Label them in each Photo !
The world which once shun light in infinite vibrant colours is now consumed by a darkness which appears to have no form yet seems to have limitless power.
The power I speak is like a second shadow only, instead of following the actions of the owner of the shadow, it insidiously creeps up inside one’s mind and burrows deep beneath your inner conscience making little alterations here and there but not enough to be noticeable nor preventable.
It is the cancer in your mind that you are unable to expunge. The creator of misery and further suffering. It feeds on negativity, this monster has no rational demands so bargaining is off the table.
Ignorance can be bliss yet a dangerous route, waking up a week later looking at actions that you have come about.
It is when constant mindfulness and bringing oneself back to the reality, that one has the power to see and bring out one’s best side even when one’s worst side is wearing their skin.
You don’t need the ability of an empath to make an attempt to put yourself into the mind of another person.
Here a few basic things I have learned that I believe to be helpful in ‘putting yourself in another’s else’s shoes’.
— Make NO assumptions when meeting another person for the first time; If you allow your personal bias to influence your perspective on the onset then you have already put yourself at a disadvantage
— Ask with ‘genuine’ curiosity with no apparent motive in mind towards others and they are far more likely to display a more truthful and unoffensive stance when they respond
— Only when we are able to convince another that we are genuinely looking out for their best interests, will allow the person a ‘safe space’ to let you into their internal world, one piece at a time
— By being aware of your own personal bias and prejudice prior to engagement with another can greatly assist in enabling others to open up in the ways that they feel is natural and comfortable
— Without some form of ongoing rapport between any two individuals, it can allow room for ‘selfish emotions’ that generally drive the level of openness and curiosity to dissipate. Thus an ongoing mutual connection is far more likely to bear bear the fruit of emotional expression, which is the essence of understanding another’s mind
— By listening to certain tones of voice, bodily gestures, the changing of subjects when issues that do no want to be discussed, noticing changes in emotional state and many other forms of identifying how another is thinking and feeling, lays the groundwork for developing a consistent level of rapport
My whole world is spinning
One minute I am winning
Another, straight back to the beginning
Sitting here wishing
My brain would come out of remission
One small act
A catalyst reaction in my neural fission
I gotta battle with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
One wants to help, one tells lies
Leads me to despise
Heeds me to strive
What keeps me alive
Is that deep down inside
Where my true identity hides
A blessed man
Open with both eyes
Yet still closed
To Mr Hyde the evil side
That will always reside
So I bind you
Wrap you up and blind you
Who holds the reigns
To take us to fame
Explore the world not constricted
By your domain
At every corner I restrain you
Till my values remain true
Mental doctor for the crew
Experimental techniques learnt from the weak
Who’s outcome was bleak
Stared into their mind to find
What ultimately binds them
What memories remind them
Of brutality amongst their closest kin
A serious sin
A part of them
Never able to let go
Of the pain and strife from long ago
Restricting daily life to their unbeknown
I let the truth be told
It don’t matter what I tell you
Your combination of matter added with sentience
You hear my words but do you understand each sentence
Created just for you
To sit back and reflect on when you get the blues
It’s a hard road ahead
To overcome the past that fuels the dread
Constant anxiety at the back of your head
Believing it to be confined
Yet when you unwind
It comes back to the surface
In that once blissful moment ever so superfluous
Anger, your greatest enemy
Gun loaded and at the ready
Out and about trigger heavy
Out the front door to start up the Chevy
Why does my chest feel so heavy
I’m not ready
Is this excitement, remorse my brain won’t tell me
Just as the oxygen fills my lungs
My heart clenches all muscles strung
Imagery back to a time among
I had missed and dismissed my chance for bliss
And only now do I reminisce
A double edged blade fighting closed fists
To fight again, re enlist
What I perceive to be reality
What is fun and what is not has always confounded me
What defies ones sanity
If the human experience is merely a perception of reality
We are all insane in our moments of fame
Winning a game
When controlled by others and our thoughts pertained
Living life on the basis of the success in ones mind
From evaluations and experiences from a previous time
The only difference is when your actions cross a legal line
Re-united with open eyes
The clan of my
Brand of rye
That ran too dry
Like sand too fine
Reprimand my rhyme
Collect the fans I dine
Dissect and can those fine
As I ran the line
Scanned all sly
Banned, just try
I’m the man, you just get by
As I let my wolves out of the cage
Unfurled with rage
To set the stage
As I bet my wage
And inject the slaves
To protect my ways to the grave
Protect the plays to pave
A way to a better day
— Our reality is defined by the information we choose to give ourselves.
— If too large a portion is dedicated to the research of misery/negativity in the world, when we return to our browser history (human past experiences) there will be a higher propensity of information related to misery/negativity. (misery/negativity could be replaced with joy/happiness for example and it would have the same effect)
— It is then much more likely during abstract moments throughout our daily lives that we will allow ourselves to reflect back on this information.
— So take care of what information you choose to absorb on a regular basis, as it will greatly influence your outward perception of all aspects of the world around you.
Every organ, cell and function is dependant on the input that you choose to absorb and retain, and what you discard.
The idea of meditation is to essentially turn off the thinking, ego part that defines us individually, and pay more attention to what one is experiencing with their 5 senses.
In this case there is a video for you to focus on visually, generally meditation works better when one is using their eyes to observer the moment they are currently in
By focusing on the mantra being chanted by Deva Premal, there are only 3 senses remaining that also need to be kept in focus; what you can feel, what you can smell and what you can taste.
This does not mean using all 5 senses at once when meditating, but using the senses available to you as you listen to the track to allow you to focus on:
WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT THIS VERY MOMENT, not a moment before and not a moment afterwards. As soon as we notice that the mind has wandered off to thoughts of the past of making future projections then we are no longer in the moment.
The goal of meditation is to stay ‘in the moment’ for extended periods of time, so that when something does occur in real life it is much easier to deal with as.
–Your mind is like a living organism which displays certain traits and ideals. If you do not acknowledge these traits and ideals within your mind, they will continue to operate in the background of the mind (the subconscious) and affect your thoughts and actions.
— Sometimes it is easier to make peace with and accept the mental state (IE stressed out) that you are in, than attempt to change this to a more preferable mental state (completely relaxed) as this can take extraneous energy. Wait out the the storm rather than bear it
— Taking note of potential triggers and developing coping methods in advance
— Instead of making desperate attempts to change mental states, start to develop an awareness, understanding of this each of your mental states to assist in coming to terms and controlling them better.