I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the state of the world; where we are, where we’re heading. It’s no secret to those that know me that I’ve felt for a long time that we are living in the “end times” or rather a period of renewal and change. Despite my feelings of the future, I haven’t spent much time considering what it is that needs to be done to get though it…until now. So what follows is my offering of advise, and like all advise, is simply my opinion and should be accepted or discounted as you see fit.
In the end, I’ve realized it all starts with you. Or rather the individual. We cannot move forward until we’re willing to shed off our old outdated ideals that continue to drag us down. How the revolution happens, I don’t know, but I have some ideas on how we can prepare ourselves for the shift.
Eliminate your fear. Sounds hokey in a Jedi Knight kind of way, but fear is how they control you, or better yet how you cripple yourself. And I’m not talking about your fear of spiders or heights, but those everyday fears that guide us almost unknowingly. Fear of being accepted, fear that the bills will be late, that your car will be stolen, your house robbed, fear of being laid off, fear that you aren’t good enough. Fears constantly being lobbed at us through the media and the government. Fear to keep you docile; scared curled up on your couch praying for someone else to save you, someone else to protect you. I’m going to let you in on a little secret, and I’m sorry if no one’s told you this before, but chances are bad things will happen to you in your life time. Fear of those things won’t stop them. Fear will not help you cope with them. Only by eliminating our fear can we face the challenges in our life head on. Only by eliminating our fear can we truly enjoy the pleasures in our life. Eliminate your fear and live in love.
Reject Leadership. In the end it all comes down to you. How you perceive events. What you determine to be the truth. No individual or group could ever know what it’s like to be you and therefore can never tell you how you should live your life. There is no absolute truth, only opinion and perception all based on speculation. It’s up to you to figure it out for yourself. Not to say that you should reject help. One of our most redeeming qualities is our ability to work together. If you need help, ask. If others need help, do your best to oblige, but never give up your own right to decide for yourself. The moment you hand over your free will to a “leader” you’ve handed them the keys to your soul. Reject leadership. Figure it out for yourself.
Question Everything. There is no absolute truth, only opinion and perception. Don’t accept anything at face value. This is especially true with the media and government. Most of what they tell you is bullshit. Fragments of information meant to scare you or cull you to their way of thinking. Don’t buy into it. Question everything. And not just from them, but from everyone. We are a nation of repeaters, spouting what one person told us that they heard from a friend who has a cousin who was there, but as every child learns in kindergarten playing Telephone, a message passed from one person to the next changes in the telling. It’s up to you to decide what information makes sense, what fits into the pattern of your recognition. The other side of question everything is the willingness to hear all sides, weigh all possibilities. Our minds are constantly learning and to reject new ideas out of hat is to cripple what is natural to us; to grow and to learn. Our lives are not static. They are dynamic; constantly changing and we must be willing to change with it. We must be willing to question what we are told so we can evaluate without fear if they are valid. Question everything and never stop learning. There is no truth, only how you perceive events.
Maybe, just maybe if we can accomplish these things we can move ourselves into a new era of understanding and co-operation; because only through understanding and co-operation can we survive. Because if not we will continue to be scared sheep led into oblivion on the heels of what they tell you to think. Eliminate your fear, reject leadership, question everything.