AwareNow: Issue 25: The Light Edition

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AwareNow Podcast

SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND

Written and Narrated by Paul S. Rogers

https://awarenow.us/podcast/shine-on-you-crazy-diamond

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This is why it is so important for us to share our stories and the lessons we have learned from them with others. It is by the light of our own wounds that we can notice others’ struggles and be there to hold the light for them.

I am sure that you are familiar with the ancient Japanese practice of ‘Kintsugi’ (Golden Joinery): the fixing of broken pots with gold. Let's try something right now. In your mind, imagine that instead of fixing breaks/wounds with gold you use light instead. Imagine if for each type of wound, you could assign it a different light color of your own choosing.

Ok, now take a few imaginative steps away. Wow….How magnificent do we all look! A series of broken shapes and sizes uplighting the edges of our wounds like a series of coloured silver linings. We cast magical silhouettes which are framed by the dark. Just as a wound is the mark left by something that failed to stop us, our light is the light that refused to surrender to the dark.

In the words of my all time favourite band, Pink Floyd: “Shine on You Crazy Diamond…” ∎

PAUL S. ROGERS

Transformation Expert, Awareness Hellraiser & Public Speaker www.awarenessties.us/paul-rogers PAUL S. ROGERS is a keynote public speaking coach, “Adversity to hope, opportunity and prosperity. “ Transformation expert, awareness Hellraiser, life coach, Trauma TBI, CPTSD mentor, train crash and cancer survivor, public speaking coach, Podcast host “Release the Genie” & Best-selling author. His journey has taken him from from corporate leader to kitesurfer to teacher on first nations reserve to today. Paul’s goal is to inspire others to find their true purpose and passion.

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