We no longer live in a world of nations. It is a world separated by corporations. The big oil, motor vehicle, food industry, electrical and banks are now this planets means of what we used to call nations. They go to war for resources and power. It is a game of chess and only the big wigs that sit in the hall of Valhalla can play. Many will disagree and love to discuss/debate over this, but I see that as just another part of the chess game. You see, We the people are the major cog in the overwhelmingly powerful mega machine that is the world economy. Without us the engine stops running. So then, we stay in the machine, as if we would be lost without it. We do this by means of consuming and getting involved with the political agenda and trying to make a difference in anyway possible. We see these things as trying to give change to the world but the real change will only come from totally reverting from all that we are fed. Changing our social diet. It puts oil on the cogs when we conspire, when we argue, when we separate, when we battle, when we compete, when we fear, when we hate, when we protest, when we rant. On and on. These are all things that take us further away from our natural human self. Away from our connection to the power of what is. You say, ‘well, we need to protest. we need to stand up and shout! we need to debate! we NEED these things. we NEED.’ It is nothing more then an illusion to keep you oiling the cogs. To keep your mind occupied and unfocused. To keep you pretending at life.
The older I get the more and more I realize that the simplistic life, the quiet life is literally the only way to actually get any happiness out of anything. The coexistence of one being with its surrounding. Fighting this is to be, simply put, humanoid. A confused and questioning being that latches on to anything it can get its hands onto to free itself from this sort of shackled, clouded complex and overwhelmingly uncomfortable cell we assume we are trapped in. And thats all it is. Illusions. The reality is that we actually have created this sort of jail ourselves. We’ve been building the bars for a very long time now. You can see it in all forms of our every day life to the major deviations around the world. Everyone is so afraid of each other. Fearful, angry and jealous with one another. Our planet Earth has turned into a giant orb of dirty business. A place where something non existent is the center of everyone attention. Our currency. We have been raised in a world of competition, greed, desire, addictions,constant sex,massive stimulus overload ect. ect. This is not our fault though. Its no ones fault. It is how we evolved and it is all that there can be. It wouldn’t and couldn’t be any other way or it would be. It is what it is. Its what we have to go through in order to become what we are meant to be.
Don’t just take a step back and have new perspective. Turn around and run as fast and as far as you can until your out of breath laying on the ground gasping for air. When you come to, then stand up, look around and tell me what it is you really see. Don’t think outside of the box. Blow that bitch up. There is no loner a box. Don’t play the peon. there is no peon. The feeling that you’ve always wanted has been there all along. That feeling of being satisfied, of being loved and able to love. You have had it deep inside of you from day one. Don’t give yourselves to brutes. Look inside and tell me what you see. I see creativity, love, kindness, friendship, companion, peace, zen, understanding, forgiveness, laughter, real raw emotions. I see hope. I see perspective in everyone. I see forward thinking and a way to no longer just live this life to survive but to live.
Deep down, cutting away at the weeds and thistles of our inner most being we will find that the individual is not separate at all. It is a vast, well tended garden. So grandiose that you fall to your knees weeping in awe of its magnificence. It is here we see the connection through the love and tenderness that is at the heart of this garden. We see that everything is beautifully entangled and intertwined from the cosmic level to the quantum. So then, through this deep search of who we are individually we can come to find that we are all, the whole universe, every spec of dust to every void of black space, simply put. One.
Dumpster Kitty ;)
@dumpster-kitty, “Don’t just take a step back and have new perspective. Turn around and run as fast and as far as you can until your out of breath laying on the ground gasping for air.” I love this part!! :)
Very well written piece, I like your metaphor of the people as the big cog in the machine. You bring up some interesting points though, like the one about people arguing and debating and such as only helping them keep us under control. But if we don’t do that, how can we get other people to be aware of the trap that they are in?
Thank you. I enjoyed reading this and agree entirely. I live in a city and frequently reconnect with nature in a place far from the obvious signs of modern, western society. Namely bill boards, traffic jams and tall buildings that block the beauty of the sky.
“Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.” – Mark Twain
Although technology has it’s advantages (hey, we wouldn’t been conversing now without it), I feel that it’s become one of the major unnecessary necessities. Upgraded phones, slimmer devices, faster connections … are constantly becoming available. These are fueling and maintaining the existence of the economy.
@smortlur51, Well, My perspective of life is most likely much different then your own. Some would say what I am getting at is just ‘turning the other cheek’. Its far from this. I believe our concentration on the matter at hand will only strengthen that hand. To answer your question all i have to say is, tell those people. Converse and enlighten them to a new way of thinking. When people want to listen through matters of the normal ease of language then they will be ready to open themselves to a whole new sight.