turn down the volume at nautilus teachings

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“honey, can you please turn that down?”
have you ever been asked to
shhhhhhhh, anything?
be it your radio
your voice
the kids screaming…
i know a few people
who have no OFF button
they cannot stop
analyzing
critiquing
commenting
they just go on and on and on…
or how about the people who
you ask a simple
yes or no question to
and you get a whole book
of them explaining why
they said yes or no?
right now our media
cannot help themselves
with their continuing blurbs
and for a girl who does
not do politics
or television
my world has become
even more calm…
noise
opinions
free speakers
bullies
hard headed
stubborn
people who live in boxes
never venturing outside
because it’s just
how they are raised…
i say F-that
start thinking for yourself
if you are interested in
any one thing at all
then be educated in it
but also be kind…
in a world of
7.5 billion people
of which only
325,044,071
live in the united states
we are going to have
thousands of points of view
and you wonder why
there is so much noise?
upheaval?
fighting?

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lack of compassion
empathy
kindness
and forgiveness,
that is why…
yes, this world
needs a huge group hug
yes, people need
to be quiet
and start listening…
of course a universal hour
of candle light only
while we all meditate
letting our minds be still
allowing only gratitude to enter…
yes, restaurants, bars and all public places
need to be no wifi zones
because guess what?
nothing is that important in this world
that we cannot pay attention to the NOW
sure,
you have clients
patients
family
friends
who all need you right away
but in this techie world
people have forgotten
to roll down the windows
and sing with the music
feel the breeze
kiss their skin
talk to another person
in the waiting room
or while in line somewhere
or to notice someone
in need of a hug
a listening ear
or just a smile…
as my d would say,
“SLOW THE FUCK DOWN!
really?
really?”
he says,
“really? that phone call, email….
was so important it could not wait
1 hour to watch your child’s game
listen to them sing, read, dance
have dinner with your spouse
go visit your grandmother?!!!”

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he is a very wise man
who counsels thousands
he
is
einstein…
he makes people think about reality
he jolts them into taking off their
rose colored glasses
and see life as it is
people for who they are
and i love this about him.
he watches and listens to tv and talk radio
he educates himself on the brain, genetics
just human nature continually
and then
there is me
the one he chose
to be his love.
i credit d with helping me find my voice
for it truly was his few words
“blondie, figure out who you are
and be that. show the world your colors…
challenge your fears
and chase your dreams…”
that changed my life…
together
we sit back
in our time to
enjoy a coffee
work on the yard
go to the beach
maybe watch a little
normal television at night…
and then day breaks
he leaves to help everyone
and i get to write
paint
meditate
i get to help
those who read my blog
take my free classes
come to my paint nights
look inside themselves
find gratitude
learn forgiveness
self love
self care
who believe in art
and in me
who trust me
thank you…
don’t forget
your time with me
allows you
immunity
from normalcy
standardization
and analysis
i don’t give awards
for anything
what you get is
absolute
consent
to be
exactly who you
were meant to be
and that
everyone
can create…
please,
“turn down the volume…”

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