Have you ever had a vision or plan in your mind of what and how you would like something to happen? How many times has that idea ever worked out exactly as planned, mainly if you work in a spatial world? I guess this is the reality of the Apollo rocket engine as explained to me in a tea shop in Paris from one of the NASA rocket engine designers.
"We did the best we could with all the various calculations, but there was no real way to test it, so we built it and tested the parts, and then we lit it up.
Thankfully the unproven idea worked out just fine. I think the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing is this year and when I was a kid, aviation and space were a big part of our lives. I forget what percentage of the GDP went to military/space in the non-war years. it was a tremendous amount
When you see things spatially, you get a different viewpoint and can see the various perspectives seeming to float around in your mind. I don't really know how most people think or see, but I wager it is a singular or linear path. If you watch how much of the world operates, it is a linear progression of steps.
My mild frustration today is that I have a lot to do, and then tomorrow I have to unplug for a few weeks. What it means is that all the various parts in a spatial idea, which are not to the place or level I would like, have to be put on the shelf for a few weeks. It is merely the reality of the real world versus the beauty of the skunkworks lab.
The first has you at the mercy of distributors and product lines. The second is only limited by what time you have to create anything on the fly. It is why on the front end of ideas, the skunkworks really is that much better than the traditional design path. when you get into larger organizations there is no way around more levels of rules and the clash of trying to keep one vision going when everyone working for a wage that doesn't have a vested interest in the idea considers the work, "a job" not, "a passion."
So my work in the last few months that has been a plan that has been bumped by events in life that happen. People get sick, others have problems, some folks need help. At the same time, I recognized that something was missing inside myself, so the path on the inner work blending with the physical exterior has been what has been a challenge.
The reality is that much of the united states simply goes through what they feel is a model of life. What I am seeing in the aging, is that people and personalities try to build a life around themselves with comfort and security. There is nothing wrong with this, but what it does is suppress the weaknesses of the whole person. It doesn't do much to work on the overall whole.
Simply watch the news today, or go watch a hospital or academic work. Common sense is devoid. We have created a culture of a win at all costs and the creation of systems that are more about ways to make more stuff than to make a better life for people.
My folks were watching some tv show, and there was an awe-inspiring act from Mumbai, India. Mom was shocked that people who lived in slums like that. I was like, "it is more common than we know in the states, mom. an American ghetto is actually a step up.
she sat there for a moment trying to imagine it, yet, unless you walked through a place like that, smell the sewage, experience the lack of power, or brown/blackouts, and realize the water the people are drinking is not sanitized – you probably will simply go right back to your TV show advertising more conveniences and "stuff" for you to consume.
The table next to me is demonstrating just how out of touch with reality Americans are concerning the globe and the realization that this country consumes 25% of the planet's resources and is only 5% of the globe's population. Is it their fault? Or is it the system for 'programming" them with news feeds and trends.
It makes me wonder if I am losing my mind with the idea that there is more to life, or am I in the right spot where mark twain said, "if you find yourself as part of the herd of life. it is time to take some time to evaluate your priorities."
That is where I am today. Out of sorts, not knowing how much I will finish today and then know that for a few weeks I am just on a path that has nothing to do with what my goals for the spatial or holistic self are about.
It is ok, I know that whatever is happening is exactly as it should be. Perhaps I am given this pause to ask myself if I really want to go deep into the world of spirit, physical, emotional work on self – as I realize I can't change anyone else, and I doubt the overall society is going to really want to change.
they like to talk about it, yet, each is saying basically what their news feed is teaching them.
one thing I will do when I get back makes that perspective stuff reality.
As an inventor, there are many times you are alone in this world with your thoughts and ideas. They are either too far ahead in time, different, ask "why?" or only bad. The norm isn't going to really ever think or ponder it. Inside the USA, there is a consumerism economy that is slowly killing the people with over-processing, too many beurocrates, and too little common sense.
I think I wrote myself into the answers and peace that when I get back, I will restart from the small footholds I have started and continue on. Perhaps it is like German lessons. I still stuck in the language, and I don't know why I keep trying. All I know is if I can learn that language, I can shift into others before I die.
Can I actually take the time to use it to learn to write something of meaning in these 10 minutes?
It astounds me how people don't value time. It amazes me how much we waste on things that probably really don't matter.
"to heal others, you first need to heal yourself." we have far too many choices, conveniences, and distractions in the modern USA to keep us dumbed down in obligations instead of working to a shared priority.