Here’s something interesting: the world didn’t end in the night. Almost eight billion people survived. Most of the trees are still standing. The sea didn’t rise up and engulf the Maldives. Cows are grazing the land here by the river. Hawthorn bushes are lush with plump, red, berries. The path isn’t earthquaking (new word for the weekend) open. Birds are calling from the sky. Clouds are floating serenely by. And I’m alive!
You don’t get good stuff like that from watching the morning news on TV.
Have a lovely day. 🙂
You ever wondered where Karma is stored? Well I’m going to tell you. Just give me a second while I get the drum-roll ready.
While you’re waiting, let me fill you in on what I understand (so far). Karma is about intentions. When you have the intention to be nice to kittens, then you will set up a nice, glowing place inside your heart about kittens and so the next time you see one you will feel well disposed towards it.
The more things and people you are kind to, the more your heart will become glowing and warm.
If you are nice to everyone and everything then you’ll come to the point where those feelings in your heart overflow into your life and your total experience will be warm and glowing.
This, as I’m sure you’ll appreciate, is enough reward all by itself. Why would you need anything else but a life full of warm and glow!
Let’s just clear up a common misunderstanding at this point. If you are nice to kittens in this life it does not mean that, in your next birth, kittens will set up a kingdom in your name and ensure that you are cared for yada, yada, yada. Nor does it mean that people will be any nicer to you if you are nice to them. If they are – it’s a coincidence.
No. The entire effect of karma is centred on the changes it makes in your own mind, heart and life.
Good news, right?
This means that you can work out your entire salvation with diligence and can enjoy nice cups of tea in the peace of your own home without being bothered by any of those pesky social workers who keep banging on your door demanding to know why your house smells of cat-pee and …
But I digress.
Your karma is stored in an old (but good) biscuit tin under my bed.
Don’t worry – it’s safe.
Feeling older than I should feel today. I think that most of that is to do with all the pretty young things I come across here on WordPress. That said, there are plenty of wonderful older people here too. And they have good things to share. We all have good things to say.
In fact – all the good news I read on WordPress makes me think that I should stop listening to the BBC altogether. There’s so much bad news there! People dying left, right and centre – pah!
Where’s the news report that says ‘Seven Point Six Billion People Live Through Night – Queen Throws Party to Celebrate’?
Note to self: petition MP for PM to declare a national holiday for every day that more than 99.99999999% of the population survive.
Just had an idea for a WordPress blog – one that that is dedicated to good news. I’ll search for all the latest uplifting articles and posts on WordPress and the Ted Talks site etc. and re-blog them.
Should be an easy way to share positivity with the world, right?
Now, what shall I call it …
I’ve just read a post called (July 24/17) “A Spontaneous Explanation/Thank You” 🙂 written by a dear friend, Truly. And it really struck a chord with me.
Before I tell you why, here’s a bit of background:
- When I was a kid I used to listen to BBC Radio One (pop music (do you remember the jingle ‘two forty-seven Radio One – fun for the weekend’?)).
- When I got older I listened to BBC Radio Two (pop from previous decades).
- When I joined a weird sex cult I shrugged off contemporary music and listened to BBC Radio Three (classical).
- When I came back to my senses I listened to BBC Radio Four (in depth news reports).
- Now that I’ve reached a certain age I’ve reverted back to BBC Radio One (and yes – the little red sports car is on-order) and am blogging here on WordPress.
The point of going through all of that is to tell you that I wholeheartedly agree with Truly when she talks about the state of news reporting today.
When I used to listen to BBC Radio Four it was bad news and then more bad news, but on BBC Radio One, they concentrate on the light-hearted stuff (celebrity gossip and sport). Some would disagree, but I think that this is a positive change for me.
But it’s the things that Truly said about WordPress, and the positivity within this community, that really resonates with me. I love the feeling I get from interacting with the talented and beautiful bloggers here (yes – that means you). However I never considered the WordPress community to be a news system – but it totally is!
WordPress is the best place to get a picture of the positive things that are happening in people’s lives. The things shared here are no less important than the ‘headlines’ on the BBC. But the difference is – the events we read here are more life affirming that the things we hear about in mainstream news channels.
If there was ever a fool-proof prescription for feeling good, it would be getting involved in the WordPress community – giving your good news to the world and getting back the good news of other community members.
And where better to start than the richly layered (and pun-filled) blog that Truly lovingly puts together. Her heart is overflowing with love – long may it continue!