“The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty”
At some stage in our lives we face what we view as powerful opponents: seemingly unsurmountable giants that come in all forms…….a significant diagnosis, a relationship breakdown, an unexpected retrenchment, an oppressive boss, the bully in the school yard, a difficult family situation, the loss of someone we love or, a dream we once held tightly. Too frequently we can be left feeling powerless, vulnerable and weak. Yet these Giants are not what we think they are; we misread them. More importantly we misinterpret ourselves.
Rewiring our brain for innate intelligence, courage & insight
Indulging in emotions that make us feel powerless, vulnerable and weak simply reinforces our fight flight responses, sustaining associated neuronal pathways. Subsequently each time we meet a Goliath we struggle, we give up or, we fall victim to the battle.
In meditation we become more aware of the strength that lies below – below the fears, below the worries and, below the stories we tell ourselves. There is a place here from which trust, hope and courage arise; a place from which the Giant is transformed and so are we; a place from which a different perspective moves us forward in ways we previously thought impossible.
With practice we learn to trust this innate intelligence so that in a heart beat as Goliath looks down on us, we are able to bring forth the courage and insight the situation at hand calls for.