"Tantra says, first purify the body – purify it of all repressions. Allow the body energy to flow, remove the blocks. It is very difficult to come across a person who has no blocks, it is very difficult to come across a person whose body is not tight. Loosen this tightness; this tension is blocking your energy, the flow cannot be possible with this tension. Why is everybody so uptight? Why can't you relax? Have you seen a cat sleeping, dozing in the afternoon? How simply and how beautifully the cat relaxes. Can't you relax the same way? You toss and turn in your bed; you can't relax. And the beauty of the cat's relaxation is that it relaxes utterly and yet is perfectly alert. A slight movement in the room and it will open its eyes, it will jump and be ready. It is not that it is just asleep. The cat's sleep is something to be learned; man has forgotten.
"Tantra says: Learn from the cats – how they sleep, how they relax, how they live in a non-tense way. And the whole animal world lives in that non-tense way. Man has to learn this, because man has been conditioned wrongly, man has been programmed wrongly."
We are not meant to stay wounded.
We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives.
By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation.
We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them.
Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people.
They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.
Blogged & Shared, with CARE, by Chuen