Past limitations may be thought of as being ‘placed on you’. It may be that certain limiting factors do exist. But they can also be used by your internal guidance system that reminds you that you can use anything in your world–any circumstance or condition, any environment–to train or condition you. To make you more resilient. To become what you really want to be, by just being who you really are.
Music heals – sound heals; this has been well documented. Recent studies have been done in Post Operative Care Units during patent’s early postoperative care. Fascinating footage exists on the the beautiful patterns some sound makes on sand and on water. Healers have long used song or bells, or even Tibetan singing bowls. I often turn to exotic sound and chant to enter deep healing meditation, or to classical music especially in preparation for healing sessions.
Truly liking others means having unconditional regard for them. The good news is that even if you feel others are difficult to like–and can produce evidence to prove it–you can develop the skill set that looks beyond appearances and into the heart. You may even know people who do this naturally. What is their secret?
Since the theme at Who Heals for the New Year is ‘appreciation’, I can’t resist posting this YouTube video. It’s created by Harold W. Becker of The Love Foundation. I like what he says. My favorite quote is “Life is simple when we come from our heart with boundless appreciation for Life itself.”
Breathing and checking in with compassion for your feelings can be valuable for strengthening a habit of appreciation. Among other benefits, breathing with compassion can help you discover what might still need weeding or pruning whenever you are building new habits. It can then help naturally clear you, and then assist you with the planting of your own seeds, and adding your nutrients and water of sincere but lavish appreciation.
Here’s a suggestion for taking notice of the subtle forces at play from choosing more refined words. These can be obvious results, such as how your relationships improve. And, just as importantly, this practice can affect your own relationship with yourself.