5 months ago
“I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”
- Abraham Maslow 2 years ago
accept what is
Trying not to judge my country
Yesterday I had my first opportunity to put the theory into action with an average success. I found myself in a place I thought is ugly, dirty and my first thought was I hate this country because it is so ugly in comparison to other countries I have seen. But then I remembered my goal and tried to look objectively around and it was quite refreshing experience. Instead of judging I looked at things and I tried to change my attitude. I asked myself a few helpful questions – How can I expect this country to be beautiful when it’s democratic only 20 years? For 50 years this country was not free, and earlier wasn’t any better because of the war. This country needs time to take off like other western countries. When I saw something ugly or trashy instead of anger I tried to feel it’s funny and I tried to take funny pictures of absurd things, and I thought I will send them to my friends with funny notes. So here is my conclusion: be the photographer of life – observe, take mental pictures, do not judge. In every place you can find something beautiful like flowers, trees, the birds singing beautifully, some landscapes are nice too, and remember that not all the buildings are architectural nightmare.
In general it is hard to be an esthete living in Poland.
An observation for the future: laughter helps. 3 years ago