Hi, I am on a solitary retreat at a friend's house while is is away. The first two days I could do nothing but sleep. It was as though someone switched me off.
I wanted to tell you all about the second arrow.
Very often we (metaphorically) get shot by an arrow, it hurts. But then it can be as though we have been shot again, this time it is all our own doing, what our mind is telling us, " oh, poor me I have been shot, it hurts, it will take ages to get better, I won't be able to work...dance whatever," we build it up in our heads. So when we become aware of the first arrow, look out for the second and divert it.