Where My Work Lies…

“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion–and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”
― Ram Dass


Lately I’ve been hearing people talking a lot about what resonates with them and what doesn’t. Quite often they say it in the context of dismissing or not engaging with anything that doesn’t resonate with them. Not everything is going to click with everyone and that’s understandable. I am puzzled that I don’t hear people asking themselves WHY something doesn’t resonate.

Usually when I have a knee jerk reaction to something especially one of revulsion, it is because it is hitting either some kind of trigger for me or it’s hitting me in a blind spot. Case in point, when people talk about certain issues with families, I tend to turn it into a joke because it rings too close to the truth. If somebody presses it, I will change the topic of conversation. I could have said the topic didn’t resonate with me but I was in fact avoiding a truth about how I relate to my family. Once I started asking why or more properly what might be causing this reaction I opened myself up to a valuable lesson. At the very least, using my reactions as a basis for self-inquiry rather than avoidance has made me a lot more compassionate and to have a lot more confidence in and knowledge of myself.
Blessings, G


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Star HawkStar Hawk by G A Rosenberg


Flame mistFlame Mist by G A Rosenberg

0 thoughts on “Where My Work Lies…”

  1. You thoughts of the day fit so well with my reactions. I usually try to figure out why something doesn’t resonate. It rattles me until I know. Triggers are hard not to have a chain reaction happen inside of you. Unfortunately, I can’t stop from it causing something to occur within me. I see your beautiful blue design of art today and I have an immediate pull into the colour and the the secrets of the art. It is so beautiful I cannot stop myself from feeling its beauty. It does resonate. I am ultra sensitive to my environment that it can be overwhelming. It is a good things at time for I feel things deeply but then at other times feeling things too deeply can cause the negative aspects of the world to affect me in a painful way. So beauty is good to me but the harshness crushes my senses. Balance in this instance is very difficult to find. Your art is so amazing. I don’t know how you created the blue star hawk but I am drawn to it. I do love your other piece of art but the star hawk has me mesmerized. 😎 jk

    1. Your words always touch me JK

      You probably already know this but the easiest and often best way to deal with overwhelming emotions is to let yourself feel them. Go off by yourself, even if its to the bathroom (tho in a peaceful safe place or nature is better yet) and let yourself feel everything you want to feel. Let it pass through… then you can look at them when the wave starts to subside… Most trouble comes when we fight feeling what’s inside….
      The Star Hawk came together nicely for me

    2. Do you find that its not so much feeling what you’re feeling as the need or desire to do something with it?

      I always love hearing from you

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