Sunday, June 7, 2015

On the other side....

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. -Carl Jung
Cliché... but clichés are truth's too!

And if you would see it from the other angle? Would the truth also still be true? Everything that pleases us about others (or is pleasant about others) lead us to an understanding of what we are or want to become.

For almost two years, my good friend donkey, has been going all around South Africa telling his audience the following truth: "If I help others, I will find happiness".  I don't know how true this is - and coming from donkey that is satisfied with the minimum, I'd have to rethink this.

It irritates me tremendously when I see someone throw away their lives... and I can so remember in the past what my secret thoughts were when I met someone falling around, not knowing what they want to do... and here I am myself now - dangling from the one day to the other.... barely making ends meat and believe me: no sense out of it all.

Stupidity irritates me. I make stupid choices every day... or say stupid things.

Insomnia irritates me. It is 24:00 here now.

Kind people sooths my soul. Contentness with what people have, even not much, inspire me. A good story is always a pleasure to hear. A good pee - and the relief after keeping it in for a,long time - is one of the nicest feelings I know. Happy children with loads of energy keeps me on my toes. Wisdom keeps me going.

Buckle up! Ignore the irritations, because that is what you are (albeit Jung), and focus on the things that soothe your body, mind and soul - because that is what you can be....

In the words of my good old yellow friend, SpongeBob!

SpongeBob:        Aw, cheer up Squid! It could be worse!
Patrick:               Yeah. You could be bald and have a big nose.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The old cliche...

You know the old cliché of: If I look at someone else life I must be glad... and am glad that I have the challenges that I face.... Its not a cliché for nothing

Some other clichés that's a cliché for a reason are:

Time heals - oh boy - it does!

Time flies... when you having fun - but I've experienced the opposite to be true too.
If someone shows you his/her true colours - believe him/her! (You learn this one the hard way)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.... I used to work with an old lady.... wise too - she used to say: money makes funny.... I think the absence of money also makes funny....

An idle mind is the devils playground... and does the devil like o come out and play!

Deal with it. Easier said than done, especially if you got out of bed with the wrong foot, or on the wrong side of the bed - or maybe not you, but your partner/housemate/colleague.

Even though this is a small world, and the media is at our fingertips, I personally think it is much harder just to: deal with it.

Something to think about: How do you live a simple life, stripped form all un-necessities - and still live?

Do you get in bed every night and think: I had a full day? Life...

Life is too short to worry... lets have another beer!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

.... even if the light is dim.... its still a light

I'm a strong baboon but...

This Puppet jungle only have so many bananas to eat from... and when the bananas are done.. we are left with a peal.... and yellow peal of all things!

My bananas are up... and there were no more other stuff that I could look forward too... Because I like bananas.... or so I thought. When I shouted: No more bananas.... I'm done hanging AROUND here... I realised that life has more to offer than just bananas. Life has friends. And maybe juicy mango's - you must just sometimes wait ... open your eyes and see!

All banana jokes aside. This is me, Swannie, speaking now. We have heard over the media - about popular and not so popular stars committing suicide... because of depression. I have it. I fight it. Sometimes I just give in. I almost did. But talking to my friends... and there is a lot out there I realised that the dream I dreamt - and I thought was dead.. is only dead if I kill it. One dream can have many forms. Sometimes you just have to jump in a tree to look at it from a different angle.

I've learnt tonight to:
1. Wait....
2. Be still - meaning SHUTUP a bit and listen, and DONT move
3. Get out.

Three very important lessons.

1. I will wait... and not try and fix things because I am so good or great. BUT wait. God (or the universe) will provide
2. I'd be still and not be angry.... at God, nor myself, nor the people around me.... And I will sit and breathe.... that is after all a miracle itself... to be able to breathe.
3. I will get out more.... and not isolate myself from all the wonderful people, nature and opportunities out there. I wont be a hermit....

Because even a yellow peal can become an ingredient for a new kind of juice that you can share with a friend.

                                                We need to see the friends around us