IT'S TIME TO TALK
This is a disguised version of what I saw
posted on the Internet:
"Xmmm!! Mheh hann. Mmm hhhg annam mk, rom
ma skay laa!!! Hmm. Whaa tha faaa?! Mn Gmhna Jummbu dit heed
skrat et, dun whallee dumo. Harn thra faam. Un falat und mirskit
warra hindn. THA TRPAZAT!!!"
This made me think:
I think what you have said is an
illustration of how conflicted we all are. Because we live in a
jumbled world; our emotions are jumbled up. We are not sure what
is positive expression and what is negative expression. What we
are all suffering from is emotional pile-up.
The Rolling Stones expressed it:
"You're not the only one with mixed emotions.
You're not the only ship adrift on the ocean."
I think the way to sort out what we feel is to express
everything we feel. And then sort it out. The supercomputer
mind can do that; the mind is an extremely capable processor, it
even works while we are asleep.
When we do not know what is inside us, it
is all jumbled up, and we feel in a mess. Sorting out our
thoughts, feelings, emotions, is like sorting out a big room
which has had things thrown in it for a long period of time.
We start tidying the room by grouping
things of a similar type together. For a while, in the middle
stage, the room seems worse, there are piles of stuff, rubbish
still to be sorted, and there seems to be less room.
Then, all of a sudden, more space seems to
appear. Things are getting sorted, and they occupy less space.
We sit down, collapse, have a cup of tea.
When we go back to the room, there is more space, and we can
find things. There is a big pile of things we do not need. We
throw these away, and that makes more space.
Relief comes to our mind from identifying
what we have, having our things in order, and having an overview
in our mind so that we can use what we have at the right time
and in the right way.
Emotionally we do not know what we have
within us because it is all piled up. The whole world is piled
up right now. It is not our fault we too are piled up. It is
time to start sorting things out: ourselves and the world -
My experience seems to be that I can only tell what is within me
by speaking it out. While I am speaking my mind notices what I
have within me. After speaking, in sleep, etc., my mind sorts
out and orders everything. This makes way for new ideas and
makes way for progress. I know what I have, and I have more
space for new things. I can move forward.
I find out, when sharing with others, I am
not the only one with mixed emotions and not the only one with
piled-up ideas. It is a great and profound relief to know: 'I am
not the only one. I am normal.' Knowing others feel the same way
is a wonderful tonic. It is like a new starting point.
Michael Irving, Scotland, May 2009
Professor Steven Hawking:
It Doesn't Have To Be Like This. Keep
The Most Amazing Thing