A circle lies in a square
I like to make a lot of noise too sometimes but I don’t because it’s inconsiderate, particularly here where the walls are too thin and the neighbours react. So, if they are going to be loud why shouldn’t I? It is just an expression of self-love (when there’s nobody to consider! Otherwise, it’s self-indulgence at the expense of others). If I wanted to, I would continue with my own tactics; that is, hit the punch-bag once, play ‘Light My Fire,’ ‘I Feel Good’ or a loud Motorhead or My Ruin song or two!
Happy New Year!
Osho notes that many people want to make sure others feel as miserable as they do. They do not expect or believe they deserve greater joy and happiness and they can’t bear to see others laughing and dancing (or even quiet and at peace with themselves) because it reminds them that they don’t have that higher vibration. They may feel desperate to extinguish other people’s enthusiasm, to quell their joy, to steal the jewel thinking, ‘If I can’t have it then you can’t either.’ Yet, they are equally free to look for joy just as they are free to love themselves more. It is merely a matter of choice. Perhaps it’s also partly a matter of energy and understanding but it’s not dependent on sharing with others even though that, too, helps. Attitude and intention are sovereign to the individual. Some things are funny but the ego gets in the way of the Spirit just as clouds obstruct the Sun. Laughter is a wonderful way to disperse those clouds. Sonia Choquette discusses this issue in her usual elegant clarity. She says it is the way to “escape life’s dramas in a healthy way” and recommends that, rather than becoming ‘misery addicts,’ we "Work to acquire a preference for comedy over drama” and find “good lighthearted material to balance the weight of the world.” (The Answer Is SimpleYlove yourself, live your spirit, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.134).
12 February. The woman upstairs got home at 9 p.m. and the neighbours turned their TV up very loud at 9.03 p.m. for a while and again at 10.40 p.m. until I threw a snowball at their window at 11 p.m. as I did the other day. Haha.