A tongue-in-cheek response to the current ‘good vibes only’ code of spiritual practice, written for all those experiencing the intensity of personal transition and transformation.
May I please have a breakdown?
Just a few moments to unravel a lifetime of conditioned responses.
I realize the inconvenience I am causing (I do apologize) but would you mind terribly if I turned into a monster for a while as I transition from a cultivated citizen to a new, authentic being?
If it’s not too much bother, could I kick, scream, shout and hiss, possibly even bare my teeth, as I move fearfully from inside the cage I have known for so many years out into the unknown beyond?
Again, I do apologize – it must be very irksome for you. It’s just that I wasn’t given the tools for this new space of being. I still carry my old well-worn tools and they are not serving me very well, it seems. So I have fallen back on using some instinctive tools – anger, rage, disgust, savagery.
I realize they are not very attractive and they can’t be easily filtered or modified. I must be wrecking your aesthetic of ‘good vibes only’.
But please, please may I have a breakdown?
Just a few moments to unravel a lifetime of complexities.
I promise, you’ll like the new me.
Well…actually…No, I can’t promise that.
But I promise that I WILL be new and I WILL be true.
Wherever you go, there you are.Confucius
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