Most people sense a lack in their lives — as if something important is missing. Mostly, it seems to be about power and anger and force and it seems a bit (or a lot) black. It seems that way because, since you were a kid, people have been stuffing you with fears, prejudices, and airy-fairy ideas that being a good little boy or girl is the only acceptable state.
This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Emptying Body Mind Spirit” Body Cleanse The Mind’s Cobwebs The Bliss of an Empty Mind Clearing the Gunk Out of Your Head Exercises in Mind Emptying Clearing Relationship Gunk Putting Your Soul into your Being Dropping the Excuses Seeing the Light You Can’t Win How to … Read more
How I view my reality is solely and completely a result of my upbringing, experiences, and history. The only authentic question is–is the way I am interpreting my reality helping or hurting me? If my interpretation is hurt-filled, I can continue to try to force the world to see it my way, or I can bring peace.
Emotions arrive unbidden. Infants / children experience them without the filters later applied to them. Soon, the tribal ‘takeâ€™ on each emotional state is force fed to the child. “Big boys donâ€™t cry.â€ “Sugar and spice and everything niceâ€¦â€ “What have you to be angry about?â€ or “Iâ€™ll give you something to be angry about.â€ “If you keep pouting your face will freeze that way.â€
Now, you may think that this is unimportant, but I can guarantee that you have a whole list of internal and not-thought-through ‘rulesâ€™ about emotions.