Image copyright Boardman Robinson - 1916.
the carrot and the stick
I often begin writing by exploring the etymological meaning of a word. I do so, because a word does not hold any meaning within itself, it is merely a pointer to something else. A symbol, a signpost, a direction. As a simple example, the word ‘Door’, is not any actual physical door.
Words are symbols. The reality the symbol of a word points towards is variable and constantly changing. A door may be as small as a door in a dolls house or as large as one might find to the entrance of a 13th century monastery or a Palace. Doors may be a variety of colours and made from a variety of materials. And so, viewed alongside the possibility of destinations any signpost of words may point towards, are a myriad of possibilities.
The actual, is tangible, variable in nature, as closed and inaccessible to the word, as a door itself, may be closed to the outside world. The word, or group of words, do not contain their meaning. They contain a direction to look into, to find something else.
To find the meaning.
From childhood, the importance of the word ‘motivation’, was deeply instilled into our brains. I don’t care what your background in life is, Jew, Arab, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, American, Iranian, Russian, Chinese, European or African. Or any countless number of other possibilities. Rich or poor. The word is not what it points to. I do hope this has been adequately explained. The word itself is a sound. Letters. A symbol. We must look beyond the word to ascertain any meaning.
Life, is not found in words, it is found in meaning.
The more words, the better the description, the more informative the symbol. The larger the amount of words, the more intricate and complex is the signpost we are to follow to come to an understanding of the meaning of the words. This may be enhanced by studying the etymological recorded meaning of the word, which is the original intended meaning, which provides us with greater understanding, yet, still consisting of words, remains in need of investigation. For no amount of words, no amount of symbols, contain the meaning which is only to be found in the tangible living quality of what it is they point towards.
In this instance, we are investigating the words ‘motivation’ and ‘motive’. Words, with close meaning and belonging to the same family.
The word ‘motivation’, carries an etymological meaning of “act or process of furnishing with an incentive or inducement to action”. The psychological meaning of the word “motivation” etymologically defined is “inner or social stimulus for an action." Sounds about right, and likely few reading this so far would have any cause for disagreement.
We are, of course, building more signposts, but as in the case of a map, the more signposts we find, the easier to arrive at our location, providing they are pointing in the right direction which is not mistaken to be the word being used to point there.
Let’s now look together at the word ‘motive’. In this case we find "something brought forwards, a proposition, assertion, or argument", carrying a meaning of "that which inwardly moves a person to behave a certain way, mental state or force which induces an action of volition". Again, we likely would all nod heads in agreement and recognition that this is an accurate extrapolation to provide greater symbolic meaning to the original solitary isolated symbol of a word.
But still, we have not arrived at the destination, we must be careful not to be caught by the words, or we are living in the nature of the fool whose eyes are glued to the finger of the man pointing at the moon. We are the man who imagines he has travelled the width and breadth of a land surface, by studying a map.
‘Motivation’ – an “act or process of furnishing with an incentive or inducement to action”.
“Incentive” is etymologically defined as "that which moves the mind or stirs the passion," as in the case of a donkey, who has no desire to carry a heavy load on its back for miles, but will gladly and willingly do so if a carrot is offered.
To ‘induce’ etymologically is "to lead by persuasions or other influences," Of course, looking briefly in this etymological focussed direction, we can see these words are very similar in nature.
And so a ‘motivation’, or ‘to be motivated’, means to do something for the sake of something else. Coming back to our poor old donkey, this is to walk for miles with a heavy burden, ever chasing the carrot suspended in front of its face. The carrot provides the stimulus for the desired task of moving a heavy load which could never be completed without it.
One can therefore be motivated to complete a task unsatisfactory to one’s own life by being similarly manipulated by others through the offering of reward, or through fear of punishment.
The carrot and the stick.
Motives are very important in our shared human existence. The motive of providing a wage to support a family is what drives many people to work. A large amount of people finds no enjoyment in their work activity per se, which is within itself often laborious and unsatisfactory, yet the motive of a wage provides the carrot which stimulates action, leading to the desired aim of meeting the goal of financial enough security in life enough to support a family.
At least until recent years, this has been the case.
Having a motive, or 'being motivated', simply means to be involved in an action for the sake of a reward which lies outside of the action itself. It is not the action itself which is rewarding, rather, it is the hope of eating the carrot promised, or the avoidance of the stick threatened.
Every child is educated to this. It is laborious to spend days and nights involved in remembering generally uninteresting information, but the seeking of a high mark on the exam sheet, often rewarded by parents and society alike, becomes the carrot to drive every child forwards. Or not, as the case may be. The ‘successful’ conforming to this pattern is taken to be a sign of innate ‘intelligence’, which of course, is ridiculous.
