Note… Our internet is out due to a violent storm. Hence, I will not be able to correspond, etc. (My postings have been prescheduled so will continue to appear.) Using a little cellphone to type this, which stinks! Hopefully, we’ll get it fixed in a week or two. Lightning hit our large old-fashioned, rural tower antenna; the sound was unbelievable! Our neighbor’s television, garage door opening system, and phone fried; she smelled sulfur after the hit. Our internet and phone fried.
Most of us do not question enough. We accept, we conform, we remain stale, and we pretty much fit into the norm of the way things are. There are many who think that they are not of the mentality of the masses; however, essentially, fundamentally, despite what they think, they still are. There is a real art to questioning intelligently. In wise questioning, the answers exist curled; they are there. Can a highly shackled mind, a cuckoo mind, a mind that is heavily conditioned by society, ask extremely profound questions? Probably not. When the mind is tethered to a limited point, it has a limited circumference; its field is partial and restricted and it remains within (and exists “as”) limited bounds. A truly dynamic mind, however, perceives with more unlimited vastness; it is open rather than closed; it is free rather than enslaved.
Indifference, uncaringness, is a form of prison. A mind of indifference hasn’t questioned enough, hasn’t looked beyond restricted, little boundaries and domains. Such a mind is satisfied with merely feeding and caring for the little. Its space of confinement and separation — which is itself — is its very own prison; such a prison doesn’t require cold steel bars; it does require a coldness of a different variety. Intelligent questioning often consists of a warm benevolence that encompasses all, without learned boundaries, without power manipulation, without an isolated center.
I hope your internet is fixed soon. Must have been quite a strike to fry so much.
Lovely little ‘cuckoo’. 🙂
Hi Tom. I think you may have replied to me on your Cuckoo Clock post, but there is no script to read! 🙂
Lovely photo of the little ‘cuckoo’. I hope everything will be fixed soon.
Communication between people is stifled when there is no common ground to work from.
Mental confinement and restriction of thought only enhances separation. These times require more genuine or creative solutions where there is respect for the individual or group is expected…’Group think’ can be defeated where civility, courtesy reign with an ability to politely disagree while keeping an open view for all sides of a situation.
Discussion and dialog begin in one’s mind first, then link up with other like minds- for the good or bad.
The question is: What is in the mind of those who control the mainstream media which they use to instill fear, hatred and/or intolerance for views that do not agree with their agenda? Ultimate goal? Why are people so easily lead?
very true, Thomas. Thanks for sharing your philosophical thoughts. I hope your internet will be fixed soon. All the best, regards Mitza
Tom very good reflexion, advertising, television and the media manipulate the mind, feelings and emotions of men and children; They do not want people to think, reflect and question themselves, they just want them to follow their guidelines as sheep in society.