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commented on Feb. 16, 2011
There are theories and ideas abound on this site on how to fix the problems with the world. Here is one I bet nobody will like.
Fact #1: You cannot change anything or anybody except yourself.
This means that you - individually, personally - have to stop looking outside yourself for answers. You have to realize that the problems you see outside yourself are reflections of the problems inside yourself. You have the problems, not the world. If something bothers you it is because you are out of balance and the thing that is bothering you is resonating with the imbalance. These things are your tuning forks, your mirror. Use them to help yourself.
Fact #2: Death is part of Life.
You, me and everything in the physical world is dying. This includes the planet itself. Marianas Trench, for example, the deepest trench on earth, is a massive conveyor belt that literally eats the old ocean floor and spits out a new one. This is a continual process of death and regeneration, the same process we witness with every breath we take and every beat of our heart. Accepting this fact is the hardest thing we have to face. Not just us as individuals, but our way of life, our society, it is all going to die. Think of every past civilization and the wisdom they handed down to us. This message rings loud and clear but we continue to try and paraphrase it to a way that suits our fear of death. We try so hard to become immune to sickness and old age, to defy death, to 'play God" and to live outside of nature. This cannot go on eternally and we all know it. If the world - I mean the warring nations, the starving countries etc. - are killing each other and dying apparently needlessly you have to stop and think - this is the way it is for a reason: one door has to close for the next to open.
Fact #3: Mind over matter. Interpret this a different way. Being ignorant to reality is one thing, but acknowledging it and seeing it for what it is leaves you with a choice. The choice is to mind it - acknowledge and accept it - or make it matter - try to control or change it. Mind without matter, mind over matter, mind it without letting it matter because truly nothing is wrong. The only thing wrong is the way we view the world. We think it is wrong, people are dying and suffering, wars, crime, corruption etc etc. but there is nothing wrong with them until you decide to make it matter to you - personally - and call it wrong - or call it right. Everything is as it should be. Nature will take it's course no matter what we do. Either we flow with it and mind it - observe - or oppose it and make it matter which will inevitably cause us suffering because there is nothing we can do outside of the way we perceive it. It's all in your head.
Everything you oppose in this world as well as everything you defend are aspect of yourself that are out of balance. You are evolving, you are changing and therefore everything you perceive in the world reflects this. Embrace the change. We have the power to be God inside us, but the story of Lucifer should remind us that "God's Will" is truly the course of nature and "our will" must align with it or we become the very devil we were taught about as children. To change the world, let it be as it is.
This is a journal entry I wrote to myself. If you don't believe me or care it doesn't bother me. This is the truth.