Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thoughts From The Cold

It’s January and it’s cold where I live. It should be cold, it’s January, but we have had some warmish days since winter began and I am thankful for it.

I wonder what that means, if anything. I don’t think the planet climatology is changing beyond a normal cycle, but then again I’ve watched the weather statistics for a number of years and it does seem that things are different. I do acknowledge that we as a polluting species need to curb our trash.

Could it be global warming? A cyclical pattern we amateurs don’t understand? A adulteration in climate? It doesn’t matter, the cold is part and parcel of the season no matter what its cause and if we don’t like it, we can move.

That said, life goes on and on and on. A very simplistic observation, but one that embraces the truth of living and a truth we oft forget because we are a controlling species and life is not something we can even remotely control. We can only control how we think or feel about the episodes of life, but true control is left to the spiritual and physical consequence of our actions.

Life goes on in the minutia of things. It is the way it should be.

People say things, we react. We say things, people react. Unfortunately when we react either as a person, a people, a community or a country our reaction engenders the other’s reaction and conflicts and cultural separations often result that are adversarial in nature.

There is only one way out of this dilemma. Gandhi said it decades ago. A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."

We need to change our minds to change our lives.

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