Facing change as a human being can feel very hard...I've been going through a lot of major shifts in my life lately...and I often find myself reaching for the comfort of how things used to be, of people that used to be around, but aren't any more. Sometimes it feels like the rug has been pulled out from under my feet. Our society doesn't really encourage us to explore our so-called "shadow" feelings...sadness, grief, fear. But what happens when you ignore something? It never goes away...so I've been trying to walk right into my emotions, head-on, and see what they can teach me.
What have I found? Attachment...a lot of attachment...to people, places, situations...none of which exist in the same form anymore! They have changed...and I find I'm holding empty air. The lesson here is that happiness cannot come from outside of ourself...true fulfillment must emerge from within ourselves, from our deepest core. And happiness lies on the other side of those challenging emotions...run from the sadness and fear, and we are only running from ourselves.
I don't have any firm answers yet, other than love. But I do know that we each need to look inside ourselves, to listen closely to our own hearts, and find the wisdom and love we need there...the world needs us to do that. This world so clearly is crying out for love and understanding, just as so many of us in modern life are crying out...and we must be brave, and turn towards the cries, not ignore them any longer...this, I feel, is the only way we can learn the capacity for true love, mature love, love that gives and takes in balance.
"The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other."
- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh aka Osho
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I'm an energy healer with a passion for compassion, a sparkly love affair with crystals, and a deep commitment to evolving awareness.