Life is most certainly like an onion Sir. Yes - layers upon layers of constructed meaning - everywhere my eyes wander. Things could be simpler. Things are simpler.
Sometimes I forget everything and just float in my thoughtless observations. But how thoughtless can they be? Are not the things I see and hear and smell and taste and feel all 'thoughts' in that they're processed by my mind? What difference then is there between these seemingly 'simple' 'thoughts' and the more complex thoughts involved in the layers?
And even if there were a difference, would not these 'thoughtless observations' always have the potential to become infinitly more complex, as I zoom and zoom and zoom in on the scene?
And see? We've made another few layers of mess.
*shakes his head furtively*
So I forever take comfort in something a dear friend just told me once - in a moment of 'black-hole-ed-ness' -
"Why not just be happy now"?
And I do believe, yes I do believe that it was also a good friend of he who once imparted that wisdom on him! And so I do believe, yes I do believe that it's my god-given duty to pass that wisdom on.
So for all you online-readers, you cyber-thought-collectors and information gathers - here is my GREAT WISDOM.
With all your might, be happy. Enjoy.
It's simple. It's to the point. Nothing at all complicated.
It's power is in its simplicity. Don't cloud it up. It's pure, distilled, 100% god-speak.
Oh, and it's nothing new. I dare not even attempt take credit for the creation of this idea. If even any of us may take credit for creating anything.
Bob Marley said it in his song - Don't worry be happy.
The Wombats said it in their song - "This could all go so wrong, but we're so happy!!".
In his melancholy song, Scott Weiland said it - "I'll believe anything, it's a beautiful day!".
John Keats said it in his poem - "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know".
Be happy for the gift of life and vision you have. I use the term vision here broadly - refering to all you sense around you... and in you. This world. This gift. This beauty.
Do good often.