Going...going...gone. Another second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year. Buttons to push. Teeth to brush and be thankful for. Hair to comb and a face to wash. A reflection to look at. Air to breathe and lungs that expand and collapse. A body to dress with a message to the outside world. My biggest decision today...to do or not to do a thing. It is the choice we make everyday. A small kitten crying stirs me and I look at the helpless thing who runs off in fear. It has no knowledge of my intention to help so I have to let it run off. I can't force my help on it, the poor thing is skin and bones, a new born and afraid of the world. It was born afraid.
I wonder about this new generation of kids. They were born afraid too. They see through the politics and frankly, like I am, they are tired of it. We realize the media can't be trusted anymore. So let's start asking the establishment for its due...but perhaps it is time to stop listening. Frankly it is enough. Imagine a news report that would start as follows, "There is nothing to report today. There is no conflict. All is well. The world ended its problems and for some odd reason there really seems to be no reason to have conflict. Experts are baffled by this problem. They expect the world to be bored to death if we don't start something soon."
In every story there needs to be a villain and someone to save the day. We need the villain to assure ourselves that we are good and will make good choices. We want to be safe. We need to be aware of the dangers in life so we have a lot of people telling us what could make us sick and kill us, because our mortality is right at the forefront of our thoughts. Death walks amongst the living in many forms. We have people who make a living in professions of fear and violence. We gotta get the bad guy. We think what we are doing is a public service. We even extend our fear factories into the afterlife. How exciting!
Just imagine how bored we will be playing harps and singing praises. Or, well, then again, we could be continuously devoured by darkness. Oh hurray!!! What kind of choices are those? Who dreams this stuff? We are told by others...who shared their visions of their expectations of what joy, bliss, hell is. And we were all told that we HAD to believe them, for they were the only ones capable of getting messages from their god. Bullshit! After all it must be the same for each one and since there is absolutely zero risk of being wrong we can keep this game going for a long time and profit from it at the same time.
Take for example this mass speculation that is fueled off of the 17 calendars of prophecy. We must ascend! We must transcend! We must do what exactly? If I seem to have a 'lower vibration' than you or a 'higher one' than you...or believe this, that or the other kind of dream you pacify yourself with to hide from yourself....yawn. Sweeping the hair out of my eyes so I can see a bit better...and keeping all of this 'reality' and 'otherspeak' in check...to get people to realize it is time for you to please think. To ask questions. To not blindly trust gurus and messiahs. Let me nudge you for a moment...out of your deep meditative states. Check your water, your food, you mentality, look at your medications, the amount of electronic input you have...and check one more thing...your brain. Be careful, people FIGHT for what they believe in, EVEN if those beliefs are based on imagination. We tie our identities to strongly held beliefs. That is our greatest mistake, it is our greatest weakness. We don't trust ourselves. We trust others. We trust experts. We trust teachers, preachers, gods, devils, religions and politicians. We are patriotic missionary visionaries! FOLLOW, but never dear one, ever lead.
Why don't people trust themselves anymore? I thought about this question for a long time. Why have we given over our voices to 'experts'? Passively or violently we seem to be somehow pulled to the extremes...trying to figure out how to make this all work. We WANT to believe someone, in something to justify our actions. Sometimes we do need to close our eyes and feel the manipulation of our senses and decide to take control of them for ourselves. Our blood pressure will go down and we might be able to see. Is it that we don't want to be responsible for our own lives?
I am not trying to convince anyone of anything. I don't need to save a single person. You must think for yourself and those that need to shield themselves with a god or a religion might have to ask themselves why. Why? Aren't you good enough? If your creator is perfect, then why are you flawed? But, you didn't know about sin until some adult told you about it...and when you believed the adult, you then sinned. Isn't that how it works? We are taught from the beginning to trust and then told to not trust.
One day...without pills, without drama...we might grow up and be brave enough to see, none of this has to be this way. I don't expect you to change at all. No, I believe I am responsible for my own life, my own development, and no I really don't care much for any group or guru that needs followers. That is a fearful place for a lot of people. When it comes right down to it, you have to teach yourself and let the world teach you as well.
What can you learn from the world? That is easy. It just is. When you realize that part, well, you just keep moving along...there isn't anything to see. Everyone has a lesson to learn along the way. No one can do it for you or save you from it.
You just have to be yourself, it may take as long as a lifetime to learn how, but once you are, I believe that is when you are enlightened. Perhaps you can actually be of some use in this world. Anything else...well who needs another copy? We have enough brands posing as people walking around this world, they say they want your love, but really it's just your money they want. Ah, love...that is another post...it will wait.