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Moderate worry – Blog No. 19

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Moderate worry – if only because worrying makes little difference to any outcome.  Be aware that a preoccupation with trying to control a situation by anticipating its worst is counter-productive to its actual outcome.  You worry that tomorrow will come with some vengeance, for instance.  And tomorrow probably will, but how does your fretting – your restless toing and indecisive froing – affect its manifestation?  It simply doesn’t.  The first thing to realise when you are allocating to yourself any kind of panic is that you are wasting your energy and adversely impacting your thinking facility.  You are powerless – using worry – to effect any life changes of a positive kind.

It makes sense to worry a little.  It maintains your presence of mind and it keeps reality real.  It is only in an ideal world that there are no worries to worry about and it would be fair to say that the people inhabiting this planet certainly do not embody an ideal world.  Worry implies care.  It demonstrates a selflessness – unless your concerns are purely self-serving.  We cannot but worry about our children and about the state of the planet, the nature of our changing environment.  The plight of humankind.  The key is not to become consumed by concerns that do not concern you.  Worry about what you can influence.  Let those that can influence what you cannot do what they can do and in the interim spend some time and energy building a future about which no-one has to worry.

If you do not monitor the door open to your worries you will find yourself inundated daily with a succession of sudden crises that you cannot handle.  You need to manage your happenings in such a way that you become adept at discerning when to let a worry into your consciousness and when to deflect it.  Worries are known to grow uncontrollably when they are over-indulged and it is therefore vital to address them with the correct amount of relevant attention.  If you will waste your days dwelling on what is not important you must realise that what is of importance has a way of deciding the future outcome for itself.

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Recycling – Blog No. 64

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A trash can is filled with infinite possibilities.  It is fortunate for infinite possibilities that most – in fact, virtually all – people assume that trash cans are filled with rubbish.  They are not only keen to add their own shame, their own shit and their myriad fateful secrets slyly to the mix that has already been consigned to the dustbins of history, but they are also keen to deny these, their contributions.  It is a pity for these people.  Living in denial is no way to live.

When you understand discernment and you have developed an idea of how it is to be enterprising, you become capable of such things as making a golden goose from the shreds of yesterday’s feathers.  You just have to know how to piece a goose together.  That is possible when you have every tool at your fingertips – a privilege granted by the facility – or faculties, if you like – that one finds in dustbins when one takes the time to sift through the miles and miles of rotting refuse.  When you are prepared to get your hands dirty, you get to look at what ‘civilisation’ has tossed away and you get to know how much goodness – greatness – therein lies.  You also get to understand what a world of deceit this planet actually is.  You can choose to let that reality get you down, or you can use what is left inside of you to rebuild yourself – if there is anything left now that you know your ‘civilised minds’ have thrown away everything worthwhile of yours’ that ever was.

I suspect that the best place to have been during these sleazy days and ages, is in the dustbin.  That is where absolutely everything of consequence is.  Lucky for the dustbin.  It has the capacity, the facility, the faculties and the inclination to use every wonder it has discovered within itself to build a brand new something and leave this planet Earth and its people to mend itself, themselves.  If they do not have the tools to do so – that is unfortunate.  They will have to forge them from flint and sticks.

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