posted on Sep, 11 2004 @ 04:11 AM
In the quickly changing times we live in, I think that it is a important that people who see the problems in the world, really start to network, find
and realize sollutions for the problems mankind is facing today. Not just in the world around us but in ourselves as well.
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
--EDWARD R. MURROW
In the chaos that surrounds us in our daily lives it is easy to lose sight of who we really are. The media wants to fill our minds with useless
information. By just closing our eyes for a little while each day and trying to silence the noise we can begin to have a deeper sense of ourselves on
a microcosmic and macrocosmic level. We can begin to see that we are all connected to each other in some form or another and all hold a responsibility
for ourselves and future generations. I personally think religion is out of time. I think in this day and age we need something more than just belief
and faith. I think a spiritual science will help us on an individual level better understand who we are so that we can shed some of these systems that
are causing so much chaos in the world today. With the emergence of all the methods of global comunication we are now a global society and we need a
new root of morality. One which embraces all of mankind.
As we can see in the present elections half of Americans support George Bush. Most people in the world don't like Bush yet half of Americans embrace
him. I think this just begins to show how much of a strangle hold the corporate media has on many of the people in our country. We cannot deprogram
americans, but I think if more and more individuals are able take charge and make real changes in themselves and society will we begin to see real
progress. Instead of projecting all our problems onto other people, religions, and ideologies. Instead of just focusing on the problems, I think we
need to spend just as much time in the search for sollutions. Once we begin to develop some sollutions, then it is up to us to try to make the
necessary changes. If we cannot make the changes in the outside world, I think making inner changes is just as important. Seeing the problems around
us in some senses gives us a responsibility to realize the changes. Else our future generations won't have much of a future to live for.
Here are some quotes I would like to share.
"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.…Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive
and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not
afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth."
"There will be as much deceit and criminality in the world as there is lack of art."
"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence
multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars
producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
--MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
"Rise like lions after slumber in invanquishable number -- Shake your chains to earth like dew which in sleep had fallen on you -- ye are many --
they are few."
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also
looks into you."
"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."
"The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and
will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and
the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination."