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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Close to Home: Examining the Passion of Urgency



The news radiates from all devices, like a siren of death, tragedy and occasional joy. Billboards, buses, taxis and public places are saturated with world news, state broadcasts or incidences close to home. The roaring machine never stops; sleep patterns are disrupted as the minds tick over. Sound, colour, emotion and partial truth have tentacles that drag the uplifted to desolate places. Ignorance is the preferred place of many because the sensitive cannot bear to live in a world where they are transfixed by fear.

Lives are suddenly interrupted whether we choose ignorance or not when front page news becomes personal. The news is full of other people’s problems, but when those situations involve family members, friends or co-workers a passion of urgency arises. The desire to help is strong; the individual wants to relieve the stress, though it stays heightened anyway. There will always be some situations that no one could have foreseen. One can only sit in the circumstances and manage it day by day.

Eventually calm and common sense take hold and urgency subsides, though memories remain on a softer level. Emotional intelligence shows a peak in humanities evolution, though every person has unique and volatile emotions that occasionally impede this progress. The people of Earth have proven their love for living; they just prefer a better quality existence when it comes to communication. Though snippets of good communication are seen on our screens, a great deal more is needed. Communication or even debating needs to be a bigger part of our classroom learning as threats and bullying seem common place in the playground. Arguments between children should not end with hatred. Balanced children become wise adults that may one day have the desire to govern in fairness. Prevention is the foundation of good leadership and dedicated individuals are always required.

Though it’s hard to avoid the constant negativity of local or world news, happiness and joy find little exposure on these shows. Few would have seen programs where there wasn’t some horrific incident before finding happiness, because only sensational stories of survival make it to news broadcasts and current affairs shows. Though these are true life stories, keep focused on the positive, take a full share of joy from life. Do not take daily life for granted, these are the special days. Have the occasional break from devices; day trips to a beach, mountain or rainforest should be added to the calendar. See how beautiful nature is, feel the innate energy in living things. Soak in the sounds of joy.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).  

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Unhooking the Desire for Perfection



The human mind is littered with ideals of perfection. People push themselves beyond their limits to reach targets that they think are obtainable. Some believe this is expected of them and others have such a driving determination that their goal completely takes over life. Aiming high is a human trait that can get obsessive, but does perfection lead to delay and wasted opportunities? Can perfection miss the mark and create conditions that are not ideal at all?

Perfection is the act of improving something until it is faultless, though everyone has a different idea of what that means to them. Can the great works of humanity be considered perfect, since seemingly untouchable inventions are always being improved on by others over the centuries? Are individuals trying to reach an end stage of a completion that may never arrive? At some point the time wasting has to stop and satisfaction achieved. Obsessions can be dangerous, destructive and detrimental to family relationships. The semi-hermit existence can often restrict the very thing that is meant to be attained. That said amazing milestones have been reached, though other initiatives have detrimental qualities that have caused more harm than good. In the desire for a perfect career, business, invention or scientific discovery, unspoken motives need to be examined.

Passing messages of perfection to children is one of the reasons there is so much depression and anxiety in classrooms and households. Social media and advertising also play their part in the game of perfection. If children are constantly told that they are not good enough, not like the rest, they can improve on almost everything and comparisons are made – how can we expect children to be happy.  Children are living in pressure packed situations trying to keep up with expectations that belong to others. Each child is gifted in their own way, even if that does not fit in with the general expectations of the populace.

Unhooking the desire for perfection is certainly worth considering. Until daily life is examined, few really know what they are chaining themselves too! Obsessions are enjoyable bubbles, just you and your passion, while decay takes hold of other areas of your life. Balance means taking a break and asking how perfect it needs to be! Critical self-judgement is not helpful. Limit your time in creative mode, maybe a few less hours in the workshop will clear your mind and help you make better decisions. You and your ideas are brilliant; but put perfection aside and let creativity and common-sense merge for a healthier life. A couple of little dents, faults and imperfections are part of natural living and what makes every living creature unique! Just be yourself.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Friday, 8 June 2018

Will Population Limitation be the Standard of Humanities Future


Population growth is one of humanities biggest problems, but few want to talk about it! With 7.6 Billion people on earth in 2018 it is something that should be a major topic when world governments meet and probably is. This is becoming an important conversation as food, water, housing and millions of refugees from war decimated countries flee from unbalanced leadership. Parents who planned to have two or three children in the current era are not to blame; unchecked fertility enforced by religion, culture and primitive governments are the true dictators of misery!

Humanity has destructive footprints on the planet; the balance has been turned in favour of people, at the cost of animals, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, land, sea, sky and water. Human beings know how to take without consequence, but that time is over! This is a new global quickening where the chemical onslaught is lessened, give and take are balanced, two thousand year old manuscripts no long govern fertility, unethical animal reaping ends – could this be the an era where humanity can see itself?

