Friday, August 8, 2008

Persuasion

I’ve written about becoming that old trash lady, picking up garbage along with my dog’s poop. It’s kind of embarrassing, in a way. But today I didn’t take my poop retrieval bags with me when I left the house (alrighty, it was early and I was dopey; the dogs didn’t poop in anybody’s walking path, I’ll pick it up later, okay? We don’t want this poop thing to be obsessive). The trash thing may well be on its way to a mental illness deal, because I was slightly nervous about not being able to clean up the neighborhood. Scheesish, I was thinking, what a fruitcake I am.

Then I discovered THERE WAS NO TRASH. Not a yellow napkin. Not one paper straw cover. Not even a plastic cup lid. Nada. Nothing.

This may be what is happening here: the law of attraction. If trash is lying about and people are passing in their cars, their little brains note it, the synapses flash, the car window lowers, out comes the detritus of their mobile lives. Trash collects trash.

But if the garbage isn’t there in the first place, the synapses don’t turn on. On some level the custom of the natives prevail.

I remember it being Krishnamurti who said, Be the change you wish to see.

You know we're not just talking trash here. Peace, love, joy, anyone?

5 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Peace, love and joy.

Nicole said...

peace, love, and joy again i say peace, love, and joy.

*sigh*

Apparently I'm still surrounded by the "detritus of [my] mobile [life]." Such a shame, but changeable with just a mere vibration. A secret one. =)

Love visiting here....

tumbleweed said...

it's a good thought..i DO try..but sometimes i slip. not in the physical garbage way...but the 'mental garbage'. so after this lovely post i'm doing a little cerebral spring-cleaning..in the hope that a little orderliness will attract a whole lot more...

Suzanne said...

Peace love and lots of joy! This evening I was bringing in one of my little yorkies after a walk and thinking what a blah day it had been...then I looked up at the sky and saw the most incredible array of colors in the sky from the combination of sunset and the remnents of an earlier storm....it was a great reminder to be grateful for the simply beauty of the day.

dharmamama said...

This has nothing to do with your post, really, except the dog poo part:

http://tinyurl.com/54pad8

Got here from your comment on Mrs. G's blog. Wow! I can't wait to dive into your archives. Your writing touches my heart.