From the archives September 29, 2005
The sad clown attracts us and evokes a feeling of sadness and compassion. Have you ever noticed that the sadness and compassion really feels like it is for you? Often we live our suppressed emotional experiences through some other external situation, mainly entertainment. Once we’re in a safe environment, it’s okay to let it out. Except, you’ve buried so many emotions, you’re not sure what is left unexpressed. It can derail you at any time, upsetting your equilibrium, setting the waterworks at the drop of a hat, and blazing the rage with a tiny spark.
Consider a new way of being in this world; a way that allows the expression and understanding of your emotions. Imagine being present for others who are enmeshed in difficult times, barely coping to keep their emotions in check. What healing can occur! What strength will be gained! What friendship and loyalty will be developed! What team support will be developed! What courage will be found!
- If we’re human, then what does it mean to be human?
- If we’re spirit, then what does it mean to be spirit?
- If we’re emotions, then what does it mean to be feelings?
- If we’re the mind, then what does it mean to be thoughts?
- If we’re soul, then what does it mean to be soulful?
I believe we are spiritual beings having a physical, human experience. Within in that context, we experience many things on many levels. Could it be that this is what it means to be a multi-dimensional being? I’m not interested in empirical evidence and succinct clarity; I’m interested in the experience of being and living life. The complexity of existence and the human entity absolutely requires an element of faith and trust in an inner core that cannot be defined by science.