The sun sets on another day…
I think the sunset is very relaxing. It seems to pull you in and let you center if only for a moment. I can think of no better relaxing time then a cool breeze and good friends watching the sun set together. Well , maybe there are a few others but it's an awful good time nonetheless.
If you weren't crazy and took four years of Latin like I did then you probably have no clue what the title means of this little post. The words are actually all portions of tense and type of the word "love". It is fascinating to think about all the aspects of love, and how the Romans, Greeks, and other civilizations reveled in love and all its forms. The Greeks actually had a series of words to describe the essence of love in forms ranging from passionate to committed. As a species we are fascinated with love, and yes, fascinated with all the aspects of love.
Take a moment, feel for a moment, love for a moment, and in the process open your mind to possibilities and consider well the depth of love. Love will keep us together, love will tear us apart, but love, in the end will be that thing that gives us more meaning than most animal.
So as the sun sets on another day, be the love you want to receive, receive the love you can, and if you are hurt, don't despair, love will come to you, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and love people too...
The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was seriously awesome. It wasn't comically awesome but instead it was seriously awesome.
I'm sure some of you are looking at my word choice and thinking that I've gone stark raving mad or that I don't understand what the word recombinant means. It's funny that usually when I pick my topic it pops into my head and I have all the ideas that go along with it. In reality when I started looking at this I realized that perhaps I did miss the point a little but then my brain shifted into high gear and that's where I'm sitting right now.
We are pure organisms that are created by experience and DNA. We could quickly and efficiently debate the positives and negatives of nature and nurture but there is no clear answer or else the debate would have been solved some time ago. I know people that believe nature is the only way to consider are personality growth and many people think nurture creates everything. It's my opinion that it's somewhere in between and it is the exchange of experience and idea that creates the personality we have. If you think about it it's kind of funny. In DNA recombination is a process where there are crossovers from both parents that in the process create a new organism. I'm putting it out here that we are a series of moments that in the process of recombination with others is created as much by interaction as anything else. It is this process of sharing moments that makes us who we are.
Now I'm sure that there are a significant number of exceptions to this rule where people don't interact at all. Even in those exceptions we find there is still the recombination of moments from early interaction so it still exists. I could even postulate that recombination of moments happens with the world around us and every interaction with life that we have. It's a cool idea and if you don't agree with me that's OK but at least it's something to think about.
I put it to you today that the more you interact the more you will grow and the more you will eventually be, well, more. it's a unique idea but as you consider it think about how exciting it would be to remember every moment that made you who you are today.
So as the sun sets on another day, I think this is one of the mores strange posts I have written simply because I am fascinated by the complex amino acid chains that make us who we are and the massive chemical reactions that take place every moment in our life. And that's not all, if you act today you may well realize that we are pretty darn amazing, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the moments…
The sun sets on another day…
I thought about sunset a lot tonight but missed it and that made me a little sad. Still I know sunset was grand and I'll see it tomorrow.
There are two words in the world you should always consider. They are selfless and selfish.
Selfless is defined as “concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own”
Selfish is defined as “lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure”
I know, another word lesson or another series of deep thoughts that really aren't necessary. You would think everyone in the world knows what these two words mean but I'm not sure people do. You would think everyone in the world can be separated by just these two items but I don't think that is possible either . Instead I think there are many people who are selfless. These are the people they try to make the people around them happy and compromise or cave far too often in order to give of themselves and not cause ripples or rifts. Selfless people are often the ones more concerned about others until they are virtually destroyed or treated so horribly did they finally just give up. Selfless people are the ones that save others, that become heroes, to join the military, become public servants, or generally find ways to make others happy.
Selfish people are full of excuses. selfish people are the ones don't make a mess out of things that aren't theirs. Selfish people cause issues in public places just because they know selfless people we'll clean up after them. Selfish people try to control situations while selfless people try to diffuse those situations. Selfish people in relationships often talk about what they can't do and why they can't do it and in the process set everything aside in favor of what they want out of a relationship. Selfish people always want to know what's in it for them and rarely care about anyone else.
Why does this matter?
I came across this situation today where there were significant damage’s done to things that were mine by someone who I tried to help. The more the day went on the more frustrated I got and as the day came to an end I had to set things aside in favor of straightening out my line of thinking instead of going further down an angry avenue. It makes me wonder how much effort is necessary before you throw up your hands and realize you're not getting anything in return. Thankfully this situation is done but I learned and I thought a lot about selfish and selfless in the afternoon and evening.
So as the sun sets on another day don't worry too much about all of this. Perhaps it's just me today and all of the things I experienced today will be gone tomorrow. Still strive to be selfless and strive to make others the focus of happiness no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and be selfless…
The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was missing again. Well it wasn't exactly missing it just wasn't easily evident from where I was stuck on the ground. If I was a few 1000 feet in the Sky I'm sure it would have been intensely beautiful.
Have you ever felt a word? I know people that feel words when they're reading books or stories. Everything from the silky smooth petals of a rose to the sickening crunch of something terrible happening. I would like to think that a lot of that is due to writers and their ability to impart into people but I also know that empathy plays a large role in it all and those that are very empathic are more prone to the words and the feelings that are put before them.
I find I have learned to turn it off and on . When I was younger I hung on every word and experienced everything as it was laid out before me. As I have gotten older I have found that there are places that I need to just turn off the empathic responses and instead just read for the sake of reading. I find this helps me see a bigger picture and later I maybe lost in the empathy but for now I just want to know.
How about you? When you read do you feel everything going on around you or are you just reading and getting the knowledge without necessarily the feelings and emotions attached to it? Think about it, it might be fun.
So as the sun sets on another day words are amazing and our ability to communicate gives us an immense advantage in the world. Leaving our words for the future gives us a little more. Take a moment and feel the words that you're reading and realize you're part of something very special each and every day.
Sleep sweet, love life, and feel…