Saturday, March 21, 2009


This word has been on my mind this week actually more what it means to me.
Distance is relative when you tune in it does not matter where you are you can sense what other people are somehow feeling ,people who are close to you,on the other side of the world or, in the room next to yours and on the other site of the computer screen.I find this fascinating how this works in our world but do I want to have an explanation or read about it or,do I just want to believe that we are more then mind,body and soul that our spirit is actually a had of us and we are catching up a little later to be confirmed that what we where feeling or and thinking was right! I have had enough experiences to believe that "Distance is Relative".
I wonder if you had any experiences that confirms this ?
Or what is your opinion on this?
artwork by me,japanese water colours on paper.


Delwyn said...

This tree flower is absolutely beautiful. I have copied it to save and keep looking at it. Thankyou

I think the distance we feel depends on our ability to feel empathy. Some people have none and they are sociopaths, others are very empathic and can pick up what others are feeling and experiencing very sensitively and acutely.

I think you are very sensitive and empathic and therefore you read other people and pick up on their emotions. Like all attributes this can be both a blessing and a curse.
You need to be able to remain separate to others to be able to help them. Empathy is not useful if it becomes too much like sympathy. Sympathy sometimes has the effect of you feeling other people's emotions and getting caught up in the vortex rather than standing alongside them and walking with them.

Mona van dijk said...

Thank you Delwyn this is very useful to me.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mona,

I love your tree work, so beautiful and those colours are just amazing.

Your post on Distance is good and thoughtful and I like what Delwyn wrote.

I think that no matter where you are in the world, we need to be always thinking and caring for others.

I hope that you are having a lovely


Mona van dijk said...

Hello Carolyn it has been a nice weekend,thank you for leaving a comment on my art appreciated!
I always care no matter who you are or where you are,the colour of your skin, religion. Growing up in a diverse cultural country has been really good.

Renee said...

I could stay on your lovely blog forever Mona.

You are a poet and an artist.


Mona van dijk said...

hello Renee You know I love your blog too!

xxx Mona

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