The Something Monologues

TSM148 : The Joy of Walking

In this walky talky, I explore the notion that we can actually walk without distraction or the desire to label. I've been an avid walker for 37 years and it's my desire to encourage you to share in the joy of walking.

WARNING : Sony Walkman, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue make an appearance in this monologue ! 

 

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TSM143 : The Shocking Reality of How Things Are & The Seasons of Life

Sometimes we try and turn away from the shocking reality of how things are. But how things are is how they are. Isness is a powerful ally !

In this walk and talk I explore how nature's seasons and the cycles of nature, parallel the seasons of our life and how we all face the same seasons of life, as part of the seasons of the human clock - from the cradle to the grave.

I offer a tour of the seasons here on this land and suggest how facing the shocking reality of all that nature brings, helps us to face the shocking reality of how things are in our own life. I suggest that the seasons of nature and of human life are necessary to create awareness and to help us grow. Life is both predictable and unpredictable and if we have courage, we can stay open to anything that life might throw at us.

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TSM119 : Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are

We all struggle to live fully present in the moment. Many people are trapped with their memories and with the pain assoccertiated with them. Today I explore the impact of the past with a metaphor that Meat Loaf / Jim Steinman made famous and how we can overcome the things that haunt us or preoccupy us.
 
Enjoy folks !
 
 
 
You can learn about Eugene T. Gendlin's Focussing here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focusing & here : http://www.focusing.org/bios/gendlin_bio.html.
 
You can learn about Trauma through the eyes of Robert Grant here : http://in-sighttherapy.blogspot.com.au/
 
PS. I havent heard the song in ages and after reading the lyrics tonight, I realised I misunderstood what a small part of the song was about. But the metaphor is still relevant and a powerful one at that. This is one of Meat Loaf's / Jim Steinman's most powerful songs from what may have been his best album (on par with Bat Out of Hell). 
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TSM111 : The Agony of the Human Condition - Part 1 : The Pathways of Providence

Today's monologue is dedicated to Darci, for her courage in exposing the human condition for what it is ! Thanks Darci for your very kind donation, for your ongoing support and for being so incredibly authentic ! You have that rare gift of 'soulful nakedness' that speaks so much of the strength within you and which I find inspiring !

We all know what it feels like to be alone or to feel lonely. Many of us also know what it means to feel unfulfilled. In today's monologue I explore how we all seek that something more to take away our loneliness and fulfil our lives.

This was one of those few monologues where I actually felt I needed to talk about a certain subject but I otherwise had no idea where I was going with it.

'Scuse the wind early on and the absent mindedness now and then, as I connect with the world around me. Oh and watch out for the snake I nearly walk upon !

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TSM98 : Acceptance & Accepting Death if it Comes Right Now

Hey folks, I'm back after my getaway to Queensland. 

In today's monologue I talk a little about the challenge of accepting where we're at in life and explore the idea of accepting dying right now !
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TSM96 : The Joy of Ageing

I've always envied people who were older than me and as I approach 50, I feel a real sense of excitement about where I'm at in life and what is to come. In this monologue I reflect on ageing, by exploring :

The negative baggage associated with physical and mental changes
Our fears of dying
The joy of ageing and old age
The importance of accepting ageing
The benefits of old age and why it's worth looking forward to getting older
The best and worst kinds of ageing
Grumpy phases
Transcending the fears associated with ageing and embracing the wonder of getting older
Moving through the passage of perpetual grief and growing through resilience
The choice we all have about how to age. 
You wont find any sympathy or regret in  this monologue.

You may wish to skip the first 23 minutes and my wishing to provide my sick sister with a means to fulfill a lifelong dream. I was having a hard time with her illness and seeing her suffering. 

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I can't recommend the writings of Marie De Hennezel, particularly her books on dying and ageing. Unfortunately most of her books are in French but at least two of them are in English. 

May you enjoy People of Earth.

Bright Tadpole.
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