All the things around us do we really See them? Are we conscious enough about them?
We all should be more considerate checking that what we buy is really worth it and if we are not providing opportunities of slavery or human misuse or demanding too much on mother nature.
looked around you? Noticed tiny things around you?
busy roads + frustrated drivers,
green trees coming up to life
joy in face > contagious
thought about why these things happen?
Everything has a story with a reason attached to it. Some you might know of but for the ones you haven’t-
> Look with your eyes. See with your heart!
Look with your eyes. See with your heart!
You are in the supermarket pushing a cart. You are in front of the shelves with apples that are neatly stored according to taste, kind and variety. It is fruit you need for your health and you buy it, whether the price is good or not. You look at the quality label and then put a pack of six in your cart and go to the till.
It is not because you look that you see.
Your biological eye sees shapes and different colours. But do we actually ‘see’ what we are ‘looking’ at?
‘To see’ is only possible by standing still in a special way, by consciously looking at and by being present with mindfulness. To see is always the result of looking with our inner eye, because reality has a tactile outer side but also an invisible inner side.
What if you would pick your apple yourself in the orchard ?
When choosing the apple that you pick yourself, you invariably begin to smile because of what you see, feel and smell. Your eyes admire the shapes and colours ,while your hands handle the apple as a piece of live food. This apple , ‘your apple’ is not any more just merchandise, but one of the wonders of life that you want to cherish.
Very often we ‘look’ without ‘seeing’, because our heart is not in it.
Phil Bosmans once wrote :
“There are so many wonders around us that are waiting to be discovered. When you look at someone you love, when you look at flowers and butterflies and birds because you find them beautiful, you always see so much more than only your eyes can see.Then you discover daily new miracles”.
You start to think more with your heart than with your mind.
– Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Kijk met je ogen zie met je hart
Most of the people in the industrial world are so taken up by their aim to gain as much money as possible and to get the highest position they can get, so that others can lookup to them, that they forget to enjoy life and to make something worthwhile living for.
They forget that of all the material treasures they collect on this earth in this life, they can not do take anything with them in their grave or can not do anything with it in their death. Once we die it shall all be finished, and we shall not be able to hear or see anything, and we shall not be able to do anything any more. Life will be gone out of us; No breath any more. Just a deteriorating body to become dust again. That is what shall left over of us, in the end, some ashes or dust and perhaps some memories in the heads of others.
So many people loose so much time trying to get somewhere instead of making the best out of their life and to make the best of the life of those around them.
Instead of making full use of what we do have in ourselves we try to compare with others, sometimes envying them instead of being happy with what we do have in ourselves.
Therefore, let us tackle ourselves with that what is given unto us, and be happy to use all are given elements and power, to make ourselves and those around us happy souls (happy beings).
Please also do find to read:
- What is life?
- Dying or not
- What happens when we die?
- Leaving behind the lives we have touched.
- Onsterfelijkheid – Immortaliteit + > Immortality, eternality – onsterfelijkheid, eeuwigheid
- Grave, tomb, sepulchre – graf, begraafplaats, rustplaats, sepulcrum
- Decomposition, decay – vergaan, afsterven, ontbinding
- Biblical Ambiguity on Death?
- Is there an Immortal soul
- The Soul not a ghost
- Human Nature: What does the Bible teach?
- Father and motherhood
- Poverty and conservative role patterns
- Parenthood made more difficult
- Blow to legitimacy of the capitalist system
- Migrants to the West #7 Religions
- Brilliant Poet Fights the Undead – Featured Artist: Frank Ruger
- The disease of poverty is a doctor’s business everywhere
- When gender inequality is good economics
- Recalibrating the poverty line
- Motherhood In The Workplace: I Was Asked to Tone-Down the ‘Mommy Thing’
- Optional Parenthood
- The Juggle of Modern Motherhood
- Motherhood= Amazing
- European Parliament stands for human dignity
- Don’t fool yourself
- Cosmos creator and human destiny
- Knowing where to go
- Two states of existence before God
- The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
- The one who makes us well and gives life
- Thoughts On Living Right (sassoon18.wordpress.com)
To walk the common line / Of integrity, not swerve, / Is to tarnish not the shine / Of what we must preserve.
- Dungeon Prompts – Season 2, Week 14: Entertain with the Mundane (theseekersdungeon.com)
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
- Thoughts On Living Right (sassoon18.wordpress.com)
To treasure and to hold
Life’s precious gifts; try
To cheer the sick and old,
The downcast, by and by,
Is to light the torch of love
And heartfelt amity,
Rising beyond, above
Life’s stark mundanity.
- Exploration of the Mundane (slangaga.wordpress.com)
Life shouldn’t be compliant.
Life shouldn’t be waiting for your next vacation,
or forgetting what it feels like to laugh so hard you hurt.
We are on a continuing adventure, forever exploring.
Maybe there are times when all we can do is explore the objects surrounding us.
Of course there will be times when the adventure has seemed to be replaced by routine,
by the inevitable.
But that shouldn’t keep us from exploring.
Even the mind we own has such an unfathomable depth of information.
Why should we take that for granted?
- Thinking About Mundane Things Sure is Mundane. (tessreynolds13.wordpress.com)
uter. Typing is mundane.
- 5 ideas (zeldasocarina.wordpress.com)
one mans trash is another’s treasure – ask people what item they treasure, present them in a trash can
- Time / Capsule (iamsagirl.wordpress.com)
Dig me up;
I hold a thousand secrets,
a thousand questions unasked,
a thousand memories that never will be.
- Early Medical Retirement for Disabled Federal Workers: Joy of the Mundane, Though We Knew It Not (federaldisabilityretirement.wordpress.com)
we tend to consider joy in terms of momentary elation, an extended period of satisfaction, or a sense of quietude wrapped in layers of giggling quivers. Conversely, the mundane evokes boredom, monotony, a time devoid of elevated emotional responses; a time of negation, where the chasm between desire and duty floats apart from one another like drifting icebergs in the cold North Atlantic seas.
- PAD challenge Day 5- Prompt: discovery (ardoucet.wordpress.com)
It’s hard to discover something when you’re not looking
When the eyes of your heart and soul and mind are shut up tight
From the ravages of the modern madness of busyness
Being deliberate, opening your senses to the physical
Leaving behind the virtual world of technology
The possibilities are endlessly in front of you
Waiting to be uncovered in the mundane, the routine
The ordinary of everyday
In the largeness of a mountain