Anger is just a mental vomit. Something is wrong that you have taken in and your whole psychic being wants to throw it out, but there is no need to throw it out on somebody.
…Because people throw it on others, society tells them to control it.
There is no need to throw anger on anybody. You can go to your bathroom, you can go on a long walk — it means that something is inside that needs fast activity so that it is released. Just do a little jogging and you will feel it is released, or take a pillow and beat the pillow, fight with the pillow, and bite the pillow until your hands and teeth are relaxed.
Within a five-minute catharsis you will feel unburdened, and once you know this you will never throw it on anybody, because that is absolutely foolish.
The first thing in transformation then is to express anger, but not on anybody, because if you express it on somebody you cannot express it totally.
You may like to kill, but it is not possible; you may like to bite, but it is not possible. But that can be done to a pillow.
A pillow means ‘already enlightened’; the pillow is enlightened, a buddha.
The pillow will not react, and the pillow will not go to any court, and the pillow will not bring any enmity against you, and the pillow will not DO anything.
The pillow will be happy, and the pillow will laugh at you.
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
Calm your toothache:
Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.
Calm your nerves:
Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs hear rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical-services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It’ll get your heart rate back to normal.
Clear your stuffed nose:
Forget Sudafed. Here’s an easier, quicker, and cheaper remedy to relieve sinus pressure: Alternate thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain.
When your upper body parts fall asleep:
If your hand falls asleep while you’re driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It’ll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure.
Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma, Washington. “It’s usually caused by near-point stress.” In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles —like the eyes— into relaxing as well.
Hold your urine:
Fantasize about sex.
A View From Underneath The Ice
You said, once, I like this dimension. I like this reality.
Why? I asked. I spent most of my time imagining all the different worlds and galaxies and lifetimes, the places I have seen and the people I have followed.
Well, you said, there’s one where we’re neighbours. One where we lived next door to each other.
I would love that, I breathed, almost wonderingly. Growing up together. Falling in love naturally, gently, over time. Being so deeply connected for so long that you stop knowing anything else.
I still believe that happened somewhere, or it’s happening now. It did, it is. I wish we had been there, instead of here, and I would take care of your heart and I would never give it back.
[i carry your heart with me [i carry it in my heart]]