The wise ageless one within. It’s there…aching to emerge.
Happiness can coexist with despair. It really can. We need to stop having such narrow view of what happiness is. The clearer we get, in fact, the more this sort of thing occurs. When we are clear we can feel anything on the emotional spectrum and it flows straight through…we get stuck in some of this stuff before we get clear because we’ve never been allowed to be who and what we are.
Moods, mental states, emotions, feelings (negative and positive) exist on a spectrum. Human beings can experience any and all of the spectrum. It’s not an illness to feel shitty, even really heinously shitty, sometimes. It’s also not abnormal to get confused about the vast content of our psyches. This confusion can play out in numerous ways. Our society likes to pathologize these varieties of confusion. The DSM might be considered the book of pathologizing the human experience and the confusion we often deal with in the face of the chaos of what we humans have created on this planet at this time.
In fact given the state of humanity and the planet it’s a healthy sign to be struck quite heavily at least some of the time by the seriousness of our times. We need only learn to be with ourselves — body, mind and spirit. That is what, as a species, we’ve forgotten. It’s what we need to relearn and it’s what we need to teach our children.
It feels appropriate to again share my favorite Krishnamurti quote: It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
In the face of all of this:
I give up. I surrender.
(that life-force might show the way)
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