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The weather – Blog No. 22

The weather

It is conventional in some countries for people to speak to each other about the weather as if it were a reference point in a friendly conversation.  It isn’t.  It’s the polite way of saying:  I don’t know what else to say to you.  That is the way with all small talk.  It is projectile ineptitude and all those engaged in its futility are evidently acutely uncomfortable with silence of any kind.  They need to fill the tranquility, the quiet, with pointless noise aimed at easing the awkwardness caused when they are faced with social situations in which they would rather not find themselves.  Do not listen to that sort of noise.   If you are genuinely interested in the weather, then speak of it with reverence.  Do not use it as an excuse to make wasted conversation.  Even the weather gets bored, hearing itself spoken about in the dead tones of those who chatter with empty heads.

The weather is largely unpredictable.  It is set to stay that way.  Forecasting is one way of finding out what is on its way, weather-wise.  Forecasting has prevented many deaths this century.  It is a valuable resource.  It is tempting – given the research done and being done – to imagine that it is reasonable with practice to predict definite weather patterns or determine with certainty what the weather will ‘do’.  You cannot decide what the weather is going to do.  It has its own agenda to attend to.  It is important to know that the weather we experience is impacted by factors that haven’t even happened yet.

The weather is quite often a phenomenon.  It does not play favourites.  It is what it is.  It does what it can.  The weather does not ask humankind if it would like a monsoon yesterday.  It sends a hurricane when the winds decide the time is right and a monsoon on Tuesday if the rain says okay.  That is its way.  There is no reward for complaining about its diverse nature, nor is there respite from its less tender ministrations for those who will build their lives contrary to its guidelines.  Nature will not be tamed.  Not now, not then – and not ever.  I – for one – am grateful for its changeability, its refusal to be capped by mankind.  Nature is our very essence.  Weather is its expression.  No matter how frustrating it is for humankind, neither respond to punishment.  Neither will be manipulated by public opinion.  Neither care what curses are spat in their general direction.  When there is Nature’s work to be done it gets done.  The way you feel about how it goes about its business is neither here nor there, either.  It does not work to impress.  It works to get the job that needs doing, done.

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Kings and Queens – Blog No. 9

Love

Whether or not they realise it, the Kings and Queens of this world are on the front line.  That is simply how it is.  Kings certainly do not desert their men in battle and Queens are quite capable of managing their domains from the front, too.  That means they do not desert their men, either.  In an ideal situation all the men of the Kings would unite with all the men of the Queens and together they would not only be a more effective line of defence, they would perhaps see in one another’s eyes that their objective is ultimately one and the same, i.e. it is a common one.

Kings and Queens – in the traditional manner – are elevated to their status because they have the wherewithal to handle the weight of such a title.  Being a King or a Queen is not part of being in a fairytale.  It is a very serious business.  The Kings and Queens that turn up thinking their job is a picnic are soon deposed.  That is called Natural selection.  A King is denoted by his honour, his word.  A Queen is denoted by her honour in combat and her determination.  In this, they have equal power.

In the royal enclave there are such things as Kingcesses.  Those who can identify upon sight a Kingcess are fortunate.  He who catches a Kingcess is a lucky man – it is like finding an angel flying on solid ground.  That – like being struck by lightning – is not a common occurrence.  In fact, it happens only once in two blue moons.

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Hello World! Thankyou for today – Blog No. 1

Happy Birthday

Mantras are vital to your wellbeing.  That means it is important to choose wisely those affirmations that will get you from A to B.  What you choose to get you from B to where you need to be is your business.  It is a good idea to start your day with an affirmation of gratitude.  For instance:

‘Thankyou that the earth did not explode last night.’  Or, ‘Thankyou for creating this time in which we find ourselves alive.’  Or yet still, ‘Thankyou that I have a strong body and mind and that I chose to wake up today.’

Any such affirmations, mantras, will see you through your day.  It would seem that the humans have become accustomed to taking everything for granted.  That is, they have forgotten – or pretend not to remember – how much energy it takes for Nature to wake up every morning.  They assume the sun will rise.  They assume that the air they breathe will keep cleaning itself.  They assume that they reserve the right of ownership, i.e. that it means everything to ‘own’ things.  Considering that is their way and they will not easily be dissuaded from it, at certain times it pays to be a commodity of sorts.  Being bought and sold is what human trafficking – slavery – is all about.   It is not what humans were made for, hence they find it uncomfortable.  Both the subject of their indiscriminate selling of each other, and the object.

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Circles – Blog No. 49

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It is said that if you can draw freehand a perfect circle, you are certifiable. I would suggest that if you can draw freehand a perfect anything, you are probably one of a kind. That would be something worth exploiting in this contemporary world of busy businessing, if that is what you are into. Is perfection subjective? I suspect for a lot of people, it is. For the rest, it is simply a necessity. That need means there is no time to debate on the merits of perfection as opposed to its demerits.

The wheel is probably one of the better circles that was ever invented. As was the method in a mandala. If you are not clear on what a mandala is, it would perhaps be a good thing to investigate. Ask the Buddhists about their why. Perhaps the Buddhists also know why pandas have black circles around their eyes. It is worth asking.

Circles are continuity. They are consistent. Circles are not cycles. Cycles are their own entity. They depend on themselves for their shape. A circle is a definite shape. Anything less than perfect for a circle is not good enough. You cannot call a 99.9% round, a circle. A circle is 100% round. 360°, even, if you like.

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