This blog post is in freestyle form. There isn’t any rhyme or reason to it except that I just let the words flow through my fingers without editing it. Whatever comes out gets typed.
“Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.” – Swami Nirmalananda
Has your part of the world gone mad, or has it always been this way?
I’m not sure, but I believe that we are more aware now than ever before and that is probably why it seems this way.
The way I see it is as follows:
- People feel entitled.
- We forgot that we are connected to each other and the planet.
- We seem to be chasing our tails and getting nowhere fast.
I mean what’s the goal here people?
To get rich and out of debt?
To enjoy every moment of our lives?
To go to college, get married, buy a house, have kids, retire and die?
To be completely free of attachment?
Some people say that life is meaningless, devoid of any built-in meaning.
This may be true, but it seems to me that meaning was given to us without our permission.
Sometimes I get exhausted putting on a happy face when I would rather just be myself.
I’m not sure where we are headed, but where we are now is broken.
I read the other day that Veterans were put on a 90 day waiting list to see a doctor. That is just plain messed up.
Who is running this world?
Why are we blindly following the status quo when the status quo got us in this mess in the first place?
We need to pay attention to what is happening in our world today.
We need to fix what is broken and we need to replace what is outdated.
We need to start over.
This is no longer working for us.
Yes, it works for a few at the expense of the many.
I envision a world where we truly understand our real place in the world as opposed to what we are told our place is.
I see a world where more and more people will voice their dismay at their life situation.
I see a world where like-minded people will come together to co-create a more harmonious world.
I see a world where psychopathic rulers will be quarantined on a remote part of the planet.
I see a world where everyone will have immediate health care when needed.
I see a world where the most in demand jobs have to do with healing people and the planet.
I see a world where being physically healthy is more important than making money.
I see a world of plenty where no one goes without anything.
I’m not talking entitlements here, I’m talking a world where everyone contributes and everyone has all that they ever need.
What’s the rush, why is everyone in such a hurry. I see people tailgating other driver’s like that’s going to help anything.
I see people driving like maniacs in parking lots.
Hello, there are people walking in those parking lots – so slow down moron.
The 9 to 5 hamster wheel is the dreg of society.
So many people rushing like mad to get to a place they would rather not be, then they leave that place and drive like mad to get back home just to do it all over again the next day.
I laugh when I hear people talk about hump day (Wednesday). Or even better, TGIF, Thank God It’s Friday.
Friday becomes Monday morning in just a blink of an eye.
If people had any common sense they would just accept their fate that they are stuck in the 9 to 5 rut. This way the resistance to what is would become much less.
Did you know emotions are contagious?
That would be fine if humanity mainly expressed positive emotions, unfortunately, they express the opposite.
Some days I don’t even feel like talking to anyone because I don’t want to pick up their negativity germs.
I’m not against socializing, however I do enjoy my alone time to rest and recharge.
Do you ever go to a social gathering and feel exhausted later?
So many lost souls, so many disgruntled people hoping that a little conversation and a lot of booze will make the pain go away. It won’t.
So many people sticking to their little comfort groups of friends.
The music and talking gets louder as the alcohol consumption increases.
I don’t drink; I haven’t in over 8 years. I don’t miss it.
Why bother going to a social event if you don’t want to be social.
I know the answer; obligation.
So what do we do?
What has to be done to make this planet better for all of us?
We need to come together and devise a plan to heal us and the planet, then, and only then will we all be able to enjoy a collective exhale.
Then and only then will we be able to feel free, to breathe easier, to feel more self-assured.
Do you want to really know what humanity’s biggest problem is?
It’s the mind.
The mind doesn’t know how to just be. It always needs to be planning the next step, or it has to critique something, it has to complain about something, it has to create a problem.
Can you just be still without distracting yourself?
It’s not easy to do.
Eckhart Tolle spent 2 years sitting on a park bench observing life without engaging his mind.
He allowed life to just be without having to judge or analyze it.
Can you do that?
Not for long but I did experience an Eckhart Tolle moment once.
I drove my wife to the City College back when we only had one car. She had to go inside to apply for a couple of classes.
It was a beautiful day outside and I didn’t want to be waiting in a building.
So I found a park bench and sat there. I just was.
I didn’t have any thoughts.
My mind was still.
I felt my own presence.
I was calm, I was peaceful.
So much so that the empty park bench I was sitting on soon filled up with people.
There was another bench across from me, but no one chose to sit there.
They sat next to me.
I felt like a porch light bulb shining bright on a cool October night.
The people sitting next to me were like moth’s attracted to my light.
It felt good to be that person that day.
If I could only do that every day.