Blow Away Distraction 2012
My prayer goes out to all my readers on the East Coast (who probably don’t even have a connection to read this). As a human family we are ALL connected to this “Super Storm” tragedy. That said, unless “Sandy” DIRECTLY affects you or your family, don’t let Anderson, Wolf or Piers distract you from your work. Allow others to gather around the TV and get stoned on the drama, while you respectfully step away and quietly return to your studio, office or creative space. You’re an artist, an entrepreneur! You have your own drama unfolding right in front of you; Your Art! Your Company! Your Project! Don’t allow the sensationalism of TV News to distract you from working on your impossible dream; respect your art by giving it the gift of your attention and focus. And at the same time, be sure to respect humanity by saying a prayer or sending your loving energy to the victims of all the disasters currently happening around our fragile planet.
How To Help: Hurricane Sandy is an unprecedented storm. Please make your tax-deductible gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief now.
|Posted By Alan Vochec|
| Distraction |
Looking behind the hype I see people helping people in times of hardship and it makes me optimistic about the future of mankind and thus our planet. Regardless of creed, color and religion I see heartwarming human compassion whenever mother nature creates a disaster like this one. We CAN lift this planet out of the stoneage if we all pull together as a team. Hepp, hepp......
|Posted By Kate|
| Storm |
Too true, Michael. Sooo easy to get lost in the drama. So many emotions wasted since little can be done by those of us sensitive enough to care, except to write a check and/or pray. Then, back to our lives. We accomplish nothing by becoming like those we sorrow for.
|Posted By steve dAvis|
| Discernment |
Yes, Michael, right on the button! It's so easy to keep watching the replays, keep losing a little bit more time, a little bit more hope & another evening is gone. The power of compassion mixed with a little discernment & there it is; another line, another verse, another step in the direction of active creation. Thanks for the post ~ it IS a wonderful world & we can all inspire each other along the way.
|Posted By George|
| Blow Away Distraction 2012 |
Iím not sure how I got on your email list, but this message was timely. Iím a musician, and I spend way to much time watching the tube. This a problem that iím working on with success. In the olden days people would sit around a fire or look up at the stars in the few hours between sunset and bed time. It was a time to think or dream about things. Now days we sit around the tv watching junk which is regularly interrupted by adds for big pharma, fast foods and other unhealthy stuff like political candidates. Well thanks for giving me a wake-up call to get off the couch. Iím off to the basement to practice practice practice. Thanks George
|Posted By Joanne Crabtree|
| storm |
Today my entire focus is on the storm ... the lives lost ... at least one whole community burnt to the ground ... a blizzard in West Virginia ... I don't need to watch it much to be completely immersed in it ... I cannot escape it today ... and beyond the horror of this storm, what's next? ... even bigger storms?
|Posted By Kaleo|
| Thanks |
Thanks J. Needed that. Not getting caught up in the drama but rather giving respectful reverence for those affected is always a good idea. Appreciate it. Prayers and Love sent through the ether.
|Posted By David R|
| energy |
Very well stated Michael- sending healing energy for both the people there and the planet is the conscious thing to do. Focusing attention & energy on the destruction only feeds it. Let us continue to create then! Mother Nature has not been happy for a while now - the more aware we are the more healing can take place.
|Posted By Suzanne McNeil|
| thank you |
Just what I needed to read as I step back into the song I am trying to finish :) Thank you Michael. I love your blog!!!!!!
|Posted By Kingvegas|
| Distraction |
Yes- the drama and devastation in NYC is horrible! I lived in Boston for 10 years and have a lot of friends up there weathering the storm. We don't have TV's in the common spaces in our house as they do tend to be negative or at the very least non-constructive elements when they're around. I can check the stories of the day online in about 5 or 10 minutes and them move on to being productive, interacting with my family or maybe just reading a book or getting some fresh air. I would rather live MY OWN life than watch somebody else (pretend) to live their's on a box in front of the couch. Carpe Diem!!!
|Posted By rachel|
| I lift my prayers.. |
I am so sorry for those who are suffering in sooo many places... I do pray for humanity..as we are all fragile flowers. I am going now to work on my projects. Thanks Michael. Rachel
|Posted By randy|
| thanks |
Thanks for both aspects of your message. Luckily, all family and friends in this area are doing ok. You are so right -- it is easy to get sucked into all the hype. And even though it was a dangerous situation for many, I reached a point when I couldn't take any more of the screaming of the reporters or the overly-dramatic music soundtrack. Remember, the more they get people agitated, the higher their ratings. Hmm... maybe there's a lesson in there somewhere! LOL
|Posted By Rami|
| Distraction won't stop me |
I admit I've been watching because I have friends in NY. However The focus of your blog raised my awareness. I'm able to shut the TV off after getting the facts. It's not necessary to watch the constant repetition of the same footage. Thanks for this awareness Michael, so I can get back to my work!