What Truth Mindfulness?
I watch the world around me with care. The lessons to be learned are found in social media, the press and high government. Not because the lessons are good. My learned wisdom is seen in the ineptitude of peoples actions and writings.
Before writing this essay I read and listened to the words and thoughts about changes the democratic core of this country. It is with sadness the conclusion must be, there is ahead of us a rift. A broken family, a feud which will take years to heal.
Politicians who are servants of the populous have become sinister and out of alignment with the electorate. Do they care for families needs, hopes and inspiration? They demonstrate ignorance and self-centered core values. Whatever offered is bait on the ballot paper square.
In a family, mine and your family, there will be rifts. Some are healed and some become divorced. There will be times of struggle, loss and inevitable unfairness. This is life, life is difficult and needs work to make it succeed.
During my daily tube commute, there are thoughts about enjoying the day. My hours become my monthly standing order. I own my home, so only two weeks of my work is used to pay my bills. All else is saved, and I have no need for the excess. Even so, I have fallen into the trap of working, sleeping, and returning to work. My weekend’s once relaxing are taken with neglected daily chores. You know about this situation, many of us follow the same routine.
On the journey: I consider the conversations of my work colleagues. it is sad that there is a rift. A rift caused by media and government fighting and acting like children. A shameful display of ignorance and self-centred actions. My meditations and prayers are centred on a country united, not one broken and fragmented. Realisations guide me to acceptance and silence. My thoughts are a feeling of positivity and brightness.
When I read or listen to someone say ‘we are broken, we are finished’. I ask” Are these words of fear?. What is there to fear? The acts and words of media and statesmen are proven to be wisps of smoke blown away by truth. And where is the evidence for the beliefs? Those who search with care can find none. And I am not writing about a present situation. I am writing about decades of misinforming of millions of people.
Not only politicians misinform, but it also looks like everyone from leaders of religion to managers cherry pick anything in the rule book. Change the selection for their need and distort to attain their needs. In a similar way there is a concern for people who profess to have answers to issues: and when examined for the qualification to do so: they are lacking. My father used to talk of barroom lawyers and millionaires, people who know all and have nothing. The problem (from my point of view) is people believe the misinformation, without question. Or is the truth, they would rather not seek the truth?
People seem to use the word mindfulness. I listen to a woman at a large event in London talk about mindfulness. I research what she had said because she spoke about her book seven times during the talk. The talk was a sales pitch. She should’ve been more mindful of her script.
When I listen to those who say ‘we are finished’. A woman who is a fake prophet. My manager distorting health and safety rules. A leader who distorts his words for the cross next to his name. I am reminded of the meaning of ‘mindfulness’.
Today: When you speak and offer your thoughts to others be mindful of what you reveal. Not only because many will nod their head in ‘disagreement’. But because inaccurate belief will become your illusion. Mindfulness is deep self-reflection which results in one caring about the best you can be during every moment life.
Before my present job on the apparent bottom rung of the supermarket stack. I was a woman on a city trading floor. (it paid for my home and made me secure for life). Not one of today’s colleagues knows of this old history.
When I listen to their beliefs about, currency, stocks, shares and international trade I could clarify their misconception. However, I am mindful they would resent the input from a shelf stacker! I am mindful that their ignorance is the power of those who control their lives.