Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reflections on a Stream

Have you ever consciously watched the thoughts that float in and out of your head and make the "eureka" connection that so within... without. Perhaps you were strolling around the grocery store looking at all the cranky people and then realizing that in your current mental state you were in good company. Or on a more  positive note you are enjoying all the beautiful sights of Nature on your walking meditation and passersby suddenly seem so friendly and cheerful as you marvel at all the beauty around you. When we finally make the connect the dots association of thoughts as things and mind over matter there is a fleeting sense that we do in fact have creative power over the world in which we live and serendipity should be the rule and not the exception. The hard part is holding the mind accountable and maintaining that utopian vision where peace and beauty are expected to envelop all those dark fearful thoughts and transport them away somewhere. I suppose it is possible, but if you thought for a moment about the tedium of sameness, wouldn't a little drama once in a while break up the boredom of all that nice quiet peace. Would there be anything in the world to laugh at if things were always so lovingly peaceful? I wonder.


  1. You are so right. Most often, what we put out into the world is what we get back. And I have also noticed that just when life seems to be going along swimmingly, someone throws a wrench into the works and chaos once more decends. But I find that the older I get, the more I appreciate less drama and lengthier periods of peace... and that seems to be what I get.

  2. Yes Felicitas, I do believe that we think our reality into existence somehow. I used to tell my kids, "If you don't like your life then change your mind." I find myself doing that often these days. Blessings!