There is nothing intelligent about complying life actions to meet the demands of others.
Living a life acting on motivations, therefore, is to find the value of life not in the actual daily actions of life, but in reaching the end of those actions and receiving one’s reward. The joy of playing a musical instrument, is lost in preference of becoming a ‘rock star’. The joy and happiness of bringing a sick child’s life to health is lost in preference of a motivation seeking great wealth for doing so, succesful, or not at the task, as the case may be.
The joy of meeting life as it is, as it actually presents to us all, is lost whenever we meet life with a motive. And we have all been educated to this pattern of living, so much so, it has become an automatic process in our brain cells.
And so we have lost the joy of life. Joy in life is found in a love of life, and you cannot love living a life full of actions in which you find no joy in doing.
We build relationships, often not so much relating to all people in our lives, which is only to say meeting accurately without bias the people who live in the shared time and the place we find ourselves alive, but, motivated as we are, as we have been societally brainwashed to be, we now seek a future goal, a reward, in everything we do.
We seek the carrot.
Meaning, we have removed ourselves from the ability to do anything for its own sake. Everyone wants a reward for everything. The more unique the offering, the more useful to others, the greater the reward expected. We can see this in all areas of life.
In the pandemic just passed of questionable origin, vaccinations offering a stated medical solution came at great financial cost. We are not investigating here the efficacy of the pharmaceutical industry's ‘solution’, we are looking into the legitimacy of ordering our lives on motivations, an approach to life in which we all are well involved in. From low to high.
The billions, even hundreds of billions gifted as reward for vaccine production was funnelled into the arms of the pharmaceutical giants who produced them, greatly enhancing the lives of those so invested. The giant carrot at the end of the journey. The motivation for the production of the vaccines. The vaccines themselves, as is always the case when approaching life through a motivation, were likely of secondary interest.
Bill Gates, a man who lives and breathes motivation, who has lived his life directed towards the sole purpose of gathering huge quantities of wealth, (carrots), is one central figure to this entire sorrow filled episode in humanity's history who personally benefitted greatly from the pandemic. There are many others. Political and so named 'scientific'.
No joy, no satisfaction, no happiness, in finding a cure to be found in the action of finding a cure, the motive, has so obviously been the reward. Otherwise, why is it even there? Why is the reward so very high, regardless of the outcome? Do we need a carrot to do anything of benefit for humanity, for our own family? Is the joy of meeting the issue itself, not reward enough, and if not, why not?
Would Mr. Gates have even considered spending his time, energy, practically immeasurable wealth, (previously gathered carrots), in helping his fellow man, had there been no motivating factor? Or was his own stated twenty fold return on investments in the vaccine industry his main focus?
I leave you to listen to the man's own words and to decide.
And yet, if helping a fellow man is the only reward, and none other is expected, nor sought after, are we not then in best possession of an honest action of care and love and relationship to and for others? Is this of no value to our lives? Has our childhood deep indoctrination to motivation so corrupted our lives?
Does the seeking always of a reward outside that offered by meeting the task itself well, not distort life and make life unnecessarily complex, causing us all many problems? Has this practice not resulted in the benefitting this day of only a very few, the most established, the most 'driven', the deeply 'motivated', (as we all are to gathering more and more). Lets divert a little and compare our society to a garden. In our societal garden, these giants are now channeling all water and all nutrition to themselves, let's say, the largest of trees. Inevitably, the garden as a whole thirsts to its demise and the water laden trees themselves eventually come to drown, and so inevitably, the end destination of self interested motivation and its seeking of higher and higher rewards holds within its own movement the inevitable destruction of the whole garden. Is this a sane approach to life? Or one we have accepted without question until now? Is it not time we began to question? Before the whole garden dies?
We are not criticising Mr. Gates, only pointing out the underlying train tracks which our lives have all been glued to travelling upon from a very early age. Brainwashed into, from a very early age. Bill Gates is only one of the world’s most adept in the societal unquestioned art of leading life by a motive, which is so destructive to us all, but we are all operating in the same fashion.
We are all acting in this way. We call this 'seeking success'. Becoming something. Then becoming something more.
Pity the new born child born into a world at a time when all has been previously claimed and stashed into someone's back pocket. Oh, and that date has been forecast, 2030, we all own nothing, and we are all happy. The carrot. If not?
Does the stick await?
We will never be happy until we connect our lives back to their meaning. Living in completion, where and when we are. Going nowhere, other than for the joy of the journey itself.
Our lives miss the joy of living found only when doing something for itself. When acting without a motive, which is to act, without seeking the carrot. Depending upon our own previous and present and yet to come life experiences we will all have our own outlook as to how well the Covid vaccines met their stated aims, to safely protect us from harm. They were practically promised by government and science alike to be so, yet came with no money back guarantees.
