Addendum to the below: What a load of rollocks I write. The old brain really does concoct some crap. Sunday evening, and just trying to sift the crap out of the way. There’s not much to it really is there? Tomorrow will bring what it brings, yesterday is past. My brain’s problem is it’s looking for something that’s not there. That’s art for you. I am breathing, I can taste flavour, I feel warmth, I can expect treasures, I have painted stones and walnut whip, slumbered children and a smile from the wife, popcorn tv, infotainment … breath… I am breathing, I feel warmth…
Recently mulling stuff about mindfulness; all’s well and good, but acceptance, tolerance and awakening are the watch words. At first glance a new perspective seems to deny confrontation, conflict, and argument, but how can one progress, create or develop through or around obstacles, with an ‘accepting’ attitude?
The bullish energy of selfishness and the quick-fix attitude of the post-modern ego seem stronger than the river of peace… Yes, the turbulence that the enthusiastic will can create, can cause storms and depressions, and the self might be lucky to realise that one’s ego and desire is limiting. Reality is often buried under constructions and stories. I love stories, I love creativity, but it seems too much of a good thing can crash the operating system.
Personally, a defragment, clean-up and review of subscriptions has worked wonders. Yes, the chemicals are still needed to keep the sparks firing. As Mr. H says, we all need specific clothes.
Clothed with what’s needed, with a mindful view of the stream, how do we tackle the debris, constructions and faults we perceive? Do we continue, solitary, with friends, on the low-road with views of the river? Do we venture to the heights with chosen weaponry? How do we love it?
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I agree; this world needs more open-mindedness, acceptance, and tolerance, if we want to see society shift to a better system:)
Thanks for ur comment. Yup, working on it… The problem comes when so much around us is aggressive, egotistical and individual. Check out the idea of ‘mindfulness’, Simon Parke’s a good start. Best wishes.