September came and went, so did October, and now I look at November and see December on the horizon. Summer was wild and after getting off the roller coaster of love, sun, and family, Autumn brought a much needed pause. I say much needed in retrospect because in the moment of September, October, and November I felt plain down and caustic towards this caesura. Scornful in between lines, dates, words, people, time. Who am I kidding? I still feel a bit salty but I also have a big plate of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness for myself in the mix of it all. But within this time frame, I was able to look closely at my Ego, something I have never really had the time or energy to dive into until now. So here are some lessons I learned these past few months to read at your leisure.
L E S S O N | 1
Get out of your head. On a rollercoaster, you don't have time to think, you react and hope for the best. But when life is on a break and you have time, energy, and a whole lot of feelings to sort out, the Ego comes out to play. And when it does come out to play, get off the basketball court, don't give it food. Starve it. I found music the most helpful of remedies.
L E S S O N | 2
You are going to breakdown. You will cry. You will need to dig a hole, hibernate, retreat, eat, and be a grinch. And when you get the "hook feeling", that sinking notion that pulls you down...remember that this attachment can only be released if you let it go. So relax, let go, and forgive yourself.
L E S S O N | 3
Everything happens for a reason.
L E S S O N | 4
Following the third lesson I would like to add, nothing good gets away. Trust me.
L E S S O N | 5
Social Media can turn into an addiction quite quickly. Indeed, it becomes a vortex of Ego-shit. So take a break from it. You are much more than your profile. Dive into some knowledge, good literature, and get started on things you have been delaying. Likes on a picture <<<< living.
L E S S O N | 6
Get outside. Surprise! But you aren't the center of the world. Look at the beauty around you. Stay in gratitude, always.
Peace, love, and happiness to all.