Friends help us grow

What are friends for?

I had planned this morning for writing… bringing out what I want to express like an artist takes a brush and applies his strokes on the clean page.

One morning I woke up with Laryngitis, turning into an annoying cough and Post Nasal drip.

Knowing that the pipe between throat and head needed clearing I asked for 2 nights, before falling asleep, to be open to receiving new information.

From where?

Did you know that all the information we need is stored up there in the mind, in a special place called Intuition?

Files and files we have accumulated since before we were born, all there for us to access when we need to grow… as in personal growth.

Nothing is by chance.

Yesterday I had opened my Modern China lesson, and right there in the first line was a leading Chinese writer who has his work translated into English for the NY Times.

The first sentence I see is “Writers are artistic just as an artist takes a brush and paints, a writer paints his story through words.”

Amazed to see this. Talking directly to me! Then, I noticed my thought kept coming up, going back to my earlier comment about the years I had painted and drew Fashion Art but had put it aside for many years.

Later that evening when the coughing persisted I said to myself to just stop. Go write what’s going on with you and see what happens.

As I took the laptop, opened a new page and filled up the open space with my words and thoughts, becoming involved in myself, all was forgotten

Until the cough exploded again and I checked out what was the last thought that blew that noise out…

Here I was all set for this morning with laptop in hand, ready to write like an art illustrator sketching out the details, when my girlfriend called asking for a date-do I have time?

Had time to write down these thoughts and give time to another?

As it turned out she was looking for a bit of healing help to aid her in reaching a conclusion about her dilemma.

To be able to listen to another person, placing your awareness on them, being totally in the present, is like a clearing house of your own.

The art of Listening…

If you get a chance check out the process by Eugene Gendlin called “Focusing” (Focusing is direct access to a bodily knowing, a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit. It can be used in any kind of therapeutic situation, including peer-to-peer)

What are friends for?

To take a bit of time out, from ourselves, and tune into them!

What can we do?

I guess, you can do more!

The only sentence that came to my mind as my friend related the story-

He had been to the Dr, taken the homeopathic medicines prescribed specifically for him, eating foods recommended for sustaining his health…but then this stomach ailment hit him….

…then, what else can you do?, …it appears there is more to be done…

My words remained inside of me, not allowing this to be heard above the talking in the room….

Knowing, as I do from personal experience, that not all people know this…

Chronic pain is there because we established it, right there in that particular place in our body! There in ourselves, lodged inside us between the conventional doctor visits and the Chinese medicine belief of using homeopathic herbs.. Between the Pilatis and Chi Kong lessons, it is there…

There for us to see, identify, feel and then, do something differently in order to lessen the feeling or …deal with it.

What can we do?

The connection of the mind-body-soul is the source of everything in our body. The body is just a shell, the outward reflection of what is going on inside us…the mind transporting beliefs, in the thoughts we experience, transmitting to feelings that we play out all the time.

Can we believe our thoughts or investigate them?

Check out a passing thought and put it up to the test!

Peering inside our body, seeing how that part reverberates within us… What slight stiffness, tightness or tension this feeling might evolve into? As said in Mindfulness.. is it pleasant or unpleasant sensation within you?

What more can be done in order to give us, to ourselves, more health?

Is this up to us? Or is it, them?

If we come to the conclusion that everyone is responsible for his own behavior.. then.. who is it up to? …Up to, to do what ?


One word, but ohhhh sooo big!!!

Easy it is not, however, we can work at this CHANGE each day. When we are aware of our patterns, our thoughts that give us our behavior, then we can allow ourselves to process this information in our minds and see it in a new way…

…when the mind and soul meet, unite and give us a new understanding.