We often get the ‘feeling’ of something, it goes normally accompanied by the ‘knowing’. There’s no knowing without feeling. Feeling is first. In order to know (I am talking about inner knowing, not knowledge, please note), we must feel first. The soul comes before the mind. We can push down the feeling with the mind, but the feeling is always there, no matter what. Feeling is the secret. It’s a simple, yet powerful concept.
You read that right. Having your entrails coming out of your mouth with exhaustion and deadly pain in your muscles doesn’t mean that you’re burning the calories of your life (while exercising, that is), although it may seem to you that you’re dying 🙂 In fitness terms we call this RPE (rate of perceived exertion) vs. HR (heart rate, i.e. how fast your heart is beating, meaning you’ll need more oxygen the faster it beats).
Can’t you hear their frantic laughter?
We are stupid, foolish, malleable, weak, predictable.
Orgies of fun at our expense.
Like them, I am growing an extra layer or two.
Funny how strangely I am enjoying this.
There is one curious piece of information that has stayed with me from my years as a singing student. Such thing is this: “Your tongue is the biggest obstacle to Singing, yet it is one of the most powerful muscles in your body”. And no wonder, as the tongue is highly responsible for holding our head upright, forming all the subtleties of our language, and helping digest our food. The tongue (the tongue is actually a group of 8 muscles), together with the diaphragm and the larynx (what a coincidence, the main Singing muscles!) are the only skeletal muscles that can function independently from the skeleton, that means you can move them without moving your ‘frame’, without being noticed.
We believe we are living this life for ourselves and our loved ones. But we are not. We are food for those feeding in the shadows. They run the system with our energy. We don’t fight back because we are trapped by emotions. We believe that our role is to pursue the path of love, which we never fully achieve, because we’ve been designed to believe it lies outside us, when in truth it’s within. It’s the carrot we run towards but never get to eat. The shadows know this is a game, we don’t. We believe this world is real, deceived by the senses, while they feed from our dreams. We don’t believe our dreams, so they own them.