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Beau Taplin - people are oceans.

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What a week this has been and promises to continue to be… whether it will live up to its promises is something that can only be found out by experiencing what comes next.

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what it is.

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Sometimes you just have to go with the flow of whatever and adapt to it by accepting it as it is rather than all those alternatives which crowd the moment with their whispers and shouts.

Remember you’re not the only one who finds life hard, and suffers from all those things from which all humans suffer.

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T.D.Jakes

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Be kind if you can, don’t worry if you can’t… and don’t worry if others can’t either.

Express yourself if you can, don’t beat yourself up if you can’t… and don’t beat others up if they can’t either.

I am you and you are me.

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alexithymia

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What applies to you… applies to others too.

Each one of us experiences ourselves as an ‘I’… sometimes we forget that others do too… others forget that about us too.

And so it goes…

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10 thoughts on “I

  1. 🙂 Isn’t it funny, dear Ursula, before I went online this morning I had exactly that told myself: “You are not the only one dealing with and suffering from loneliness and a feeling of being separated…” and that very thought ends the feeling of separation… and kind of reconnects (“me”) with the universe… and all other souls out there.

    I have thought of you quite often these past months when I did not blog or read (your) blogs yet let go of stored external energies. So far I have let go of 20 kg by fast days and lots of sports. What a deeply wonderful feeling that is and was. I piece myself together with less pieces now than before and it feels… light.

    I am wishing you and all your visitors a wonderful day and week.

    Bought a post-card the other day: On a smiley-yellow it says “Today is a good day for a good day”. I agree 🙂
    ❤ Cheers
    N

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    1. Thank you 🙂

      What you are doing and experiencing sounds wonderful. Take good care of your beautiful soul, go with your flow, rhythms and you, see where it leads.

      Best wishes!

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  2. More than 7.2 billion people on the planet with more than 6900 languages. Every language has a variation of the pronoun “I” … more that 7.2 billion who all say, “I” … more than 7.2 billion “I”-lands. An “I”-land world where even in the midst of the most intimate orgasm, the delusion of the separate self keeps each “I” a desert “I”-land. Living alone on some island far from everywhere … why bother? There is no need because the separative “I” takes its remote desert “I”-land with it everywhere, even when crushed tight in a crowded tram or concert hall.

    “I stand as remote from myself as from another.” Thoreau, Walden, from the chapter, Solitude

    “A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” Albert Einstein, from The New Quotable Einstein by Alice Calaprice, p. 206

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    1. A crowded tram or concert hall is a beautiful ocean, awash with richness of being, feeling.

      It’s not about numbers tallied by a sole soul who sees other souls as being statistics, numbers which it counts yet sees itself set apart as the counter, alone and counting, it’s about beings, each individual being being a part of a living ocean.

      Feel it. Emotions and feeling connect, thinking separates.

      The universe is living, breathing, diving into the ocean. 🙂

      You might enjoy some aspects of this – http://sasstrology.com/2015/03/can-you-handle-being-alone-astrological-signatures-of-independence.html – due to your 12th house Moon although your Mercury may have a bit of argy-bargy about it.

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      1. 🙂 I tested INFP and Ennea 4w5 in the early 90s; so it is quite enjoyable to be reminded, again, about emotions. Even more, an NDE April 15, 1999 brought awareness of Unity, Each “individual” IS the living ocean … the same Ocean in mother as daughter. Unity, with infinite faces. Yet always the same One.

        Bifurcated mind thinks in parts, part-ness, and desert islands, “optical delusions of consciousness.”

        Before returning to the body, a Being of Splendor, a Shining One, asked, “How much have you learned to love?”

        Instantly and without hesitation, the answer was, “Not enough.”

        I am living second-chance-Steven. ❤

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        1. Have you retested your MBTI and Enneagram recently? Those things may change as we do, they are not written in stone and neither are we made of stone. But don’t retest the NDE.

          I remember you shared that experience with me before, the question about love and your answer, and I have the same reflex to it now as I did then – You’re very hard on yourself.

          What is there to learn about love? It’s not an intellectual subject which can be studied, it’s a doing verb. Want to learn it, then do it, and do it first with you. Let you just be, as is, natural. Human. Don’t reject the ‘I’, pronouns serve a purpose, they are a part of the whole.

          That dream you had which inspired your reconnection with your mother – the real mother of you is within you. Reread your beautiful words

          https://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/the-story-of-snow-doll/comment-page-1/#comment-13931

          only this time envision the interaction happening between you and you. Let your ‘I’ be acknowledged by the I of you.

          All those things you hide, let them flow out and blossom. That’s love. No thought needed, just feel it and let it feel you.

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          1. Thank you 🙂 for the lecture and the loving-kindness. Yes, agreed, the real mother of you is you. As I fly from the 15th floor, I am feeling love for all mothers, ❤

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            1. Your Mercury really struggles with mine. I know you won’t admit it (unless under duress or something like that – actually yours is more likely to enjoy the physical exertion of duress, whereas mine will just shrug and go ‘whatever, dude!’). Such are the ways of astrological Squares and other things 🙂

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