David Barron's newly arrived camels just outside of Fairfield Bay. The female is lying down just behind him. Note his magnificent beard! "Just don't get too close, ol' girl, for I'm puckering up to SPIT!" ~mab.
"I'm afraid that you're gonna do something ugly to me."
And that we submit to this rational,
abetting it as sanction for our own (disgusting) justification.
Do the words “double standard” have any
meaning in your mind? Or are they hollow icons, devoid of resonance,
stripped of emotional veracity, labeling simply another banal attribute
of human existence… all of which, of course, make it perfectly
appropriate for YOU to behave exactly this same way.
I read the
Detroit Free Press article, Bob... and all I can say is "yes" and
"no." That is, yes... the trends are cyclic and we (as a society) are
profoundly influenced (aka: "dictated to") by them. But at the same
time, no... we are not doomed to repeat these mindless processes ad
infinitum. At least not if we are of the mindset that the whole of
humanity is destined to be beneficially greater than the sum of its
However, I am also convinced that we stand on the threshold of stepping through the looking glass at any moment. Breaking the cycle and permanently turning the tide...
"The world is now too dangerous for
anything less than Utopia."
And I believe that what stops us from doing
this increasingly critical and yet profoundly simple thing is fear...
because I think that the time when we are most capable to achieve this
quantum leap is coincidental to the time when the world seems to be
spinning most viciously out of control and, rather than challenging the
dragon head on... it feels much safer to hunker-down and evaporate into
invisibleness. Thus we defeat ourselves... aka: the same old "history"
keeps smacking us in the face, over and over and over again.
However, as Rupert Sheldrake's work with Morphogenetic Field theory tells us, it takes the alignment of only about 10% of the aggregate consciousness (energy) around any "new" idea to activate within all of us a type of genetically encoded "opt-in" response. And of course, this is both a blessing and a curse, because it is thusly that civilizations are too often plunged into war.
And factually, each one of us is free at
any time to step into or out of whatever paradigm we choose. Free to
convene a nook of the Universe as our own little private Heaven on Earth
and... like a benign bacteria in the macrocosm called Gaia... enable
ourselves to thrive.
Secondly, to actually do this we must metamorphosis our own way of thinking. We must relinquish so many familiar "knowns" in exchange for mountains of "I don't know," "What if...?," and "Why?"
And we (as society) do a pretty good job of
paying lip-service to the tenets of this vast endeavor, but the fact is
that we must move beyond just thinking and talking (and petitioning and
demonstrating) about it. We must relocate our own ideologies to the
habitat of "figuring things out," engaging the process physically...
committing our souls to the accomplishment of it with the same tenacity
and fervor we'd muster if ever we could be convinced to commit an act of
Yet before we can do this, we've gotta "believe" (and in fact "know with absolute confidence") that we CAN make it happen. And therein is the (cyclic) catch.
However, more and more of us seem to be
choosing to step off the treadmill and dive through the looking glass...
and about this fact I sing praise!!!
Some of us...
I mean really, what would it look like? How would we behave? What would we do?
Like if for example we all felt like we could walk down Main St. anywhere in the Universe, walk up to whomsoever we choose, look them square in the face, smile a wide toothy grin, and know that our initiative would be met with consideration, respect and (dare I say it?) the sincere blush of welcoming friendship grounded in love.
What would you do if you woke up tomorrow morning to greet this as the truth of reality? Would the day go differently for you? Would it contribute to making any of your personal dreams come true? Would you be exuberantly joyful about it, or more apt to take it in stride?
Chatting about such considerations flexes one's mind in some interesting directions. For example, do you believe that such an environment could actually exist? And, if you're inclined to respond "no," then upon what information do you base this opinion? What book is this law written in? Why do you accept this perception as truth?
What if it could be proven to you that your own refusal to consider this version of reality as a tangible objective was the single stumbling block to attainment? Would the coming home of this knowledge to you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, in any way have an influence on the way you behave?
Would this knowledge change any of your mannerisms? Would it compel you to rethink anything? Would it make a "different" person of you... or would it simply free you to be exactly who you are at this very moment in time?
Thus in the interest of scientific investigation, some of us have convened an experiment. We've decided that, to the best of our ever-growing ability, we are going to do everything we know to do to behave as though this envisioned world already exists. That it is here and now, in an Alice Through The Looking Glass sort of reality, and that we want to see through the mirror and find out what it looks like on the other side.
So, that's what we're up to, here in the Ozarks. That, and enjoying the Red Bud and Peach tree blossoms, praying for the health and well-being of everyone, everywhere, and doing our best in this tumultuous time to sing praises for the blessings of liberty and life.
Somehow, I couldn't bring myself to delete the following from last month's front page:
Commit random acts of kindness.
Love our neighbors.
Come together in trust and dignity.
Hug each other and keep smiling....
"If we are to hold a vision... We must clearly articulate a vision of... a world in balance, a world at peace, and a world where the planet's vital natural resources are protected and renewed. This is the ultimate family value, the highest patriotism..."
Wishing all of us the future we prefer, desire and deserve to enjoy...
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