Happy New Year

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Wow! Was that 2013 that I just saw go by! It looks familiar glancing at my rear view mirror, but it’s kinda blurry.

 

Just wanted to pause for a moment and say thank you to the subscribers and readers that have stuck with me through the last year. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Chakra Community blog as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. It’s a fantastic outlet for me to share thoughts and ideas. And I hope it’s a starting point to trigger thoughts and ideas within you and your life.

 

Together we can move forward the changes in our lives to make the world, or even just our perceived world, a better place.

 

I’ve heard it stated that 90 percent of pain is self induced.

 

Pain is interesting because signals from our nervous system are only part of the equation. For example you have a mild chest pain. You reach up with your hand and massage the spot and the pain is relieved. But then the wheels start spinning and the gear start churning. “Was that my heart?”, “Does my arm feel numb?”, “When was the last time I had a checkup?”… The brain can run away like a freight train with no brakes if you don’t take a deep breath and relax. Release the interpretation of the pain and simply be with the pain. Untranslated. Un-Embossed and embelished. Simply allowing it to be what it is.

Side note: The above analogy is in no way intended to have you ignore chest pain. You may want to see your doctor. šŸ™‚

 

I’ve also drawn my own corollary to the above statement. 90 percent of pleasure is self induced.

 

Pleasure, similar to pain is an interpretation of events rather than the events themselves. It’s not as easy as flipping a switch and deciding something causes you pain or pleasure. But it is also true that our interpretation of the events leading to our pain or pleasure colors the result.

 

 

So as we look back and 2013 and look forward to 2014, remember this. You’re at now now. What ever was, was. Whatever will be will be. Enjoy the ride and try not to over analyze.

 

Namaste,

Kevin

 

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