My personal view, which I am not trying to encourage anyone to accept, is that the reward given well outweighed the task expected and well missed the assurances given.
In this case, I think the donkey dropped the load before he even began travelling and gobbled up all the carrots.
I personally may be called 'vaccine injured', and I never even took a vaccine. I am a case belonging to the category of what has come to be known as ‘shedding’. I caught Covid four days after receiving a Vitamin C injection from a doctor, (for an unrelated issue), who that very morning had just received a Pfizer booster. (She told me so). I developed Covid symptoms shortly after, was bed ridden for around five weeks and life has been a lot more difficult ever since.
It is now almost one and a half years later, and although certain therapies have helped, I still suffer debilitating daily neuropathic pain, eye problems, deep brain pain, general chronic fatigue, severe muscle and joint pains. Some days, a lot of days, I find it difficult to stand, such is the degree of neuropathic foot and leg pain I continue to experience.
I know it was the coming into contact with this recently vaccinated doctor which was the source of my physical problems. I have long suffered an autoimmune disease, which had previously affected my nervous system, I was in a wheelchair on and off for two years around thirteen years ago. Covid, or 'shedding' from this almost immediately vaccinated person, ramped up old symptoms to an agonising degree and brought along a handful of new ones to boot.
Prior to this one massive slip up, which ironically I had decided upon to try to protect my body from the Covid virus, due to my autoimmune illness, and so had shielded my life almost completely from the much broadcast virus, I had taken great care to avoid contact with others other than my family, who had taken the same level of care, to protect me. My stepson had moved to living with his father as he did not wish to be so limited in life, my son had taken to home schooling.
I had never previously heard of ‘shedding’ (unfortunately), and so was ignorant to the dangers. Ignorant to any possible physical danger which might meet an unvaccinated person coming into contact with one vaccinated. I never considered the vaccine for myself, not because I am ‘anti-vax’, but because I did not like the fact that it was all experimental. ‘Safe and effective’ it may well seem to be, but being an experiment, only the forthcoming march of time, could ever truthfully paint an accurate picture of. DDT was deemed so 'safe and effective', that people were advised to bathe in it, doctors once encouraged pregnant women, not to stop smoking, but which was the best brand for them to smoke.
I have heard from many others, people like me today, in similar positions. I deeply question the unquestionable vaccine as the cause of the rise in sudden adult deaths. I am not saying it is so, I am saying I deeply question it. It is insane not to. That media, owned by the same large investment firms which profited from the vaccines refuses to do so, raises an eyebrow so high it almost touches the ceiling. Are we looking at the curse of humanity of living life on the unquestioned word of the holy book of motivation?
I cast no blame, I seek no judgement, the past is the past, I cannot travel back in time to undo the effects of that day. Neither can Bill, or others like him who stated the whole world needed participate in this science experiment, which from this perspective was the most unintelligent advice any man could ever have given. Bill appears to have benefitted greatly from the misery of millions. Was his advice arising from truth, or from a hidden motivation? Again I leave you decide. The last thing I am trying to do is to convince anyone of anything. Look beyond the words, look at life. It tells you everything you need, if you have eyes to listen, and ears to hear. Look beyond all words.
We are all living rather insanely, in fact, we are not even living. We are too occupied chasing our rewards. And what is occupied is never free to meet life as it is. Life passes us by, we are too busy focussed on something else to notice it. The excitement of the next prize drowns out the beauty of our lives, love is lost, relationship dies and conflict comes to reign, as the rewards demanded become greater and greater in size, denying even sustenance to those who either see no sanity in living this way, or to whom life never dealt such a hand. Denied the smallest of rewards by those seeking the largest.
Living for a motive as a directive for our life actions, (which the gathering of wealth always is), money is the carrot, is to do something with eyes turned towards a seemingly greater interest. I may hate what I am doing. I may have no interest at all in what I am doing. I may wash dishes or clean toilets all day long and my life ultimately becomes a dreadful meaningless bore. And I will continue doing so, as long as the reward offered is providing something I want or perceive I need in my life. Something I see as of the greatest value.
Which may in truth only hold value to the extent of what I have been conditioned to see as valuable, in effect, this may be the most valueless of all.
As an example, 'wealth', invented by others, drawn from thin air.
And what use is a twenty kilo bag of carrots to the donkey who already possesses a warehouse full?
Perhaps we are beginning to see, that those most motivated to do anything in life, are those most likely to do a very bad job at it and those most likely to accumulate to themselves more than they could ever need, while simultaneously, removing what many do need. The reason is simple, I have no interest, hold no love, no passion, no care, for the task itself. Nor for others. My mind is constantly occupied with my motivated gatherings.
