Your unique view.
Bathwater you can drown in.
The handmaiden of motivation.
A lens that needs constant
Outlook that germinates in an
A barometer of warmth and
A mantle that gets heavier the
longer you wear it.
Consciousness’s pilot that will
crash if not relieved.
Most wholesome when adaptable
and flexible; most loathsome when rigid.
- Perhaps you become what
you decide to think.
- Perhaps what you see
relies on how you see it.
- Perhaps perception is
often skewed by your emotion.
- Perhaps your happiness
and misery depend on your responses.
- Perhaps cultivating
warmth and kindness overwhelms the weeds of despair.
- Perhaps mental health
and well-being depend on the success of adaptability.
- Perhaps constantly
accommodating what is outside your gate can only lead to
neglect of what is vital within.
- Perhaps peace and
harmony in the world evolve as people commit to sharing and
- Perhaps you must
monitor the potency of sensory invasions to your ‘inner
sanctum’otherwise risk ‘takeovers’.
- Perhaps arbitration is
always taking place in the command center; perhaps the
‘detached’ observer is constantly ‘sorting out’ what has
merit and can ‘stay’.
ESSAY ON ATTITUDE by EDWIN O'SHEA
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