The merry-go-round

As a human race, we are stuck in a never-ending merry-go-round.

One of blame and counter-blame.

One bubble not hearing the other bubble above its own noise of hate.

Everyone chasing something just ahead of us, angry at never seeming to catch it.

Riding the ups and downs with pleasure and pain, nothing constant or deep.

The merry-go-round has no meaning, it just keeps repeating the same, turn after turn.

No one realising they have been round and round the same thing before, never learning or changing.

Sometimes we have to be brave to get off the merry-go-round and be lost in the wilderness. Accepting what is about the merry-go-round and its pursuit of the uncatchable enables us to see an alternative.

Your dog

‘Cookie’ by Philip Dodson

Your dog has no opinions of itself or you.

That’s why it is always pleased to see you, always wagging its tail and is full of joy.

We as humans can also choose this, it simply means that we have to learn to observe and witness our own thoughts without evaluation. This will allow the judgemental thoughts to dissolve as we have not given them energy or acted upon them.

We can then see ourselves and others with no filters, wag our tails and be like the dog, free from the judgements of our mind.