This is how we have been raised. This is truly how we have been raised.
And this is why our society has gone to hell.
Is it any surprise?
We are valuing as the most valuable, the act of forever seeking a prize and the price of seeking that prize is the denial of an ability to live freely in the present moment, in the very place our life exists. We have been educated to turn our backs on life and so deeply has this programming burrowed into the human psyche that we have now find life rather meaningless, death fearful, we live in the world, without meeting the world, we are all too busy to give our complete attention to this world as it is. Seeking future rewards. Even the King of England, a man who reportedly owns one sixth of this planet's surface, is heavily invested for future returns. In a world where six million children die of starvation yearly from hunger.
And so this man, the King of the 'Great Reset', the man who sits on Golden Thrones and adorns his head with priceless jewels, for all his landed and other incalculable numerical wealth, is as much a pauper as anyone else who lives this way. For to live for future recompense and planned out motivation, is to live missing the point of life itself, only found in meeting the present moment unencumbered by time.
It is to live loveless in heart and self interested in mind. And so the human mind and heart become a battle place, short in temper, lacking all compassion, void of love and care for another, as each man seeks his highest reward.
You cannot be involved in a battle and hold love in your heart.
The greatest of rewards is to be found meeting the present moment, but to do so, one must meet a death. The mind of societally conditioned self interest, must end. The mind must meet silence, to see the present moment as it is without the distraction of time. Thought is knowledge, stored in the memory cells of the brain. Thought, is time.
Is there any value in looking at life at all through handed down unquestioned images of any description which divide men, (and divisions lead us to war), when the world as it is, without such imagery is the same for each one of us. I wish my brothers and sisters would stop fighting, I wish they could find eyes clear enough to see that these images they hold, handed down over centuries, carried of each other and of themselves are the root of their violence between and against each other. I wish they could forget themselves, that they might come to see another.
All are looking at symbols, love is not found here. The symbol is the pointer. And the symbol is projected knowledge from the mind, and so the image seen of the 'other' a burning hatred which may come to be focussed upon, is a part of the person possessing the image.
They are looking at themselves.
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.
I cannot see any person clearly if I hold a signpost with their name on it in front of their face. I cannot see the world as it is through any image.
The difficulty now, is coming to a clear view of life, removing the symbols which divide us, for in the corridors of time many winds have blown and many signs are pointing in a direction not conducive to our ability to live in harmony. Yet, we find security still in following these unquestioned symbols. We never travel to the destination to verify any of them. We need learn to question the maps we carry, are they still an accurate lay of the land which they claim to represent?
We find our security in historical images, religious, national, ideological, political and others. As we have been educated to, brainwashed to in a way. To become part of a larger group, which divides from all other groups, for no other reason than it has always been this way. From early childhood we are told what we are, and what we are differs dependant on where we have been born and who is telling us. We never question as children. We accept, and this acceptance becomes our authority later in life.
I personally see every man as my brother and every woman my sister. I belong to no group, and so, I am free, to see you all freely and to love you all. I hold no beliefs, for I witness daily, how these tear our lives apart and burn down our homes.
And so, I am as far from an 'anti-semite' or 'anti' anything else as can be, but I must question the logic in the recent statement by Ursula von Der Leyen when she stated the following: "We must keep telling the Horrors of the Holocaust and Never forget".
Why Ursula? Why need we do so? Why need a horrific past never be put down? Why is the past more important to keep in memory than to awaken to see the horror of the world we are living in this day? The horror of the Ukrainian/Russian war, as one example? It is beyond tragic that six million of our Jewish brothers and sisters died because of divisive ideologies between men. But this happened now around eighty years ago, it is over today - and has our world changed one bit?
Have we learned the lessons and ended all divisive ideologies and imagery we see the world thorugh, which makes it possible for such tragedy to happen? Six million children die every year, this year and every year, from starvation. The same number as the totality of Jews murdered in the entire second world war. And this, is happening, now. One, every five seconds.
Is it not more important to see these poor suffering children, for they belong to a time that we may yet save them? They belong to now, the past is over. What can we do to affect the past? What is the purpose or motivation behind being requested to remember forever one particularly brutal insane activity from the long history of never ending sorrow from the divisively led lives of humanity we could choose from?
I have personally visited Auschwitz on more than one occasion. And I have wept. But I have wept more for the world we all live in today. For today is before my eyes, it is a living thing, and the past is only a memory.
We have discussed why seeking a reward is to remove life from the joy of living, which is true action, which is the action of doing something which we find the reward, not in a future carrot offered, but in the action itself. The action itself, is its own reward. Seeking rewards outside the action, leads us to manipulate our own lives and the lives of others to our motivated isolated desires.
