… and life has stopped making sense
Then it is difficult to get out of this mindset
Mindset could be the problem.
If it is just that mindset …
Meditation is not going to help
If you’ve never done it before.
But AWE might help
Once I got offered a cup of chocolate milk, that tasted as if my grandma had made it. The unexpected event filled my brain with joy and silence, and beautiful memories. I was out of my mindset, and completely in this moment. This event started a series of inspiring moments. Mind was shaken, and my eye could appreciate beauty again.
The awe had been locked up, in a deep dungeon of my being, together with hope, beauty and consolation. But a simple cup of hot cacao,
was able to destroy a larger part of the walls around me.
Consolation seems to be made of beauty, love and compassion.
Stifling sadness feels like their opposite.
In order to alleviate our ‘pain’, whatever its cause, our mind turns the world into something grey. And we watch it from afar, through an Inverted keyhole embrasure. Unfortunately, the resulting hoariness, also drives out all beauty and awe. And soon life becomes meaningless.
We are all human beings roaming around on this crazy planet.
Awe and beauty can be around every corner, if we want to see and appreciate it.
Few people notice the sunrise,
while waiting for the train in a gloomy station.
And the most beautiful light, made of the most vibrant colours,
lightens up trees, buildings and sky, just before sunset.
Clouds have all kinds of shapes and colours too,
and who was never inspired by a beautiful moon,
or a skyscape full of stars.
Art has the capacity to equally move us
and shake us out of that grey mindset.
Music can be dangerous. Don’t let it spiral you deeper than you are already,
Be aware of its dimensions, and choose wisely. The music of our childhood often has a good effect.
All our senses can wake us up and can inspire us.
tastes and smells
from our childhood …
could do that.
Could wake us up,
and shape us back
into the radiant beings
made of spirit
that we truly are.
Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) July 2013 – @Brussels (st-lambrechts-woluwe) – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG 3912