Monday, January 27, 2014. Someone passed this quote along to me and when I read it I thought, “Gee! THIS is the world I want to live in!”
Then I thought about days when I don’t feel too friendly toward the human race. Maybe I can do better about that by paying more attention to when those negative thoughts appear so I can nullify them at the very least — and replace them with happier thoughts if I can be THAT preemptive!!
“They that are endued with sincerity and faithfulness should associate with all the peoples and kindreds of the earth with joy and radiance, inasmuch as consorting with people hath promoted and will continue to promote unity and concord, which in turn are conducive to the maintenance of order in the world and to the regeneration of nations. Blessed are such as hold fast to the cord of kindliness and tender mercy and are free from animosity and hatred.“
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Author: Bahá’u’lláh, Source: US Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1988 pocket-size edition, Pages: 33-44, excerpt from TARAZÁT (Ornaments)
It is certainly one of the characteristics of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that we tend to turn down the volume on stimulation in our environment by closing ourselves off from the world to increasing degrees. It can be absolutely exhausting for me to be around the “noise” of human contact for long periods of time (and a lot of times even for short times!).
This seems to be more true the older I get as if my “human contact circuitry” is becoming obsolete or worn out!
However, I tell myself, I CAN try to pay more attention to my THOUGHTS!! It’s not that I wish anyone ill. That is not my nature. In my isolation that my nervous system and brain requires for me to remain more calm I tend to disconnect myself from awareness that I AM connected to “all the peoples and kindreds of the earth.”
I am not all that unique! I share far more in common with other people than I often let myself realize. At least I can monitor my thoughts so that I can radiate out from my heart good wishes that might somehow help illuminate dark places on this globe.
I certainly would rather be aligned with forces of love and healing rather than those of gloom and oppression. I do have that choice even though these frigid winter days in this northern clime keep me within the walls of my apartment most of the time. The walls of my thoughts and feelings need not be so constrained! There is certainly more to life than what might greet my physical senses on any given day.
I want to become more aware of that fact and at least make some small effort toward the betterment of us all.
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