This leads us to dishonesty. Individually and societally. Think of the Iraq war. I am sure you can add your own examples. There are so many.
The politician seeking a reward, ceases to act in the interests of his people, the trusted position he occupies is a mere washing of the dishes or the cleaning of the toilet.
The eye is turned towards the larger carrots offered by those who seek that political direction to be veered towards their interest, which are their motivations, which are the carrots they seek.
The hidden goals behind every agenda.
Do you see how motivation is destroying our lives?
Are you motivated?
Motivation, the doing something for the sake of something else, appears an educated conditioned curse indelibly stamped upon the psyche of all of humanity.
This very day western nations are being flooded with immigrants, legal and 'illegal', which in time will forever alter the lives of all on this planet. People living physically together yet psychologically apart, holding divided outlooks, divided beliefs, divided backgrounds, and so living with different values and giving contrasting meaning to their lives inevitably come to conflict.
This activity is someone’s motivation.
Or more likely, a group of people. The group with the largest fridge full of accumulated carrots. No one else other than this, could pull off such a task simultaneously in so many countries. Let's not talk about the closing down of farms, the fires at food production facilities, as lab grown food hits the market or the explosion of interest in the rights of gay and transgender people. Such a shame no one has designed a pretty coloured flag for the rights of starving children to bread, one of whom, as previously mentioned dies every five seconds from starvation in this motive driven world. We need not forget this statistic, we need only open our eyes to see them.
And we need only open our hearts to save them.
The stated public aim is to help poor refugees. I would have nothing but praise for such an action if the action were transparently honest, but I question deeply if this is the true sought outcome. I suspect this to be more the superficial cloaking of someone’s (or group of people’s) hidden motivations. Someone is seeking an outcome within which they hope this action will lead their lives into. They are acting, not for the satisfaction of the action itself, they are acting for a projected end goal, and so they are acting with a motive.
If we truly want to help refugees, is it valid to do so by disrupting the lives of local people who have lived and raised their families on these lands for centuries? Do local people's lives count for less than the refugees? If the care of all people is central to our hearts intentions, would a more accurate approach not be to stop all wars, and so stop all refugees, no matter the cost? To make all homes and all lands liveable.
We seem to have an infinite supply of wealth for war, yet spend not one penny investigating the causes of war, that we may end them forever. War, is inevitable to a race of people all acting from a base of divisive motivations.
Collectively, we, are that race.
To spend as much time, energy and money to bring war to an end today, as we seem eager to spend on its eternal continuance.
We destroy our lives, all our lives, we are one people, what we do to another, we do to ourselves, when we seek to act for the benefit of a reward which lies outside that which may be found in the action itself.
A war rages between Ukraine and Russia today, soon to count in years. A war of motivations. All sides seeking an outcome, all sides destroying the world we live in this day. And so denying the security which can only be found when we live without seeking a motive. We are not even seeing the world we live in, for when the donkey’s eyes are turned to focus on the carrot in front of its face, the beauty of the road it travels and the potential of all relationship to it, are forever lost. And the man seeking to manipulate the donkey may have little love indeed in his heart for the welfare of the donkey, the desired goal reduces this life to that of a throw away tool.
We have lost love in our lives because we so value motivation. Love is to meet life as it is.
Life as it is.
Motivation leads us to seek life as it is not, but life, as we aim for, hope it to be, believe it should be. Life as it is, is the same for each one of us, and is an effortless living in peace. Life as it is, is nothing to be strived for, it has already arrived. Life meets our senses effortlessly. The sound of a bird needs no effort on our part to reach our ears, the touch of sunlight against our faces, needs no effort to be felt.
The love of life is met without choice, without seeking, and without strife.
In fact, to try to meet life as it is, is to deny meeting life as it is, for in completion, there is nothing more to do.
Arriving at one’s destination, where and when one is, there is nowhere else to travel.
It is not motivation, which has led us to our incessant insistence on ‘progress’, which will bring our people to salvation. No matter the insistences of the leading members of the 'Great Reset' this day, or of any of its government infiltrated, (motivated), ‘young global leaders’.
Life needs no leaders.
Life needs be met.
Not as you want it to be, as it is.
Leaders provide the motivation, the encouragement, their direction, the dangling carrot. When the carrot fails the fall-back approach is the stick. This is how we are all living. This is how we are all being led. And this has all been made possible because we all have our own motivations, and so we are a deeply divided people, all in our own little groups, all seeking different things, all motivated by different beliefs, identifications and values. All ignoring the ever present potential of relationship in our lives this very moment, which insists that my eyes are not firmly focussed in any other direction than where I am and on no other time that when I am.
It is here and now, we meet life.
