I was at a children's museum yesterday and observed these young kids playing with two robots and they were having the robots battle on this platform. I noticed the physical expression on these kids that they were even fighting with the joysticks thinking that if they put their entire force on the joystick it would give the robot more power. The funny thing was that they missed the point that the platform had been marked for tic tac toe and there were pieces of Xs and Os that they were to use the robots to move the pieces and play a game.
Then it came to my attention that as humans we have become accustomed to struggling and fighting. We believe that in order to achieve anything we must struggle and fight for it. In order to gain we have to fight. Examine some of the few statements that you would come across during a day, and most of them really sound silly once you sit down and think about it:
To take this to another level takes us back to all the fights and struggles we have internally, which are too difficult for us to see or accept. Instead of looking inward and accepting; we tend to blame and push off our internal fights on others and make it about the other person or about a situation. Once we stop fighting with others, stop fighting with ourselves then we can gain peace and love internally. Fighting is just another habit or belief that can be changed. If we change our belief that life is not about fighting and struggling and rather about enjoying and allowing then we would see less situations to fight and more situations to have peace. Starting today be aware of what you are fighting against?
I would like to end with the following quotes, and remember to keep on Watching, Living, Loving, and most important of all Enjoying.
“I think the highest forgiveness is to accept that creation is thoroughly tangled, with every possible quality given outlet for expression. People need to accept once and for all that there is only one life and each of us is free to shape it through the choices we make. Seeking can’t get anyone out of the tangle because everything is tangled up…it’s much easier to keep up the fight between good and evil, holy and profane, us and them. But as awareness grows, these opposites begin to calm down in their clashes, and something else emerges- a world you feel at home in.” - Deepak Chopra
“The unawakened mind tends to make war against the way things are. To follow a path with heart, we must understand the whole process of making war within ourselves and without, how it begins and how it ends. War’s roots are in ignorance. Without understanding we can easily become frightened by life’s fleeting changes, the inevitable losses, disappointments, the insecurity of our aging and death. Misunderstanding leads us to fight against life, running from pain or grasping at security and pleasures that by their nature can never be satisfying.” - Jack Kornfield
Artist thoughts on life, love, happiness and spirituality.