The serenity a river has to offer reminds me of the serenity in life. The peace of the water flowing is always there but some seasons it can dwindle. Sometimes you have to go off the beaten path to find peace and calmness.
Maybe this is something applicable to a few but that's all that matters if it helps you find serenity. Be comfortable with making steps in this ever-changing trail of life because that's the only way you'll find your river.
THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY
Last week I had a friend drop in and we shared a very vulnerable moment together. I try and wear my heart on my sleeve and I talk of my deepest pains in a reflective manner to empower others going through similar situations to recognise that they aren’t alone. Any wisdom I have gained I like to pass it on.
Sometimes sharing our pain requires incredible amount of vulnerability, but if we embrace the power of transforming the pain energy and recycling it to wisdom, love and care we become a beacon of light and guidance for others in a path we have already been forced to walk through in life. We don’t often get feedback for this vulnerability and love we leave with others but I do know that if it can change one person’s life for the better it’s been worth it.
Today my friend dropped in to say that my shared moment helped her and I felt a bit of peace because bit by bit our journeys of pain start to have a positive transformation and in turn also heal us. It means that my own woundings in life, have some upside just to have helped others. To me it means even my own suffering was worth my own emotional hard work to get past and be at peace with.
Talking in a emotionally detached and reflective way forces us to confront our own emotional attachment and indulgence to the replay of the traumas of our past. If we somehow can do this, we have harnessed the pain energy and are able to transform it to a more meaningful way of exchange - it cultivates wisdom which is not a product of thought but almost numinous in nature. It’s the vulnerability coupled with the wisdom that has the power to change people’s perceptions, lives and ultimately drive a more peaceful humanity.
So being vulnerable, reflective in your own suffering and aligning it with a positive world view can do wonders to create a positive change. What’s the alternative otherwise? We all keep our pain suppressed inside ourselves and bring it out in it’s raw unreflected form, ugly and infectiously negative to anyone else nearby? That’s so self indulgent, sympathy seeking and clichéd - dare to be different. Dare to be vulnerable.
Happiness is getting spoilt to no end by my patients! 😊😊 This is exactly the reason they are like extended family to me and I like to take care of them like that! Today a lovely patient of mine brought me in a box of Indian sweets she saw and reminded her of me! The synchronicity is amazing - Cashews have a special meaning to me in my world. I love cashews because I associate them with my dad and my best friend. My dad loved this particular Indian sweet and he loved cashews. My best friend recommended cashews to me as a source of good fats for joints post work out. Today has been a busy and hard day - it was so nice to be comforted in so many layers like this. It made me smile and look up and change focus from draining work! 💗✨ #cashews#kajukatli#indiansweets#ilovemypatients#dadsfavourite#bestfriend#synchronicity#happiness