We have no need to travel further, if we have arrived. But to arrive, we must stop travelling.
Our thinking is the inner concealed location of our motivations. Thought is the continuity of desire, both positive and negative. Our minds are cluttered inwardly, worn out, detached, isolated, fearful and desirous, because of this complex societal indoctrination, received at a young age, of accepting identification to conceptual ideologies and motivation as the driving factor of all our lives.
Close your eyes, (not now), but at the end of these words. Close your eyes and listen. You will hear an inner world of great chattering. An inner world of fear, desire, pleasure and pain, division and a sense of conceptual time.
Is this a world of inner harmony?
This is a mind common to living for a future reward, and so necessarily detached from where and when life can only be found, here and now.
A complex inner state which brings pleasure to life as easily as pain.
Now turn attention outwardly. What is happening here? Depending on location, you may hear a bird song, a car driving past, a plane flying overhead, a bullet ricocheting or a bomb drop. Myriad are the possibilities, and I do hope your world around you, at least externally, remains a relatively peaceful one. How long that lasts, if it is, is greatly dependant on us changing how we approach life.
We need an inner revolution to take place.
We need to come to our senses. We need to meet the world in direct relationship to how it actually is. And to do so we need stop travelling. And to stop travelling we need to stop being motivated.
As this living identified and motivating force found in our lives is functioning within our divisive patterns of thinking, it is here, we must meet change and change demands an ending of what came before, and an ending, is the death of what came before.
Notice how the inner chattering takes away the ability to relate to external events. This inner programmed approach has completely removed all joy from your life and replaced it with pleasure. And pleasure is a poor substitute, for pain, is the reverse side of the coin of the constant pursuit of pleasure.
Thought, rooted to divisive identification and motivated to future achievement, as it is now functioning, is the greatest of all life limitations. It will destroy us all, unless we change.
A complete holistic relationship to life is needed to find joy and meaning in life. I cannot care for what I do not even see and I cannot see if I am intent on painting an image in front of another or arriving at a future goal. The beauty and depth of the relationship to others and this present living moment, which is the only meaning of all of life, is lost to the man whose heart is filled with divisive images and future desires. Whose mind is full of fear and pleasure, hatred and pain, these are all children of division and desire, and desire gives birth to motivation and division continues all wars.
Motivations are a limitation to our lives. Divisions are the root of all conflict.
That we have been educated to see it as otherwise is more indicative of a deep continuing sickness within our society than of any noble understanding.
Working for self-interest is a limitation to our lives. We miss the whole of life. We miss here and now when we are on a road towards our own self projected self-fulfilment. Our life becomes meaningless, out-with of the promise of a greater conceptual future, the beauty of life itself as it presents to us is lost. And so we come to destroy the ground we stand on, which is a part of what we are, we destroy each other, who are the same as what we are, only holding different identifiable images, we destroy everything we have built and reduce our lives to an eternal suffering. And we call this suffering life.
And we do all this in the name of progress. As a donkey progresses towards his carrot, and as the taste of the carrot is never met now, and now, is the only place where life has any meaning.
The Jew has his motivations, the Arabs have theirs, the Christians, the same, the Muslims, also. The Americans, the Brits, The Russians, the Ukrainians. Do you see how we are all the same? All acting on educated beliefs, seeking the fulfilment of the divisive stories told to us as children, seeking a future harmony divisive between us promising great security, denying security now for all, in the only time which ever truly existed in the only place we ever find our lives?
Here and now.
The rich and the poor, the powerful and the downtrodden. The noble and the ignoble. The religious and the profane. We are all the same, all on train tracks offering an isolated (and so conflicting), conceptually driven accepted unquestioned destination which never arrives, upon which we all travel so fast that we miss the living beauty of the landscape which surrounds our lives and offers the healing of love and joy, of peace and understanding. Relationship, to life, to another, to death, to illness, to whatever presents in life, is only possible now. Relationship is denied when we seek it in a ‘future’ which is nothing other than a continuity of our divided past, projected eternally forwards in time. Life is not found in the continuity of what came before, life, is forever present.
Love is effortless. Love cannot be sought. Love is not a reward. Love is not found in living your life seeking compensation. Love is not anger, and love is not hate. Love is not violence. Love is not an image. Love, is forever kind and forgiving. For love, is to meet life as it is, and to do so, you cannot be self-absorbed in the action of turning life into what it is not. Love is timeless, only those on a journey to a fixed destination know the pain of death, which is the denial of their future projected isolated rewards and the destination of the road of future desires fulfilled they live for.
The denial of the continuity of self-identification. The denial of continuity towards a promised Nirvana. Time is measurement, and measurement has no place when living, for life, as it is, is infinite.
Immortality is not to live forever in time.
