It’s funny how the things that happen to us shape us. Whether we want them to or not, the things that happen to us form us into ourselves. We can never be separate from those situations and events. We carry them in our cells, in our thinking patterns, in our postures, in our relationships.
All humans are are the combinations of situations and bodies bumping up against the situation-body combo of each other.
Last night, I came across this article about a TED Talk that went viral at some point. In it, a neuroanatomist shares her insights following a stroke. So, a person who studies the brain extensively suffers a brain injury and lives to share her experience. It’s pretty rad as a concept, yeah?
You can read the article and watch her popular TED Talk here.
I’m not here to talk about her or her TED Talk. I’m here to talk about the article about her and her TED Talk.
It’s not the best feeling when you realize that you’re in your 40s and haven’t really accomplished much. Especially when you are someone who values accomplishment.
Now, that doesn’t mean you feel guilt or shame or feel as if you haven’t done anything with your life. Of course, you have. You have done BIG things: had children, raised children, married, divorced, returned to college, obtained certified knowledge. But there’s still a stillness inside you that feels like it should be called a void.
there are times in life when
your life is not your own;
you are not breathing,
you are breath.
you are not living,
you are life.
in those moments,
those times in between
noticing and being noticed,
you become One
All That Is
All That Was
All That Will Be
(but i repeat myself)
and you are aware that
in between the moments you claim to live.
there is more to life
there is more to life
than you care to know.
and feel the wonder
of what it means to
The tag for this video is: Manifest love while you sleep.
Doesn’t that sound divine? I love a good plan. Accomplishing things while I sleep is always the best.
your soul is on fire,
that’s why you feel dead.
the oldness inside you is competing with the newness outside you
and you’re afraid to open the door.
open a window, instead.
even simply opening your mouth would be a revelation.
is the most cleansing of all.