LIFE IS A SERIES OF NATURAL CAUSES
Monday, August 2, 2021
How do we know what constitutes the expected, natural, reasonable, and rational?
Is this an essential mindset?
And, regarding the unexplained and the not understood, what is the cause of all that?
Is it behaviour, or is it just living from natural causes.
I like that phrase, natural causes because we seem only to use it regarding the end of life, i.e., he died of natural causes.
But aren’t we also born from natural causes, and don’t we live a life of natural causes too?
Whatever ‘fix yourself’ book you find on a shelf or an advice podcast online – there is too much focus on fixing ourselves and maybe not enough in being ourselves. This thinking is not to imply we should flagrantly repeat all bad experiences with the faint hope of them being better the next time.
But, instead of all the other things, let’s accept things as they are and as they come to us.
Sometimes that will be naturally, or accidentally, or organically.
My husband is hearing impaired. No hearing at all on the left side, 85% gone on the right. Communication for him is extremely hard. He can't hear what people say so he doesn't engage. The nerves in his ears are dying. No transplants for that, no hearing aid here works because their decibels rate is 90, the highest they go. My husband hears at 190 decibels and those hearing aids are $6,000.00 apiece and only made in Sweden. So I get extremely annoyed with people who clearly have perfect hearing who choose not to listen. He would give anything to be able to hear. It's been over 30 years. He lives in mostly silence with very few who want to include him because of his deafness. They treat him like a leper. So word of advice for those who have select hearing, the ones who only want to hear when they want to. Be Grateful you can hear, because one day you might never again. MJ, Calgary