The Wand Position

The Wand Position
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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Why Is It

I sometimes wonder why the world is the way it is. We look up at the stars at night and there is a definite feeling - have you noticed it - of peacefulness.

Oh sometimes we see what we call a shooting star and it has beauty. Generally speaking I find the night sky has beauty - don't you?

And yet we experience our world here where there is definitely beauty often all around us whether we see it or not - someone does - and yet there is so much struggle and strife. There is certainly a tendency to assume that we're doing something wrong as a society to say nothing of as individuals and yet my feeling is that we are surrounded by beauty - for the sky is on all sides of the Earth isn't it and there is much beauty here on Earth.

Perhaps if we pull back from our view of life here it's not so much that things are getting worse on Earth as we are simply becoming more aware of what's going on on Earth because of our communication system and those who would inform us but perhaps it's possible that since we are surrounded by beauty in the sky and so much on the Earth we cannot even see it in a single day but hope that others do - in the smiles of babies, in the beauty of our pets and the beauty of plants and animals in general - often that we don't see but our friends send this beauty to us in pictures of animals.

You get them I know, I get them too. So there is so much beauty around us perhaps it's the other way. Perhaps the beauty is slowly seeping into Earth. It's an interesting idea that, isn't it. Maybe Earth is like a reverse tea bag. The more Earth is in this space the more we absorb beauty. I wonder. I suppose it's possible.



Anonymous said...


All of creation is such an awesome and beautiful thing, isn't it? I constantly thank God for allowing me to be a part of it.

As you say, there is much more communication now so we hear about the unpleasant things in much greater detail.

I feel we are truly blessed to have a person such as yourself who concentrates on the good and positive aspects of life.


Seven said...

Yes I beleive beauty is all around us, just as it always has been and always will be. No question the globalization of communication shrinks our world and the information transmission process. Now, the factors of why bad news out races the good? But it does. And it surrounds us each day. I think you point out an excellent learning point; to concentrate on the beauty that IS here. Good point.

Robert Shapiro said...

Louis my friend, I do appreciate your comment and your compliment. I will continue to do my best while not ignoring other situations in our world.

Goodlife my friend.

Robert Shapiro said...

Seven, thank you for your comment and your accentuation of the beauty that is around us all the time.

It's true isn't it and yet because of the distractions we have within ourselves and reminders of those distractions we don't always notice it do we.

I find myself frequently coming out of that fog though when I'm in a store and I see a young mother, like I did the other day, pushing a stroller with a smiling baby in it. It's encouraging that - renewal, hope and most definitely goodlife.

And goodlife to you my friend.