Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fanning Flames

Fanning flames might be an excellent strategy if one is in the woods trying to start a fire to cook dinner, or when lighting logs in a fireplace on a chilly night.

The mighty breath of wind would be a curse if it fanned flames set by an arsonist in dry brush, or accelerated a fire ignited by the God of Lightening and Thunder.

How we perceive an action as good or bad depends entirely on the context. No objective, hard and fast realities exist. Rather, the ever-moving flux of elements, in infinite combinations and permutations, determine the outward appearance of an event.

Often, judgements and the "stories" we tell ourselves can be limited by a narrow perception of the context in which an event occurs. If awareness is expanded to a panoramic view, it is more possible to see the relativity that would otherwise be lost with a constricted view. 

Understanding the nature of our elastic minds can be of tremendous solice as life on earth unfolds in and around us, sometimes in unexpected and unwelcome ways.

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