Yesterday’s podcast was so good and there is a couple of things in there which got me thinking.
“So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that’s the journey of the warrior.” – Pema Chodron
What a great saying and it made me draw the parallel with giving up drinking and made me think of my fellow alcoholics and addicts and hoping that you can keep in your mind that every time you give up you are a freakin warrior.
There is no bond greater than the combining of a tribe brought together for the same world healing.
Okay I can’t put that in quote marks as I am not sure if I have the wording right but it was in a podcast given by Glennon Doyle Melton. But this one made me think oh wow how true, on here we are brought together as a tribe and together as a group a lot of healing goes on. Actually I can think of another example in me wanting to become a Animal Welfare Investigator, when I am hanging around with all the lovely workers at the SPCA there is a real sense of tribe. It doesn’t matter where your from, what sex you are, what is the balance in your bank account, what nationality it doesn’t matter no one cares. What everyone does care about and what brings us together as a tribe is the love we all have for animals. We are united in our empathy for the suffering and we are all there for the same purpose to make what difference we can in anyway we can together working as a team / tribe.
It really doesn’t matter what cause etc you decide to tackle in this world but I do feel it’s important that we find something that we are passionate about and something that helps improve things in this world. We can’t all chase after every cause because we cannot be an expert or learn the skills required to change everything but if we all do our bit together we will improve things.
Living life sober, raw and real is the life I choose for myself now.