A few days ago they had the first day for over 2 years where there was no one murdered.
One day - no killings.
That is cause for celebration in a country (population 6 million) where the record for the number of murders in a 24 hour period is something like 122.
Puts things in perspective on life here doesn’t it?
Things are pretty good I reckon.
Really - you’re not in a war zone, chances are you have everything you need, you have a body that works remarkably well, a roof over your head, internet access …
And yet … do you really know how good life is, as it is, right now?
Perspective is a powerful thing.
Where I come from - New Zealand (pop. 4 million) - the biggest news is when someone is caught with more fish than their quota.
And yet it has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
How could a small corner of hobbity paradise have that much misery?
All the strain in life? Comes from upstairs.
Mindset, thinking, attitude - it changes everything.
The TV series Breaking Bad:
Saw a line from the main character who has lung cancer:
I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50-years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my [lung cancer] diagnosis, I sleep just fine.
Perspective and mindset and thinking - the most powerful agents that affect your life.
Where ever you go, whatever you do - you take your head with you.
Where ever you look - you look through your own head -
Your vision is filtered by your beliefs, patterns, programmes, thoughts, feelings.
You never see the world as it is, but actually as you are.
Your perspective and mindset is the foundation for all of your life.
Want to do things differently?
You’re in luck - nothing is fixed.
You can change those filters, you can change your perspective and your mindset.
You can learn to become in touch with this precise moment in time, never taking it for granted again,
Choosing to appreciate rather than condemn, to know the simple beauty of being alive.
You don’t have time NOT to get involved in this stuff.
It’s not frivolous, unnecessary, something for when you get around to it, just for the hippies …
It’s the core cause of everything you do.
No one can make you see this, but if you’re unsatisfied with the results in ANY part of your life,
Look at the thoughts and feelings you’re paying attention to.
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Go well! Arjuna
Take nothing for granted.
Soon the Trump might come out speaking Russian.
Then things will really get interesting.