Black or white, good or bad, this or that... Will I drive this way or that way. Will he/she respond like this or that? I remember one of my first spiritual advisors was actually successful in making sure that one good distinction stuck with me. There are ALWAYS AT LEAST FIVE choices or options or outcomes in EVERY situation. It is amazing how well this has served me over the years. It has allowed me to open up my creative thinking and provided an outlet for multiple opportunities for any given challenge or situation.
It interesting now to notice how black and white focused our culture encourages us to be. Even after the success of the book/movie shades of gray! Politics is particularly onerous in this... rich or poor, liberal or republican, conservative or liberal, and on and on.
If you can manage to stay aware enough to notice yourself doing this... remind yourself that it's NOT TRUE... there are always AT LEAST FIVE options/choices/outcomes/questions/answers or whatever for any dilemma, problem, quandary, outlook, prospect, question, issue... get the idea?
Just moved to share this today...
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
Fibber McGee's closet!