The Punches Go Right Through

30 Jan

It is a magical, moody morning here.  My life blesses me with a ride to a central bus stop for my daughters on a road named Harbor View Drive, along which, we cross a marsh and see the sun coming up over the harbor.  Earlier this year, this ride was full of angry angst, but now, after all the learning and growing, this morning, we enjoy:  the clouds that hang just at the top of the trees, threatening rain at the same time the sun is rising,  reflecting water, exotic birds, and the plot line of a crazy show involving twins switched at birth, conveyed with dry wit followed by giggles.

Eyes cry, eyes dry, anger comes, anger goes, laughter builds, laughter fades…blessings to blow one away in every moment.

It is a very unsatisfying feeling to punch the air – I have seen that play out.  This morning I am enjoying the plateau in suffering and the view this stop along the mountain climb affords.

My sudden realization during Mooji’s brief talk was this:  the pain body of others is exactly the same as the ego/mind voice inside.    If there is nothing anywhere to be hit, nothing can land.  Boxing is no fun without an opponent 🙂 outside with the play of people or inside in the play of thoughts.

Who is listening to the outside voices?  Who is listening on the inside?

There can be no one home in my body and no one home in my mind!   Who is even talking now?  grin grin grin.

“Where is My Mind”

Oh – stopWith your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
But there’s nothing in it
And you’ll ask yourselfWhere is my mind [3x]Way out in the water
See it swimmin’

I was swimmin’ in the Caribbean
Animals were hiding behind the rocks
Except the little fish
But they told me, he swears
Tryin’ to talk to me, coy koi.

Where is my mind [3x]

Way out in the water
See it swimmin’ ?

18 Responses to “The Punches Go Right Through”

  1. Echo January 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Sometimes just stopping to enjoy the view makes reaching the plateau worthwhile 😉

  2. marga t. January 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Now, that seems so. Thanks for sharing my view while I enjoy the view from your corner, and even through a pup’s eyes 🙂

  3. prewitt1970 January 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    i dont have words today, but know im with you in these things
    namaste

    • marga t. January 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      I feel that, buddy. Thank you!

  4. jonathanhilton January 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Great thoughts here. I have struggled a lot with the concept of the ego, the negative presence that it is and how to be in more control. I think the boxing reference is exactly right. Fighting is no fun if you are all alone. You made me think today. I also love Fight Club. I would tell you about it but the first rule of fight club is …………
    Thank you for writing this.

    • marga t. January 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      Thank you, Jonathan! I didn’t remember this song was in that film until I tracked down the video. I hope that there are no punches in your corner today, unless they fall on air 🙂 Time for some fresh air!

  5. vision5d2012 January 31, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Great post! Love the line: “no fun to box without and opponent.” So true. If I don’t react, there’s no fight (within me or without me.) Can’t play jump rope holding only one end of the rope. Doesn’t work. Thanks for sharing your process with us. Blessings, Alia

    • marga t. January 31, 2013 at 11:13 am #

      Thank you, Alia. So much learning here, for me, of late! I am carving the clock and anticipate finding a window to enjoy your heart meditation share…today. X! marga

      • vision5d2012 February 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

        The heart meditation is its own reward. A most wondrous blessing whenever you can squeeze it in. Blessings, Alia

  6. Wendell A. Brown February 1, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Your words are so very refreshing and they bring a pleasant take on a day in life. I like the way you deliver your message in your post! Way to go, it left me with a smile and daydreaming of a beach in Hawaii, see you there one day!!! P.S., thanks for the visit…God bless!

    • marga t. February 1, 2013 at 2:49 am #

      Thank you so much Wendell. Those words warm my heart and make me smile. I am by the water but far from Hawaii – in SC. Still feels exotic to me! 🙂 Peaceful flow to you!

  7. caimbeul February 1, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Perfect perfecting.

    • marga t. February 1, 2013 at 11:57 am #

      perfecto perfecta 🙂

  8. seeingm February 1, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Reblogged this on seeingM.

  9. raechelshearttoheart October 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m sorry Marga , that I can’t answer who I am, because of my muse.

    • marga t. October 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

      Forgive my sleuthing. grateful for the Muse of thee 🙂

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