Idealism

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the theme “Idealism” seemed more appropriate for this week’s post than “Eating”. It is also one of the 16 arenas clamoring for some form of mutual agreement in a successful long-term relationship, so now is as good a time as any to explore it. In high school, a past teacher of mine once declared “You’re just an idealist!” The fact that he delivered that label as though derogatory slander caused me to snap back in retort :”No…I’m a nihilist.” He had in fact found me out, but I’d been in no mood to acquiesce to his attitude and acknowledge his revelation. Unfortunately too often in this present day world idealism is treated as a dirty word. I was blessed to have grown up with two parents as different as night and day – one an optimist, one a pessimist. Although that combination has probably contributed to my occasional vacillation between doubt and faith, I must admit that I have consciously chosen to walk with “the glass half full”. We all know that the glass is half empty so why wouldn’t we choose to appreciate the gift of what remains: what is present. I have never known dwelling on pain and misery to produce anything other than more pain and misery. Walk with me in beauty, joy, humor, and celebration and that is what we will spread. I believe that eventually we will all be willing to extend a hand to all our relations who have tripped, fallen into, or can’t see their way out of the void of despair or the glass half empty. I am an idealist. 🙂

 

 

 

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About dreamingmoon

I, Aurora Dreaming Moon am a Dreamer, Sister, Lover, Mother, Grandmother and sometime Writer, Poet, Artist, Musician...who at the age of 11 made my first conscious choice to seek the path of Truth by throwing a yarrow stick reading for my youthfully petulant demand of : "Tell me the purpose of life now or I'm out of here !" The spirits in all their wisdom and humour responded in kind with the complete changing hexagram : Ch'ien to K'un which I interpreted to mean "...a complete understanding of the universe ". Thus appropriately chastised, though laughingly mollified and defeated in my attempt at an easy way out, I was lovingly set back on this never ending journey we call life. I am still trying to accomplish my assignment :) What you'll find in these blogs are just sharings of some of my most heartfelt experiences along the way. May they be of service to all reader pilgrims who cross this path.
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