How to stay positive amid the negative?


Leaving Beijing and coming to Taipei I’m faced with critical comparisons and even anger, its very easy to resort to the same kind of insanity, often fuelled by emotion and habit, that has resulted in war on ourselves and our planet, a sense of self derived from that which we are not, words.

Grasping word definitions of ourselves and the world with a closed mind, filling our ego with such labels and going into war whenever these are challenged, is pure insanity, but it seems those who hold sway in the world, believe their opinions are facts as do most of the rest of us, often hypocritically, those facists and bigots imposing their one sided right wing views on the world, from a one sided left wing view, equally closed intolerant way of putting over a point of view or hearing another’s, everyone clinging to their opinions, perhaps words are just a fluff, the undercurrent of imagined facts, eventually pushing the imagined into reality, getting stuck on our one sided opinion, without being able to empathise or listen the other side, even within our own minds, when doubt arises we perhaps prefer to stick with old habits rather than new, and maybe much better ways of being and thinking, but new is often challenging and scary.

Every so called political system, when it becames rigid, no longer open to criticism and rule enforcement focused, on pushing one sided opinion as a permanent and fixed thing, I believe simply ends the human spark, the creative spirit, our expressive nature, the only sure thing and only rule I believe we should abide by without wavering, is that we must CONSTANTLY CHALLENGE, it is our nature, our gift as humans, the universe has awarded us a creative brain, to do exactly that, our world continually provides this for us, those that seek to stop us challenging, are cutting us off from what we are.

Is convenience a problem, seeking to remove the challenge, trash mountains, excessive energy consumption, boring jobs, the day to day hum drum of many people’s lives, endless hours on social media and watching cat videos, it’s entertaining, but are we wasting an opportunity, to meet our potential, to live a life of challenge and adventure, what will fill us with satisfaction and peace, giving back to the universe what it has given to us, chances, and new opportunities, to fail, fail and try again, and again, until success comes, an exploding star sending out waves of energy to empower and light up the world around, life is an almost impossible likelihood, but here it is.

It’s good to travel, to have an open mind, share an oppinion, keep listening learning and creating new opinions, the cycle of things.

Thanks for reading, Sam.

Author: Sam

I'm a multi-media artist, working with drawing, painting, textiles and motion expression, I have been living in Asia for the last 6 years, I'm originally from Wales, in the UK, thanks for seeing my work, please get in touch if you'd like to discuss, my works are available to buy from my shop. Please consider supporting my work, you can purchase something from my shop, all support is greatly appreciated.

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