Tag Archives: philosophy

Beneath problem solving

IMG_5986Often we find it easier to think our way around things rather than to feel our way through them: what can we do to pull ourselves out of a bad mood? What can we buy, remove, or repair that will reduce or solve a loved one’s anger or sadness?

In retrospect, I realize I have spent many hours problem solving emotional facts I just needed to feel. I know now that my frequent labors to understand what went wrong, while somewhat useful, often were distractions from feeling the sadness and disappointment necessary to heal and move on. It’s all very human. No one wants to fell pain, especially when you can’t quite point to a specific cut or wound. So it is with the heart. There’s nothing to show or stitch up, yet everything is affected.

The truth is that while analyzing and strategizing and preparing ourselves can occupy our minds, and may even help prevent us from being hurt the same way twice. There is no substitute for giving the wound air, which in the case of the heart means saying deeply, without aversion or self-pity, “Ouch”. From “The book of awakening” by Mark Nepo. This is a favorite text of mine, I often read it as a reminder to feel, not to solve. I am so used to solve both my own and others problem, it is part of my DNA both professional and personal. I often do it without thinking but practice makes perfect… //Marianne

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Happy Holidays

IMG_6037It’s your world. You’re a shareholder, take an active interest in it – Anonymous. Love, peace and understanding – please, take care of each other. And remember to have fun as well. Happy Holidays!   //Marianne

Beginning Again

DSC_4100Creation is ongoing. The world begins anew each day. That is the miracle that makes not a sound, but which changes everything, if we can be quit enough to feel it happen. When we can participate in this, we begin anew each day. Consider how the sun washes the Earth with its heat and then clouds dissipate, and grasses grow, and stones crumble when no one is looking to reveal a smoother, deeper face. It is the same with us. In a moment of realness, the clouds in our mind clear and our passion is restored, and our walls crumble when no one is looking. It all continues and refreshes, if we let it. It all renews so subtly. We think it is night that covers the world, but everything living is re-created in that mysterious moment of rest that blankets us all. And each time you blink, if you pause to let your heart flutter with nothing but air to flutter about, each time you open your eyes, you can begin again. It is true. This is the moment of resurrection, the opening of your eyes. These beautiful words comes from “The book of awakening” by Mark Nepo. Today is a new beginning for me.
For the first time in many, many months I can relax and once again enjoy life fully. I have much to be thankful for, and I look forward to once more be in contact with all of you. Dear Wp-friends, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! // Marianne

Half time

DSC_5799More than half of 2013 is already gone. It is time to examine your goals. Are you on the right track, or do you need to adjust them? //Marianne

Almost back

Toffler

I am almost back, just a few more days of healing my shoulder… Until then, enjoy one of my favourite quote’s of Alvin Toffler. //Marianne

Your garden

DSC_0828“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden” – Frances Hodgson Burnett. What kind of flowers, plants and trees do you see in your “garden”? // Marianne

Dreaming

DSC_5903“All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make things happen,” T.E. Lawrence.
I apologize for my absent, I long to be able to post both short and long articles but my right shoulder, and arm needs a rest to be able to heal. I am here in spirit and I hope to be back very soon in writing as well. I will also answer your comments as soon as possible. Until then, take care of yourself! //Marianne