. Did the mind forget to give the green light or to put us to sleep while making a necessary correction? What to do when this happens is something that many people need to know or they may go a long way through life before discovering the answer. Is this because the answer was there all along but the mind chose not to like what the answer was for them? Dangled is hanging from a line waiting for the connection that will make life worthwhile. A connection for one is not the same for another. Some of us yearn for a sense of accomplishment such as in a career and others will need a reservoir filled with family and friends. There are those humans who want to interpret life such as an actor, writer, artist, musician and others who will dedicate themselves to service others. All of the above is good and means that a connection has been made on earth and each can decide how we choose to use that connection based on our own individual mind, body and spirit. Whether you are Amazed, Dazed or Dangled the five senses will help you design your life by making use of sight, smell, feel, sound and touch. Balancing these so that each sense gets a turn at being present in your life will help to set the mind in place and it will take you to where you want to go. Attention to one sense such as too much taste, or feel verses finding the right mix can offset the rest of of your life. Some believe that there is a trick to life but truly it is about using all of the resources available and being honest with yourself along the way. Life is truly a wonderful gift! Enjoy.
I have come to you my friends to speak, to wonder and to grace the soul. I speak of those we’ve known who have lived among us, and have passed. Lately, I find this subject compelling. As we continue to go through the life, the daily chores, struggles and of course many more happy moments (than we are ever aware) keep us on track and make up the sum of the whole. At the moment that life bows to death, we are all connected. Certainly these connections come and go freely in our lives and they never compare to other events that take place such as birth, weddings, illness or divorce. Those events also bring on a shared emotion, but nothing can truly tap our depth and connective tissue as humans like death. We all are vulnerable to this one. The old saying of “Death and Taxes” can be spoken in any language. It is mostly a subject that people do not like to discuss. Although I find that it has gotten easier to address the concept of our mortality. In fact, a few weeks ago the subject was the topic of a dinner conversation. There was a lighthearted discussion on a preference of this matter for those attending . I like the “decide for yourself before you go” idea. I have seen this one work nicely because only you know what your life meant. So why not be there in spirit. This brings to life the interactive part of not only what you meant to the people that loved you, but also, what you loved about your life. Then there are the different thoughts on the hereafter and there are a few. We as humans are so fortunate to be able to choose differently what we want to believe. And the fact that we have over time come up with so many concepts for belief is a wonder to me. Of course, you cannot expect everyone to agree with “to each his own”. Whatever as a choice does not cover the subject because life is too important, and it sets the tone for the lack of value. Some will say that the “Angels of Heaven” arrive to carry you away, if you are so lucky. Others believe that life goes on without you and that is that. Then, we have the come back again in a new life, same spirit just continuing to journey. We’ll, no sense in venturing as we get the drift. The adventure of the body has always got some press. King Tut and his ilk were comfortable in clean sheets and they had their own rooms unlike the most that go into the earth. Cremation is becoming more popular however, it dates back further in time as an option than I realized. For some, it is not acceptable! Once we are past, it is hard to know, isn’t it? Grace my soul with peace, and also, to all those who know from whence I speak.
Waking to the chirp of the birds is an invigorating sound, even if you are not quite ready to wake. It somehow jump starts the mind into the here and now, I am alive mode. The consistencies of life keep us on track and tell us that we are secure in our world. Everyday is an amazing feat and yet somehow the spirit doesn’t always approach it from this angle. The mind certainly plays the most crucial and dominant role and it can destroy the balance that is necessary between mind, body and spirit if not constantly checked for irregularity.
Some people think those that are out of sync with the ways of consistency are eccentric. For example, to get up each day, wash and dress and have breakfast are all constants for most people, however to do this the same way each day causes the body and spirit to move through time without reason other than this is the way it is done. This is not to say that constant change is always good. But, a balance of constants and a flow of changes bring amazing growth to our lives.
I had a friend who did everything the same each day and she was not a happy person. I was always suggesting that she modify her schedule to be more spontaneous in her life. Her insecurities told her to believe that the path she lived on was the only one she could count on. Unfortunately this path led nowhere and she stayed insecure and unhappy knowing what cereal she would eat and at what time and what program she would always watch and what time she would call me, and I was not always constant enough to be there for her.
When life becomes overwhelming with work load or disappointment, this can cause what I believe to be short circuits and slowly the breakdown occurs and a depressed state turns to day to day routine without any reason. The reason is a need for change.
If you feel there is a molded pattern in your life, then a bowl of ice cream for breakfast (any flavor you choose) or perhaps those red socks that you have never worn should be incorporated into your life. When life goes on with out change for a period of time it needs to be shocked by the abnormal. Most of the geniuses knew this and so they were considered weird. We as humans have great potential for change, and this process is what creates the life we want and have. Sometimes the spirit is broken by life because it doesn’t work this or that way, it becomes necessary to re-design a feeling or a thought so that you can adjust to the sound of the birds chirping and still feel secure in the world.