In Sane

23 12 2010

“Imagination is for those of us who can’t handle ‘reality’.”

George Denslow

What if some of us are in sane?

What if some of us don’t have a natural inclination to need thousands of pieces of info, response abilities, obligations, opportunities, speed, immediateness, in order to experience life?  What if some of us are obsessed with serenity and peacefulness?  This could be an epidemic.  What if some of us through a practice of sitting still every day for a moment or more, practicing contentment, thinking positive, letting go, dancing with life as best we can are craving more of this and experiencing less conviction for the struggle required to survive?  What if some of us a are so far down this road we’ve actually begun to cut back a bit and are less interactive with the barbaric onslaught on our senses?  Holy crap, we could be devolving back to basic life.

I’ve been reading a fascinating book lately titled Forbidden History by J. Douglas Kenyon.  It’s a collection of articles by or about scientists that have dared to re-apply the scientific process to what science has assumed to be true about the ancient world.   I don’t necessarily recommend it unless you are fascinated by the title like I was.  Anyway, there is a line in that book that stunned me.  “the people in the 1950’s most likely couldn’t handle the level of serenity that existed in prehistory Egypt”.  I never let facts get in the way of a cool idea so I probably misquoted the exact words.

Instead of being too sensitive, delicate, and or all the other labels associated with people like us that can’t handle overload for very long, maybe we are actually organically normal human beings which never could grasp the current prevalent illusion of “reality” our culture and society has embraced?

The more I ponder this, the more I find myself relaxing even more.  Maybe I’m a time traveler from an ancient serene time sent to a barbaric place in time in which to witness and practice serenity and stillness and positivity and contentment with abundance to the best of my ability?

When I hear, there is just not enough, I say b.s.. I don’t see a lack of material anything; I see and experience a lack of consciousness in how we go about utilizing the abundance we have.  If enough of us continue our gentle journey of embracing abundance and contentment in the moment with what is, we will continue to spread this positive virus.  Maybe we can influence people locked in a fear of lack, that it is ok to let go a little bit, and experiment with being ok right now.  Maybe if a few more people experience a moment of stillness in their soul, in spite of the chaos around them, than we could find the 100th human needed to shift the paradigm.  Maybe I’m just an eternal optimist in this moment filled with visions of grandeur.  Thank you bartender of visions, I would like to double down every day on this.

I just know for me myself and I, that an ornery focus on positive to the best of my current ability, no matter what, through the darkest moments of my soul and life, have ALWAYS led me to a better place in time when the road of life cleared up again but more important, positive visions of grandeur comfort me in the present, and allow me to breathe easier and enjoy the day and the people I am with, regardless of internal and external circumstances.

When I hear it’s hopeless we’ll never get there, I remind myself I have stood in serene parks that were once industrial dump sites 10 or 20 years ago that have been revitalized, or all the huge trees I’ve received comforting hugs from that have been planted or protected by people.

I like being in sane.




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