If I see true life in you -- no matter how faintly it may appear, or how easily obfuscated by a world drunk on lies and death -- I will believe it. I will ask of the universe a chance to be a part of the energy which nourishes that spirit in you.
This is my calling, a calling which I accept not out of a sense of self aggrandizement, but because I do not want to live in a world where the private, fear-driven exercise of self preservation takes precedence over that of mutual nourishment and growth. And if I do not wish to live in that world, then I have a responsibility to practice that belief through my actions.
Each of us has been hurt before. Each of us has lost faith in someone whom we had trusted. If we have lived long enough, we have lost faith even in ourselves. Each of us knows what the world feels like when it is shaken. When there are no answers which satisfy the burning questions on our minds.
We live in a world of widespread confusion. This confusion is amplified by the false belief that existential problems can be solved without struggle. We have been sold this false belief, and have bought it with our peace of mind and being. But it is a lie.
Pay attention to the universe and I think you will find that what all living things seek is fullness of actualization--to become most fully what one's essence demands. And because the universe, at least at this point in its development, tends toward proliferation, we as conscious parts of the universe should also tend toward a proliferation, of the mind, of the body, of the spirit, of the world and the habitat.
Consciousness is a responsibility. In order to know what our essence demands, we must be prepared to ask of ourselves, of each other, and of the universe, the hard, big questions. We cannot be afraid of what the answers to these questions will be. It is not enough to simply accept what we are given without question, simply because we are given it by established institutions. If we accept and are afraid to question, we risk being led by a more conscious person's fear-driven ego, to self destruction or the destruction of others.
Fear is a disease. Left unchecked, it kills our capacity to love. It makes us greedy and selfish and fearful of losing what little we have. It keeps the crabs in the bucket, unable to bear the consciousness that would free them all.
And it is no coincidence that both courage and love bear a symbolic connection to the same organ. The heart is the center of the body, the pusher and the cleanser of the blood. Che Guevara once said that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. If we are to undergo a revolution -- and if we are to survive as a species, we must -- it must start in the hearts, minds, spirits of each individual person. It must start with the courageous act to transcend our cultural habit of thinking in fear, of a vapid and destructive self-preservation.
We must see in each other the possibility of life, and when we see it, we must hold firm to that possibility. We must affirm the life force wherever we see it, to nurture it into a new overflowing. The time is ripe for new fruit to blossom from the great tree of humanity. It must happen now, in our generation. We all see what's going on. It doesn't take much looking. Turn your fear around and affirm the possibility so that we may imagine and then claim a new and fruitful world.
I had to get that off my chest.
Until next time. Peace, and LOVE y'all.