Are we doing enough?

h20equilibrium (@h20equilibrium) 9 years, 2 months ago

There is so much that is not right that is happening on this planet. And even with this awakening in consciousness that mean people are exploring themselves, getting into meditation, yoga, taichi et et et….starting blogs, starting websites like this one – I sometimes feel that we’re so far behind on a global human scale.

I mean where do we start, first we right things about ourselves, but we all as more aware people have a responsibility to start trying to get other people on board. Start a movement – and a movement to make people more aware, which this is a form of. But a passive form. When we’re confronted by such aggressive unconsciousness.

And then I think it’s like building a fire, first you need to gather some wood, light some small tinder and then when the fire is ready it will catch ablaze. I’m just frustrated that this fire is going to take some time to light.

I just read this quote this morning which made a lot of sense ot me – The fight against evil is an important step in your own spiritual growth. So everybody just realise, this is bigger than you or me – and we need to start little battles of our own – contribute to building this fire..

March 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm
Anonymous (47) (@) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@h20equilibrium, I agree shit’s fucked up but before anybody does anything, they have to be motivated to do it. In terms of people just acting better, for as much as people want to make things infinitely dualistic or relative, morality was mapped out ages ago. The problem isn’t whether or not people know it or not so much. The problem is whether people care and people typically only do things if there is an incentive involved (not necessarily monetary or even physical). I think if you feel that we need to make more change than what’s already happening, you’re going to need to come up with a way to motivate people to do something.

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

i think the intensity of the world right now has something to do with dna awakening of some type of earth guardian lineage

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

suppress oppression, or be oppressed.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@h20equilibrium, I used to be all about the revolutionary stuff like Occupy Wall Street until I realize that these movements didn’t really do anything. No bad guys, in the history of ever, get scared by people banging drums and holding signs. And you can’t beat them at violence either, because they have all the big guns on their side and armies of legbreakers (aka the police) who are just there for the meal ticket, but will fight for it nonetheless with a lot better equipment than we can. Stuff like Occupy is great for saying “Stick your minimum wage offer up your ass! Fuck you and your recession!”, but as far as I can tell it doesn’t and can’t really do anything beyond that. I feel that instead of beating on drums and waving signs, Occupy could have become like Valhalla and built a new off grid community. That would have given a lot of people jobs who didn’t have one earlier, while simultaneously doing something to solve the problems of homelessness and fossil fuel dependency. That would have really stuck it to the Man. Not chanting in the street.

What I say instead is start by taking control of your own life. Vote with your wallet. Don’t buy from businesses that are unethical, where you can (although if you have a car this is tough, because all oil companies are pretty damn unethical). Don’t buy stuff that is designed to keep you doped up and distracted on pleasure and robs your energy, like cigs, junk food, booze, or porn. Volunteer for causes that you are for, or donate money to them if you can. Learn some kind of skill that can get you out of the rat race. Treat your body with care and respect, as much as you can. This is why I’m not for the protests anymore…..mass scale doesn’t seem to offer any lasting changes, but I think a lot of people changing individually would add up to something great. And when you are changing and others see that it works for you, they will be inspired to change as well.

Also, avoid thinking negatively, or sources of negativity like the news. They will always try to spread fearmongering crap which brings you down and there’s nothing you can do about it anyway. Just focus on making your own life better, and maybe this whole thing will be solved a life at a time.

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h20equilibrium (3) (@h20equilibrium) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@bearacleitus,

I agree with you, but unfortunately I don’t think most people are motivated enough plus there’s not enough of a path to get on this bandwagon – I’m currently in a slightly depressed mode because I’m trying to get out of the rat race. And everyone I know thinks I’m being stupid and unreasonable (I came back to my hometown after a year of travelling and people are like finally – now get a job! and get back to living. And I’m thinking in my head – they are so wrong) And of course I’m one against many so its weighing on me.

And if its so difficult for me, how can it be possible for other people. Right now, I just want to get away from it and live a sheltered life, since I don’t think we’re ready for big change. Like you said, there’s no incentive. People are wrapped up in the new iPhone instead.

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h20equilibrium (3) (@h20equilibrium) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@josephm,
Earth guardian lineage sounds way cool, I constantly think there needs to be some kind of earth army fighting for the earth. Destroying factories, destroying companies, people even…

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Marie (2,051) (@ARCANUS) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

Are we being enough?

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h20equilibrium (3) (@h20equilibrium) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@theskafish,

Right on the money. I think I feel the same way. The post was made by me on a day I was just upset with all the shit going down and how apathetic everyone is to it because it isn’t them.

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Thus Spoke Haze (102) (@ehsan) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@h20equilibrium, Are You doing enough?

Those who seek comfort in the herd will never lead.

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Derek (11) (@wailingmoonman) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

We have to make changes on a small scale before we can see any big difference.

Yes, there certainly is more that we, as a nation, could be doing.

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Marie (2,051) (@ARCANUS) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

This is my humble contribution to this post:

“You can’t expel darkness,
it is already expelled.

But each little thing
you do from your heart,
lights a flame.

And others see it,
and the more we light little fires,
the more we see each other
for who we are,
and we join each other
and make big fires
that take root within us
from one generation
to the next.”

“Yesterday I was clever,
so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise,
so I am changing myself.”

“Be the source.”

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h20equilibrium (3) (@h20equilibrium) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@ehsan,

For sure no! But I’m trying to structure my life so that I will be able to one day.

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h20equilibrium (3) (@h20equilibrium) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

By doing what @ARCANUS, suggests
and changing myself ;)

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sasha audrey (14) (@serenehumanbean) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@h20equilibrium, I agree with the gathering of the fire analogy… You can’t fight darkness. You can only expose it to light, which then will transcend the darkness without any effort. Your simple consciousness is enough. You operate at a higher energy frequency than those that are still unconscious and you affect everything around you by your own individual increase of energy.

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Anonymous (47) (@) 9 years, 1 month ago ago

@h20equilibrium, I think the incentive is there. Everything your frustrated about is, I would say, legitimate, however, its one thing for people to know that we need solidarity now more than ever, people feeling that way, and people acting that way. I think we can all agree that we want a better world. Making something that pushes us to act on that feeling to do better is what everyone wants and is looking for and if you can make that, then I think you can at the very least say your doing enough and could do more if you want.

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