When I change one tiny section of a ten meter mural…everything is changed. The rhythm, balance, composition, everything. The same is true for life.
The other day I watched a documentary about Clive James (Australian critic, broadcaster and writer.) Filmed in 1991, London looked like a different world to the one we are inhabiting now. Much less crowded….no one carrying i phones….generally speaking a seemingly more manageable place.
Since 1991 many things have served to change the rhythm, balance and composition of our beautiful world. So much has changed in such a short period. Far too rapidly for we human beings to assimilate in a balanced fashion. Today we find ourselves with leaders who clearly have no understanding of interconnectedness, rhythm, harmony and balance overseeing and governing our collective futures. We wake each day alert to what new form of madness, they have imposed upon us!
Meanwhile, our beautiful world becomes more and more unstable……and mental disease more prevalent in humans of all ages.
So many feel a deep sense of frustration and loss. How can we make a difference? How can we help to bring some form of equilibrium back into our lives…..?
There are ways as individuals we can make small but significant differences…
For the last two evenings, I watched The Choir: featuring Gareth Malone and the inmates of Aylesbury Prison. Not only was it uplifting and moving, it showed how differences can be made. I highly recommend anyone who hasn’t seen this to watch on BBC 2 I Player.
Gareth Malone did more in a short period of time with minimal funding than all of our politicians put together. The power behind Gareth’s work is of course creativity….in his case music.
Anyone who has followed my blog will know that I am constantly talking about creativity being the key to emotional, physical and spiritual well being. In The Choir we see the creative process achieving these goals. And so my friends, at the beginning of a new year and decade, I suggest that everyone find a form of creativity that works for them. Something that calms and heals the mind and body.
Then think of the small ways you can make a difference…….
I found this on FB yesterday.
And of course don’t forget the unseen energy that magical hummingbirds show us.