This morning at 5:30 I was woken up by myself to chat with me. He said to me:
“Remember, within this objective, materialistic world of black and white in which we live, it is our ideas and thoughts that deck these forms with subjective shades. It is all of us that paint these shades of colour into life, not just one or some, but all. Not just the academic, clever and creative, but also the unfortunate, sick and condemned. Our colours will mix and bleed into others causing chaotic beauty and not all colours will harmonize for art is tragic, beautiful and challenging. Try be mindful and respectful of colours that are not of your palette, believe it or not they do tell you something even if it is seemingly abstract. Life and truth is a sum total of disgustingly gorgeous shapes and colours. Open your mind, dip your brush in a colour of thought and help paint our reality with your range and choice of colours. You are an artist, armed with a unique perspective that no one has the right to deny, just as you cannot deny that of another. It is our sum total of the objective & subjective that leads us to a paradigm which pushes, pulls & challenges us but at the fringe and periphery of this solidifying paradigm is a percentage that challenges and shifts the paradigm itself in an evolutionary movement, keeping it dynamic and alive.
Right and wrong, best and worse are objective words coloured by the opinion of perspective through experience and each experience, although humanly it may be perceived objectively, is simultaneously and uniquely subjective, as is the artist who holds the palette within.
Life is not simple, happy, sad or short, nor is it’s point the attainment of a single, tiny facet (which we have conditioned ourselves to believe is happiness). Life is a collective. We should sew and connect all the various pieces which we often see as seperate and contrary into one single picture which will bring not necessarily happiness but peace and attempt to grasp it, interact with it best we can according to our capacity which is ultimately influenced and affected by everything.
We have been creating and colouring this complex Rubik’s cube of reality, individually as well as collectively that we have forgotten to also solve for it. Solve it for your own sake. Solve it for all our sakes.”
I then dissipated, leaving myself to fall back to sleep…
We still have a far way to go.
We love to wage wars even if we are armed with nothing but opinions.
We feel we are entitled to them, but seldomly do we sacrifice it for peace.
We weild them like daggers, cutting little slivers of truth from out one another until we are all left bleeding out on the floor.
It is about choosing our battles, because truth is almost always too big for our hearts to hear.
So we do what we can in our capacity, and that capacity is different for each personality.
He was a cosmic expression.
He was a temple.
He pulled teeth from his mouth as if they were sacred teachings
and planted it within the dirt inside his chest
and tried to make a garden.
For the concepts he pulled and the love he tried to push
I will forever have respect.
May we always remember the meanings behind the appearances;
and although the appearance is at peace,
may the meanings never rest.
So we want peace?
For peace to be propagated, our interactions with each being must be peaceful.
For those interactions to be peaceful, we – the individual, must be peaceful and to be peaceful we have to be at peace with ourselves on an individual level.
The problem is too many of us have unresolved internal conflict because we have been conditioned to think that what is NOT tangible, is not as important as that which can be physically sensed.
If millions of dissonant individuals are interacting can we really expect harmony? Peace is only as strong as its weakest link, and we each are a link.
Despite what you have been “taught” YOU, your every thought and action is the most important thing in physical existence.
At the moment we live in a society of production and business. Business is the breeding ground of competition. The majority of our lives are taken up by work in order to earn money, which is business. That is our reality.
Most work 5 – 6 days, leaving very little time for Life. We have submerged ourselves in this life, this reality. Our reality is business and competition. If we live in a society where everyone is looking for an opportunity to take advantage of the next person for personal benefit, how can we possibly have peace?
We are a product of our environment and it seems to me that we have all contributed and sculpted an environment which is incredibly difficult to propagate love and peace. Sometimes I think we are conditioning ourselves negatively and we are “happy” with it.
Yes, perhaps I am an idealist and I am sure very many will agree that my ideals are unrealistic in this world. My argument is that the reason we don’t live in an ideal world is because too many have willingly given up their ideals for a “better” life filled with money and material benefits. Technology has made us want things even more, but do we stop to think how such fast-evolving technology affects us as a society? We are only interested in results and a physical/tangible and instant gratification.
Just like in nature, for something to survive the conditions need to be right. The same goes for love and peace. We cannot expect love and peace to fill the world in conditions that don’t allow it. A thought to think about this festive holiday…