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 around 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, seeming 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 take any joy from their daily existence
There is a common denominator in almost every global and social problem which humankind is currently facing -
we the people are no longer important in the decision-making process, the reality is that democracy as a concept has become more twisted than 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 a breathtaking 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 flawed thinking. Since the new millennium, we've allowed ourselves to be spun into believing earth issues are too 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 two enormous hammers and assuming 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 at the altar of materialism
We are force-fed escapes...yes, escape into the lives of celebrities. 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 kill 3 million children in Africa every single year!
They are happy to see you spreading anger on social sites, they like you being nasty on Twitter, please rant on YouTube. Its really good people are furious and frustrated…"an angry man defeats himself" is the Samurai saying
So when you take to the streets to protest, they can use the police and army against you. Then the media calls you a hooligan or 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 valid strategic action, it may have been some time ago. Now it's completely outdated. It's also the game they want us to play because they are extremely accomplished at using it against us. Online protests against governments are pure 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 against!
There's a simple and easy option….Stop playing their game!
This does not mean opting out of society, living like soap-dodger, becoming a dread-locked activist, ultra militant, and you should certainly not allow yourself to be cynical towards life. You could simply change a few personal things...
Stop using propaganda based media stories and news, as a reference for how you feel about global issues. For your own and the sake of the world, please stop spreading negative information - it is 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 treasure life, refusing to live in fear or anger. They have got their groove on...
These are the ones who see the game and 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 (yes it includes politicians!) Most of all they are not making possessions their source of happiness
Instead, they are actively creating their own lives with freedom and passion. Making sure their children have a life filled with kindness, love, and care, which ultimately is 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 around the world, however, when you look at the bigger picture, these become insignificant
You know the saying "Good things happen to good people" - it often happens because they are good people! That's not to say life is always happy, but when you consider our past, you have two options...you can see pain, loss, and sadness.
Or you can consider the crazy cock-eyed path you have taken and smile at the fact that you made this far!
Today you are here - although 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 wandered off before you got to 30 - you just need a little focus, try again...
When you get to 30 breaths - think of 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. It's 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 which lives within you...plus a big dollop of kindness!
Slowly let out a nice big smile
So what do you think?
Should you continue on with this current life - if you are happy please do
If not -
Grab this exquisite opportunity...redefine, reinvent or rediscover yourself
The world is continually changing itself. By changing your thinking and behaviour, you will 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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