Impermanence

“If you don’t like where you are, then MOVE….you are not a tree.”

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Perspective

Some see a weed, some see a wish.

 

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Healing the past

In light of my post yesterday on healing our emotional pain from the past, I wanted to share this video from Utube.

It reflects the emotional wounds that we hold and how that affects our future.  This brave boy took all of his courage and met with his Father, in the hope to create a different future for both of them.  Through forgiveness and compassion and an open heart, he changed a lifetime of sadness and pain.

Get your tissues ready, because it is just a beautiful healing to watch.

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Health and Healing

“Fundamentally, the only reason for disease to manifest in your system is that your energy does not function the way it should.” – Sadhguru

It is important for us to recognise and identify our thoughts and emotions, and to be aware of the impact they have—not only on each other, but on our bodies and our health.  We all know that a positive lifestyle can lead to good health and yet, when we suppress any negative childhood experiences or dismiss emotional pain from the past, we may forget the link this has with disease in our body.

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Overcoming suffering

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Why is it that suffering is our greatest motivation to change?  When we get the call from our doctor to tell us we have cancer, or told that we have been made Redundant or our  husband of 30 years, decides to leave us.

Suffering blesses us with a willingness to let go of the ways in which we normally react.  When all the ways we have learnt over the years to deal with stress, no longer works, it causes us to let got of whatever it is that we have been clinging to, and do things differently.

It takes courage to change the way we have lived before suffering came along.  You may not be able to change the diagnosis, or divorce or the drama, but you can change your perception and experience through this suffering.

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” –  Paul Coelho

People used to say to me after losing our son Nathan “You have every right to stay in a place of pain or depression, for what happened to you is devastating.”  But what I recognised, as many do when they are suffering, is that staying in that deep place of pain doesn’t help or change your situation.

When we react to suffering in our usual way and it doesn’t work, we have to go to a deeper place within ourselves and discover who we really are, rather than who we are in this tragedy.  I questioned everything about my life after Nathan died, my entire identity was taken from me and in order to survive, I needed to discover, who I would become through this suffering.

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

How do you find this deeper place?  You must become still in your pain.  Practicing meditation and Yoga, will take you beyond the chatter and the chaos of your emotions and will allow you to witness your feelings and slowly let them go.

Each day is a lifelong practice of decision-making and creating.  Only you, can make this decision to go deeper.  By accepting your situation overtime without judgement, you will start to feel stronger, and understand your true nature and potential.

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what my heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” – Charles Dickens