reply to post by stereologist
I see that you are full of doubt but between the lines I read that you want to understand also. Therefore I respect all your questions (which are
asked in a very polite and straightforward manner).
I'd don't really know where to begin but the examples you put forward about the fall of monarchies and the Lutheran church, you make them sound like
things that happen all the time. Those where pretty massive shifts in the history of the world. Still, the shift we are going through now has
similarities with the two mentioned; it is about questioning core values that we've carried with us through the centuries.
Add to this the truly unique situations that humankind is facing today: dramatic climate change, information technology revolution, population
increase, resource scarcity, volatile political climate on a global scale where US hegemony is losing ground... Add to this the "common" occurrences
like looming market crashes and debt crises, new empires expanding their influence and gearing up for war...
These are times whether you like it or not.
Taken together, people are starting to wonder why we submit to the same patterns all the time.
Women's rights movements are larger than ever, even though there is some way to go before the gender structures are truly equal. The OWS-movement
might have been a bit confused but it managed to tie millions of people together with one common notion: the situation feels wrong.
I bet if you where living in the mideast, in one of the countries where uprising has taken place on a grand scale, you would't doubt for one second
that something is going on, something else that "usual"...
The Mayans did not speak of an absolute end date, that is true. What they did speak of however was the return of their God who represents the
dualism come together as one
This is extremely important to understand- the width of such an unity.
You want me to prove that this is "really" happening and not just in my/our imagination?
Of course that is impossible to do since practically everything happens inside our minds. Just taking that into consideration is a major part of
understanding the divine connection- that "God" is in all of us.
I really don't want to speak too much about this since it is so extremely important for people to formulate such ideas on their own and not just
copy-paste what someone said on a forum somewhere
I did write that it is an ontological issue but since it is we can argue in eternity over what exists and what doesn't. Maybe all of this is just
happening inside you mind? Does this discussion even exist like they way you think it does or is it just your interpretation of it that exists?
reply to post by spinalremain
I do understand what you mean but it is different (and I am mature enough to make that evaluation).
Had all people gone through the same insights throughout history, life on this planet would have been veeery different
It suffices to discuss certain topics with the older generations and seeing that they don't have a clue. For them, it is business as usual... Core
values are just as hard as that.
Too bad their institutions are so frozen solid that only massive force can bring them down...
Let me finish this post with an amazing quote from the thread:
Originally posted by OleMB
If you deny the changes in yourself, you will hardly have the clarity to see the changes going around in other people, and you will probably not quite
edit on 5-2-2013 by Raud because: typo