Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What if you couldn't feel?

What if you couldn't feel? Really think about and contemplate the implications of not being able to feel. How would life be for you? Hard to imagine isn't it? Yet we spend a life time trying to avoid bad feelings and wanting to hang on to good feelings.

Have you ever tried making a list of what you consider to be bad feelings? What do you do when you feel bad feelings? Resist them with all your might? Beat your self up for feeling this way? Avoid feeling them at all costs by seeking solace in anything and everything that will help you to forget or hide?

Have you ever tried making a list of what you deem to be good feelings? What do you do when you feel good feelings? Try and hang on to them with all your might? Sabotage your self when you feel good because deep down you don't believe you deserve to feel good? Feel afraid that the good feelings will go and never come back?

What if we just allowed our feelings to be there, whatever they are. Allowing creates flow and energy needs to flow. If we find it difficult to feel a certain feeling, we can always tap and breathe right into the centre of that feeling and observe what happens. Try it.

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall ~ Kahlil Gibran

2 comments:

Circe said...

Beautifully put... and in a way one can accept.

We live lives where we feel we must control everything around us to feel safe. And if we can seemingly control our feelings, why not?

Thank you for illuminating... we all must allow the living water to flow within us, tides that encroach and recede...

And so to feel peaceful about that inevitability shall further free us. What a gift!

Thank you, Noreen. :D

Noreen said...

I'm going to quote you Circe "we all must allow the living water to flow within us" - thank you ;-)