Exploring the interior of myself through my readings, meditation, and reflection, has helped to gain some measure of knowledge regarding this life. I am always amazed as the microscope turns inward, the many roadblocks unconsciously erected in order to avoid knowing myself, seem to pop up--it is only with daily meditation that I'm beginning to recognize them! Roadblock #1: projection--how my mind loves to wander back to the external world and reflect what others have done to me! Rather than examining my own effect on others. . my mind habitually would prefer to analyze their effect on me. . . .This is a difficult maze as this type of road
Does anyone know what love truly is? So many attempts to define it. . .and it is so packaged and charged with sexual connotations, banal remarks, used and abused as a term, love, that is, true love--is the most powerful force on this planet. True love is the union of souls-- it transcends, unites, eschews separation, and longs for completion. The intensity of this force is often avoided, and true love can give rise to its opposite--fear. When in the throes of love, we are caught in the maelstrom of oneness. . .in a society that treasures the individual-- love requests the loss of the ego, in a society that is driven by narcissim---love de
I went a-searching for the term "shame" on the internet, but came up with many movies, of all things--such is life in the "free" world on the internet. Being a psychologist, I know what shame purports and how its ultimate connotation is that "I" am no good, so it does not separate the action from the person as in guilt--wherein "I did something not good" --that toxic aspect of shame and shaming is basically saying that the person as a whole is not good, not just their action or from wherein that action was derived. When we introject shame--we are introjecting a sense of being worthless--a sense that our very existence should be negated. Th
On the positive side, I am holding on to inner truth.. the still silent part of the self that just "knows" and the part that belongs to the spirit within/without , who actually just happens to be resting in my body for the moment.. .
I pray holding onto the faith that this spirit, this flow of life is where my trust is solid. . . .and that whatever comes to pass is based in the power of love--and compassionate loving justice. ...
sometimes, the most heinous crimes are conducted by those who purport to be victims. . . .Beware of the mask of the 'victim' as wolving predators know full well how to exploit others through appeals for compassion. . . .