A dark and scary place.
It has been a dark and scary place within my head these past few days.
It’s quite possible that I may be depressed, or perhaps, I am manic.
Either way, I have been stubborn and negative with those I love, and that has been especially true of my actions towards others today.
And for that, I am sorry.
Then, this image came across my Facebook feed:
This sculpture was created by Ukrainian artist Alexander Milov for Burning Man.
The Wealth of Wisdom on Instagram posted this description:
“One of the most powerful art pieces from Burning Man: A sculpture of two adults after a disagreement, sitting with their backs to each other. Yet, the inner child in both of them simply wants to connect. Age has many beautiful gifts but one we could live without is the pride and resentment that we hold onto when have conflicts with others. The forgiving free spirit of children is our true nature. Remember this when you feel stubborn.”
Here are the artist’s words concerning his powerful piece:
“It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature. Their inner selves are executed in the form of transparent children, who are holding out their hands through the grating. As it’s getting dark (night falls) the children start to shine. This shining is a symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives.”
I took this as a message from the Universe, reminding me to be more mindful of my words and my actions towards others.
Today was not a good day.
I was hurting, and in response, I allowed my emotions to direct my words and fuel my actions.
I hurt others today.
I’m sorry to those I hurt today. While I cannot undo the damage that I have done, I am trying to forgive myself and face tomorrow more mindfully.
I can only hope that tomorrow will be a better day.
A beautiful post … it takes courage to recognize when pride and fear are getting in the way of things. At the same time, you have to be able to let your negative emotions have their own space – they are also communicating something important. Being mindful of both might suit the situation better than only being mindful of the one. I can’t claim to ‘know’ you; but the person who has revealed herself through her writings in this blog is not someone who would frivolously lash out at the people she cares for. There is a reason for it if it happens; and being mindful of what your negative emotions are trying to tell you might help you to keep this from repeating.