Category Archives: Random

A While Back

From a phone message conversation with the brother:

L: Yeah! No point watering the negative seeds within ourselves
J: Yup! No point feeding the lesser wolf in us
L: Hahahaha so many ways to put it
I thought it’s lion?
Lol
J: wolf la

Final verdict: Ok it’s wolf. Haha.

It’s nice to have family to water the positive seeds in me. Miss you, bro!

Witness

If we hold our hand close to our eyes, we would not be able to see the lines on our palm – all we would see is darkness. Only when we remove it and look at/witness it from a distance will we be able to see the distinct patterns.

A witness in life is someone who is able to observe what is happening from a distance – emotionally, physically, spiritually. Witnessing means being able to see the details which someone too deeply entangled might miss.

当局者迷,旁观者清” – whoever came up with this ancient idiom definitely knew the importance of cultivating the attitude of a witness.

In clinical work, this would be similar to the third way of playing/listening – as a witness of what your body is doing and creating.

And in so many other aspects of life. Just be still, and witness.