This past week we have had a couple of Free-talks on Grounding and the inter-active aspects that support functional relationships. When we consider our social skills and our ability to have lasting relationships and sincere connections to friends and family, we may become aware of our own boundaries, limitations, what's appropriate, inner feelings and thought-dialogue, motives, willingness, and our own relationship to self. Relationships and our ability to accommodate the many variables of individual expression, give direct reflection into our own psyche.
Autumn is a time where the yang/warmth of the sun begins to lessen and give way to the yin/cooler seasons of fall and winter. In autumn one must begin to store vital energy in order to make it through the winter in a healthy state. One must slow down from the sometimes frenetic activity of the summer. The movement of autumn in Chinese medicine is downward, and this is evident in the root-based vegetables that are available during that time. These veggies reach down into the ground to acquire their energy which we consume to acquire that energy.
My greatest interest in this life is to continue to understand what connects us and what separates us, from a personal experiential perspective, from my observation of my outside world and from my inter-personal relations. I also study history, how and why it repeats itself, Cultural Traditions and Lineages of Higher Learning, all in hopes of a deeper understanding of the Human condition and our many expressions of it.
Considering that we began life in an infant body, a stage where we could not "do for ourselves", perhaps we take for granted the incredible development and continuous momentum it took to become who and what we are today. The amount of things we learned along the way just to get up on our feet and the obstacles we faced, the determination it took and the regularity we needed to embrace to go from laying there, rolling over, sitting up and finally to stand, stagger and walk.
While there are many ways to talk about who we are and what opinions we have about any particular subject, it seems a bit tricky to be objective about one's self in light of how we feel or what we think.
Our lens of perception can slide from the smallest detail to the largest vision and at any point we could forget that all the parts make up the whole and that, in fact, they are just reflections of our changing perceptions