The real key to feeling good it seems is to give and keep on giving.
When we stop putting a monetary value on what we do, it is immensely liberating.
We also have an obsession with happiness as though it were yet another purchasable product.
As a child I once tried to stand in the end of a rainbow to feel the colours on me. I ran back and forth across a wet field with friends shouting directions across the cow pats.
But rainbows can't be seen from close up.
And the irony of happiness as a product is that it disappears when we look directly at it, as ephemeral as that rainbow.When we are young we jump into a pool whether we can swim or not.
We have no fear.
Either we swim or we drown.
Before the age of thirty important things happen to us which shape the rest of our lives.
The first is:
We become aware of ourselves and our own thinking. We reach the age of reason.
The second is:
In our new-found maturity we begin to think in a more adult way.
We become grown up.
Recklessness and risk are not compatible with age.
Risk becomes something which must be carefully considered.
Or is it!!!
We all have a negative voice in our heads that stops us from taking risks. Ask yourself what you really have to lose.
Most of the time it's about ego and less about any real loss. Go first. Have the courage to do something before waiting to see if others are willing.
“Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves.
They flickered out saying:
"It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.”
~~ Carl Sandburg
|Cockatoo Island Art Exhibition, Sydney Dec 2011|