Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
This is a thread about feelings towards changing the world... I am a firm believer in activism and revolution, and I do believe in God. I've always
wanted to believe we have something huge and divine to live for. However, lately, I've been thinking more and more, and thoughts drive me crazy... It
seems as though nothing really matters... it seems like no matter how much you try, you can't change anything. Not one single little detail.
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.
What you have identified is the CONUNDRUM.... or what like to call the Cosmic Phantasm.... this world is not as you see it. It is dependent on you. If
you change, the world also changes. A young man sees one world, an old man sees another, and children see yet another. What makes the differences? The
world is the same. But when you are a child you do not have the same eyes that the young man has. As we become adults we learn to see enemies. When we
see through the eyes of fear, feeling that we have been attacked, then we act out. This is the dysfunction of humanity to live in the perpetual motion
machine of fear and attack, always demanding peace but never finding it.
You are correct--there is a great paradox at work in this world. The great thing about finding a paradox is that when you look beyond the apparent
contraction (what you called a "depressing" reality), what you will find will amaze and free you. Behind every paradox is a great Truth waiting to be
discovered....you're on the right track, keep going...and don't turn back. Seek truth regardless of where it leads you.
The thought system of this world is backwards and upside down. Recently a quote has been attributed to Chris Hedges, and it has been making it's
rounds on various social media site: “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy
knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy
Actually, the original quote is from a certified medical hypnotist who lives in New York. Here is exactly what he said:
“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds,
scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
― Michael Ellner
The Ellner quote is a good place to start with this discussion, but it begs the question: Why?
Why is the world upside down? Has it always been this way? If so, then again our quarry is the same. Why do we live in such a dysfunction world? As
you correctly point out, at every turn, when we attempt to change the world for the better--the unintended consequences reverse the progress we hoped
to achieve and create more problems which were not intended.
One good example of this is Cass Sunstein's wife Samantha Power who wrote a book about how the United Nations could be used to end genocide in the
world by being more pro-active. However, after being given the power by President Obama to be the architect of his "humanitarian action" in Libya,
Powers watched in horror as a genocide erupted in the aftermath of her fail policy. Oops.
Here we have the classic example of unintended consequences. You make your mission in life to stop genocide, and what do you do? You team-up with a
sworn enemy (in this case, elements of al-CIA-duh) and then proceed to facilitate the very conditions for genocide you sought to avoid and which
prompted your "kenetic action" in the first place. Talk about a CONUNDRUM... and self-deception!
The point here is not what the Obama advisers Susan Rice and Samantha Power did (or failed to do). The point is we all have witnessed these very
same kinds of epic failures in our own lives
. Just like the USA creates more terrorist in order to justify endless war, so we look at the world
through "the eyes of fear and attack" justifying ourselves as we go on hating our brother (and destroying our world).
The bottom-line is we live in hell. Why? Because we fear heaven. We enjoy living in a world without peace. We may pay lip-service to the idea of
peace, but in reality that is not what we want. In fact, we work very hard to avoid heaven and the peace it would bring. We cling to our sensual
desires, our opinions, and our false identity as if our very life depended on it. The truth is these things only create conflicts and keep us held
captive to our ego-desires. We are slaves to the pleasure principle and we are always seeking but never finding validation. In short, we are invest in
this illusion and bound to our earthly body by our ego.
If a child receives the eyes of an adult he will see the same mess we see. The interesting thing is that we can receive the eyes of a child--by Divine
Grace. Only then can we tie our hearts to heaven and find the freedom to love and be loved. ONLY then will be escape this hell and return home.
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