Thursday, October 8, 2020

Why Do We Care What People Think?

I finally found the lie behind it all. This great mystery.
I thought it was a girl thing...a female preoccupation. I thought perhaps it was an insecurity thing.... Nope...turns out it occurs in most of us human beings. For some strange reason we care what other people think.

So my big breakthrough thought is this:

We care what people think because we can not possibly KNOW what they are thinking...and so we invent what WE THINK they are thinking and it is THOSE imagined possibilities that literally scare the patoobies out of us.

Therefore we are afraid of something that does not exist....except in our own imagination. We can just as easily imagine that others are thinking fabulous and admiring thoughts about us, as we can imagine the most critical thoughts that others just "might" be thinking about us. Our imaginations are powerful. But at the end of the day we human beings can not know what others think. That would make us gods. We can only guess!

God made us in such a way that our brains remain inside our heads no matter what wacky thoughts are occurring inside that grey matter . And I suspect that this human condition will remain so....for the foreseeable future.

So, my friends and colleagues, be encouraged today. You don't need to be afraid of what you can't possibly know. You don't know what people are thinking. Stop imagining the worst. You don't need to care! You don't need to concern yourself in the least. Life your life richly, fully with great adventures and accomplishments. 
Perhaps in the next life, God will allow us the luxury of actually being able to read the ticker tape of what is going through another's mind. But for now we can rest peacefully and productively with the knowing that our thoughts are hidden from one another because the Good Man Upstairs wanted it to be so. Your thoughts are and will remain your thoughts, hidden from me for a reason, until you choose to share them with me.

Peace and joy in the reverence and seclusion of your own grey matter,


Monday, October 5, 2020

Tour of Eco-Village- Sustainable and Community Living

Even if you're not a big fan of "earthy living" will no doubt glean something helpful from this brief  glimpse in the lifestyle of a "sustainable" green-ish Eco village. Today was the first time I had heard of this particular location.

They use something called "composting toilest" which although I am a fan of, I must admit that I have personally never used one. The idea of being able to process toilet waste naturally without any need for major plumbing or even running water is quite compelling.

The different take that this Kashi village uses for their composting toilets is simply dry leaves. Oh the thought! How wonderfully simple and totally free!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this video, as it certainly fulfills one of my lifelong interests in a more natural  lifestyle and simplified "closer to nature" type of ethic.