good morning. prayers and meditation are done. The brightness of the long days of the morning sun is gone and I find myself waking up in darkness with the cool air surrounding me. I have decided to shift cardio workouts into the morning for reasons I really don’t know. Perhaps it is that time will be compressed for a few weeks and the see-saw of ramping down one project while ramping up another can simply get odd if you are not careful. it is always a mystery how life works in that as humans, we tend to want to plan and control life. what we don’t realize is how little control we actually have in the grand scheme of it all.
I wonder if the horrific events like those in Las Vegas will get anyone to have a wakeup call that we have to bond together and help each other instead of continuing on a path were as a society we tolerate them as a part of life. where the abnormal becomes normal.
sorry, I wasn’t thinking of getting into any deep idea about anything at 5:30 am, but when you look around, I am trying to see the good in people and change a perspective that instead of looking for a negative or a “what’s wrong” with something, to instead seek out what is right with something. Perhaps it is that as you age, you realize we all are a bit of a work in progress and everyone has some stuff. in the developed world, I wonder if we simply have made it alright to apply make-up and an exterior façade over our insides and think that if something looks right, it must be right?
maybe that is part of the problem? instead of dealing with ourselves we have created a myriad of things and ideas to keep us entertained or to kill or deaden any pain in our lives. as if we have some right to just have a perfect life. I look at the plants inside the closed environment section of agrowspace and think, “wow, what a nice life for a plant…perfect climate, no bugs, perfect feeding schedule, lighting…” and I wonder, is that a good way to grow if you are a plant? the CEA plant has me think of the orphans in other parts of the world where from a developed world perspective we think, ‘Oh those poor kids!” yet, they probably are genuinely happier than we are in our hearts.
Some might say, “those poor things - they have nothing! where is the TV, the air conditioner, the refrigerator of food and the big bed with the fluffy pillows?”
if you spend some time with them, you realized they have something that we seem to take for granted. simple joy and happiness in the heart that creates a society where sharing and helping each other because of the lack happens. in the developed world, I think a lot of our misery comes from each of us thinking we deserve and can hold everything in our hands as a possession. then when we get a little, some little think in the back of our heads tells us, “you need more!” and some sort of a gerbil wheel of chasing versus living begins.
but alas, what do I know. I am just some guy typing up some thoughts and ideas at 5:40 am and realize my time is up for this thing I simply like to do. brainstorm will happen in an hour or so. let’s see how well my body holds up switching to the early morning wheezing.
have a great day!