Depending on which continent you are currently standing, sitting or squatting on, apparently the world is in crises
and heading somewhere quite horrible...
The shenanigans of governments, banks, big business and the uncool media have shown no-love for us
or this lovely star we are swirling about on
At first glance, it feels like society is collapsing, and morality has been completely cast aside.
Governments have become puppets for the rich and powerful, and seem oblivious to the suffering, death and destruction taking place in the pursuit of profit
The pressure to live a happy life has become a heavy stone to carry. While we live longer, our standards and freedoms feel lower then ever - with masses of people struggling to enjoy their daily existence
There is a common denominator in almost every global and social problem that humankind is currently facing -
we the people are no longer important in the decision making process, the reality is -
democracy as a concept has become more twisted then a politician at a playboy pool party!
There are two ways of reacting…
You could you sign online campaigns to complain. Get angry and take to the streets to protest.
Go about blaming others or moan to anyone who will listen.
It's completely understandable to feel genuinely frustrated and fearful about the future
We can put aside the fear and anger. Look beyond the mountain of negatives and see all these massive challenges, actually provide us humans with an unbelievable opportunity...
A unique set of circumstances have presented us with the possibility to evolve our thinking and take
a giant leap into a new level of consciousness...
Opportunities like these only present themselves every few thousand years!
However, we must first re-programme some of our current thinking
Since the new millennium we've allowed ourselves to be spun into believing earth issues are to big for individuals,
we've been tricked into letting governments handle them on our behalf...
this has turned out to be like giving a small child an enormous hammer and thinking they won't cause any damage!
They bombard us with so many complex issues - along with a myriad of contradictory answers,
that we cannot think straight, which is exactly what they want...
This beautiful intelligent species has been diverted from the fundamental elements that make us human,
such as empathy, tenderness and respect.
Instead we are being misled into focusing on personal gains and the pursuit of money.
Groomed into worshipping the at the alter of materialism
We are force fed escapes...
yes, escape into the lives of celebrities. Please focus on who's going to win that very important reality TV show.
Keep thinking about all those shiny things you need to be happy.
Please put a TV in your child's bedroom, so we can begin their grooming too
We are provided with...
things to care about like a missing aeroplane or a virus like Ebola to worry about - which by the way - has killed around 1,000 people over 20 years. While poor nutrition and hunger kills 3 million children in Africa every single year!
They are happy to see you spreading anger on sites like Facebook and want your rants on YouTube -
its good to get people furious and frustrated…"an angry man defeats himself" is the Samurai saying
If you take to the streets to protest, they use the police and army against you.
Then the media calls you a hooligan or worse a terrorist. Now other people are afraid of YOU!
...and research confirms when people are afraid, they become compliant and more obedient to authority
Protesting is no longer a good strategic action, it was a long time ago. Its completely outdated.
Its also the game they want us to play, because they are trained and accomplished at using it against us
Online protests against governments is vanity, seldom changing anything. At best it makes you feel you contributed.
At worst your data is collected by the very people you are protesting about!
There's a simple and easy option….Stop playing their games!
This does not mean opting out of society, living like soap-dodger, becoming a dread-locked activist, ultra militant or
hard and cynical towards life. You could simply change a few personal things...
Stop using those propaganda based media stories and news, as a reference for how you feel about global issues.
Stop spreading negative information - its not stimulating people
Focus on the positive aspects and people in your life. Trust your own moral compass.
Get inspired and hopefully it will affect those around you.
Forget trying to save the planet. The planet is going to be fine...save yourself !
There are a core of people around the world who are actually enjoying life, refusing to live in fear or anger
They see the game...
Are actively raising their consciousness and transforming their surroundings.
They are not watching TV. Not listening to mainstream media. Not thinking bad about other humans.
Most of all not making possessions their source of happiness
Instead, they are actively creating their own lives with freedom and passion. Making sure their children understand a life filled with kindness, love and care can be much more interesting and rewarding
These are the people of the future
We humans are intrinsically good. History shows we progress best when we collaborate and help each other.
For sure there are some bad people and bad things happening, however when you see the bigger picture,
these become quite insignificant
"Good things happen to good people" - it happens simply because they are good people!
That's not to say life is always happy, if we each consider our past, we have two options...
you can see pain, loss and sadness. Or you can smile at the fact that you made this far!
Today you are here - but the path ahead is yours to decide
If you see two people coming toward you. One is smiling and the other angry,
which one would you be willing to welcome into your life?
As always you have a choice, you can walk around with a smile or a frown - the world will treat you accordingly
If you want to test yourself, try this simple little exercise…
Sit comfortably and close your eyes
Breathe in and out slowly. Count 30 breaths.
If your mind wondered off before you got to 30 - you just need a little focus
When you get to 30 - think about someone you love
Breathe deeper and with each breath transfer some of your energy into them
Imagine they are stronger and happier because you have given them this energy
Now try this fantastic one...
Breathe another 20 breaths and think about someone you dislike
Can you feel the negative energy?
Breath deeper and with each breath imagine them becoming younger and younger
Imagine them as a 7 year old child
Look. Its just a child...
Now breath 5 times and with each breath, fill that child with some goodness
What you are now feeling is the real human energy that lives within you...plus a big dollop of kindness
Slowly let out a nice big smile
So what do you think?
You could carry on with this current life - if you are happy please do
If not -
Don't hold back!
Grab this exquisite opportunity...redefine, reinvent or rediscover yourself.
The world is continually changing itself
By changing your thinking and behaviour, you activate vital personal changes
Most importantly you will be one of the extraordinary people, shaping the future of this awe-inspiring little star
3000monks...are smiling at the path ahead
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