Release-ment; the first act before self acceptance


To release: is to allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free. To allow (something) to move, act, or flow freely.
 They say everything can be replaced. Well, that’s what they say about most things, at least. Who are they, you ask? They…. are everybody who has ever experienced release from stress and physical or emotional pain. This kind of release is so invigorating. It’s something that can be intellectually explained but yet, an experience that can never be past on. Because each release is a personal experience to be savoured and memorialized. They say every distance is not near. And each nearness can have a feeling of distance to it. What does this mean? It’s the quality of a thing, and in a thing . Not just the thing itself. Because a pig does not value what we value. And neither do we want what the pig values.  We tell ourselves, that we will remember every face of every one who has ever put us in a negative place. Put us in a position to experience difficulties. We blame them for putting obstacles in our path, to impede our progress.  Yet as the sun shines on us, from the east to the west, we are the ones we should blame for where we remain in life. To prove that, know for an act that where there is life there is hope. And every day, and in every way, our release from these difficulties, will be the life’s lessons that teachers us, that every man needs protection from himself as much as from others.  These lessons remind us of how life physically shows us why every man must fall before he can get up. This invaluable experience also teaches us how to fall on our backs.
Because if we can look up, we can’t get up.
We swear to imaginary gods and omnipresent energies that flow around us. We swear to our friends and even to our reflections in the mirror. That while we are currently caged somewhere inside these walls of sadness and desperation. One day we hope to bust out. Overstand that these walls are nothing but the confines of our minds. Our souls are confined to that cage of unrealistic personal and public expectations. So of we want a change. If we want that release. We’re gonna have to make a change in our lives. And when we make that positive change, it’s gonna feel real good.  Making such a difference in our lives from the banality of doing the same thing over and over and only getting disappointed by the same disappointment, is gonna feel really good. Make that change for the healthy good, and see if we don’t start seeing bright lights shining across the skies of our lives, from the east to the west. Changes for the good in our lives is a day-to-day expectations, filled with so much anticipation.  Sometimes when we are under a cloud of doubt and uncertainty, standing in among, while being lost in the crowd of sameness. We feel the pain of our short comings and our failures and tell ourselves that we are not to blame. All day long we tell ourselves….NO!…we loudly shout to ourselves… in a timid voice… we are not to blame for our short comings and failures.
We are not in any competition except with our core values and our personal expectations. There is no other competition necessarily needed, to make our life’s decisions. Our lives should be one big dance musical. A musical of polyrhythms and talking drums. Of immense joy and happiness. So that every time we hear the music we break out into a happy feeling, if not a happy dance. We dip, to the beat and put pep in our step. We won’t care or it won’t matter if we are on some factory plantation, facing a corporate “slave master cracking his whip”. Wanting us to act right and be just another brick in the wall. Find your personal release. I am not talking about any artificial release that creates addiction and the suppression of natural state. I am talking about that good release that is uplifting and positive. This above all things should be our greatest desire. Fulfilling that desire, you set the world on fire. The contentment from achieving that desire is what we require. Remember that every time we fail to do the work of spiritual upliftment, we end up really hurt. And hurting. And lost. For how can you pour water from an empty cup? We first must fill the cup of our lies, with the joys of freshness and the sweetness of contentment. Then we shall be able to share of the contents of our cup.

And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.”
And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore, trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the
Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.”

― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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