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Originally posted by Coopdog
reply to post by 0mage
Thank you kind sir for the complimentary response. I wish I felt like I was a wise man, but I am still so much looking for answers to the same questions I started out with. To be honest I thought there was a half a chance that there was going to be some phenomenal change come in to our lives with the advent of 2012, which has been on my mind since hearing about it in high school in the early 80's.
I remember very well thinking that I would be 47 by then, and wasn't worried because like a lot of young guys I figured I wouldn't live that long. Well here we are...and now I realize it is up to us to manifest any changes that are going to happen. We all know what needs to happen, it just seems to hard to get out of ourselves and get out there and do it.
I find that the more we do to help someone else, the easier it gets to sacrifice that effort, and the more it makes me feel like a worthwhile human being, rather than one of the nonproductive ones idling their days away thinking instead of doing. I read somewhere that true peace happens when your thoughts and your actions become one. I think there might just be something to that.edit on 28-12-2012 by Coopdog because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Coopdog
Well, the end of 2012 is just around the corner, and I don't know about in your neighborhood, but in my own, the world didn't end and nothing appears changed on first impression.
However, I have noticed a shift in my own perceptions and impressions. I feel more connected and in touch with the world than I ever have before. My impression is that a new spiritual paradigm is in play in our world. More than ever I know that our thoughts and energy effects everything around us.
My message to you all is that we should not wait for the world to change for us, but instead get up and change your own world! DO something for somebody! DO something for yourself! No matter what you do, do something positive! The time for waiting for it all to turn over and become something new is over, it is time to take control and make it happen!
Don't turn your back on someone that needs help, help them! MAKE it happen! IF we all did one thing for somebody else, this world would have gotten that much better for you and for them. We ARE our brothers keeper! If you know somebody in a bad way, please, just reach out to that person and make a difference in their lives, because that will enrich your own life by a similar degree.
Remember that every single one of you will have a moment of need, and if you don't pay it forward, then when your moment of need comes then your world may turn it's back on YOU. You may think you don't need anybody, and right this minute that might seem to be true, but this is the biggest lie any of us can tell to ourselves.
Every single one of us will weaken and get old, and every single one of us may suffer an infirmity in our lives that we will need the people around us to stand up and take our responsibility from all of us. You may see yourself as a strong person, independant of the rest, but in reality we all shine brightly for but a brief time, and even though it may seem like forever in the day to day struggle, our lives are like the sand flowing through an hourglass, and the last few grains will come eventually, and all of us need one another.
Until we all realize that we are connected and intertwined and that what effects the gulf states and fukushima (for example) effects the entire rest of the world, we will continue to be seperated by race and idealism. WE ARE ONE!!! We all depend on the mother we call Earth to nurture and support us, yet we are killing her and ourselves with every dime we spend.
Realize that the only way to change this world is to make positive changes in the way you spend your money and use the money we feed to the beast to work against that beast and cut off it's very head!
Instead of buying vegetables at the local box store, buy from your local farmers markets when you can. Instead of buying beef from one of the only 11 meat processing plants in this country, buy it from a local butcher shop that sells locally grown pasture fed beef. Cows are not supposed to be weaned on grain! this is where the e coli comes from!
If you buy vegetables produced locally, you are getting much more vital energy than you get from the vegetables they sell at the local walmart, which come from half a world away and are often a month old before you get them, meaning their lifegiving vital energy is much weaker, and you don't get the allergenic relief benefits you get from eating locally grown foods. If you buy local beef you won't be getting the beef that was raised in horrid conditions in the factory meat system that those 11 meat processing plants support. Try it and see if I am wrong!
If you buy local, your money goes back into the pockets of farmers and people that you know and live with. The energy goes back to YOU AND YOURS! DON'T FEED INTO THE BEAST if you can help it. There is no future for the family owned businesses if you don't support them at least when you can.
Help a brother or sister out if you can. Remember when you sit in judgement of a poor soul with an alcohol or drug problem, that there for the grace of god go I! Never think that this can not happen to you. We can all find ourselves in unbearable pain , and seek out illegal alternatives to help it, the same as we all seek relief thru the legal and misunderstood things we all use to make our lives more acceptable despite our souls reservations, which is why we are all unhappy here.
Above all, remember that we ARE our brothers keeper, and get out there and do something to change your world, because it is not going to change for you!
Peace and love to you all...edit on 28-12-2012 by Coopdog because: (no reason given)edit on 28-12-2012 by Coopdog because: (no reason given)edit on 28-12-2012 by Coopdog because: (no reason given)