These days I've been blessed with an underlying sense of happiness and wellbeing! Which for me is great, because even in the happiest of times, I can sometimes be plagued with just the opposite, an underlying sense of, "What the Fuck, is not right around here?"
So, armed with my new high spirit, which I presume comes along with a new HIGHER vibration, I'm thinking what's next? What wonderful, beautiful THINGS am I about to welcome into my life, now that I am ridding myself of the thoughts of a Negative Nellie?
Oh I was like a happy bee on a mission soaring high with these thoughts and then a friend swung out a catcher's net and brought me back down to earth.
Did you see Bee Movie? I'm a Seinfeld fan, but I did not go rushing out to the theaters (rarely do I ever do that) but I did watch it one day. I watched it the way I love to watch movies....at home, on a lazy, rainy, Sunday afternoon.
At any rate, in Bee Movie Barry B. Benson, unhappy with his options in life (working at Honex -BKA the a honey cove, producing honey) leaves the hive and goes into the world, where he discovers humans are selling and consuming HONEY, HONEY produced off of the hard labor of bees.
Well as the story went, he....took the humans to court, won, stopped all production of honey at the bee farms, pulled all the honey off of the shelf, and had it poured back into the beehives.....of course after production shut down, the bees were happy and chilling for a moment, but before long they got fat and lazy, AND the entire planet was at risk. Because the bees stopped working, pollenation, ceased, thus the vegetation began to die off.
Before the season of Barry's discontent with what was, the bees were happy in their work, the people were happy, vegetation was flurishing and life was just moving along. It was the discontent, the having to have more WITHOUT and that is the moral of this story- WITHOUT the feeling of gratitude for what is, and what your surroundings do provide for you NOW that made everything come tumbling down.
When we look at the state of the world's economy today, we see close to the same scenario played out. Discontent with the present moment, even after having accomplished goals, just brought on a frenzied approach! What's next! What's next! I've got this, I need MORE!!!
In the whole real estate market...housing prices were ballooning out of control and greed, on the part of bankers, sellers, investors, even purchasors was UNCHECKED....there was no mellowing out...no stopping to be thankful for what is. The question was what's next? How can I get more? And, so here we are!
But, in the words of Steve Ross, "The Yogi sees God in all things." Has not this crisis of the soul made us in fact pay more attention to the health of our soul? People losing jobs, have to ask, "What now?" What do I do now in this moment to make things right. What do I have to be thankful for now? My family, my health, my friends....
And, instead of flocking together to jump on a house that just got on the market and scheming on outrageous bidding offers....we are coming together holding hands, hoping that we can make what's now a better situation. We're not betting against each other....as President Obama so eloquently spoke of last night we are working together!
There is nothing wrong with dreams, aspirations or goals. Set new heights, soar! But, let them be born of a place of hope, love, caring...not from the seeds of discontent or anguish (I don't know, anguish can be a good motivator) but I think you get what I'm s
Today I am thankful for right now. This opportunity to sit down and express my thoughts in this forum and for having you to come and read them.
Lifeis: About appreciating what you have with knowing that what you need and want are already there, provided for you. Open up and let it in.