It’s 6 am in the morning and the clock on the table of my bedroom is ticking. I am completely awake listening the ticking sound of the clock, staring at the ceiling and concentrating on my breathing. I am completely in the state of stillness. Suddenly, William Shakespeare’s play, I read a decade ago, As You Like It pop into my head. It’s the monologue of “the melancholy Jaques”. The speaker, Jacques, begins “All the world’s a stage” by asserting that life is like a stage on which “men and women merely” play roles. They play different parts throughout their lives. I am still staring at the ceiling and totally agreeing with Jacques. My thoughts shift from the speaker of Shakespeare’s play to conclude only that Life is a journey and totally disagreeing the speakers’ endings that say -“Later, they lose control of their senses and eventually can’t take care of themselves”; because it hasn’t happened yet and we don’t know what we don’t know.
Of Course! Life is a process and a journey. We often tend to fixate upon not just the future, but also the past. We tend to dwell on our past and we think that it somehow defines who we are. But our past is just the stories that we tell ourselves in the present. When we say “I am this sort of person because that happened to me.” Or “I am a lucky or unlucky person because of this or that!” whatever it is they are just stories. Yet, the meaning and stories that you give to yourselves have significant impact in your life. In other words, you are what you tell yourselves every day. The past has passed and the future is yet to come. If you acknowledge the meaning and stories that you often tell yourselves are unhelpful and that degrade your life; why not to say the new version of stories to yourselves and lead a life in a new version of yourself. I have seen the miracle in the session that depressed mood is elevated with a simple relaxation and guided imaginary technique. The whole body becomes light and mood becomes refresh when we tell ourselves a different story through auto-suggestion. This is the one life and one body we have. We can tell ourselves a different helpful story about it at least. A statement by the 17th century French Philosopher Rene Descartes is still vivid in my mind “I think, therefore I am.”
Personal Transformation is Possible. If you think your stories that you are telling yourselves are not helpful. Change it and see the miracles happen. Trust me- I, myself, have experienced several miracles in my life.
Have a Great Time!!!!!