Light and dark. Love a little stained glass. Notre Dame, Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrast is when we place things in opposition to each other to show the difference.
We can do this with colour (black and white),
texture (rough and smooth),
size (large and small),
temperature (hot and cold) and so it goes.

In our lives we do with with rest and play, work and holidays, frantic busyness and chilling out.

Our ‘human’ nature means we like to push it,
the complete antithesis to balance and a perfect illustration of contrast.

We like to ski really fast downhill, dance hard, run fast, laugh uproariously.

We’re most alive when we’re fired up,
focused and the adrenaline is high, higher and highest …

We create fast cars, fast bikes, jump out of perfectly good planes,
twist round and round until we’re dizzy to achieve this adrenaline pumping buzz.
We’ve been doing it since we were kids.
We’re addicted to getting high and there’s no drugs here.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about being in the flow.
It’s that point you hit where you are so involved in what you are doing you lose any sense of time,
or the world around you.

For me this can happen when I’m designing, biking,
brainstorming, hiking, discussing some hot topic and, and, and . . .

I’m expanding, I’m excited, I’m engaged. I’m in love with what I’m doing,
whomever I’m with and with the world.
I’m in the zone and have lost sight or care of all comfort zones.

It’s my drug of choice, my oxygen, my church.

The neurons are firing, the synapses are connecting:
the smile in my mind is lit up and sparkling.
I’m as excited as a deliriously giggling 3 year old.

I can’t be like this all day every day.
It comes in fits and starts.
And to counter it I need the times when I do little or nothing to recharge the duracells again.
My contrast is a walk on the beach, meditation, yoga.
A day with a book in a hammock.
A long breakfast.
I hang out with friends with nowhere to go and nothing to do.
I play with my nephews.
I cook. I stare at the moon.

Is your life full of contrasts?
What’s the craziest out there thing you’ve done?

And what’s on your close your eyes, count to ten and just do it list?

And what’s on your bliss out for a day list?

Pray do tell xxxxxx

 

2 comments

  1. Thais says:

    The ABC’s of Chakra Therapy is one of the most useable books on caakrhs that I’ve found. This workbook guides the reader through self analysis of his or her own chakra issues. The author then provides a variety of ways to bring those problem areas into balance: Nature Therapy, Sound Therapy, Color Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Gems and Crystals. There were several features in this book that really stood out for me. Often it is very difficult to determine which caakrhs are problem areas. Most resources only provide a list of possible issues. However, for this purpose, the author includes a comprehensive questionnaire. Once complete, readers are asked to read the appropriate sections which further trigger self exploration and self understanding. In this way, the reader is encouraged to understand his or her issues before attempting any of the therapies. I think that is very important for real change.

    • eilish says:

      Chakras are energy centres in the body and by tuning into how your body feels and a little knowledge about what each chakra represents you can become more aware of what might be going on for you. Awareness is the first step to changing anything. Cleansing and activating your chakras certainly helps maintain your equilibrium and balance.
      I am about to release an ebook on chakras which will be available through the website. Check back next week to download it. x Eilish

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