Enjoying life, off the hamster wheel
What we do has far reaching consequences. Our actions are like pollen and we can’t really ever know how they can change or shape something very removed from us.
What this means to me is, if you look very deeply you can see what your true motivation is for your actions. What is that motivation? Can you find a word that describes it, that labels it? Why are you motivated to do something, or seemingly not do it? Is it out of anger, frustration, desire, greed, righteous indignation, fear? Or is it out of spontaneous concern and love for others? Is it out of joy, love, compassion? Is it to transform a negative emotion into a positive one for the benefit of oneself and others?
Yesterday, my father-in-law showed me his pumpkin patch. Some of his pumpkins looked very funny, very strange. Some were elongated, others elongated with bulbous bottoms, some were the classic pumpkin shape. The reason for all these…
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