I've been just a little frustrated by the somewhat passive approach of the anti-bombing Syria movement at the moment. It's as though we are all responding to David Cameron's seven-point plan with either acceptance or rejection, without much detail of what we should be doing instead. There are a few vague references to the Vienna negotiations … Continue reading You want a seven point plan to destroy ISIS? Here it is.
Here I was, totally removed from the routine of my conventional childhood. Here, where every day was Saturday and every night was a new opportunity for wild and ecstatic connection,
Most people would give limbs to have half our opportunities and environment, with such relative security and stability. A life of comparative luxury, allowing us the time and space to discover our most fundamental limiting beliefs. The very core issues at the heart of our 'story', and the power to make positive change.
dropping our technique and our determination, we fall to our knees and surrender to the reality that we need to venture into the darkness - to descend into our interior. This is when we fully understand that we can no more access our subconscious through the conscious mind than we can force ourselves to fall asleep at night.
there is so much more to honesty than just telling the truth. We have to also have integrity, authenticity on many levels and also vulnerability if we are to be sensitive to others while 'telling it like it is.'
The extent to which we try to engineer and control our lives is also the extent to which we have to deal with disappointment and frustrations. We create our own expectations of ourselves or worse, we allow others to impose theirs on us.
Fear of failure is the killer of creativity, the end of adventure and exploration. It makes us wary of our imaginings and stifles our ability to act and manifest beauty into this world.
Without any asteroid or a super volcano, without even a nuclear holocaust, we are currently destined to simply devour ourselves.
This is the birthplace of unhealthy rebellion, of seeking identity through a separation that is beyond the natural desire to leave the nest. It is the root of self-sabotage. Where failure becomes the power, where identity is developed in a negative self-evaluation.