Merry Christmas season
Life is difficult for us all. However, the human race has lived on forever, because we all experience joys and wonders. Remember that all of our lives consist of moments, both ‘positive’ and ‘negative’. If facing a difficulty, remember to zoom out. Reduce focus. Another moment awaits. Find a ‘positive’ (which may be obscurely distant, or surprisingly similar), and focus on this. Remember the alternative. There has to be a ‘positive’ somewhere. Always remember the ‘negative’, recognising that it is a real problem, but if you are suffering from it too much, focus yourself on the ‘positive’.
I now take life as nothing more than a series of moments. We must live each moment as best we can, responsibly and ethically. Everyone’s ‘moments’ are unique, therefore we must not compete against others too aggressively.
‘Moments’ are very special, and will only ever occur once. Therefore we must learn to live our current moments in the best way we can. Respect our past moments. Protect our future moments.
“I’m going to tell you something: thoughts are never honest. Emotions are. Do not go around asking for honesty in what people think; much of what they perceive as thinking is empty anyway because it’s thought out again and again and comes out refined and muddy. The ones who know how to feel might have to say to you a couple of interesting things or not and when they do that, you ought to know how to listen. So learn how to listen. You can’t make someone open up about their feelings in case they don’t want to. But you can remain open yourself through listening deeply and completely; they might want to talk about the weather and keep it simple — allow them to feel the simplicity…Emotion pours out directly or indirectly each time people engage themselves in the process of genuine interaction.”
“Everything I know of morality, I learned on the soccer field.”
... a very wise man.
My next comment/note, is essentially an obvious necessity when we all live in a world, relying on finite resources.
Only use a light in the room that you are in!
It should offend us, finding that people who act so lazily, are full of disgusting greed, and do not abide by such basic moral principles.
I will not delve deep, but it offended me greatly, to find that one of my favourite, local, coffee shops, commits ‘this crime'. A toilet room is never in constant use, therefore being lit constantly, is totally unnecessary. Such waste of electricity is offensive.
I was a welcomed guest to the House of Lords, the other week. We had a special, guided tour by Baroness Jenny Jones (to whom, Kingston Green Party are extremely grateful). An amazing place. I found that everything seemed utterly fabulous, and then... I had a coffee! It was ok, but just ok! No complaints, whatsoever! ;)
I need time, to recognise my benefits. Oh man! I feel so lucky to be able to do this. No-one else that I know has this luxury of being able to think so freely. People claim that they are too busy with work-life. People may seem to focus their entire lives on their work, so essentially, this can be viewed as narrow-minded. Many people work so intensely, are not free, and apply too much pressure on themselves, that what they actually gain is negligible. Set your mind free. Take a new look at things, from a broader view. You will be able to witness more ‘essences’, and so, a more accurate picture is viewed. By ‘essences’, I just mean aspects of definition, and maybe character.
A classic view...
A Twitpic sent to me, depicts a contrast between a historical skyline view, and the same view including very recent developments competing to be the most obtrusive.