Yummy Ice Cream!

“That which is creative and compassionate GROWS. That which is destructive is always deteriorating.”~Edgar Cayce

Humans all behave in sometimes incomprehensible ways. Some seem to always climb to the top, always engaged in constructive behavior, moving mountains and extending a gracious hand. Others idle in a wake of destructiveness, never seeming to grow and always remaining stagnant or complacent in their own despondence. The sphere of behavior contains us all. We all travel here.

Everyone knows of the “bad habits” that one can “fall into.” Although, what is referred to as a bad habit may not be looked upon the same by others. Some look at smoking as a bad habit, others thoroughly enjoy smoking. Procrastination and avoidance can be looked at through the same eyes.

Some of the worst of human behavior comes in the forms of greed, anger and selfish desire. These plague the heart and soul, thus creating blackness. These destructive behaviors are always deteriorating the spirit; eating away at the fabric of the heart. When we harbor these thoughts and intentions, we are hurting the world and ourselves; we stunt the growth of peace and unity within and around us. It is as though some of us never learned how to share.

I can recall sitting outside a drive-thru ice cream shop and watching as a mother and her two sons came out of the door. The two young men both had ice cream cones. One child took a big lick and licked his ice cream right off of the cone; it spilled out and hit the concrete. He then smashed his cone onto the ground and kicked at it.

The other child looked at down at the mess, then handed his brother his ice cream cone and patted him on the back; a true selfless display of affection and a prime example of sharing. This was the face of compassion and love.

When we nurture these qualities of growth and compassion, whether through creativity or spirituality we never feed the wicked dogs of contempt or hatred. This behavior is constructive, and it grows. It imparts peace and togetherness to all those around us.

Be mindful in your sphere of behavior. Understand that it moves as the tide, and is subject to emotional currents. Be wary when you become angry or hurt. Understand that you can redirect this energy; constructively and creatively. Remember that as we all walk this line of life, our compassionate behavior will shine a light brighter than any other.

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I am an artist, writer, author, philosopher and lover of nature and life. My blog offers a glimpse into my world, my thoughts, my sphere. Enjoy!

48 thoughts on “Yummy Ice Cream!

  1. I am so glad that you happened across my blog because if you didn’t I would have been able to read the things you have to say. Not only is what you say calming but it is also inspiring. It reminds me of the monks at my temple. The way you write is nothing less of refreshing and enlightening. Thanks for the post!

  2. Great truth. I don’t think we realize a lot of the time how MUCH we affect the sphere around us. It’s amazing how infective negativity can be. When it arrives it can turn the tide of joviality in an instant. Loved this. Very good stuff to keep in mind. 😀

  3. “never feed the wicked dogs of contempt and hatred” I especially liked these words. Good post, and thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog.

  4. Knowthesphere,
    Reading your posts pulls up a question from the bucket in the back of my mind. I wonder if you’ll have time to answer it.

    What, to you, is the meaning of happiness?

    I have thoughts on this that vacillate depending on which perspective I’m thinking from and I would like to hear your take on the definition of happiness if you would be so kind.

    Thanks

    1. Happiness is such an elusive concept. For me, its the hot dog that fits perfectly into the bun. A moment of perfection, or floating down the river in a canoe without a paddle yet maintaining a straight course. I could think of many things that I am happy about. I once heard it said that in our pursuit of happiness, we should simply stop and take the time to be happy. Who knows.. maybe happiness just “happens.”

  5. “There is a crack in everything.
    That’s how the light gets in.”
    ― Leonard Cohen

    And sharing that light with others is truly one of the most important things we do. Nicely said! 🙂

  6. Perceptive and simple. Odd how the lower impulses pretend to be ‘natural’ when it’s our higher ones…the impluses that prompt us to pat someone on the back when they’re down…that are the truest reflections about what’s best in all of us. Good for you to dropped this into my in-box on this day. It’s going to help me retain my focus today.

  7. “When we nurture these qualities of growth and compassion, whether through creativity or spirituality we never feed the wicked dogs of contempt or hatred”… I think I will quote you! 🙂

  8. Excellent! I like “know the sphere” better than the classic “know thyself”…brings to mind very natural, organic processes – like planets, water drops etc. Even the “egg” shaped energy body in the Castaneda books. Lovely post, thanks!

  9. For so long, I spoke of what was good and I spoke of a love so pure, but it wasn’t until I was able to overcome my own fear and self doubt that I was able to act on what was good and shine at my brightest. It was solely intention without the action up until the time was right. It is as you wrote here, and so when we set forth our good intentions and act on them as well we create a wave of creative, compassionate and endless love that reverberates and has an endless effect. When I became the love I spoke of, I watched some of those around me rise up to meet me, those that were ready. Having watched the transformation of myself along with those around me affirmed what I have always chosen to believe. It is what Cayce and yourself were able to explain to us so eloquently, “That which is creative and compassionate grows”, and multiples into infinity.

    I think she is singing your tune with this one below: 😉

    ( I had to giggle when I noticed the full name of the file) Hehe

    Thank you Jeremiah 🙂

    ♥ Namaste ♥

    ~ Jennifer

    1. Thank you! I believe we’ve shared many similar experiences, which are what has brought me to this place I’m in now, touched somehow in some way. I wouldn’t have it any other way 😉
      Namaste

  10. Great reminder to take time to reflect on how we act and how our actions affect others. Would you consider enlarging the font of your posts? The font size is a bit tough to read.

  11. Selfishness and Pride is at the heart of all destruction and depravity, therefore ~descent of mankind. Each “bad habit” breeds another and refuses to make a change because of Selfishness and Pride’s presumption that they (the person) thinks he really isn’t his brothers keeper. A wonderful and sensitive and, moving post, thanks so much. Hope your book is coming together satisfactorily. Blessings ~Deborah

  12. I was feeling beyond crappy just now and at the moment I read “you can redirect this energy” I was encouraged to find my inner strength to help me through this storm. Thank you. Be blessed.

  13. “This little light of mine; I’m gonna let it shine…..” was such a great way to get us pre-schoolers of to a good start. Letting our kindness and compassion light up the path for someone else who may have been stumbling.

  14. I stopped by to say thanks for liking my post, I Am and I AM Glad that I did. That was deep and well said. I was blessed by the well written reminder. Thanks

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