From the first moment we come into this world, we feel. We feel joy, fear, rage, and love. We learn to hide the feelings that frighten us. First we hide our feelings from others and then from ourselves. Many of us live our lives distant from our deepest feelings and never stop to wonder what would happen if we allow ourselves to feel them fully. And to express our feelings and share them with the world.
Breaking up is hard to do. When I was younger, we didn’t have the capabilities to break up via text messaging or via email. Most of us would like to have the respect and dignity of a face to face breakup. Your lover doesn’t return your phone call, your email or your text messages. You’ve not only been dumped, you’ve been ghosted.
In India it is appropriate to use the Namaste gesture when greeting colleagues. Bring both hands together and center in front of your chest. Make a small motion to bow while saying Namaste. Namaste is recognizing we are all equal.The divine in me bows to the divine in you. A professor once told our counseling class, “You Are Your Patient.” Namaste.
There are married couples that no longer kiss much during sex. Couples will bypass the painful emptiness in their kisses and instead focus on touching each other’s genitals. Each of them may achieve orgasm through a mechanical like quality in their physical exchanges in the bedroom. Couples often miss what it’s like to have true intimacy while achieving orgasm. Couples with their eyes wide open during sex may have a brand new sizzling sex life.