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Pain Angers Pain

Pain transmutes to anger
Anger inflicts pain
Which is, in turn
Transmuted back to anger

Now is Never

We only experience the transition or movement of states, but we may never experience the current state.  Movement is the code of time and space and all that we can perceive here.

Now is a moment between memory and speculation.  It exists in a space that is nonexistent.  There is no time for now because all of the movement, which is time itself, will not stop in it’s path to rest a moment to allow there to be such a thing as now.  We are always becoming warmer or colder, older, taller, more tired, more energized, richer or poorer, happier or sadder, etc.  So, as much as we want to “be”, we can only “become” and all of the things/ideas we attach ourselves to will always come into reach for some time before going back out of reach at varying frequencies.  The moment when that attachment is halfway out the door feels completely different than the moment when that attachment is halfway in the door, even though, in that moment the state is the same, it is only the motion, the energy of the current state, that is relevant to our perception.  It is our attachments that create resistance to the motion which is interpreted as pain, fear and stress.

The Process

Constant self destruction for constant self renewal, collectively and individually, is the process.
Everything is right on track. Do not dwell on the current state. Smile for the process and the genius of its design.

Our only option is choice

I still hear people arguing that we are just physically responding to stimuli and we have no real choice of what we do.

I know this is not true because of what I experience, despite what I have been told.

For example;

We have Australian Shepherds in this place I have come to call home.  About three months ago one of them, Zoe, had puppies.  My daughter got a little bit too close to her face and Zoe snapped at her and drew blood on her lip.  I picked up my daughter and carried her away from Zoe and toward the bathroom to clean her up.  As we ventured down the hallway I felt this horrible rage build up inside of me.  The energy of it was incredibly strong and I was perplexed that what I felt was contradicting to what I thought and chose to do.  I realize that there were many other stimuli I was feeling at the moment, probably too many to even calculate, but the rage was definitely the dominant stimulus.  It is a good thing that the majority rule did not apply in this case, as the majority was screaming for war.  Reacting to stimuli would have brought the story to a different ending.  We feel things for reasons but we should not be a victim to everything we feel as we learn to be conscious of our choices.

This is not saying that we should always go against what we feel.  It is saying that we feel many things and we are interpreting many different stimuli at any given moment.  This leads me to realize that our only option is choice in light of all the variables.  This realization requires me to feel responsible for my actions as well, which we know we should be.

Attachment Pain

Mental pain is often caused when being forced to detach from an expectation.
It is our own attachment to our own expectations that hurt us more than what’s external.

Pain is a Guide

Pain drives change
Change is evolution
Pain is not your enemy, it is your reason. It guides growth to where it should grow.

Family Disputes

The leaders of nations plot and scheme behind closed doors. They strategize to gain or keep the upper hand. When conflicts appear, ultimatums are set and war is waged. There is little reason to trust in these games. They are like children who have yet to learn about conflict resolution. Ironically, the people act as the parents, shouting at the children to stop fighting and resolve the matter the right way. Stop being so attached to the toy in your hand and share with your brothers and sisters. Do not forget to love your brothers and sisters. Do not forget that they ARE your brothers and sisters, all of them. If one is angry with you, it is not right to combat that anger with greater anger. That will leave the situation unresolved and it will grow in strength over time. If we are ever to be a healthy family, we will first have to fully accept that we are, indeed, a family.
Much love to ALL who are suffering from the experiences of war. Things are going to change, inevitably. Let’s steer that change somewhere beautiful.

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