I love being on a boat, away from the radio, the TV…the daily news. It seems all to revolve around comparison: the weather of yesterday vs. today; the economy of today vs. tomorrow; the rise of conservation; the decline of values; the standard of one life to another. Judgement in any and all cases.
What guilt, greed and sadness might dissolve if we all turned our attention to the greater measure of good that abounds?
I think, compared to the success of the world and its inhabitants through the eons, the failures would fill a tea cup. Yet, humanity tends to focus on the dire. It’s what we do. And we’ve taken it to the twenty-four hour news channel absurd.
How much happier would the world be if a certain credo were magically adopted overnight?
The father of Gestalt Therapy may have been on the right track:
I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
If I were king, there would be a new news channel: GNN, the Good News Network. “All Good, All the Time”.