Immortality is to live free of time. In the ever present here and now. Which is to live without past and future. Past experiences, our own as well as educated into us, provide the impetus for our future seeking, within which our minds are eternally occupied in an action of becoming. Occupation, denies freedom, for what is occupied, is no longer free.
Life is here, it has arrived, and so demands no becoming. Love is not to be met in the minds of men seeking a future carrot. Monetary, or otherwise. Love is outside of this mind of time, for love is a quality of timelessness, met only in completion, met only now. It is always now, and this now is home to the infinite. You cannot strive to love.
All effort is the denial of meeting life as it is.
And yet love is what we need to meet. How will we ever accomplish such a task so unfamiliar to our societally corrupted minds of time and divisive motivations? So alien to our traditional divisive approaches of meeting life by destroying the life we seek to meet?
Quite simply, we can’t.
This is not 'doable'
Any movement we take towards love, towards completion, towards the understanding of our lives, (which is the true meaning of a religious life), is a denial of what we seek. We are back again travelling towards a destination. And love is going nowhere. It is here, now. Love may have its own movement, but its movement is not that of travelling towards any fixed destination. We are forever missing the point of our lives.
Love is complete, love is whole, love has already arrived, and love, being complete in itself, being whole, is holy. Another etymological relationship. Without this change, this internal revolution needed in how we approach our lives, we are doomed to the suffering our own actions brings to our lives as we each seek to make them better, all involved in the same process, all seeking reward, but each seeking our own personal isolated versions of it, based on beliefs, educations, identifications and judgements, which themselves are all based on past experiences.
We deny that which we seek, which can only ever come to fruition now. For now, is the only time which ever existed.
What does it mean to die? It means to end does it not? Death, is an ending. An ending of a journey, is the death of the action of travelling. An ending of a life, is the death of that life. An ending of a habit, is the death of that habit in your life.
Death is synonymous to the word ‘end’.
And death is nothing like what we have been educated to see it as. Death holds great beauty. The ending of all concerns and all efforts, all fears and all desires. The coming to peace in your life. Coming, to rest. And death is the meeting place of life and love. Life and death go together, they must do so, for life and death, are one.
Death is not found at the ending of life, death, leads us into life.
Would it be possible for our lives and so for our race to die to our divided pasts each seeking their own continuity in time through divisive motivating drives which divide our people, destroy our lives in war and actions against the lives of others acting the same yet holding differing life motivations that we may find the ability to begin anew?
Is the past never over?
To life, the past is dead. Life dies as it lives, lives as it dies, and this is creation, and this is the reality behind the word ‘God’ which man has so corrupted and has sought in so many directions yet never been able to find, for what can be sought other than that what is known, and is the birth of what is ever new, ever dying, and so ever being reborn, and so an act of creation, incapable of being met through an act of seeking it out? Only the old can continue. Only what is known, can be sought. And what is known, is old, and the old is never the creative.
Life, love, joy and beauty are never old. The majesty of life, is found in the meeting the new. But for this to happen, the old, must end.
Our lives are lived in divisive continuity of old patterns. Christians are two thousand years old. Buddhists, two thousand five hundred years. Hindus, ten thousand years old. The never ending nature of the continuity of our divisive pasts. Names and identifications come and go, but what divides us and makes relationship, care and love impossible is the continuity of these historical and psychological divisions. All seeking their own future, all divisively motivated to do so. And so all, although involved in the same activity, bringing great conflict and suffering to our world. The ‘Great Reset’, inevitably a 'Great Upset' to so many lives, is only the latest example of this limited and divisive, loveless, uncaring activity.
Not casting stones, only stating facts.
To cast a stone, it would have to be a very large one, for this is the activity of all of our lives.
Can you die to your past continuity seeking future reward? Can you die to the activity of doing anything in life for a future reward, or for a reward offered by another? Can you be responsible for your own life? Here and now. Can you cease to believe in life anything you have not found for yourself to be true? Can you cease to be led in any field? Can you doubt, question, tear apart what you think, can you deny that which you find psychological security living within, which is no security you have found for yourself, can you face your inner carried fears, your worries, your anxiety, as they are, without seeking to go beyond them, change, suppress, or run away from them? Can you cry all your tears and put away forever your false laughter? Can you become real, as this living present moment, is real?
Can you come to find the meaning of your life?
For and by yourself.
Can you throw aside the many carrots offered by others and break the sticks used to drive your life into their divisive desired destinies?
Can you stand alone in life?
Interestingly, the word ’alone’ originally meant ‘all one’, which is another word for 'complete', another word for 'whole,' another word with etymological relationship to the word ‘holy’.
