Thank you! I appreciate the reflection as well :) and I have been feeling most excellent! I am very excited to learn more about highlighting the elemental properties of our ever expanding existence to more appropriately share that untapped potential gestating in our everyday lives.
This site has helped bring to light some distant inspirations and instigated a further re-evaluation of self that I intend on re-applying to things around me as needed, so yeah man shoot the breeze as it is, or as it were, I love reflecting with others even on the most absurd or mundane topics, every reflection is an opportunity for growth ;) If I don't hear from you, or if nothing comes to mind I'll message you soon enough and Bring something to mind. It would be a pleasure to learn about how you highlight your elements too!
Perhaps its not a quantitative change that I "want" as much as its a qualitative change that we need. But until I get a suit and can walk in the front door like I own that change, I'm gonna just stick to walking through the back door with a poem, saying something like: "I am the zen master, the calm little center that surrounds everyone that crowds around... No! wait, I am the outer edges of the nothing-ness, where no one is ever found and strong swimmers are afraid they'd drowned... No! wait, I am the good and bad luck in the middle, singing in riddles that fiddle with the little pictures, which are the bigger fixtures that hold this mess in place, and when they fall they all make a sound, even if no one is around, cause watering the trees is acknowledging the ground..." then I'd look around for a piece of eye contact I could relate to if any at all and finish with something like "Yes, trees are to the forest as the forest is to the ground, meaning is convalesced, caressed by the chaos, a constant trade of constants in the name of the legendary variables who fell from heavens to sell themselves in hell, salivating at the sound of pavlov's insatiable bell. Triggers unshelved! Math comes out of its shell to yell a series of serious words you'd otherwise whisper. Suddenly the giver becomes the taker,and 7 years later no one can tell, but your cells who can spell the difference, same old existence? I think not, despite the similarities that tease those we wish to please we know that everything is a variety when we embrace the entirety. Now quick hug something!" ... at this point so much Energy has been spent in this fraction of Time that the Space is super charged with potential electrons, which I highlighted in the Matter of Life's Movement, thus instigating a microcosmic example of the change I intentionally project on my waking environment, cause somethings wrong, and now's the time to be alive and stay awake with this for a while :)
i'm grateful for your acknowledgement. growing up around the time the movie came out had a lot of people calling me that…my mom still tends to call me that. i guess it stuck although i never quite went in the direction of martial application. i did find my way into taoist medicine and acupuncture. The resistance is like a universal body shop…i'm glad i pulled in when i did. Now….time for some fine tuning :)
Here is the best i have for now, treat it as an echo of what I know/feel.
I don't know that I'd call it a rebellion, unless that was the thought that separated you. For some perhaps it is.
I have searched myself for what it is that separates me. - Mostly I feel we can define it as planetary urges, anything below the heart, or in the heart to help someone/something. If we have material leanings, or if we can be tricked into it by a mind that is not focused on truth or reality, we would rush towards our next birth oblivious to realising we were everything anyway. Either from physical urges, from fear or from the mind conjuring up an illusion it believes should happen next, or a clinging to physical life itself. If you have been told you must enter the light after birth, then will you? Or will you look around first at yourself, realising you are what your seeing right now anyway? - I am not advocating anything here, not doing one thing or another, just concentration on what is/you.
I used to be angry I was born, or caged as it were - but this tends to be because we can feel the limits imposed on the human species as a whole - which is part of the reason we do what we do here to remove/transcend/transmute them. I still feel irritated by it, but I no longer look elsewhere for answers as to why.
Thank you for showing me the way to connect to this energy. I thought I was alone in my innerstanding. I now know I am not, and I am not insane, just one who is seeking enlightment. It will help me shine light in the dark places where things lay in wait to steal my abilities and gifts which I know I must share.