It is dark outside and the temperature is about 5f or -15c. It is not frigid in the sense if you have ever gone out in -20 to -40 f, you are met with a blast of coldness that rips through your clothes, but 5 is cold enough. I am debating going up into the woods for a few hours as I must be gaining peace from nature in a world where I am finding people are spending more time telling the other person what is wrong with them than improving themselves. I sent this article to a friend who is working in similar areas of providing tools for people to help themselves:
We both thought it was a novel idea, and yet, we both were sad in that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that humanity needs to figure out how to get along with all our unique differences and ideas sooner than later – lest we have groups of similar all controlled by some larger power that be – and simply entrapping people like a herd of animals and telling them they are free.
What I wrote sounds a bit harsh, yet, I see the planet headed more into isolation and fear that the freedom of globalization and loving/caring. We all care for that which we know and like – but what about that which is different or we don’t like. do we simply put isolation booth walls, or build more privacy fences and towers to keep that which is different out? or as humans do we all stop looking at everything else and start looking inside ourselves to change?
The second option takes more time, effort, and is harder – but my goodness the rewards are so much greater. if you are looking for an external item/thing/place/person to make you happy, and I confess, It can do that for a short period of time, but it won’t give you that genuine feeling of internal joy.
I wish I had a rule book and steps for how one can achieve that, but all I know is you simply get still inside yourself, let go and empty yourself, and wait.
The hard part is doing that in a world that is constantly “busy” and scrambling for happiness in stuff.
I think I just wrote myself into going up in the woods now, taking a camera and seeing what I can capture in natures amazing beauty and apply it to technology, biomimicry and things to help people grow.
For example, I watched American television last night, I left to go read in 22 minutes. half of it was advertising. funny thing was it was the movie the “untouchables.” the effect of all the advertising had me lose the actual storyline in the movie. Oh well.
There is a balance in life, that I have yet to achieve a level of the few people I know walk in. we need each other, yet, you need to heal yourself first before you can help each other. it appears we have that backward in much of the world. we read a book, ignore our inner stuff and then preach to the others about what to do or how to do it. if you go into yourself, all I know is the first time you come to grips with your reality – you are terrified in that you realize you are not all you think you are, and you are far from perfect – perhaps that is the most valuable advice I can give anyone reading this – keep sitting still, and let all that fall off you until you come to that space inside yourself where you realize creation is in you.
Then you will start to see creation in everything and your paradigm will shift with the goofiness of what humans are chasing in the journey called life.
There is time for isolation, there is time for others, there are times you will carry, there are times you will be carried – it is all an amazing journey.Have a great Thanksgiving – don’t make a decision to eat alone if you can avoid it.if you have no where to go eat – come here, I love to cook