Everyday, everywhere I go, people want to tell me about what’s going on in their lives. More and more it is about how badly friends and relatives are treating each other. Life has never been perfect but those of us who have reached “Crone Status” remember a time when:
Families would go to church together, Children had respect for parents, Parents earned that respect, Quality time was more important than “stuff” in the toy box or closet, we all looked each other in the eye when we were fact to face.
I remember enjoying seeing children playing outside all the time. Movies, TV and play time had to be earned. No one was ever allowed to be distracted at the family table. We were there to interact with one another….like it or not!
The hectic and modern day world has made it almost impossible for this simpler, more real lifestyle. Nothing happens unless scheduled. All time is spent working around family time. Our family and home no longer has the meaning it once did.
We are focusing more on people and stuff. People who tell us to want more stuff, people who tell us if we don’t have stuff our world is lacking and we are failures. Our hearts no longer focus on what is good and right for our lives and world.
Parenting had become an inconvenience for many and not a privilege. We now hog tie the educational system/teachers. The liberals own the media and minds of our youth. The conservatives are considered an abhorrence. There is no happy medium. Buddha always maintained that enlightenment was only found in the middle ground. I think he was on to something.
Let the children learn. Teach them all of the ways… and let them feel the wave of excitement that comes with making up their own minds without violence or criticism. Guide them in the ways of goodness and love and let their hearts ring true to that guidance. If we do not, the current chaos and terror in our world is only the beginning. I’m an old fashioned back to the basics kind of Crone.
I like my computers, phones and notebooks, but I take media breaks regularly. I use that time to reflect, send good energy to my family and friends, meditate, meditate and meditate some more. I’m by no means perfect, but I do try to keep focused on a more gentle, simple way. I know this is a better way than what the advertising magnates and media want us to focus on instead. I’m just cranky enough to let that piss me off and make me rebel against those head games. My intention is to arrive at something that makes my output a more favorable vibration to my world, in which we are all one.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista