To Freely Bloom
At the risk of overstating the overly obvious: we live in a hectic world. And it is getting more so by the day. If you don’t think so try living without your computer and mobile phone for a while.
Everything is hectic, the traffic, the job, the customers. Even the pets are getting stressed. They have pet psychiatrists now. Yes indeed. Or you may choose a natural remedy for your furry chum. Like a mix of flower remedies for example; including but not limited to Aspen, Beech, Cerato, Chicory, Heather, Holly, Red Chestnut, 5-Flower Remedy, Sweet Chestnut, Vervain, Cat’s Claw, Mariposa Lily, St. Johns Wort, Blackberry, Tomato, Snowberry and so on and so forth.
I just give my K9 buddy a bone, seems to fix him right up. Mind you, I’m beginning to suspect he fakes stress just to get the expensive bone. He’s no dummy that dog.
You know what I’m saying, right? Everything’s getting to be so manic. Everyone wants stuff done YESTERDAY! There’s a food chain in the US called Fazoli’s that gets your evening meal, in the Drive-Thru, out in under 5-minutes. And we’re not talking burgers and chips. These are Italian food type meals. “Drive Under 5” they call it. And you know how such times are being achieved? Automation. Machinery. A burger joint can cook a meat patty in seconds. Unless of course they pre cook it and nook it when you order it. Convenience they call it. Death by slowly making the human feel redundant and useless I call it.
Human beings are becoming unnecessary. But you know what’s really, really funny? It’s the humans doing it to themselves. And we’re the superior ones?!
Small wonder people are becoming despondent, dejected and downcast. Finding solace, more and more in alcohol, drugs and violence. It seems people can’t have fun without getting loaded in some shape or form. Kids can’t dance without popping pills.
The question coming up more and more is, what am I doing here, what’s this all about? Or maybe you’ve been sitting in a room full of people and felt isolated, alone, maybe a little like a freak. Like, I don’t belong here.
Morpheus, in the movie The Matrix, put it beautifully when he said; What you know you can’t explain it, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.
What Morpheus talks about and what you have experienced- if you have felt one of the abovementioned or similar thoughts- are one and the same thing.
I have known people who have woken up in a cold sweat in the middle of a night, just feeling awful and fearful for no apparent reason. Same thing.
And what are we doing about it? Nothing that will stop the decline. More of the same really; working way harder than is good for us. Leaving the young ones with strangers to nurture, trying to keep to ridiculous deadlines; driving along choked-up streets and expensive expressways which more often than not resemble car parks and being anxious. Always anxious. Anxious about work, the future, the present, the bills, the kids, the mortgage …
… anxious about everything except the one truly important thing– Your wellbeing and happiness.
A man by the name of Gerry Spence wrote that, success means, to freely bloom.
Beautifully put and an appropriate point to stop and ask yourself; When was the last time I allowed myself to freely bloom.