reply to post by SolarE-Souljah
There are no distractions, those distractions are part of life. Meaning, there is no-thing that can distract us unless we give it the power to do so.
In other words, those distractions are only distractions because they are made that way by the perceiver. This can be present in everything from
violence, to a feel-good fest.
Those who are not happy with what they have, will never be happy. Its a cycle where-in the transition from "have not," to "have," does not suddenly
"happen." This is because we already "have" it, we just choose to see it differently. So, as long as we have not made the conscious decision to
"have," we will always
"have not," no matter the circumstances.
If one cant see beauty in anything, then it simply will not matter what "thing" or scenario, is presented.
i am well aware many will not hear me now, or perhaps ever. But the seeds will be planted for some. If you felt christ within you, you would not
wish for people to learn before such a thing happens, and not (by your own words), pray for it to end. You would help teach others, not commiserate
over how "awful" things are, biding your time until the world is "good enough" to start seeing it differently.
Such an attitude is just
as distracted from the "real world," as the system it judges. It is just getting wrapped up in one side instead of
the other, but both are still solely contained within the mind and its thought processes alone. Both result in the same thing, which is what we see
today. Where pride, ego, and selfishness rule the roost (because they are frequently thought to have been eliminated, giving such things full free
reign). It is incredible to see how much such things are brought up, and then followed by explaining how special one is
The ego is not a thing
be destroyed, but we can most certainly deceive ourselves into thinking such things. The problem is, what is doing the thinking that
the ego is not there anymore?
It is simply not a matter of "what happens," it is a matter of how we look at it and grow. So, the terrible, terrible world one might think we live
in points just as much to peace and harmony as whatever "perfect dream world" is thought to come into existence in the future, regardless of the
individuals decisions. If we continue looking at things the same way (from thought processes alone, regardless of context), then the same things will
continue to happen no matter what
state the world is in. Individuals still make their own choices, and it will be based in the same process as
always, which will lead to the same results as always.
If the world is so "bad," then why do worse things need to happen for us to see the beauty? The truth is, they dont. People can see the beauty in
the world as is (even shown in this very thread), which means it is available for all
walks of life. It shows very clearly, how such things
are a personal choice, and that if they are not perceived to be there, it is no ones "fault" but your own. No matter what happens, the only way that
will change is for an individual to decide it so, and start living their life that way.
TL;DR: Seeing beauty around us is not a factor of external sources. So, wishing for those external sources to change in hopes of finally attaining
"X" will be deceptive til their end, like a carrot on a stick.
Of course, just like before, i guess i "just dont understand"
edit on 19-5-2011 by sinohptik because: (no reason given)