I am staring out a hotel room that pretty much gives the diverse dichotomy of humans and the planet earth. the first is the glance at the dessert and amazing nature that the remote western regions of the western united states give. the second is the microcosmic view of how humans have developed a sense of the society that is gearing more and more about how everyone is entitled to feel special or be the center of their own universe. even when I pray this morning, I have a hard time trying to bridge the cosmos with the self and how it all works.
it appears to me, that humans spend more time worrying about the stuff of what is immediately in their vision, hearing and smell than actually spending the time to stop, be still and think about “what is my purpose and how can I best help humanity?”
ok, call me weird, someone asked, “what would you do if I we were not here?” my response was, “I have a lot of ideas to work on and the room/space is actually well thought out and conducive to creativity. it Is not often I get to walk into a space that has a good feel about it, but this room does it.
for years I used to joke that I would create a grand Hyatt suite for my bedroom wherever I was on the planet. such was the life on the road, you got suites and were in them perhaps a total of 5 hours a night to sleep. we used to say, “just give me a king-sized bed, as far from the elevators as possible…I don’t need the beautiful room to stare at while exhausted.”
but this pace really works from the standpoint of me starting out the glass at the mountains while remembering sketches I had for Colorado and what the lab was to look like. hmmm…I wonder if this could fit into that sketch?
I love the front end of ideas, where you throw thousands of thoughts out to something and work out the best idea. I don’t think most of the free world grasps this idea, in that they think of one idea and quit after it doesn’t work the first time. I don’t mean to be mean (pun) but I see this so often in the world, be it with starting to learn a new instrument, fitness program, diet, or something that will require longer-term change vs instant rewards.
what many don't get is I truly like the process of the ideas and see what can come forth. I doubt I will ever be bored – except with trying to live like the way the world says is normal. I don’t know how one can limit one’s potential by just sitting there and watching time move on…spending money on prepackaged “experiences” and calling it living.
that is what I have noticed here in the past few weeks. when it comes to nature, the sheer size and expanse of it humble a human to realize how small one is on the planet. if you are still suffering from pride, you can look up to the milky way at night and if you are in the right spot, see the milky way visible to the naked eye. in the latter case, you get a feeling of how tiny you are in the cosmic sense, and how beautiful the scale of nature is.
for whatever reason, as humans, we tend to want the titles, accolades, and perks of position that exist within our society. thus, the time spent in the cities that are more akin to a giant debt-ridden scam of some sort that I call Las Vegas – you can look out and see various examples of human beings, being human? you get that creepy feeling of watching a slew of people all working a hustle to make some money as they feel this is what success and happiness is about. perhaps they don’t know there is more?
it still amazes me how few people actually live near some of the greatest natural spot on the planet that never visit them, or if they do, they take 5 seconds to look, go “ok, that nice” and run back to the cell phone texting and messaging and the city where they can spend more money to have another experience that will fill them for a few moments, but always leave them hungry.
life is indeed an interesting journey, no?