Thursday, March 28, 2013

Word is Bond

Word is bond has been advice I’ve received in different variations and meanings at various points in my life. Each time I’m reminded of this basic concept and practice, the concept continues to grow and develop. Not only that, but like anything else, my interpretation of what this means and how it’s to be practice continue to change, and grow.

At it’s current interpretation, word is bond has meant keeping things to myself and holding back immensely in numerous shapes and forms. Having unfiltered thoughts stream directly means that balance and control are aspects of myself that I’m continuously working on. But nonetheless, I’ve been caught up in moments where I find caution being thrown into the wind and I wont’ feel good with myself unless I say what I need to say, right or wrong.

It’s from those lessons that I’ve been learning balance and control in my words and intentions, which are extensions of deeper concepts and ideals that are continuously shifting as well. But if there’s one thing that will never change is that no matter what gibberish comes outta my mouth, I stand behind everything I say and do, wrong or right.

It can be taxing to remind myself of what spaces I’m in and how much of myself I can truly share, and thus far, there’s never been a place in which I can truly be myself. I’m realizing that it’s up to me to create that kind of space in which the amalgam that makes me can be truly comfortable.

No man is an island entire to himself. Each part s a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as a manor thine own or thine friends were. Each man diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.