I feel the spirits of those who passed
as if I’d been there too
when in darkness I find my peace
where there’s nothing I’ve got to do
in their words I find my truth
in their dreams, hopes and fears
but which I feel are so near
only they know where I’m now
in this deep sorrow of mine
that if I said I didn’t love
I’d be lying
“If you have negative awareness, then this world is hell. If you have kind awareness, then this world is heaven.” – Buddhist Master, hermit in the Zhongnan Mountains, China
“Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature.” – St. Augustine
All problems are mind problems. Call it what you want: Attention disorder, depression, anxiety, fear. Training the mind is the only permanent solution. If you don’t, what you’ll end up with is a mind problem with no name.
Don’t trust anyone to know what’s best for you. No doctors, parents or politics can end your pain. Not because they don’t want to, but simply because they don’t know you – the real person hiding beneath all they know...
If you want to make things right, start listening to your true self – to what you like, what you don’t like, to what feels right. It’s quite unreal that you would live inside somebody and some mind that you don’t know at all.
The Onion pain guide shows why it is important to fight and deconstruct every bad thing that happens to you in life – while it is still happening to you.
Because pain happens. It hits you like a rock. And if you’re aware, it simply bounces back. It’s meaningless.
But pain distracts us. It makes us too busy on the surface while it penetrates our protective layers. Over the years, old pain crawls into your core and nests there, making you insecure, demotivated or even depressed. One day, it may become almost impossible to separate one from the other.
That’s why it’s important to resolve problems when they happen to you instead of resuming your actions to talking about the subject and forgetting about it. Your subconscious will always remember. So protect your vital happiness. Not from the outside, but from the inside. Repel pain on the surface, by noticing it when it hits you.
Then, smile. Smile because your light is safe and sound. Smile because deep down, you always knew you were made to shine bright.