a good example , and let his behavior be our teacher – if we have our wits about us we might not have to act- out anymore.
One has to have their WITS about them… right? now I know what that means… without ones wits… we just blurt out our most defensive words looking to protect who we think we are…( me- mine – i think- it is…..) and so on into the ether…of our existence…getting more defensive and identified more and more with (me-mine- ours- etc.
I believe that in every human (fuman) resides a desire to be content- a desire to INjoy their life- LOVE< KINDNESS< GENEROSITY< PLAYFULNESS -open heartedness if you will- i believe that is how we arrive in this body on this planet… and then… culture or society influences us and we become caught up in the identity of who we think you think we are…. at least i experienced something like that… and what I have noticed lately- is the DOING/ BEING conundrum…. more later as that could be a short book!
REACTION needs RETHINKING or we are assigned to our old selves and not able to create who we are in the moment… and then we are New and not OLD.. no matter our age..life is more fun when we can create our selves … I am infinitely entertained by finding out who I am …I have never been this before… so fun.
RESPONSE is the way to go…. a very good distinction from reaction…. responding requires being here
Dear David Hogg,
I am an admirer of yours… I admire your bravery and your dedication….. but come on here… you don’t own fear of guns and insanity. We all do.. we all live it…it is a new paradigm for ALL.. not just high school students..
No one has been alive in times like these before… it is NEW for all.. no matter which part of the life ark we are on… do you really think people get stuck in their teen years for the rest of their time in their bodies? Look up evolve in the dictionary… although, there is hardly time anymore… we must ingest new attitudes as NINfo- (new info) happens. Just like the apps that upgrade,,, so must attitude upgrade and adjust in order to stay relevant.. equaling consciousness.
I don’t believe the difference is young and old… I believe it is NEW and OLD.. the brightest minds can use other’s experiences to learn, and we do not have to endure each awful experience to get it…learn a little humility early and life will be easier for you..GOD BLESS us ALL.. and Nancy Pelosi too!
Sorry for name calling…. it doesn’t work for me or for anyone else… However….just this once… the fresident is a fidiot. ( i hope you speak flanguage).
I am a great admirer of LeBron.. and why not? I admire his choices throughout his life that I am aware of, I live in Miami and he gave me basketball- a very generous player right? I like GENEROSITY- as a virtue- I believe it is necessary for an open hearted- open minded life..that evolves along with the ether…
I watched Don Lemon also- no one on the show , LJ or DL used any negatives to express their points of view- pretty classy, actually.
This isn’t about black and white- it is about POSITIVITY vs NEGATIVITY – as a divorce 2 times,,, I know all about this name calling shit- and what it does.
LIKING ONE”S SELF!!!! … seems as though that might be a key to the puzzle here…
There is one voice that can ruin my day anytime it activates in a critical fashion… it is my own !! Actually it doesn’t even have to be talking to be heard by me.. it can speak on a cellular level also…and I get a visceral hit of disdain, or a something is “wrong with me”.- kind of feeling… also very prevalent, is that there is something MISSING….. (here it is important to explain,,, that I am not sure what exactly IS missing… just sure that there is an ingredient that is necessary and is missing in action somewhere- ) and that creates it’s own sad, wordless story.- hanging like a cloud full of negative energy!
I don’t profess to really know why this IS… but it IS- at least, in my existence…. I believe it is learned, practiced and mastered! Being the smart, probably precocious and obviously adorable young girl that I was. I took up the language of “improvement here please ! “and not good enough…pretty early in my life … in this body..as this Ellen. Satisfaction became something in the Future-
I think this is a large part of the malaise we suffer here,,, the Never good enough- always can be better- “toby got straight A’s- shit…. it is bad enough when we live with it as children… but when we take it on and that white negative noise becomes the background music to our lives…… ohoh … not funderful not enjoyable… and so on…………..
I want to be funny– honest- kind- generous– authentic and entertaining , considerate (working on my patience) – OPEN MINDED and OPEN HEARTED!!
Back to the original thought…. Be who you like… and learn to be satisfied….I actually say to myself ( sometimes) “You are Fmazing!” when I do something that I like… and I am predisposed at this point to want to do likables as I have become quite conscious of Time and the value of it.. above all else… I want to INJOY my time on this planet in this body..
