The past year went by fast. My friend and I spent two weeks biking in Cambodia and Vietnam. The people were fantastic. The food was also incredible. There is little refrigeration, so everything had to be fresh.
The BackRoads group put together a great tour for the seven of us. Here we are passing by a portion of the wall surrounding Angkor Wat.
Biking is a great way to get in touch with the area and the culture. We have another tour coming up perhaps in Death Valley. This will be quite the transition, but a great way to break up the winter.
Here we are receiving a cermonial blessing by the Monks. It must have been well water. It was extremely cold and refreshing.
I’m the closest person.
This is not the same as losing one’s mind since I roughly know where it is when it managed to untether itself. I get texts from it every now and then, and its credit card statements keep appearing. If I arranged a personal line of credit for it, then who knows where it might end up. I doubt I would see it again.
A wandering spirit sounds like a good thing to have. If you have a wandering mind, then that suggests you have a lack of concentration. Or perhaps better, the whatever is going on in front of me does not require that much concentration.
Any particular thought can bring in a range of associative thoughts. A good analogy may be a mind like the holiday tree decorations. The entire tree may be completely dark, but the moment you flick a switch, then everything comes alive. So I seem to focus away from the finger flipping the switch, being what everyone else is focusing on, over instead to the various lights illuminating the tree.
The connection may not be immediately obvious to anyone else, but I can see the holiday tree being lit up in my mind continually.
The need for communal living resides deep within the bone. Societies form together for survival, protection, friendship and a host of other reasons.
Continuing societies form a type of social communal contract to exist together. At one point or another, this contract breaks down and the society ceases to exist. Some societies disband, some are wiped out. Over the past thousands of years we can see societies that have come and gone.
We are now entering the global community through social media. For good or bad. With the advent of Russian interference, we can see how a little bit of fakery can spin things out of control. Some groups become even more polarized based on false indignation.
Perhaps the new Paris Agreement for climate change might help create a new global contract. The US shall likely have to come into to the fold after a while. Otherwise it will be left behind in the old economy while other countries proceed more towards a futuristic direction.
Pulling together as global society must become our new vision forward for a new communal contract.