"it was when i stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself i found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole" ~ rubi kaur
"listen to me, your body is not a temple. temples can be destroyed and desecrated. your body is a forest -- thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. you will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated" ~ beau taplin
We think of our bodies in terms of what they can do for us. Another means to an end. "What can it give me?... what can I take from it?" We USE our bodies rather than honor them. Numbed out to life, conditioned to feel less and do more. Efficiency. Materialism. These are our values. We have been so conditioned to use that we know little else, and unless we're willing to muddy the stagnant larvae-infested waters, we end up ultimately using ourselves.
The ego uses the body for admiration to feel separate and superior, flipping on a dime at the slightest chance, it moves to sickening self-loathing to feel separate, resentful and embittered. Separate. Ego, most closely tied with the body, survival, instinct and thus most closely tied to our many issues. Surely, unless we have the appropriate tools to cope with the vicissitudes of life, we are distant strangers to balance, and are then kept from experiencing the inherent beauty of our everyday existence.
"We have all hurt someone tremendously. whether by intent or accident. we have all loved someone tremendously. whether by intent or accident. it is an intrinsic human trait. and a deep responsibility. i think. to be an organ and a blade. but. learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. we make horrible mistakes. it's how we learn. we breathe love. it's how we learn. and it is inevitable." ~ Nayyirah Waheed
Life is hard, ask anybody, they'll tell you. Anybody. Life is hard and our bodies carry us through it. Our bodies house us, they protect us. They hold the pain that our souls never will. They offer us their loyal service so that we may leave this world, unscathed.
Although, we never really leave. Where is here and where is there? Where is there to go?
Where was I?
They house the hurt that we are eternally free from. The body is a beautiful gift... it is something to be honored and treasured... not used.
We borrow these beautiful bags of bone and blood. We are born of the earth and it is to the earth that we return. Grounded. Often, we become broken on the wheels of life. We forget that our bodies are the vessels that bridge the worlds of earth and spirit. The gateway. We are. Grounded. Give me life and give me death, both, just, and in their timely manner. Give me life and give me death the former full, but not too long, and not too soon with regard to the latter.
Give me life and give me death. Both. In their timely manner.
"There's a cost to become yourself, a price you'll pay, in people trusted once, people who loved who you were but feared who came next, the evolution of you.
Savers, we, holding onto hurt, those who hurt us, saying we're too poor to give them up, saying we will take what we can get. More, they take, more we're left empty but emptying pockets.
This is a cost you can bear, cut off the cord and say goodbye." ~ Tyler Knott Gregson
What we see and experience in our outside world is a great representation of what we’re experiencing internally, whether we acknowledge this or not. What cost will you bear, the cost to cut the cord, and say goodbye, or the cost to hold on? I have a curiosity.
Do tell me. Oh really. Wait. Really? Even if it means your life?
Intersting. Where was I?
Just as it is important to cleanse our physical dwellings it’s important to cleanse our inner mind and inner and outer bodies. The process of cleansing is an offering to the worlds of earth and spirit. We exchange old patterns for new insights. We release what is no longer serving us so that we are free to feel something else. So that we are. Free. When we cleanse things we open up new space for positive energy in our lives. Cleansing our physical space is a representative tool that can be effectively used to signal the opening of space in many aspects of our lives.
Cleansing allows us to choose, to open ourselves intentionally to new opportunities and experiences. Rebirth, from ash. Renewal allows us to remember. We are of the earth, air, fire, water. Our bodies vessels to carry insights from invisible worlds. We are the bridges of life. Cleansing is an honoring, an invitation offered to ourselves. Can we enjoy the process of life and not just the destination? How can we welcome and cultivate a new creative energy, one of expansion, growth, and all things light and dark and twisted, dripping with love?
Please, tell me. I have a curiosity.
"come taste the edges of temptation, lather in the chords of symphony that radiate from the mouths of golden skies, we permeate through destruction, emboldened by scars, brilliant vectors riding unique horses into gleeful nights. love is the house that harbors hurt and hope, share the doorstep, invite all in who share common curiosity.
our plates, filled with experience, come sit at the table and let us talk of everything miraculous." ~ ct lokey
Life is not happening to us, it is happening through us.
Life will always provide because it knows nothing else. Life is being. Life is flow.
Life is illusion and freedom, along the destined path. wait. my thoughts confuse me. They're speaking, too fast. is it illusion of freedom, along the destined path?
Did you think I knew what I was talking about, did I sound like the expert?
I ask because I do not know. but. I have a curiosity. Wait. Where was I?
We are life, dancing for itself. and. in this dance, life ALWAYS provides.
Tell me, how will you honor yourself today? Will you tell me? I have a curiosity.