Infinite Aperture Vistas
01/08/12 7:41 pm
On the other hand our hidden wounds that lurk inside us can rarely be detected by others. We look exactly the same, we are not noticeably different, yet our behaviors, quickly affected by our mood can undergo dramatic changes that are not understandable or decipherable to others.
'Snap out of it' , 'Get over it' or equally impossible commands might be thrown at us when we confuse people by not providing the 'tangible' evidence at any given point in time. Yet we know that forces that are difficult to control do not obey the wishes of loved ones, co-workers. or neighbors.
But now, besides navigating our own emotional landscapes, we must concern ourselves with the judgement or scorn of others. We do not live our lives for others, but we cannot completely ignore how others respond to us No wonder, we sometime feel particularly vulnerable when we are challenged with life's curve-balls and boomerangs.
Or course our emotional hurts must be addressed or face the peril of getting worse. And often in our society they are faced completely alone without understanding or support from others.
12/26/11 10:02 am
This is a time to recognize that our singular experience-regardless of circumstance, is part of the mosaic of life and holds within the experience, special gifts (though they may not be material in nature). But in order to so we must maintain our experiences are valid-despite their differentiation from holiday telecasts.
And we must feel a sense of connection-because we are social animals and isolation often stunts and retards our mental and emotional outlook.
As we so often come to recognize in these dark, cold days of winter, supportive communities and friends are particularly vital and necessary, though we may be a loss of how to build and develop these networks.
Celebrating in ways that have meaning for us-whatever our circumstances, and creating family with the people we cherish and value in our lives can make all the difference in the world to our emotional and psychological landscape.
Celebrate and acknowledge your journey-it is a lesson for us all!
09/15/10 10:47 pm
09/14/10 8:11 pm
The middle ground- is sought after often because it is a place between extremes. We are not working too much or too little. eating too much or too little, or tied to an addiction that is pushing us over the edge. We are in a position of homeostasis- ( The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes- Answers.com)
Homeostasis is something to work towards but is something we would be wise to think consciously about- since the very act of living, often makes it a moving target and not something that will not vary from day to day, week to week, or even (perish the thought!) minute to minute-
But the good news...the really good news of the day is Sarah Shourd has been freed and has left Iran. This is really great news- I have been following this case for some time.. And for whoever came up with $500,000 to spring her... well you are eternally blessed!
Here is their website if you want to find out more...
09/13/10 2:35 pm
There will be others. That is my plan. I will be the only visitor for some time. I know this. But eventually someone will see this because i will tell others about it. And i will implore them to visit.
Sometimes people start blogs and then they gradually disappear. Perhaps i should say often. How many blogs are there do you suppose? My hope is that this will be the beginning of a long term blog that will grow and change with time.
It is reported someone in Colorado with a fire pit started the wild fire on Labor Day!