Firstly, let me just apologise for any confusion.
I am posting this a day “late”. But, I’m taking full advantage of the fact that it is still the 25th of November some where in the world…and I didn’t have anything to write about when it was still the 25th of November where I am.
Gotta love time zones… hehe.
Ok, here goes, the post that is.
I’ve been reading the book I bought by Mark Manson and this tiny little feeling started showing itself. I’m at page 42, and this little feeling that started somewhere around page 5 has been steadily growing.
Growing till it formed a thought. A tiny thought. With not much shape. Just flitting around like a wisp of smoke.
This morning it finally decided to form a shape. A shape of words that formed a question.
Here’s the thought.
If we scan through almost ( I say almost because I don’t want to generalise and get myself into trouble) all the self-help books, the “new age” thoughts, the way that it is approached, what it is written, the thoughts behind those written words…
If I were to go up to a beggar in the streets of an “undeveloped” country – an economically poor country, a war torn country, a country where for someone who finds food for his family for just one meal considers it an amazing thing… and I started quoting him affirmations of positivity… I don’t know. I have a feeling he may just punch me in the face!
Here’s another thing.
Have you ever noticed that MOST books that talk of abundance and wanting a better life and purpose in life, are written by those from the first world countries?
I just did.
We as a race, the human race…there is something so wrong with this or maybe so right.
We get spoiled. We forget how it really is to “not have anything”. We don’t know what it feels to have our home blown up and see our children torn to pieces.. literally. We don’t know how it really feels to live in the slums of Mumbai.
We think we do… because we can empathise.. but the truth is we can’t know till we have lived it.
And instead of helping these people come into their own abundance… into their own beautiful life … it seems like those who do have all of these, are the ones that seem to require it the most?
It’s a topsy-turvy world we live in.
So, I want to know… am I on to something or is this just a fanciful thing I’ve made up…
I actually have a lot more things in my mind about this. It just keeps coming.. in pieces… in ” yes and don’t forget this” or “but what about that” and it goes on.
I’m not going to dump all that here. Not now. It needs to simmer a little more, forgotten, remembered and re-thought of.
Please excuse any MAJOR typos. This was tapped out on my phone.