Tuesday, September 22, 2009

♫ Confrontation, Pot Roast, and Reincarnation

I havent been able to blog lately, because the stuff that wants to come out-shouldn’t. At least on a profile that is publically read. So…an attempt at an anonymous-feeling blog, without being vague.

Life lesson: "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." -Dr. Wayne Dyer

Sometimes, it seems all too easy to get caught up in drama surrounding you. Between social sites like Twitter and Facebook encouraging updates that can be filled with things that call out your inner beast, or one-on-one confrontations, or family upheavals, or just general disagreements…drama is something that surrounds us. Avoiding it is temporary. So…how you react, is something only you can control.

There are two types of people out there, in my opinion. The person that loves confrontation, and the person that despises it. Confrontation can be healthy, if done right. Confrontation is not healthy, when provoked, rather than discussed.

In any argument, there are usually many sides to one story. That’s natural. It’s also very normal to stand your ground, and hold to your side. But how YOU react to their side, is your Karma-your choice. Every argument requires more than one person, and how it goes depends on both parties, not just one.

Sometimes, middle ground is impossible. Sometimes, it’s best to agree to disagree. And let it go. Never bring it up again. Holding a grudge, or storing past anger, is nothing like storing wine. It does not get better as it ages. In fact, it’s more like storing…cheese. A quote from a good friend: Even the safe processed cheese gets moldy after enough time. Eventually, it will start eating at you, and anyone else that you bring it in contact with. Let it go. Clean out your grudge fridge. ;) Mooooooove on.

On a lighter note:

I have a few small points I’d like you to think about:

*Everyone is dyslexic sometimes.
*Stop preparing your reaction to what a person is saying, and take in everything they are saying instead. Example: What are their eyes doing as they are telling you their story?
* Monday night football, is strangely more exciting this year. Go Vikings
* I’m convinced, having a green thumb, has nothing to do with plants. Some people just suck at it, regardless of their thumb color. ;)
* Is anyone else excited about Halloween decorating and Thanksgiving food already?
* Pot Roast also has nothing to with your thumbs.
* You cannot get second hand smoke from Cocaine. Neither can dogs. Experience not necessary.
* Everyone talks to themselves in the grocery aisles. Notice.
* Peace=calmness in your heart, not your brain. No matter how much you convince yourself that “it’s ok”, it’s not, until your soul agrees.
* Knitting, aint just for grandma’s.
* I think somebody came up with the idea of coming back after death as something else (reincarnation), because they’re terrified of death. Want insurance? Heaven is gonna rock. Ask me how.

Yours Truly,


Anonymous said...

I appreciate your blog and I am by no means attempting to be confrontational but I just have a few thoughts/questions.

Your cocaine comment is very confusing?
Also why would reincarnation signify fear of death? I believe in reincarnation and I am not afraid of death at all. One shot just seems very unlikely to me. Organized religion in general (Islam, Christianity et al) is a much larger purveyor of fear than anything else I have seen. Fear of the "devil", death, pre-marital sex, gays, et al. I could go on for a while.
I am not knocking your Christian beliefs at all, so please don't think that. I'm a pretty laissez faire libertarian about everything in life, and I believe that people have every right to practice what they believe in peace. I do draw the line, when certain groups attempt to impede on other's rights to practice what they believe though.

A tip I know that has worked for me in dealing with all the internal noise that we as humans face is to totally focus on living in the now. Eckhart Tolle penned several wonderful quasi tomes on it, I would strongly suggest picking them up. It has benefited me greatly, in my line of work it is imperative to focus solely on the present with little regard to the past and with little worry of the future, as it's not going to do me any good to sweat it anyways.


Anonymous said...

Drama? Upheavals? confrontations? Some people LIVE for those...so that they can react. I don't...because it's a waste of time in my life. Period.

Sazaran said...

UGH! I have a black thumb- I kill all plants that I come in contact with. I hate it, cause I love plants!

Um.... pot roast?!

I neeeeed to blog soooon. Thanks for makin' our blog readable, Nomz! :)

Ashley! said...

Oh you had better believe that it's getting ALL sorts of festive in my lovely abode this weekend! I can't wait to bring out my little twirly pumpkin; and my black candles; and my window clings, because I'm six.

Daily Offensive (baha!) said...

Apologies for the confusing angles on this blog...some of them were written for the laughs of others, some were written for small mental notes to blog on later, etc.

RT, thanks for your comments! Honestly, that was just a really random thought that I wanted to throw out there and discuss. I love your rebuttle, and also plan on googling Eckhart Tolle!

Anonymous...Im really glad there are some non-confrontational out there to keep the world spinning at normal speed!


Ashley-Im coming to walk through your house like people do houses at Christmas. Because Im six too.


Sista! said...

yeah, i understood all but like 2 of those funny little thoughts. I would love to comment more, but I am afraid that however it comes out, it will appear that I smoke.... I mean, snort crack, which is completely untrue. Hence the reason i thought you COULD smoke it. :)
ashley, do you have a black thumb for pot roast too? or just plants?
can i see your pretty house? And I need to have a dress up party of halloween costumes....

Ashley! said...

Why yes, Sista! dear, you are totally welcome to come see my lovely abode sometime! I know my CatFaces would love to meet you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being cordial, good blog. It seems like you have quite the "fan base"


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