“Is the glass half empty or half full?” a common expression, a proverbial phrase, generally used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty), or as a general litmus test to simply determine an individual’s worldview.
2017 seems to have begun with 1 of these 2 views, and based on media (both real and social), obviously more of one than the other.
What we tend to forget that Life, is much like the Tao:
Yin and Yang, are two opposite and complimentary energies that make up a whole; that one is not ever fulfilled without the other. Yin and Yang cannot exist without the other, they are never separate.
Whether we perceive them as freezing and boiling, dark and bright, good and evil, they are but parts that become a sum.
Exactly how we view a glass in a”simpler” fashion/expression/time.
A Worldview in the making.
The Mind, like an opinion, is a terrible thing to waste, and recent tidings have encouraged me to be much less reliant on the media machine, for what is fed to us through and media “feeds” preys upon our sensitivities and sensibilities to foster what I deem a lot of air in the glass. Substance without weight that doesn’t really feed or nurture us.
Not to say that all is such, that would bring us back to the Yin and Yang, bits of each in all.
Strong wills create strong views and stronger opinions, but a tempered view can cut a swath through the falsehoods, biases, and untruths. Unless (a) we don’t want to, or (b) we trust too much.
This is where faith and intelligence play into the picture, and we once again return to our yin and yang situation.
Thank you 2017.
We are supposed to be entering the year with an air of rebirth and refreshed ideals. Not of dread, not of ill-will, not of contempt, and certainly not of prejudice.
I am Canadian, and regardless of what I would let all Media believe, I live a Good life.
I am happy to drink from a glass that is half-full, I am even more glad with that the love and respect of my family and friends that my cup doth runneth over.
I will also never let one’s glass ever be empty, it is always filled and refilled at my table, regardless of choice of drink. I judge not.
Judging is one thing, and Respect-ing is however another, and when that Yin Yang becoomes Love/Hate, Respect/Disrespect, I am determined to replace the negative with positive, and the perception of “entitlement” with Gratitude.This year has been painted with more of the former of this (than the latter) til now, and is already due for a fresher coat, or some better primer.
I urge anyone reading this to Believe in Good, have Faith in the Just, but moreso, have faith in you and yours 1st. Think before reacting, and respect the views and opinions that others exude, and file them appropriately.
What separataes from the animals, is that we don’t have to react to instinct, we have the ability to ponder our decisions becfore reacting.
Let 2017 be the year of Action, and not a year of re-Action.
I wish you all the best. Fill your cup, drink until satiated.
Your cup will Always be Full.