“There’s a lobby with nine hundred windows.”
~ Leonard Cohen
I discovered him after I moved in USA…
He seduced me immediate and very easy.
I was fortunate to see him live in NYC.
Such an amazing and mesmerizing experience.
Beautiful, slim, old man going on his knees, praying with each song.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
Jalal Al-Din Rumi
“The Dream is a second life.
Never can I pass without a shudder through those gates of ivory or horn which separate us from the invisible world. The first moments of sleep are the counterpart of death: a kind of nebulous sluggishness paralyzes our thinking, and at some instant which we cannot precisely determine, the self, in another form, continues the work of our existence. This is a kind of subterranean realm which is gradually illumined, and where the pal…e, grave, immobile figures who inhabit the land of limbo emerge from shadows and darkness. Then the tableau takes form, and a new kind of light illuminates and sets in motion these bizarre apparitions; the world of the Spirits is opening to us.”
~ Gérard de Nerval
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
Great article. Points out awareness of anxiety, which has so many faces and expresses itself in many, sometimes hidden ways.
Hello loves ❤
Anxiety has one goal, and it’s to destroy people. And sometimes it does.
Anxiety takes away their ability to breathe and it makes you watch as it cripples them. But sometimes it’s sneaky. Sometimes it’s destroying a person and the scariest part about it is you have no idea that it’s happening. Because sometimes anxiety isn’t always as obvious as a person gasping for air as they struggle to breathe.
Sometimes anxiety is a person simply sitting there. It’s a person staring off into space as if they’re caught up in a daydream, when in reality; they’re suffering from their own personal nightmare. Anxiety isn’t always falling apart on the outside, even when you’re shattering on the inside. It’s racing thoughts and irrational fears that clutter your brain and sink your heart. It’s nothing that can be seen unless you live inside that person’s head and nothing…
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While a certain amount of stress in our lives is normal and even necessary, excessive stress can interfere with normal daily activities and take a toll on our personal lives and health.
Today we at Bright Side invite you to try an ancient Japanese technique of self-relaxation that will not take you more than 5 minutes and can be done just about anywhere.
To practice the technique, it is important to understand that each of the fingers of our hand represents a different feeling or attitude.
Here is the method
To harmonize the life energy in the body, grasp the finger with the opposite hand, wrapping all the fingers and thumb around it. Hold each finger for one to two minutes. You will know it’s working when a pulsating sensation is felt.
To calm your mind, apply slight pressure in the center of the palm with the thumb of the opposite hand and hold for at least one minute
Practice this technique every day to stay calm and re-establish the balance within yourself.
“When the people love each other there is a third force between them. Sometimes when the is friendship in trouble, it is not to be healed by endless analysis or counseling. You need to change the rhythm of seeing each other and come in contact again with ancient belongings that brought you together.”