Sunday, June 28, 2015

To practice neutral thinking is to live in total peace.

The longer I live, the more I realize the true neutrality of life. The micro nature (the world you see all around you) is neutral, this means the macro nature (the huge expanse of it all)...our earth and universe are too. Out there, is only the possibility or projection of what will and will not be based on our perceptions and then our actions. When I say what will and will not be, I'm referring to human creation, human invention and human reaction, not naturally occurring phenomena. I'm convinced that 100% of human emotions and feelings are a product of evolution. We, the smartest species with the biggest brain and the softest hide. A body of raw exposed skin with millions of nerve endings; skin the largest organ in our body. To be this smart and this vulnerable (at the same time) would require us to have a very sophisticated set of thoughts which are in fact our emotions. Doubt (self protection to keep us from making a decision that could lead to our demise) Fear (self protection from threats that could lead to our demise) Love (a way to make sure we create offspring and then protect those offspring so they live to also reproduce and to protect them from their demise)--we were duped into believing that any of this is real. It is CREATED, and you believe its real, but it is manufactured in your head through evolution and you have no defense against it. Your tendencies are already printed in your DNA well before you are ever born. The splitting of cells, the fusing of tissue, it summons evolution to protect you before you ever breathe in your first breath! Take a look at a cemetery with thousands of headstones, now think of each of those people who owned ALL the same emotions you currently have. Can you visualize thousands of tiny dandelion puffs floating above them? They represent the feelings of those below and when they passed, where did those feelings go? Thousands of individual stories of love and loss, strife and success...good times and bad. Just like you, they spent a lifetime assembling, disassembling and reassembling their thoughts and beliefs about their own experiences. We are constantly trying to make sense of our experiences and assign them meaning so we can keep living day after day in complete uncertainty. Because, life after all is 100% uncertain to us, and yet, we are 100% certain it will go on. Self protection is the theme of it all because we are wired to live and reproduce, but we are also equipped to manage our inevitable demise too. Where did all those 'real' feelings go? They passed with the individual and they were neutralized and absorbed and returned back to their beginnings. For they were never real, but imagined. The definition of real is: actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed. Knowing this, should empower us to keep our emotions between the lines, right? Knowing this should make us aware of the amazing power of our minds, right? To practice neutral thinking is to live in total peace. Life is 1% what happens to me, and 99% how I react to it. Isn't it time to start living free from the stress of allowing your thoughts to define your happiness? Think about it. Lisa Ekanger

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha 1972)

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe Tp bear the unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest To follow that star No matter how hopeless No matter how far To fight for the right Without question or pause To be willing to march into hell For a heavenly cause And I know if I'll only be true To this glorious quest That my heart will lie peaceful and calm When Im laid to rest And the world will be better for this That one person. scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star! Lisa Ekanger

Thursday, June 11, 2015