Saturday, June 29, 2013

My View of the World

       This will be my last post of the day, NO, you have to wait.  In my opinion, and I cannot stress that enough, the world is the way that it is to force us into surrender, into accepting things for how they are.  To quote William Shakespeare:  "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."  No one can judge us as harshly as we judge ourselves, we are meant to make mistakes, that's how we learn things, in fact, if a lesson is learned, then it wasn't a mistake.  The same goes for evil...evil is only evil if it is not reconciled and learned from, we have not learned form any of the events in the world around us that are perceived as evil and so they continue to flourish.  If you do not like a situation, you have three different options.
A.  You can change the situation by voicing your opinion, and when done properly, without the ego getting involved, there is no need for feelings to be hurt. 
B.  If you are unable to change the situation you can quite simply walk away.
C.  There comes a time when neither of these options are available and there is absolutely nothing that you can do, during these times there is only one other option, to surrender fully to the situation at hand and accept it for what it is, anything else is insanity.   
       The definition of insanity is simply doing the same thing expecting a different result, now tell me that does not fit perfectly into every single complaint that we have.  Let’s say you have plans to go out to the park one day, you wake up, walk outside, and it starts to rain.  Now clearly you cannot exercise options A. or B. from above, you can voice your opinion all you want however guess what…the rain will still be there.  Of course you could leave, and go somewhere where there isn't rain.  However no amount of mental resistance or complaint is going to change what is, therefore, the mind is forced into surrendering to the fact that hey….it IS raining.
       If you take this approach to every aspect of life and resist nothing, I guarantee you that you will begin to feel happier and more at peace no matter what situation comes your way.  Now, do not misinterpret non-resistant for non-action, as I clearly stated earlier if there is an opportunity to change a situation without acting out egoicly, by all means…take it, when done correctly, there is no reason for feelings to get hurt, unless the other person’s ego takes what you say personally and assumes that you meant to insult them.   
       Non-resistance does not even necessarily mean non-violence; there are times when you may be forced to defend yourself, your honor, the ones you love, or others in need who are unable to defend themselves.  However, it is extremely important that you know what you are capable of and do not overstep your bounds, lest you end up in an 8x8 room the rest of your life.  Humility and confidence go hand in hand; a true warrior would not go out into the street and beat up on some random person any more than a grown man would strike a child just to show superiority.   
       These are acts of a coward and in no way acts of strength.  True strength is to know what you are capable of and show restraint, courtesy above all else shows true power.  If it comes down to it, meeting someone head on and settling your differences can be very noble, however, it is even more noble to accept the other person’s differences and simply allow them to be.   
       Everyone shares the same freedoms, regardless of where you live in the world or what race or religion you are.  There comes a time when your freedoms are going to impose on the freedoms of others, and this is what Americans are doing every single day.  We allow the rest of the world to suffer just so that we can have faster cars, fur coats, cheeseburgers and beautification products.  More on this to come later, when I know I have your attention.


            I would like to start with a few disclaimers; first off, I am in no way a professional writer.  In fact, aside from short emails and school work years ago, this will be the first time that I even attempt to write something.  I know that there are going to be grammatical errors or things that quite simply don’t make sense, so if you’re going to find something to flame or rage about, find something else because I’m sure it won’t be hard, haters gonna hate.  If an article truly upsets you or if you just plain don’t like it, go ahead and print it out and burn it if you feel it necessary, in fact, send me a video of it.
             Secondly, these are in no way original ideas.  With very few exceptions, there hasn’t been an original idea in decades, just taking aspects from one idea and splicing them into another.  This is especially true in the media.  If you are looking for “the answer” you’re reading the wrong article, please proceed to close the window and continue browsing the interwebs.  To loosely quote Adrian Brody from the movie “The Experiment”, I’m just regurgitating what people smarter than me have been saying for a long time.
             Lastly, if it seems like I am preaching to you or if I offend you in any way, it is your interpretation and in no way my intention.  That being said, here is my intention: I would like to take the knowledge that I have acquired through my research, which has drastically changed my state of consciousness, and pass it on to those who are willing to listen, or in this case, read.  If I am able to inspire even one person to change their lives for the better, then I have accomplished my goal, at this time, I couldn’t care less about any kind of funds or repayment for my effort, I am simply cataloging my thoughts.  If you have any criticism, praise or just want to discuss any of the topics further, feel free to let me know I would be happy to hear from you.  The best form of payment that I could receive is thanks, if this has helped you in any way shape or form, please let me know.