Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Power of Change?

If we could change the way we felt…

Who would ever hurt?
How many broken hearts could we count?
What human would suffer through mourning, displeasure, distrust, loneliness, anger, sadness, hate or malicious intent?
Who would be unhappy for a moment of their life?

If we could change the way we think…

Who would leave an inch of their brain power left unused?
How many would choose to think with bias, racism, prejudice, or along narrow-minded paths?
What person would choose to think those thoughts that tempt us to what our conscience tells us is evil?
Who wouldn’t really know it all and thus believe they are the epitome of intelligence?

If we could change the way we’re seen in every other person’s eyes…

Who would have another soul think negative thought of them for even a second?
What human would need to self-analyze?
And how many of us wouldn’t be virtually perfect in the public’s eye?


If we couldn’t change the way we react…

Who would decide what a proportional or what a disproportional reaction is?

If we couldn’t change what we allow ourselves to see or hear in any given situation…

Who wouldn’t be on the ‘right' side of the Israeli v/s Arab debate?
What human would have a question to ask in any situation?
And how many of us would know the definition of ‘debate’?

If we couldn’t alter our own perception…

Who wouldn’t see the world through eyes as innocent and pure as a child?
What human wouldn’t have as much faith in all others with the innocent need of an infant in an adult’s arm?


If we could change the things we can’t, and couldn’t change the things we could…

Would reaction really matter?
How would we define perception and/or another’s personality?
What differences would any of us really have?
What rational person could believe there was any point to it at all in the first place?


If all of us could actually learn the difference between what we can change and what we can not…

How many of us would waste time on the things we can not possibly alter?
What human wouldn’t use the extra energy to better him or herself and his or her life, in the areas where they can?
Wouldn’t realizing these things about ourselves make it easier to comprehend the same about others?
Wouldn’t that make the things we can’t change a little less misunderstood and thus a little more acceptable?
And thus, wouldn’t life be a little less a challenging for us all?

***I can’t sleep again… These are just some of the thoughts that run through my mind when it should really be dreaming instead of constructing sentences…


Blogger psamtani said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

3:02 AM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger psamtani said...

Selfishness and greed are innate.

Compassion and generosity are products of society.

So no, I wouldn't want to look at the world with the eyes of a child.

3:04 AM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger black feline said...

your highness...a total of 26 questions...when u are supposed to be sleeping...not a good sign. And if I will to join u to crack my head..I will lose sleep too!
I suggest u start burning aroma i tea, orange or lavender essence has a calming effect...but if ONE chooses to drink it..there's a possibility u will become Rip van Winkle...

5:27 AM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

Humm.... Psamtani I didn't think of that...

And feline...

Rip van Winkle?

11:57 AM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

If we could change...

Well, we can.

12:42 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

I agree SS...

But the question I'm pondering is what can we change and what's out of our control...? And how many of us know?

1:27 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Prometheus said...

Dunno, I have enough problems getting change for a 100 Dirham note (yeah, like I have them).

But 'loose change' for your thoughts.

Prometheus El Cheapo.

1:48 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I know what you mean Tainted. We might not be able to always control circumstances, or change them at first hand, but we usually always have control or power to control or a choice in our behaviour or reaction to something or a circumstance.

Change is not absolute. It is not something you always reach the end of. Change is constant, and it is a process.

A person who for medical reasons reacts a certain way, can change by choosing to aquire the help that is needed to make things better. He or she might of course never be fully recovered, but a change has still been made.

Often change is about choice...not so much about achieving perfect results.

4:05 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

I agree SS...

Last night, I was thinking in black & white and not necessarily seeing what's inbetween... (as also psamtani pointed out already).

5:14 PM, August 16, 2006  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home