It’s Sunday and I awoke early feeling fresh and ready for the day. I stopped drinking alcohol in 2004 so I no longer suffer hangovers. Whilst many people I know will be nursing hangovers today I will be bouncing around playing in the spring sunshine feeling on top of the world.
” I belong to a group. I’m ok because I feel safe, wanted and at ease in my group. We stick up for each other so if anyone starts with anyone in the group we defend them. This makes us feel protected. If anyone wants to leave the group we won’t let them. It is vital for the survival of the group that we all stick together. ”
The first group many people experience is family. As people grow they may join other groups. Some join work groups, clubs, churches, gangs, cults, bands, families and online groups. Some may be part of multiple groups overlapping at different times to different degrees. Some groups have stricter rules than others. Armies for example have very strict orders their soldiers must obey. On the other hand loose formed collectives of cooperatives follow guidelines. Some groups work with other groups to help each other. There are other groups who a more private and prefer to go it alone. With so many different groups how do we make it work for everyone on the planet?
I want to live in a world where people respect each other’s differences whatever their skin colour, their religion, their place in society, their sexuality, their culture or their abilities. I don’t want to live in a world that is divided and ruled by corrupt people who use fear to control us and manipulate us to get what they want.
Written about 2 months ago.
Lately I have been trying a new approach to living my life. Instead of over doing any one activity such as eating chocolate, gardening until my back hurts, over thinking just about everything or studying so much my eyes go fuzzy I have started doing activities little and often. I have been doing this for a few weeks now and it’s made such a difference. I’m not as stressed, am eating a lot healthier and I’ve been much more active. I have kept on top of my work and feeling very hopeful about the future. My motto of the day is little and often!