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What is sanity?

sanity
ˈsanɪti/
noun
noun: sanity
1.
the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health.
“I began to doubt my own sanity”

synonyms: soundness of mind, mental health, mental faculties, balance, balance of mind, stability, reason, rationality, saneness, lucidity, lucidness, sense, senses, wits, normality, right-mindedness more antonyms: insanity

reasonable and rational behaviour.
“the next few years saw several appeals for sanity from top scientists”
synonyms: sense, common sense, good sense, wisdom, prudence, judiciousness, practicality, reasonableness, rationality, soundness, sensibleness

With this definition in mind, we can see that our understanding of the word “sanity” is a positive one.

insanity
ɪnˈsanəti/
noun
noun: insanity
1.
the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.
“he suffered from bouts of insanity”
synonyms: mental illness, mental disorder, mental derangement, madness, insaneness, dementia, dementedness, lunacy, instability, unsoundness of mind, loss of reason; More
antonyms: sanity

extreme foolishness or irrationality.
plural noun: insanities
“it might be pure insanity to take this loan”
synonyms: folly, foolishness, foolhardiness, idiocy, stupidity, imbecility, asininity, lunacy, madness, silliness, senselessness, brainlessness, thoughtlessness, irrationality, illogicality, absurdity, ludicrousness, ridiculousness; More
antonyms: sense

Here our definition of “insanity” seems to be correct for what we would hope; having irrational, thoughtless people inflicting their views on humanity would not be great for advancing our race peacefully.

If we have violent, aggressive or irrational thoughts about ourselves or others we must find balance, seek help, and find rational peaceful ways of expressing ourselves and our ideas.

It’s not a terrible thing to seek help from a professional; there are many out there that are good at what they do, and have hope for humanities enlightenment.

How many of us have been taught how to find balance of mind, how to deal with negative or violent thoughts, how to observe our own minds and create peace in our lives? Don’t be shy to observe characteristics within personality, and psychologically heal each other. This a good thing.

It’s something we would benefit from observing inside ourselves, while encouraging others. Including our governments, organisations and politicians.

To have negative or aggressive thoughts towards ourselves, our governments, other nations, and individuals, should be an indicator for personal improvement.

Likewise; for leaders, organisations, governments, and politicians to have similar thoughts towards themselves, other organisations, nations or other people; should also be an indicator for finding personal improvement. As well as a serious concern to continue in their influential role.

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Shifting perspective

“It” can feel anyway you desire, you can decide to shift a perspective to see any situation, in anyway you choose. No matter how crazy it seems to those around you, or society as a whole.

Behaviour patterns affect many, and spread far. The way we behave while waiting to check in at the airport, while observing another faster queue next to us; Generally leads us to become a little stressed. This behaviour pattern is sub-consciously observed and reflected by all the queues around the globe.

Step out of the perspective if you feel it doesn’t serve humanity, and flip it; Enjoy the queue, realise everyone in the queue is on the same plane. Relax, start a conversation, show your party trick.

You are travelling with other advanced life forms ready to fly in a metal container to another part of a spinning ball of rock, which is orbiting a ball of fire, amongst many other balls of fire, in a vast open incomprehensible space.

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The clumsy beautiful moment

Every time we drop a glass, trip over, bump in to someone or hurt ourselves in anyway; we have an opportunity to expand our awareness.

In every day life, in every accident, in every mistake; we are given an opportunity to explore how effective our attention is within the moment.

Its good to observe an anxiety, a fear, or anything else which can come in to these moments of “clumsiness”. We have the potential inside these moments to ask ourselves why? Why am I afraid of dropping a glass, etc?

When we look at moments of disaster through an accepting clear mind, amazing things start to happen; we catch the glass without thinking, we avoid catastrophes in miraculous ways.

We live our life accepting death, amazed at the clumsy beautiful moment.

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