Shocking

Shocking is no longer shocking anymore, we’ve heard and seen it all 24/7 on the media, social media and from our drama filled lives.

If your tactic is to shock people into responding and changing, it isn’t working, we’re all anaesthetised and prefer to look at fluffy cat pictures, pics of someone else’s lunch or play another level of Candy Crush. We sooth it all away with our addictive behaviours…food, sex, drugs, alcohol, gaming, gambling, TV and so on. It’s like water off a ducks back.

The thing that works is what we do to lead. For example, don’t be outraged by litter, pick some up, don’t be upset and post about how terrible homeless peoples lives are, do something to help them ourselves.

Words and shock matter not, our own action and example change the world.

As a famous person said ‘if you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito’.

Jolt

Often we have things that occur, situations that arise, that jolt us into reality. Like we’ve been suddenly awoken from a deep sleep, startled, shaken.

These moments are when we feel surreal. But it is these very moments that are when we are actually fully conscious, and as they are so few, that is why we feel they are strange.

Like sudden amazing beauty in nature, a birth, or something shocking like a car crash or a death.

The thing is if we focus on being present and we experience each moment, we do not have to rely on a jolt to wake us up.