What is possible is what we have so far achieved, through carrot and stick, through rewards and punishment, the possible is what is leading us, the possible is what we know. The known is where we live, the known is the past, the past which is divisive between us, the past is memory, memory is thought, thought drives our actions.
This is the inner movement educated into us as children. You were not born for this. You were not born to this. You were educated to your beliefs, values, identifications, names and attachments.
And they are all valueless.
You were born empty of such things, you had to be taught them. Can you return to the mind of a little child who meets this living universe as it is, free from as it is thought to be? Free from even any knowledge of what you are?
Can you meet life unknowingly? Can that which is ever new, ever be ‘known’?
Memory, the past, experience, knowledge, all has its place. The past has no place in leading life. The past is dead, over, and what is dead has no access to love, for love, is a living and dying thing, a movement, always changing, the past in comparison, the ground we all stand on, which divides us as much as the lands we were born onto and the religions we believe in, remains eternally the same.
The etymological exact meaning of the word ‘religion’ has been lost to time, but is greatly accepted as being most likely in the area of ‘gathering all ones’ energy to come to one’s own understanding of life and death’.
As it is.
Not as you have been educated to find security in unquestioningly accepting it should be.
We cannot meet life and death as they are if we live in conceptual habits handed down over centuries which claim to love a living God, yet destroy the lives of men. Love is not divisive, love cares for all and love recognises no past and no future. And truth is nothing to be believed in.
Love, is eternally present and truth is to be lived.
Please, cast these words aside as a crazed man’s ramblings if you will, it means nothing to him. The author of these words is no authority and is asking you to accept nothing. But a word of warning, accept not one single word spoken, from any direction, not from me, or any other, unless you have travelled beyond the signposts to come to see what the word is pointing towards. Doing so has a tendency to lead your life into trouble, for all of us humans, and none more so than 'leaders', hold hidden motivations. We have all been brainwashed to this.
Always keep in mind, the word ‘door’, is not the door. If you are passionate in life, take your own journey, it is your responsibility to do so, this is your life. Take the journey of no destination to come to where and when your life is actually lived.
Here and now.
Deny all who says you need travel with great effort and sufferance to reach elsewhere than this.
Beware the time travellers, they are seeking something outside the magical completion of life found this moment, when you have stopped all travelling.
Find the end of your journey, negate all motivation, negate all thinking seeking a reward and come to a stop, at the beginning of truth. Let nothing motivate you, see all, including yourself, as it is and as you are.
This can be an arduous investigation, your societal conditioning has encouraged you to live in pattern ignoring your own life holistic awareness through the senses in preference of 'becoming' something. In this act of continual ignorance of the present moment in search of a reward to come and a destination which never completes the human mind has been wrongly used and is now home to many conflicting desires, attachments, ideologies, beliefs, fears, worries, concerns as a result.
Listen to it all. Without choice.
Face your birth pains that what you are this day may die, and that your life may be born anew, in truth, meeting life this moment as it is, the same for every one of us. And so, let your life come to be the beginning of the healing of this troubled world.
If you can do this, if you can learn the art of this action of no-action, you will come to find out for yourself if these words written reflect the truth of what you find, or are deceptive in nature, pointing in an opposing direction than they claim to be.
Either way, your life and death will have greatly benefitted by coming to your own understanding of it.
At that point in time, you may accurately judge the validity of the signposts, the words, which pointed you there. And having reached the destination, having ended the travelling, having kissed the lips of death and life themselves, as they are, not as you think about them based on educated beliefs and ideas, the words themselves, true or false, will at that moment, have so very little meaning.
For who, in their right mind ever goes back on a journey to praise the signposts which pointed them to their arrival point?
I hear today, as part of our proposed led into a ‘New World Order’, we are to be led into a new ‘religion’, which those who hold their own motivations, (as we all do), have claimed 'Artificial Intelligence' to be capable and adequate of conceiving and delivering.
This is a denial of the etymological meaning of the word itself.
As is every belief based option available to us over countless centuries still present today. Take no offence at this statement please, let it open your heart to the cleansing movement of questioning.
Question everything, the truth does not arrive to life if you insist on carrying and finding security in a continuity of the false. And what you have not personally verified in your own life, is always open to question.
A continuity of what came before will not solve our many problems, we need to find something new. If the past continued were capable of solving our problems, we would all be living in a different world than this one today.
Beliefs divide us, and love is only found in meeting the whole of life, and so the meeting of true religion, is a house of no divisions. And truth, is not a matter of belief.
It is a matter of life.
Doubt everything, certainly, including these words. Find your own understanding of your own life, for and by yourself, there is no greater truth other than this.
And be the change this world truly needs to see.
Or forever live your life chasing a carrot forever out of reach, being whacked on the backside by a sharp stick.
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