At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation?
At the moment I’m thinking that there sure is an obligation; an obligation an awful lot of humans seem to have forgotten. Or maybe, if I am to be kind and more accurate, attention has been and is completely conditioned and programmed out, i.e. “Here are your blinders… learn to regurgitate the opinions we give you, pay attention to the rules, and have a nice day!” Continue reading
I remember seeing a cartoon, years ago, where there were layers of people on their hands and knees and some fat men standing on the backs of the top layer. You can imagine the message of the illustrator being something like, “Look up, people!” The accompanying article asked why we see the enemy as the one beneath us, rather than the one standing on our backs.
We know the fat controllers are doing a job on the people, and we have known. It has to be at least 20 years since I read that article and saw the cartoon. And yet, still today, if I read the comments on a video or article where race is discussed, it’ll ‘make me wanna holler’: is the problem really that ‘other’ person next to you? The weary one that the fat man is standing on? Continue reading
The intellect is a great tool, but it is, at the same time, just a tool. A person can use the intellect to evaluate information and decide that destruction of life is a reasonable action, if it contributes to a desired end goal. Intellect doesn’t need to have a heart. Therein is the big difference between intellect and intuition, or the heart. To proceed with vision is to use intuition.
A few days ago we made it through the 13th anniversary of an intentional trauma perpetrated upon the world. The buildup to 9/11 was as usual, with one fear message on top of another. But the day itself and the days that have followed are different from in the past. Just like the taboo against criticizing Israel fell, so has the taboo against questioning the 9/11 story. Continue reading
What do you do when ‘always believe in yourself’ begins to crumble? Ask: What is it that you’re doubting. That seems to me, to be the question. There is a difference between believing in your beliefs, and believing in your Self, so let’s look at it.
After six decades, it seems that I still have an evolving belief system. The spiritual ideal holding that changing picture together would be a childhood wish for a clean heart and right spirit. I suspect that’s the case for a lot of us… remembering ourselves as children, we did have a desire to do right and feel clean inside… clean and free. Continue reading