When you refuse to look, you cannot see.


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I saw this video on Facebook. The flower petals blowing in the wind inspire thoughts about the artistry in nature and forces greater than ourselves. I’m shocked by how many people simply walk by without sensing the wonder of this life. I see dead people. They have a pulse, but come across as incapable of experiencing the full spectrum of joy that is right there waiting for us to access it. It’s freely available if we get out of our own way. These people make me feel sad as it seems they walk around wearing blinders. It doesn’t take away from the beauty that’s happening all around them but makes the experience bittersweet.

Sometimes I want to shake people and say “Wake up! Do you not see all of the Awesome surrounds you?!” I don’t…because 1) I don’t want to get locked up in a loony bin and 2) I don’t want them to tear me down with all that they see that is wrong. How we feel and what we see comes down to which lens we view life through at any time on any day. Sometimes I need a new pair of glasses too. (“Yes…,” the slippery inner voice whispers, “See how they make statues to the human with the weapon? Let us worship the Peace-keepers and Protectors. But why should we need protection? Why not a statue to praise the petal? Can we sculpt the wind? Our egos and corruption cause us to make prizes of ourselves….” Shut up, inner voice! Let me enjoy the moment.)

Are we all like those flower petals being blown around and around willy nilly? Do we bring joy to others? Are we marvelous? Are we the wind? I wish. There are wishers, dreamers, and those that trod upon the petals without a second glance. I will be the dreamer as I cannot find happiness any other way. Some will stomp through life while my heart dances and twirls through the good days and tumbles and whirls through the bad.
Source: Warholian – A beautiful display of flowers dancing in the…