In few poignant words…

Suffering is actually Life telling you that
you are cut off from its grand totality.

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

4 Responses to In few poignant words…

  1. Reblogged this on Free From Lymphedema and commented:
    These few words from my friend Julien Matei, a great composer, pianist and philosopher from Romania, are perfect just now when everybody is talking about the upcoming Lymphedema Awareness Month and Day which are coming up in March:

    “Suffering is actually Life telling you that
    you are cut off from its grand totality.”

    It makes one think.

    Are you suffering from lymphedema, lipedema or some other disease that is said to be chronic and worse, incurable?

    It only means that Life is trying to tell you something through your body.

    Are you listening?

    Or are you only battling the “messenger”, the part of your body that has stopped functioning properly? Telling yourself: “Poor me, how sick I am with this…”, “I can never again do …”, “I will have this disease for the rest of my life.”

    And are you trying to get the attention of others, too, so that the world would know that you have an undesirable physical condition? “Look at me, look at me, how sick I am!” “I deserve this, and I demand that, because I am unable to provide myself with things I need and want!”

    People are good, and will want to help you and they will do for you whatever they can. But if you are still not LISTENING to what Life is constantly trying to tell you but instead, you go on crying for attention, after a while even the most compassionate ones around you will become sick and tired of hearing it all the time…

    Are you listening to what Life is trying to tell YOU?

    But how can you LISTEN, when you just TALK, TALK, TALK?

    A physical symptom is only a physical symptom, that is: simply a sign, a manifestation of something that is going on with YOU. Something that wants to show you what you would like to have, do or be – but for some reason, you don’t or aren’t.

    Think of it for a moment: WHAT is it that you really would like to have, do or be but is missing from your life?

    Maybe you need to stop being too busy with making noise, and start to LISTEN more carefully…

    Stop crying, whining and shouting about your faulty body part and expect it from others that they will fix it for you! If you can’t, who can? It’s YOUR body and you are the one controling it.

    Stop fighting a fight of – what are you fighting for, at all? Fighting for attention and recognition – should people give you more of their attention, money and things, and recognize the fact that YOU are not listening?

    Quoting Lissa Rankin, MD:
    “To be on the front lines of service work, you have to stop fighting what is.”

    If you are willing to do that, it will give you a chance to listen to what Life is trying to tell you, so that eventually you won’t have to suffer any more but instead, you could be more alive and happy…

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