Is it safer to live on the surface?
Shallow living, shallow breathing, sharing the news, the weather and any information may keep the undercurrents that create tsunamis of feeling-thought-sensations asleep - or at least numbed out. For many this is the norm and if it is fulfilling for their soul then BRAVO! But shallow is not for me, is it for you?
I want to share with you why I love deep living - even when it brings profound pain and endless little deaths of what I felt was grace.
Living deep is the conscious and heart driven choice of finding meaning in all. It is not a rational cause and effect answer though. It's a body-mind-soul response to life as it comes and unvelops its charge. The charge is what we receive and what moves through us gifting us an experience. Pleasant or painful, sparkly or dim all of them can become shallow or deep, depending on our dive into it.
I like deep, shallow is not possible, it is awkward and I become mute. Deep makes life full of love, even when grieving is what is up - and some sort of grieving seems to hold my hand most of the time.
Deep also means intimate because it invites witnessing, presence in the magic now and dialogue without armor - be it with a part of our Self or another being. Hiding from our own drama only makes it more distant and gives it permission to grow. Why not look at it in the eye and invite it in to share its story and give us its gift - another lost piece of our being buried below some limiting belief that can set us free. Even if we freeze, and shake, cry or sneeze, it will pass and we will be more whole and cozy in our skin and bones.
We are more than we can see. This life trip is beyond contrast. Deep and shallow dance in life.
May you honor your unique way to travel your dream.