while we are in our bodies take advantage of the beauty that is all around…. don’t wait to enjoy every breath that you take…cause as I watch the news… the world is turning into a video game or movie where the Baddies of the world are gaining power by changing all the rules of civility and holding everyone hostage to their own worst nightmares…
As individuals, what can we do?
I refuse to walk around being afraid of every face that i see..suspecting the worst.. of other humans… it is a paradigm of great offense… however… as an individual I have only my own thoughts to keep me free from the terror on the tv and in the streets of Paris… It is horrifying! there is not another way to think about the crimes of ideology and the rights of some to assault the world as we know it and make life so fragile and terrifying..for most of us out here.
It isn’t right! that is right! It isn’t fair! But it IS, nevertheless, happening… how we respond in our minds will really be the way we live… Lemonade recipe- rethink and examine our personal priorities – what would be important in an existence that has suddenly become so fragile and sensitive to the beliefs and will of many others who have no common language to speak with each other… Live and let live.. is threatened on every level.
The Present time is what we really have to deal with,,, our methods of living have been so future oriented.. “what do u want to be when you grow up?”- “one day… I will…. “someday I want to.. etc. Just one person who is motivated by ideas I can’t ingest or digest can blow up every dream and fantasy while they pull a cord or push a button or unload some assault rifle into a crowd of humans they want to annihilate.
The Present can still offer us laughter and satisfaction – good meals, great music, good company having meaningful moments , however, perhaps we will revalue and reevaluate our time here on this planet… not take tomorrow for granted, guard ourselves against reaction and take the reins of our minds…make sure we don’t waste this existence driving ourselves crazy with worry about days that may never manifest.
Shit like this – I don’t pretend to comprehend… but i will let it be the impetus for Mindfulness. where I can Enjoy and not be reduced to living in fear and suspicion and or revenge.