Mind what you think about, most of it is worth throwing away!
It appears almost certain to me now that we have all suffered somewhat from a curious malnutrition of the mind. This malaise has come to such an acute condition, that it could take you and I some time before this unwelcome friend has been eradicated from the conscience. You see, we have all been suffering from such cerebral malnutrition, that it affects our very nature that impels us to act and be humans ‘enjoying being human’. What I am referring to is the junk food that we willingly supply our minds with and continue to overfeed ourselves with until we are sick in the head. We concentrate too much on the stomach and rarely take into consideration the most important organ inhabiting our bodies; our minds! And let’s face it, that is what we use to focus on what we see in the world.
We feed our minds with banal trash most of the time, we reach for the profit and loss reports out of habit, we plough through safety reports, school reports, and badly written emails from people we don’t know and trawl most willingly through mindless newspaper headlines looking for that one article that could rescue our very souls from materialistic suffocation. We know deep down that such a combination of words that can rescue us may never be written by any organisation, as all we ever seem to read is complete nonsense fuelled by a rather sad and hopelessly lost cause to try and sell us something, make us do something or be something that we have no intention of being. We are in great need of a literary bath, a smooth caressing and cleansing of the functions of the mind.
My beloved readers, for once, just give your mind some nourishment and think for a moment of absolutely nothing! The act of not thinking is indeed a very powerful state of being. Something I plan to do more of. Not thinking creates space for some rather more nourishing thought.
I am quietly confident in my assumption that I present to you today on this rather wet Friday afternoon. This was proven to me last week by your welcomed feast of emails you kindly sent to me, which I instantly devoured after sending my first Friday Light. I thank you all for your mails to me in response to my first Friday Light that rescued my very soul.
We are not alone in thinking … the world is wrong about most things and we are right. The world is insane for choosing to concentrate on destructing itself and now walking over fellow humans for gain is commonplace and almost accepted. But I don’t accept it. For quite some time I thought I was on my own charging over the hills into the darkness on my beautiful horse feeling I was the only soldier to fight what seemed to be, until now at least, the lost but noble cause of our right to have both stimulated and happy minds.
In the end it doesn’t matter what shit you think of all week as long as on Friday you realise it was all really shite and at last you can unwind and see that you are not alone in the quest to eradicate such terrible thoughts of what you did at work or worries of bills, relationships, illness and other badly chosen nourishments you selected to feed your mind with. In the end we can fill our minds with so much worry and crap that we decide to leave them altogether. At this stage people say we are finally out of our minds, but we have made that choice as to stay in our minds was too painful. The choice is ours in the end. So I choose to clean mine out if I can before the rot sets in!
Things don’t actually have meaning, it is the meaning that you give them that matters.
So the question now I pose this Friday is, what then and indeed does feed the mind? I have come to the assumption over many years that thinking of nothing can be the mind’s greatest food in times of such malnutrition. It’s like creating a cerebral dustbin. A kind of cleansing not unlike the cleaning out of the colon is in order. I need to eradicate the infection of my thoughts that is filled my head with so much nonsense from the week. I guess that is why I am writing this on a Friday – it gives you and I a slim, but hopefully welcome chance, to erase negative thoughts and such irritations that disturb the natural process of being happy.
We cant make ourselves happy, you can’t buy it, or snap your fingers and be it at will. Happiness is s state of the mind and I ask, what is your chance of happiness if you have filled your mind with so much cerebral junk food? You have choked the very engine of happiness that has been struggling to fire up for years. Could I be asking for a miracle? Yes I guess I could, but I believe in them. If 10,000 people giggled just a tiny bit or took a deep breath and said, hey that wasn’t so bad last week. My state of happiness is made by you being happier than had you not read my piece this week. Happiness is a result of what lies in the programming of the soul.
Just by thinking of what makes us happy creates the state; think about it, what is it for you? Playing in the garden with the kids, walking in the park, skiing down the Alps with the cold wind in your face, giving a few Euros to a homeless man in the street in Cologne. In the end we don’t make ourselves happy, its not possible, happiness is something that we give to ourselves through our perception of our actions.
Bon Apetite !
PS – Ditched the word ‘ blog’ from my Friday Light – its certainly a rather vulgar word that oddly and most pleasingly, actually suits most blogs so they can keep that word to themselves.