posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 03:54 AM
I agree with you. I am american, but living in another country, and for the last few years I feel really sad watching the way my country is tearing
apart just socially- the way americans are turning against each other. A house turned against itself falls, and as I watch this happen from afar, the
awareness that the country is going to a take a huge fall becomes more and more inevitable in my perception. And we could blame it on this or that
country, or terrorists, or whatever, for all kinds of elements will be involved. Like a person with AIDS, or even just a weakened immune system, you
can blame their suffering or death on the specific virus's that get in, or realize the real cause was already present before they came into the
A turning of tides inside seems inevitable too, but I understand those who just don't want to see it happen in this way. We'd like to stay in
control of the transitions and change- plan them out, keep them not to drastic. That is a part of human nature and self consciousness.
The other part of our consciousness though, recognizes the value in "letting go" in going with the flow of nature and cycles, the "consciousness of
other"..... and trusts that what approaches us as chaos, often turns out to become order eventually, and changes from "unknown" to "known".
I am looking at revolutions of the past, and in retrospect, our history books point out what the revolutionaries wanted and why they acted, as if they
were all of one focused mind. But we shoudl remember that that is what we do with retrospect and memory- we gather the structure of what was from
generalizations- seeing the bones beneath the varied tissue and blood of the thing.
Revolutions are actually made up of a lot of individuals, with very varied concepts of what they want to achieve and why, more or less developed
What actually was installed by the people AFTER the revolution if what we see now, but at the time? It was just to destroy what was, the decrepit and
decaying system (all systems get to that stage eventually). It was in fact, a movement of intent to pull down and destroy it, not really looking much
I too, am one that likes to stay in control, be master of myself and what happens to me, and this kind of blind jumping into destruction makes me
uncomfortable- the idea of racing into chaos just seems completely irrational to me intellectually.
But I have also learned that systems must be changed from time to time (all sorts of systems, even our personal individual ways of thought or doing
things!) and they often mean facing a painful phase of destroying the old. My "trust in nature" other side is able to flow with that.
So my solution has been this- occupy my intellectual side with a different plan than trying to fight the transition. Start thinking ahead to what I
will build in it's place! When this painful destruction is done, what shall I install then? Look ahead. Have the organization already growing in my
head so that once all is empty and ruined again, the phase of rebirth and regrowth can get happening quickly and in a organized efficient way.
In a general way, all over the globe, we are experiencing the same sort of collective urge to destroy old systems. Each country doing this may claim
they are doing it for different reasons, but the emotion is the same all over. So the people that like responsibility and order would be much smarter
now to start drawing up their blueprints and looking ahead, rather than trying to fight it and keep it from happening.