I think cancer is causing this awakening for me…
There comes a time in your life when you finally get it … When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out “ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling t…o hold on.” And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world from a new perspective………..This is your awakening.
You realize that it is time to stop hoping and waiting for something or someone to change, or for happiness safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that there aren’t always fairytale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you. Then a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.
So you begin making your way through the “reality of today” rather than holding out for the “promise of tomorrow.” You realize that much of who you are and the way you navigate through life is, in great part, a result of all the social conditioning you’ve received over the course of a lifetime. And you begin to sift through all the nonsense you were taught about :
– how you should look and how much you should weigh,
– what you should wear and where you should shop,
– where you should live or what type of car you should drive,
– who you should sleep with and how you should behave,
– who you should marry and why you should stay,
– the importance of bearing children or what you owe your family,
Slowly you begin to open up to new worlds and different points of view. And you begin re-assessing and re-defining who you are and what you really believe in. And you begin to discard the doctrines you have outgrown, or should never have practiced to begin with.
-Sonny Carroll (Awakening)
~via Soulfire Sacred Bodywork~
This is beautiful, and I think true for me, thanks to my breast cancer, and is put in a very positive light.
I don’t think it necessarily feels so positive to some other people in my life.
As I go through this transformation:
– I may be less likely to have conversations they want to have because I Don’t want to have it.
– I may be less likely to respond in conversation the way they expect me to.
– I may be less likely to respond to them in other ways they way they expect me to.
– I may not give them the time and/or attention they want or expect.
I think you probably see where I’m going here. I’m simply no longer the person they think I am or who I actually used to be. From my perspective it is all personal and positive – I Literally do not have time and/or energy to devote to things I no longer care about – and I do not do this out of Any malice whatsoever. Still, I realize it can be disconcerting and confusing. But that’s for them to work out, not me.
I’m definitely still in transition, a limbo I am accepting and quietly ‘being’ with until it shifts in its own time. I don’t know who I’ll be when I come out the other end or what my (personal) life will look like or who will and won’t be in it. (The basics of my life – Hubby, home, work are not likely to change – but even they, I suppose, could – NOT that I’m looking for them to.)
I’ll keep you posted.
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- This Vessel – the body ♥ A holding space for the soul ♥ (writingtohealmyheart.wordpress.com)
- Saul: To Awaken is Simply to Release Yourselves from the Bondage of Time (aquariusparadigm.com)