When I was nursing in the Royal Navy, male patients complaining of pain were often told by the medics on the ward:
‘It’s mind over matter…We don’t mind and you don’t matter!’
Sounds harsh? Maybe ~ but this was the early 70’s and that’s the way things rolled, particularly in that male dominated environment. But is this example of Armed Forces humour based on fact?
Recently I came across this quote by Albert Einstein:
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
…which led me to think that if I don’t give something energy, then it doesn’t matter. And the flipside of this is that:
‘what you focus on grows.’
It gives me such a buzz that my so~called ‘New Age’ beliefs have scientific backup! Whacky Jacqui? I don’t think so! 😉
In the past ~ particularly leading up to the 2012 Winter Solstice ~ I spent many a long hour pondering what my ‘purpose’ is and how I can best spend what’s left of my allotted span on this planet. Contemplation over, it’s time to act! Listening to my heart, I’ve decided to keep things simple and focus on nurturing my creative impulses this year ~ giving priority to those pastimes that please me, rather than trying to fit them in around my chores. After all, I am a pensioner, you know. If not now……… when?
After a prolonged dry spell, I’m gradually feeling motivated to write once more, starting with my blogs. But my mojo seems a little rusty (must be all this rain) so please bear with me, while I get back up to speed. It’s taken me four days to compose this but I’ve hung in there, deleting; cutting and pasting; uploading photos, researching quotes and engaging in displacement activity.
Cup of tea, anyone? No, don’t move ~ I’ll make it………