Friday, June 10, 2016

The Fountain in the Mall

I was at a mall when I saw three kids standing around a donation fountain; two were brother and sister, I assumed, and the third perhaps a year older was by himself.  I had never seen these kids in my life. 

The fountain was wood funnel shape, with two mini slides on top where coins were inserted, slide down and circled the funnel in a slow circle-descent into the hole at the bottom.  As I approached, I watched the older boy put his last coin in, while the sibling brother antagonized his younger sister—he pushed her several times slightly.  I acted cautiously as no parents were in sight.  I simply said, “That’s enough of that.”  The boy gave me a hard sideways glance, but he stopped.  

However, immediately, I pulled out my wallet and said, “Do you all want to put money in?”  I felt the need to unify, also it would help soothe the boy’s feelings towards me, a stranger.  All three hands went out, as I dropped pennies into their palms.  But I was surprised by the older ones reply, as he looked at me and said, “Are you God?”  His eyes bulged, and I said, “No, I’m just human.” He said nothing more.  I walked off with those words in my head, but I wondered where his reference stirred—his parents, church?

A word of observance:


The act of giving had been instilled in him by his parents, culture etc.  And as he witnessed my actions, the association played out within him unbiased. Whether one believes in God or not, it is, however, a symbol which references to more than text, scripture and belief. It references the eternal, and wholeness one seeks to be connected with something broader than our limited minds. Indeed, it solidified my awareness, that the act of giving doesn’t recognize faith, symbols or obedience. The boy merely referenced the act, which we hope, is now intrinsic in his living and life.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Congruence

Often we are in wonder of those who seem to be 'happy' all the time, but who is to say?  Perhaps they are only caught within the wheels of pleasure.  A short abeyance from reality, a temperance of sorts.

What actually takes place is of curiosity.  How are they happier in a general sense.  Perhaps you don't partake in their activity or have an affinity.  So then, what if you're both equally pleasured inwardly and outwardly?  If possible.  What does this mean?  

It is theorized that congruence plays a major psychological role, in that, one is closer to the experience by this act.  Defined; it is the act of experience along or connected with the experience, and the more non-congruent one is the less the experience and the self are as one.  In disharmony. 

That is to say, if one is happy and the experience is distant in that moment then one is non-congruent or distant of that happiness. But if the experience and what is said is actual or congruent than the experience is as one or closely connected.  (we're not expressing experience as a start and ending point)

But what does it mean in our daily living?  In my interpretation, the more equidistant the human condition is--meaning the experience and the being never connect, and the more enlightenment eludes Life. And is that not the goal without being an ending?  To move past experience into Life's intelligent reality?