I need to take a few deep breaths to ground my mind in the now. To reflect on the purpose of my blog or I may become apathetic. My blog is for my enjoyment, not as an ego trip. It is to share some wisdom I have found helpful in coping with some of life’s challenges and share some of nature’s beauty using my photos and drawings. The intention is to help in an entertaining way to lighten some of the worries troubling our modern day life.
Why would I lose my enthusiasm? I have people following my blog and some give encouraging comments. The reason I believe is ideological amplification or like the proverb “Birds of a feather flock together.” The people following my blog are not in need of my help they already have a good positive attitude.
After meditating I feel ready to share some helpful ideas. By writing these ideas I revise them so they become indelibly imprinted on my long-term memory to be practiced and become a habit. So thinking right thoughts leads to right speech and actions that become second nature to me. Choosing the right words and clarifying my ideas, if nothing else, benefit me in many ways. The irony of helping others is we benefit from our own good intentions.
Reflecting on some of my favourite words and why I like them. Equanimity, if you have this quality you are in control of your emotions. Meditation is the way to calm the mind; a calm mind is a peaceful, unemotional state. Equanimity is synonymous with composure. Although some words are synonymous they have subtle differences. Happiness, pleasure, joy and contentment are all favourite words of mine. Every book I see with happiness in the title I read. The thing is happiness is like joy it does not last and pleasures are fleeting. Contentment is the best state to experience. Reciprocity is a favourite word because if we exchange our ideas with an open mind communicating with understanding, we would find we agree on more things than we disagree on.
I like to reflect, concentrate and meditate on positive words. These words invoke uplifting thoughts, the thought precedes the action. There is no action without a reaction. If we want respect we must give respect. To look for the virtuous dwell on the honourable and engaging in kindness will change our outlook on life. That has a direct positive effect on the enjoyment of every aspect of our life.
What is your most inspiring, favourite or important words to meditate on? You may like to give this some thought and let me know your choice of words and the reason why. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but neurologists say words make a greater lasting impression.