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There once was a creative, kooky, brilliant mind stuck in a floating head. The mind was filled with ideas, plans, and wise, loving thoughts.
Unfortunately, without a body, it had no way to implement or to bring into life all of its genius ideas. It thought it wanted to be of service and to help the world in some way but it just kept spinning and spinning, generating genius plan after genius plan.
Not far away, actually just below the head, there was a body.
A beautiful, strong body. A body perfectly able, ready and willing to bring into form all the brilliant ideas of the mind.
It was also a frustrated body.
It was frustrated because the head refused to see that it was right there waiting for it. The body got impatient and began to send messages to the head. Messages that said
“Hey, here I am! Look at me! I’m right here. I can help. We belong together!”
The head either didn’t hear or couldn’t understand the messages.
The mind, meanwhile, kept frantically looking about, thoughts darting this way and that, trying to figure out what was best for the head, trying to control things, trying to make things happen.
Every now and then it would glance down at the body below it and think,
“What’s that thing doing there? It’s so annoying. Constantly needing something, like food or water or sleep. I don’t have time for that!”
The body got more and more impatient.
The body doesn’t much like racing thoughts. The body wants to be cared for; it craves the attention and the companionship of the mind within the head.
It couldn’t understand why the head wasn’t listening. So, it sent the messages again, louder.
“I’M HERE! LOOK AT ME! I NEED YOU. YOU NEED ME. WE BELONG TOGETHER!”
The head suddenly is like,
“Woa, there is this thing below me and, Ouch! It hurts! I don’t like it!”
The head, you see, interpreted the body’s message as pain, not as a longing to be together, to be whole.
The messages from the body got louder and louder. The head experienced the messages as ever increasingly intense physical pain and emotional overwhelm and floated ever higher above the body. Until…
One day the mind within the head realizes it *needs* the body.
It recognizes that without the body, none of its genius ideas will become concrete. It realizes that it needs the wisdom contained within the body to guide it and help it feel what’s right.
The mind is tired of spinning. It’s tired of the body yelling at it.
It wants to be connected. It wants to be whole.
But now, it is scared.
Whenever the mind looks down into the body, all it can see is pain.
The mind knows that once the body and the head are connected, wellbeing, ease, and healing are possible. It doesn’t know how to get there.
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