As I look out of my window here in the Yorkshire Dales I start to think, which can be dangerous!
I see the sheep and cows eating the verdant green grass in the fields and then the birds feeding at ‘Hotel Stoneshiel’, fine dining on peanuts and sunflower seeds, and begin to wonder.
Are there hooligans in nature?
I had better explain that statement.
Robins sing like robins, there can be differences between those in the south compared to those in the north apparently, but what about the Robin that wants to change the world? To sing like a blackbird or have a blue chest rather than a red one.
The same with cows and sheep, in fact any domesticated animal. Can you imagine a cow bleating like a sheep or a sheep mooing like a cow?
It doesn’t happen unless perhaps science starts to tinker, but in nature those animals and birds seem to be happy with who they are and what they have.
So why aren’t we humans equally as happy?
Good question, well as least I think that it is!
We are sentient beings, we exist, we think, we act, we can change our ways (well some of us can), we can adapt to given situations, we learn, we are emotional, we can reason (again some of us can), we have vision and we can sit and wonder at the miracles occurring around us.
But perhaps we have to much choice in our lives. I presume that each field of grass tastes different to the next but do cows, or sheep, notice this or do they just stand and munch on any blade of grass?
I know that birds, in our garden, love sunflower hearts and they turn their beaks up at anything less, peanuts will do at a pinch, if they are really hungry. But once a feeder is refilled with sunflower seeds the peanuts are totally ignored. But the sunflower seeds need to be unshelled, they get very upset if they have to work to get at them.
So multiply this choice a thousand fold and no wonder we don’t know what to do with our time or what to spend our man-made vouchers (money) on.
Perhaps we are all living an illusion, the more we have the better we feel, or do we.
Buy can a brand new flat screen television or the latest mobile telephone and then the very next day something better comes out. Are you happy with your purchase or disgruntled?
This happens day after day, month after month so is there any wonder why we all get a little disillusioned with our life.
I am not suggesting that we all eat grass but maybe start to find happiness in simple choices, peanuts or sunflower seeds that is the real question.
Enjoy the Autumn
COURSES FOR 2017
I am putting together a range of Heal Your Home I and II courses for next year, several will be up here in the Yorkshire Dales (great B and B’s locally).
I am also planning a number in the Midlands and in the South, if you have a number of friends or colleagues that may be interested do let me know as I am happy to travel to see you.
Also any local hall details would be gratefully received.