There is so much more to who we are and why we are here than I believe is humanly conceivable. I do believe that the more aware and conscious we are about the choices we make and the words we speak to others and ourselves, the more it deeply affects our being.
Feeling the connection of the knowing that another feels you and sees you is a form of relaxation or cellular ease. My body lets go of the struggle or attachment when I receive empathy. I surrender into the flow of energy passing all around me. My held breath stored in my chest releases, because I know deep in my cells I do not need to flee. I am safe, I am protected, I am guided.
I have been stuck in my thoughts about what to do in my life, how to implement what I want, how to be successful in my career, and how to be the best me in a relationship. I have put myself in the container of my mind and head "thinking" I can think and figure my way out.
Then I realized, it was Me! I was annoyed with myself! I was angry with myself! I was exasperated with myself! Then I was annoyed, angry and exasperated, that I was annoyed, angry and exasperated! YIKES! That is when awareness comes. However it makes its way in is always good. I believe when we finally have awareness there is no turning back.
The other day I was walking on the beach with my Beau and his dog, Radman.
We throw rocks back and forth to get Radman to run for exercise. He could care less about other dogs, people or any other distraction, all he wants to do is chase after the rocks. He is a Patterdale Terrier, so he chases and does not retrieve them.
As my Boyfriend throws the rocks, I walk along and collect more to give him. We all enjoy the beach, sights, smells, energy and feeling of the earth; mother Gaia under our bare feet.
This particular beach is an off leach beach in Santa Barbara. We descend 241 steps to get to the beach. On the way down we encounter a man setting up his camera on a tripod. My Boyfriend said out loud, ” 149 steps!” The man said, ” I got 151, so we are close enough.” I said, ” Have fun!” and we continued down the reaming 91...
There is so much more to notice when you are in the physical presence of a person. The dating sites call it chemistry, and in some ways it is. It is the alchemy of connection. Like attracts like. Like dissolves like.
"Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart." When we own our emotions and use them to get in touch with our true selves, we can heal anything that has wounded us.
I am a powerful individual in the flow of change! I am the change I want to see! Every time I make a choice, every time I teach someone else to make a better choice, the flow moves forward and expands.
Often as I contemplate, my thoughts revolve around food and health. I continually come back to compassion and eating. Specifically eating animals. Can we truly be compassionate as humans and consume animals as a food source?