HAPPINESS TIP:Lose yourself to find yourself
MORNING! The exclamation mark is deceiving.
It’s 5 a.m. and I am awake! I wake up every day at this time.
I’m still in grump -mode. Ah, that first sip of coffee tastes soo good!
There are a few posts I read where it seems that the bloggers question who they really are. This topic comes up a lot with people with mental health issues- wanting to recover but finding it hard. There is this fear of not being able to completely let go of the restraints of their mental health issues. Not knowing what to do with their time in recovery or how to live. They are lost. This loss can also be about anyone with no mental health issues,who feels solo and all alone in this immense universe of ours . If you read my blog you will know how hard it is for me to find a place in this world and mark it as your own.
SECRET TO HAPPINESS: Learn to be independent in order to feel empowered
TRADITION: Walk about
DATE: Any time
CELEBRATED IN :Australia
It’s not exactly big news we rely a lot on technology. I mean this is the blogging world I am talking to. We have ready made meals, lifts that take you from one level to the next. With a few clicks you can hire someone to clean your house, a pet sitter. it is awesome that we have all these conveniences in our lives. It does make life a lot more durable. How did people did manage before without all these inventions and services. These examples are just the dinosaurs of technology
Would you associate that feeling with convenience and technology?
I ask this because:
What if we didn’t have all this? Take a good look around you wherever you are. Check out your mobile phones- ready for a Skype conference, planes that fly themselves, dishwashers, coffee machines, computers to save files. I don’t know about you but I would feel kind of defunct if this was all too vanish.
Think about what you use now, in your everyday life?
Could you cope?
I watched an incredible and emotional film once upon at time called ‘Rabbit proof fence’ – here is the ROTTEN TOMATOES REVIEW.
So, this post is inspired by that movie.
Switch you empathy button on: Imagine being a boy. An aborigine boy . You live a carefree life -laughing and playing with your mates. Your birthday is coming up. ‘Wow!’ you think, The big 1.3. Finally you think, I am a teenager.
On your birthday, instead of waking up to a massive cake and loads of presents, instead you are told to leave your community and learn to survive.I don’t mean camping out with BEAR GRYLLS . This is some heavy shit. This ‘baptism’ or rites of passage is deeply rooted to the earth. The ground they walk on. There is no bartering,no comprising, nada, ziltch!
WITH A CAMERA CREW AND OTHER ‘ESSENTIALS’
Initiates learn ancient song lines that they call dreaming tracks. With technology being so advanced they even have their own website
NOT THE POINT I AM TRYING TO MAKE -feel free to read more about it here. The point is these dreaming tracks go way back to their ancestors who had to learn to track food. I don’t know if you learnt ‘ the Maslow hierarchy pyramid’ in school. This is one way of looking at what model a person should follow to fulfil a meaningful life.
So this tradition is going back to basics. Re-learning how to survive on instinct. It is a quest almost like those in Greek myths. There are ‘monsters’ that can be found in the wild. Can you imagine spending 6 months- alone?
In the wild?
Having to use your brain to survive?
This period is for ,the Aborigines, is a time of solitude and it is their belief that this is the only thing that can develop and instil a deeper self awareness. I suspect you know the message of why they have to leave their community:
Yup, so the boy can come back as a man. Girls can do this too these day to any feminists in the house.
How can we use this knowledge to create inner happiness ?
Every one can take a bit of time out for themselves, time for YOU. Book a solo holiday- (money funds allowing) because this is a great way to defend yourself and discover what really interests you. You don’t have to go anywhere to get something from this post. Okay, I hate, No. I am afraid of public speaking. So, next week I am doing a work shop on ‘con -production groups awareness’. This act will prepare me and give me the tools to get to a point where I can stand up and speak to of bunch of people.
THE MESSAGE: Learn to take control over the reigns in the areas you feel unprotected. Vulnerable. Learn to knit, speak publicly, boil an egg but do it. Become confident in your own abilities, This will lead to you to to knowing that if for whatever reason you find yourself alone -you will get through it because you will know that you can rely on yourself.