Month: March 2019

The Mountain

 

Bulwark majesty,

silent the mountain stands steadfast 

against the elements,

a buffer, 

a shield.

The weather blows and breaks

but cannot penetrate

that protected on 

the other side,

safe.

Lowanna Dunn 

Reflection on Quantum Thinking

Inspired by Danah Zohar

In fear and the defensive state
Comes binary thinking
The instinctual brain so wired
Flips from friend to foe
And hell becomes justified

In fear and the defensive state
With quantum thinking
The instinctual brain so wired
Is guided toward an holistic embrace
Where curiosity and compassion necessitate

———

When the hit comes, the body will experience the hit and almost instantaneously contract defensively through an instinctual readiness for self preservation.

What the mind does next is the critical piece.

With binary thinking the mind accepts the premise of the hit and is triggered to deal with it in binary terms. A defensive stance faces outward viewing the world through the narrow corridor of right-wrong, good-bad, flight, flight or freeze and acts accordingly.

With quantum thinking the mind embraces the whole body-mind experience and deals with the hit in quantum terms. A centred and grounded stance faces both inward and outward: inward looking, it takes care of and holds the centre through breath and mindfulness, outward looking, it stays open to the premise by balancing agency and advocacy with curiosity and compassion, and acts accordingly.

Through dedicated, consistent quantum practice it is possible to move from reaction to response when one is triggered. We are not at the mercy of our instincts.

 

Martinos LB © 2019

What Search for Meaning

What search for meaning reveals:

The getting of meaning
Is intrinsically linked to the act
of giving meaningfully.

Giving meaningfully entails the giving of one’s truth:
with clear purpose,
with whole heart,
with whole mind,
from and through the centre of one’s whole being,
toward a universal whole.

Unconditional and uncompromising
the gesture of meaningful giving
ends the search.

A pathway unfolds: with each step
there is making,
there is meaning,
there is adversity,
there is rigour,
there is discovery,
and there is
becoming

 

Martinos LB @ 2019

True Self

Our selves are what we get about in
they are made of atoms, each one
billions of years old,
our selves are made from stars.

I have a self and you have a self;
how do you take care of your self?
what do you say to your self?
do you treat it well as it helps you get about
and interact with other selves?

Your self is an intriguing paradox
as it is both unique and similar to all other selves. 
Interestingly, you didn’t make your self, one day it just arrived for you,
and one day you will have to leave it.

In the interim you can ask:
What is to be true to your self?
When are you truly with your self?
And what truth lives beyond your self?

Martinos LB @ 2019

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