Lately, I’ve been quite emotionally drained because of my health situation and its consequences on my energy maintenance and management. 😢 In the summer, outside of my regular routine, I find that I have too much time to overthink things and shock myself when what eventually ends up crossing my mind are often taken-for-granted, melancholic aspects of life—like how old some family members have become and their newfound struggles with illness that come with age and our fallibility as humans; how some relationships that used to mean the world to me have faded gradually into bitter, BITTER nothingness; how some of my favourite places in the world have been demolished for vertical intensification and other capitalist ventures... 😔💔 Oh how true it is that the inevitabilities of change and suffering are the only constants in the mundane world... How true it is that we can feel so blessed yet so betrayed by the relentless forwardness of time... ⏳How true it is that the love that supports us is often underrated, taken-for-granted until it becomes scarce, even gone.🙍🏻♀️ You might be thinking, what a dark perspective... Amanda, why wallow in such “summertime sadness?” The tendency I see is that people love to find meaning and comfort in the romantic alignment between popular archetypal nature and feeling: like sunny/happy, rainy/gloomy. 🧐 I don’t. For me, harsh realities are illuminated and emphasized when it’s bright and sunny, which is painful when the expectation of summer is a blissful break. I guess what I am trying to say is maybe it’s not harsh realities per se that are the source of my exhaustion and preemptive grief, but how they slip into the margins of our consciousness when we are busy only to come back—in their full, illuminated, and unforgiving glory—to disappoint, particularly when we’re not.😪 Paradoxically, it is when I am most free on time and obligation that I am most burdened with feeling and emotion. —————————————————
But I am well aware it’s not enough just to identify the problem, however complex. So, what now? Moving forward, I realize I must proactively work on acceptance and, thus, free myself from desire and pain. ☸️ #Buddhism#Cathartic
Good morning family. Here is a practice I have been diligently working on for about a month now. The more I let go of what i desire to cling to, the deeper the liberation in my spirit. This is hardest to do with loved ones. We deeply want to protect them from harm and keep them safe and with us forever. The reality is, moment to moment we don’t have control over that. And as my step father slowly passes, I am so acutely aware of this. My heart aches for his passing and for my mother. The grief is real. And so is the understanding that nothing is ever lost. It is all continuously changing, as we are. So today, I invite you to breathe in. Breathe in the loss you may be facing, the worry, the ache, the yearning and just let it go. Surrender it. Feel your breath. Place your hand on your heart and know that all things are as they are and intend to be and that you are held, loved, and supported always. 💟🙏🏻
The principle of #fractals relies on relationships. A visual example from nature is: the small twigs growing out of a branch resembling the pattern of how the larger limbs are growing off the trunk. 🌺
The twigs and the limbs are considered to be in #relationship to each other; they belong to the same tree, they are the same but different, they imply one another. Our function (#create ) also emphasizes relationships; it shows us how we correspond to different dimensional experiences such as- the origins of life itself, ourselves and others, and everything else in both the physical, non-physical or ‘other’- physical universe. Our function is our relationship to life, it’s how we relate to existing.🌺 The thing about relationships though is it implies that when two things are in relation to one another, they are separate. But this is an illusion. It might seem at first glance that the twigs and the trunk are separated; by time (one growing first and then the other) and by space (two locations on the tree). But #thetruthis , both the twigs and the trunk “became” at the same time.🌺 A complete tree, no matter how it grows, is inherent in the seed from which it springs. The seed and the tree are two forms of the same thing. A #seed doesn’t HAVE a tree, it IS a tree in a different way. 🌺 The ‘purpose’ or the function is the same for every tree, but each tree does it differently, in a completely #unique way. You will never see a tree being anything other than what it is. 🌺 It is the same with us and our function. Our function and who we are, are the same thing. We don’t have a function, we are the function. We aren’t part of the universe, we are the universe ‘universe-ing’ with this particular view of itself. We create our reality, reality DEPENDS on us. We can’t NOT do what we ARE. This is why is it is essential for you to learn what #createyourreality means...and #Icanteachyou .