The idea of an endless supply of produce is nearly over. The more informed people are – the more informed people are! Governments are aware that food and water shortages are in the near future unless we limit population growth and repair the environmental damage that reduces fruit, grain and vegetable crops. Dwindling bee populations from chemical damage means less fruit and vegetables, less trees means poor air and water quality and soil erosion, poising earth and water to extract mineral wealth must stop and unethical farming practices show the horror that humans are capable of to gain prosperity! The new normal is on its way, changes are being pushed by the people and some leaders are starting to listen.

Religion has to make concessions to the women of third world countries who are not allowed birth control pills allotting their exhausted bodies to give birth to more than ten children and then watching them die of starvation. What absolute oppression have gods, men and holy men caused to women? Sexually transmitted diseases spread through nations that don’t use condoms spreading HIV/Aids and other transmitted infections. Holy books are governed by men, men in far off places that may not always see the daily lives of struggling families. Give these same men a week with a destitute family scraping for food and fighting off disease and laws begin to change.

Find the balance in daily life, be aware of everything you influence and the chain of ignorance is broken. Love your children, teach them the truth, and decide what information to give them and what can wait till later. Sustain the earth and its stability and humanity survives too!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Nurturing Female Rule



Should mothers rule Earth? Would wise, nurturing, intelligent, multi-tasking diplomats bring peaceful results to inter-country communications? Could less aggressive leadership be the answer to the world’s problems? The death and assault of civilians in war ravaged countries is unacceptable in times when war should be in decline, something abhorrent to the thoughts of modern humanity. Have world leaders learned from the misery and suffering of previous battles? Why does it take so long to remove unstable aggressive leaders who rule way past there term of office and rig elections. Countries may go to war to protect the innocent, though there are often hidden motives and deals done. It has been said that the preparation for war boosts economies and innovation, but that is a heavy price to pay for so many deaths. Who gets to decide – who lives and who dies?

Is male leadership along with egocentric behaviour the spark that ignited most historic and current conflicts? Aggressive tones, grand standing, manipulation, blackmail, bullying and unfair trade negotiations seem to be regular features of the boardroom or war room. Domination is an archaic trait that is not aligned with future existence. Greed, idiosyncrasies and the desire to control other countries is the prevailing failure of some leading nations.

Mothers and women with nurturing qualities could be the answer to sensitive global interactions, and sustained peace. Mothers have key emotions that prevent a desire for hate, domination and destruction; their focus on family, community and long-term existence gives them a wider scope for the joyous celebration of all life. The idea of killing to those that have brought life into the world is abhorrent! Life taken by government orders is a travesty to modern times. Protection of children and making sure they make it to adulthood is the prime incentive of women. Those reaching maturity between warring eras are extremely fortunate. Those that do survive the devastation of war are held captive by the horror they have witnessed. Few mothers would send their children to war if they had a choice.

We live on an aware planet; people have access to global information and elevated empowerment. Votes count in the race for improved global understanding and better quality of life. The greater part of leadership should contain compassion, nurturing, education, environment, sustainability, discerning science and economies that plan for the future. Could empowered female rule be the solution? Are mothers more able world governors of planet Earth? Will women in power prevent war and maintain peace, it is a theory that has not been tested – now is the time to test that theory!  

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Mind Barriers - Breaking Point



Mind barriers disappear when people have had enough of any given or tiring situation. Suddenly the anger or lethargy is replaced by a glorious freedom that empowers. Anything can be achieved in these moments of high potential. Enough mental harassment and most people will stand up and defend themselves – diplomacy can only go so far when emotions are high and the balance is one-sided.

All human beings are highly emotional unless it is trained out of them in severe circumstances; such as harsh governmental regimes, strict cultural norms and radicalised cults. No one needs this heaviness of mind; it is not a natural state to be in. When the innocent get pushed too far, the breaking point follows and action is the almost unconscious answer. That driving force of defence and empowerment flows with the strength of a river current. There is no way back, forward is the only direction, win or lose.

Calmness is the optimal state to be in, why live life any other way? Productivity and enjoyment of a chosen occupation or pastime creates an ambience of joy. Family life should be happy and inspiring, so individuals can grow and learn about the diverse planet they live on. Yet a misguided few continue to disrupt the flow of daily life. Help is needed so destructive personalities can find the cause of their pain or disconnectedness, everyone deserves options and healing. Those not born into loving families have a difficult path, but this does not excuse acts of continuous disruption.

Sometimes people get themselves in a pattern of dreary or wearisome living, but when the catalyst comes, change is the welcome reward. The new or untried suddenly become allies instead of objects of fear. Mind barriers are learned or self-imposed and can be dismantled when recognised. Life is to be fully lived whether it is difficult or not – there is no easy ride through life, though you can soften the edges with love and wisdom.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).