“It seems at times the world is a rather ugly place and that even people “out there” are down right “ugly” with their words and actions, which they don’t take responsibility for____ Feeling, focusing in on these other people___ this way robs us of seeing the good things, the beauty that is there.
If we could but control the world, and change it. Well, we can’t change everything out there, if only we could! But we can change are how we look at things ourselves, and the things near us. In doing so we do affect others around us. In tending out own gardens we do affect other people, those that do come into our world.
We can affect others by reaching out into the world. For example blogging is one way I can put my thoughts out there and share them. By developing Shibui Found Image Art I can help to heal the world a bit. I think doing these things adds beauty to living my life, and it is a way I can add some beauty to someone else’s life. We all matter! Every single one of us!
There is a voice in our heads we pay way too much attention to. Those ugly people are paying a lot of attention to the voice in the head, so much so they believe it to be themselves. They stack up their pros and cons and believe it is justifiable. Their truest reality. The problem with what we believe in, well it can be faulty. Not always the truest reality but an opinion that feels right. How much do we look into things? Do we ask questions or assume we have the right information. We respond and file information away in our brains to be used later. Not recognizing that voice as simply thoughts___ Thoughts that work like the word association game. I say Banana___What’s the first thing that comes to mind? And it goes on and on! Because of how each person playing things. This sort of jolted me. I don’t want to play life as if it were a game of word associations. Thoughts that make me feel good are nice, but ones that lead me into a dark mood or depression. I felt I needed to nip things off right away. I read Michael A Singer’s book The Un-Tethered Soul. And what Michael wrote gave me a way to deal with the voice in my head. Books can give you a new way to look at things. Blogs can! They can also be like that voice in the head. So we need to be discerning, think about what we put in there for the brain to use! Do we want more beauty in our life or doom and gloom. Those creating the mess we now have, I believe part of it came from the voices in their heads. How else could they conclude other people are less than, so much so they don’t matter! Life is indeed what we make it, and has everything to do with how we look and it and what we think about.
Best wishes! Lots of warm friendship.
Pejj Nunes 9/24/2021