It has been my observation that those special little things that endear us to our loved ones and have us mooning over them in moments of reflection can become the most annoying things in the world when all is not well with the world. In fact the same little things can make us want to strangle them and scream. And then once more when we have pushed them away because they are so annoying do we miss those little things! Anybody with an ex will know exactly what I am talking about.
I know! What a complicated lot we are.
For me, this is another example of how our state of mind about our apparent reality is the most crucial of remedies for being or becoming satisfied with our lives.
It is not the things that we look at in themselves that is ever the problem (or changing them the solution) but rather the state of mind we are in when we look at the things in our lives.
This is actually good news because we can do something about it once we are aware that we are creating our world view with our own state of mind. There is nothing out there as such only what we construct in our very complicated brains and minds.
This becomes even more complicated when we consider that it is nature, nurture and our cultural background that creates this unique and extremely irrational perspective. Not just one or the other but all three forces shaping what we think of as our self.
THE THOUGHT PROVOKING PARAGRAPH! Oooer! Could we become any more complex or more ignorant and vulnerable to the myriad of outside forces? Our genes and everything that we are exposed to go towards forming who we are. Much of which we consider normal and invite into our lives without a second thought. How much do all types of media affect who we are? We are influenced (controlled) from the inside and the outside 24/7. Can we protect ourselves from such forces? – The questions – who am I? Or what does it mean to be human? Will take a lifetime of understanding and the answers will be many and varied and ever changing – better get started. The future of the human race is dependant on us all knowing who we are better than we do now.
MY CONCLUSION IS IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN ORDER TO BE HAPPY OR SATISFIED – YOU DO IT BY CHANGING YOUR MIND AND THE WAY YOU VIEW THE WORLD IN AN INFORMED A MANNER AS POSSIBLE RATHER THAN TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD – AT LEAST THAT IS THE BEST PLACE TO START!