Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A whole new month begins...!

Was thinking about conditioning the other day. How ingrained it is, despite the new colors we put on. And how like a child that rushes to its mother’s side at any sign of distress, one rushes and grabs the conditioning security blanket

8 comments:

AmitL said...

Yep-that's true,unless,of course,you let yourself get kicked out into the big,bad world and fend for yourself.:)(Wink-frankly,I was also under the same conditioning security blanket till I came here)

austere said...

I think no matter where in the world you are, the said blanket sticks to you like your shadow.

Nimh Sellers said...

I guess my blanket of conditioning had been distrust and defensiveness. I have since shed that blanket and weaved a new one of careful observance and neutrality. It is not to say I don't care or I don't still react to things, but by the time I reached 25, I was done fighting the world all the time. It did no good. Now I choose my battles and find allies in common interests.

Have a lovely day Austere!
Peace,
Nimh

AmitL said...

Not really-once you're forced to fend for yourself,the blanket gets thinner and thinner,I feel.:)But,it's good to have a blanket to fall back upon,I feel.

austere said...

Nimh- What a long journey,a salute ] in admiration. Neutrality is the ground philosophers aspire to, and perchance reach.


Amit- yes, as long as you know its there, and that you're using it?

quin browne said...

i dash out to try on new things.. then retreat to the old, the tried and true--be they positive or not.

sad, innit?

PQ said...

I looked it up to confirm what you were referring to - I am such a tubelight Austy at times :-)

austere said...

quin- perhaps. perhaps not. :)

pq- :)