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Originally posted by Common Good
Earth= One giant Proving Ground.
We are someones/somethings entertainment.
Originally posted by daynight42
I look around me at people just going about their lives, and I wonder how they do it. They don't seem the least bit bothered by what is going on in the world....
People have traded reality and a quest for progress, for entertainment and shallow pleasantries. It really bothers me, but there's nothing I can do to change the people around me. (I have tried.)
The way that I have found to cope with this is really to isolate myself from most people... I consider it my responsibility to judge the world, including the people in it, if I am to live here..
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
But the truth is that there are only individual people, there is no group! It's a falacy and a delusion, and one born of judgement, and a great way to make the individual loner feel better about himself, to say that "they" are the problem.
There is no one group, just people and perhaps at most, the various roles they each play.
To say that everyone ELSE is this or that, is just the height of judgementalism, even arrogance! Why doesn't "everyone" here see this?
edit on 25-6-2012 by NewAgeMan because: typo
Originally posted by Qi Maker
I'm sorry, but, I just don't jive with the logic or general attitude of this thread.
Holding these types of separatist attitudes does nothing to improve one's state of being. It instills a divisive and negative viewpoint that does nothing to free up and open the mind to great many wonders of manifestation. It adds weight and burden to ones mind which has a negative impact on one's being. It creates a yearning for something 'more' or something 'else', something more 'real'; an egoic desire and a perceived lack of fulfillment which again is stifling to the progression of one's being.
If one maintains a high purpose and firm will, with a reverence for compassion and understanding, with a strong and serene mind that is unaffected by the iniquities and falsehoods of the world, the universe will open to you and shine in beauty. In this way one can greatly impact the perceived misdirection and fallacy of the world and turn it on its head, transmute it into a very real way to reflect the qualities that you feel it is lacking. When we bemoan the external conditions that surround us it only serves to weaken our minds, which can be strong if we would only focus on our internal work, and destabilize our being, which can be resilient and graceful if we would only focus our internal work.
It's all a learning process, but I'm saying right here and now, that holding these attitudes amounts to deflection and passive aggression.edit on 25-6-2012 by Qi Maker because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ottobot
reply to post by WhereAreWe7
Hey, WhereAreWe7, I just want to let you know that you are right on track.
You see what is important: freedom.
Right now, you are free. You do what you need to do to live in society, but you are not encumbered by the "needs" of society.
It takes a long time for us who are growing (as opposed to stuck in one time, one mindset) to learn to let go of everyone else's complacency and despair.
The only thing you can do is share your wisdom. You don't have to go around yelling about it; but when the opportunity arises, let people know that they don't have to live like they live. Show them your own success as an example.
As far as spending time thinking about the wrecked state of the world: Don't. Live for today, this moment, spend time with your loved ones, learn something new every day, let everyone else worry about themselves. You can help them to understand, but they will not change until they are ready to change. You can only live the life you have - make it a good one.
Best of luck to you.
Originally posted by TH3S33K3R
Is it simply that now that you have snapped out of the sheep mentality, that you have been truly born? Is this maybe now your opportunity to find out more about yourself without the draw of the flock around you? Perhaps you are simply meant to be a shining example to the sheep around you? Remember that what you Put out to the world is what you will get back. If its like minded people that share your same ideals, put your own into action and that's exactly what you will get back.
Best of luck and most of all trust what your heart tells you! It will never let you down. I promise you. Your heart will lead you to the truth .. Always!
Originally posted by WhereAreWe7
it's currently 4 AM where i'm at and still i'm not tired, because i can't stop thinking. I have been getting to sleep at 5 and 6, or sometimes just not sleeping at all. Waking up 4-5 hours later to work and such, and then i go back to this mind set. have you guys experienced this? What did you do to get passed it?
Originally posted by WhereAreWe7
For example, maybe i quit going to school at an actual university and began taking online courses simply because i am an anti-social person. Or maybe i quit my real job, working as an accountant in order to be at home everyday and not worry about waking up at 6 am every morning and spend 9 hours at work, then coming home and doing it all over again the next day. Maybe i am a lazy person and i use such thoughts as the ones above in order to justify these habits.
Has anyone ever thought this?