Today I am focusing on the soul, that deep part of us that is unique, and when we connect to it and to each other, it is a magical experience. I am attracted to people who let their energy shine, they are fully expressing themselves, making no excuses, and just being genuine and present.
“Souls are funny things. They stay constant even when the outside changes, or when the heart makes mistakes. Souls don’t really care about good or bad, right or wrong — they’re just true. Everlasting.”
I always say in Yoga that we start thinking and we stop breathing, and that thinking is bad for your Yoga, because we learn by doing. If we let our mind get in the way, it can make us feel things and do things that take us away from our inward path and connection. The cowardly terrorist attacks keep happening, below is a beautiful tribute to Turkey.
It is unfathomable how a mind can be convinced that violence, especially against innocent civilians, children, and elderly is justified. Especially young terrorists, a 17 year old boy went into a bedroom of a 13 year old girl and murdered her yesterday in Israel.
Today is our daughter’s birthday, she woke up and jumped into our bed at daybreak too excited to sleep – and today another girl not too far from here was butchered while she slept. She was sleeping and she was stabbed. A girl. Asleep. Stabbed.
And while buying milkshakes and jewelry and discussing the year ahead, my heart is exploding with pain and injustice for another mother being crushed under a loss I cannot bear to fathom.
I should end this little thought process of mine with something hopeful, something about life going on despite death something about light triumphing — but all of that rings hollow. I’m angry and in pain and so so weary.
THIS IS FROM A PRIVATE GROUP THAT I AM PART OF SO I HAVE LEFT OUT THE NAMES AND JUST SHARING THE ORIGINAL QUESTION AND CONVERSATION:
Holy, creative Jews, answer this: how important is it for people to explore every aspect of themselves? Do you think that people really need to know what makes them tick? If a person is ambling along in life, living and doing, sometimes reasonably content, sometimes less so, why rock the boat?
Yes to this. I feel you, bro.
Yes. This is what I’m referring to.
Ok. I hear that. Some things are better left untouched?
Some things, yeah. Not all. I’d argue that, if you have to choose, being loving and doing good is more important.
More important, maybe. But not necessarily relevant.
I don’t think it’s important to endlessly explore every single aspect of oneself. I don’t think that people who judge themselves to be “more self awareness than others are doing anything more than putting others down – we can never tell what goes on inside another soul.
But it is a balance, of course. And an individually weighted one at that.
I feel much less need to be endlessly self reflective now (42) than I did 20 years ago, but when I do reflect it is more useful 🙂
General rule on this though is,
Sorry. I’ve been in unsuccessful therapy. What a waste of time!