Beneath The Surface

Happy to be Me

“ In whatever modality you are most YOU
If what you feel in your heart is true
Then expression should pull you through. “
It is amazing to witness various ways that one expresses feelings. I just witnessed a gifted girl who seems cold and aloof on the exterior but when she performs Sand Art as a means of expressing her feelings – it is just pure magic. Nice, slow and steady. She times the brush of her hands on the sand laid in a platform to form a picture of how she feels and how the song is depicted as well.

We all know that we have five basic senses – we see, we hear, we taste, we smell and we touch. We have three basic modalities in responding to our emotions and interactions – being visual, auditory or kinesthetic.
Thinking and reacting are two different dimensions. Feeling what we are thinking about are emotions or sensations that are normal responses we feel towards stimulation we deem “significant” to us. Expressing such will be a different story. When difficult feelings are expressed, the sharp edges are dulled, and it frees us from what holds us back. Timing is a factor though that only you can tell.
After all these years one pertinent lesson I have learned is that no matter how I shut my eyes and mind in filtering what I only want to see, I can never deceive myself in how I truly feel both in my heart and soul. It was a difficult lesson learned, but I am just as thankful and grateful to the Universe for pulling me through and keeping me true. Fear is one hell of an obstacle but once you gather courage in going through it – gives you much freedom. Having to express seemingly suppressed feelings gave me the courage in molding me to being “ME” again. I have no regrets. Life will always elevate us to a higher level of who we truly are – we just need to trust in its process.
I end with a beautiful quote from T.S. Eliot –
“ The business of a poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all. “


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