When I child suffers, he or she cries a lot. They are hurt and in pain. A mother can transform their child’s suffering into tears of joy by listening and showing loving compassion to their child. Soon the child is smiling and joyful. I have seen this and experienced in real time.
You can do the same with your most inner child. Showing deep compassion to the hurt, misunderstood, and anxious parts of ourself. This is the practice of healing ourselves and the world. This is a way to transform suffering into joy in our own body and mind. 🙏🏻
Here I lay
Listening to the soft voice of a yin yoga teacher
In a deep meditation
An American backpacker in a distant land
Byron Bay is the perfect place for those who are searching for self knowledge
A place to heal emotional wounds.
So here I lay in a dark yoga studio
Suddenly tears come down my cheeks
My inner Buddha speaking clearly without the distractions interfering
If I don’t let go of gambling
I let go of my dreams
I let go of my happiness & freedom
My life will read as a tragedy if I don’t change my ways
I’m 6 weeks sober from gambling
Turning my life around 1 day at a time
When we are lost
When we hit the lowest of lows
There is always light
Light within us
Surrounding us at every moment
Let the wind dry your tears
For every storm will pass
The sun will rise once more
Bringing light into the darkness
Darkness & light dance slowly in the shadows of my mind.
Peace, love, & compassion.
War, hatred, & fear.
Fighting for my attention.
Which wolf will surface?
The one you feed.
Views, likes, and followers
The new currency of self-worth.
How many followers does a person need to feel important?
How many likes do you need until you feel complete?
How many views till you’re content with your life?
Will you ever be satisfied?
Let go of the constant need for outside validation.
Let go of the obsession with likes, followers, and views.
Embrace your mission.
Embrace your purpose.
Your life is much more important the number of followers you have.
Quality over quantity.
Humanity builds their cellblock from within.
Years of fear, doubt, & worry.
Obsessed with control & power.
False sense of security.
Let’s plan a prison break.
Rip the shackles off tonight.
Let go of fear, worry, & doubt.
Embrace the path unknown.
Oh, how beautiful true freedom is!
One day worth more than a thousand in my cell.
A deep mental fog.
Why must I be distracted from my life?
Is my cell phone more important than joy?
I must change this behavior.
Today, I will rip off the band-aid.
No more social media.
No more scrolling away my life.
I’m barely breathing.
Pain deep in my bones.
Heart aching with loneliness.
Stomach twisted into origami.
It’s the coldest at the bottom.
Misery in every moment.
All I want is to feel the cool breeze on a warm spring day.
To smile deeply.
Feel joy once more.
“Don’t worry!” my mind tells me.
You have survived all that has come so far.
Darkness will become light.
Thanks to impermanence.
We will laugh, smile, and feel joy once more.
Money, followers, and celebrity.
The new American dream.
How many followers do you need to be content?
How many Tesla’s will bring long-lasting joy?
Once I get 100K followers and I’ll be content.
Ten million dollars a year would be perfect.
Naw 100 billion.
Addicted to more.
How will you ever be free?
No amount of money.
Materials or followers.
Will bring endless happiness.
And you’ll find that you already have plenty of it.
A black hole appears.
Gravity stronger than a billion suns.
Pulling me slowly into its endless abyss.
Will I be sucked into the darkness?
Is to alleviate suffering in this world.
Will I fulfill this life’s mission?
The black hole of distraction.
It’s gravity stronger than a billion stars.
Addicted to scrolling.
Scrolling through the darkness of social media.
There are no passions found in the black hole.
No purpose or meaning.
Countless missions left incomplete.
Social media & distractions are not all meaningless blackholes. But we must be careful that we do not get sucked into their gravitational pull. Set boundaries. Know the signs of addiction. Use mindfully.