I AM A STONER–
There- saying it..
I medicate with Cannabis…. I have been puffing and chewing for almost 4 years now. I see a difference …. I declare –POT is a HEART and MIND OPENING experience…
Marijuana , micro dosed can expand and open … one’s heart and mind…. it does mine.————-
I smoked it a few times while I was in my 20’s.. the paranoia was unbearable- so was my own regular thinking…..as I remember… i recall sitting in a group and really not knowing if I was talking or just thinking that i was talking…. very uncomfortable… and that sort of encompasses me in the then. circa 1960’s.- always looking outward- getting my life from your opinion…. hey …. that is how I thought it worked. It – being the world as I understood it…if you like me… then I was likable… if you didn’t- well then it was probably something I did… (everything was outside of myself) EXHAUSTING paradigm to inhabit.
Thriving doesn’t have room for that feeling- thriving is energetically living- i believe it is the natural state of life…and its direction is positive.. and best of all THRIVING feels good. Thriving is filled with JOY.. one cant purchase this feeling for any extended time… can one?
I don’t feel that I get this because of cannabis- I believe that weed accentuates what is there… I do a lot of work every day to put positivity into my mind… I listen to WISDOM.. for me it takes much effort- but the effort is so worth it.. because I have a low tolerance for misery..
Prescription pills mask a lot- but left me as empty as before when they wear off…OPEN MINDED? OPEN HEARTED!? an essential for the thrive/fow I crave.
Ellen, Cubiclegirl70, ThisBabyknows, LivetheFow, Swamicatananda
This question is so simple- and so to the point… .
Am i my liver? No…. I have a liver- and my body uses it… Am I my right hand?.. no.. actually it doesn’t just wave around when “IT ” feels like doing so.
I am defnitely not a scientist…As matter of fact, I like to bring this up- when I was a young girl the science said that there were 9 planets… in the universe… and that experience has colored my opinion of science and “rightness”. I have had so many experiences in my quest for knowledge and meaning- can they be less true? because you haven’t had the same? not in my life anymore…I am abeliever..or an experiencer and I trust ME. took quite a while and requires constant reinforcement…. but quite worth the effort.
Keeping my mind free from negativity isn’t that simple however…. but going with that negativity isn’t very appealing anymore..ANGER_ BLAMING_RESENTMENT… what am I leaving out?.
Actually, it takes vigilance and as we like to call it… MINDFULNESS.-
Whatever one wants to call it… it is worth the effort… to feel positive- It is a state that I have named THE THRIVE!! love it right? Mindfulness catches me – of course i go dark… not fun tho and it is my time… I want to enjoy it.
maybe the Donald, the POTUS is like a pimple on the planet… In my Opine he represents a large infection…and it is growing into a head…and he is the head pimple on the entire planet!! people are agreeing that he is crazy now…. not that he is doing anything differently – he never masked his thoughts and negativity… he thrives on what is wrong…. having lived that way myself for most of my life- .. I know what a misery that is poor DONALD (showing compassion)
I often think I am pretty crazy- the way my mind goes off sometimes is really, really incredible- BUT when I see the way his mind works I start to feel like an avatar.. floating in my own sphere of wellness- so much for comparing… his being crazier- really doesn’t make me not crazy…. ( comparing doesn’t work anymore than blaming does… ) How can one be satisfied ever if we indulge in either of those sports!!- ok a preview here- NOT ALLOWED is blame and compare.
I find the world better than it ever was… no gladiators! that couldn’t have been so fun.- I remember the “good old days.. and a part of me cringes from my lack of consciousness- I grew up when there were separate bathrooms and separate water fountains for people , according to the color of their skin)- I wasn’t the one who was yelling no fair! and marching for others… actually I don’t remember a time that I registered that as a negative… I was not into thinking for myself… Of course I admire those who did and their conscious courage but I was raised looking outward- and that is where my gaze must have been…
I may be late to the game.. but I am HERE big time. I have been studying with a Guru since 1986- and it shows..that is fortunate for me- if no one else- however i see the fruits in other places- where i used to cause chaos- now i get smiles….( not always) there is no always.-