THE SIGNPOST IS POINTING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
Many people think it a positive thing, to think what are called positive thoughts. In other words, thoughts which make a person feel good. There is an ideology of some standing in this world encapsulated within books and films such as “The Secret’. ‘Think and Grow Rich’, plus likely an infinite many more that thought is the great manifestation of all things in life. As you think, so shall your life be.
The man writing these words, in a far earlier incarnation of his life, was heavily invested in such insane ideology. As a young man, he was rather lost in life with no solid ground of standing. He came across one such group of people and even for a while worked as a Business Development Manager and was a founding member of an organisation which religiously extolled the power of positive thinking. He did well by doing badly, he profited personally little, thankfully, from such insane work, although not so thankfully, the efforts he put into this business later led in great part to its unfortunate success. As so often in this upside down world, a success, by professing to impart wisdom to gullible high paying participants, while corrupting their minds with fairy tells and illusions. That organisation went on to make the main standing continuing deeply self interested driving force behind it a very rich man, the name of the organisation was Mindstore. And it was all, as so much is in every field of our lives, completely empty.
Worse still, it was and remains, a lie.
We rarely pursue any issue to a complete understanding of that issue. We come to conclusions based on very limited information, and we seek security living behind the walls of such conclusions. If enough people say it to be so, it must be so, right?
How could have so many have it so wrong?
Who am 'I' to question the findings of others who have lived and profited from becoming 'experts' in their relative chosen field of life, be that religion, philosophy, ideology, politics, medicine, education or any other area one might come to consider? We are great acceptors of the words and assertions of others, we have been educated to this, to follow the leader, besides, to find out anything for oneself, to awaken one’s own intelligence and to travel on a perhaps long and arduous journey to a complete understanding of any issue, takes time, takes passion, takes standing alone. And why need I stand alone, when others have apparently travelled the path before me and it is so much easier to merely simply accept what my 'learned' brother has to offer? And we do accept, and we have accepted, so much. And we live within the constraints and suffer the consequences of our acceptances more readily and easily than we embark on any understanding of anything in life we have taken the time and energy to work out for ourselves.
Could this be why our world is in such complete and total disorder today? Could it be, that our acceptances, on original meeting, superficially based on trust, offering so much value and order to our lives, are all also totally mistaken? In every field? Could it be that what we therefore find order in accepting, conclusions, dogmas, traditional long standing outlooks, beliefs and assertions, many having travelled the history pages alongside humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years, have all absolutely no value whatsoever?
At a very young age, we are given a name. We are told, we are this name. Words divide, and so we come to view our lives as isolated from and detached from all other things. And we become what we are told. And we live in divisions. And divisions are the ground of all conflict and war. And we have suffered a recorded 15,000 wars in the past 6,000 years alone.
We are told we are British, American, Russian, Christian, Orthodox or Jew. Among millions of other divisive possibilities. And we accept all of this without question. We are highly trusting as young children, after all, our parents, our society, our religions, the ordering of all around us, would not lie to us, would they? Perhaps not, but perhaps, it is all very mistaken.
And as we grow, we continue to accept, we continue to follow, for this is the pattern programmed into us which we have been educated to find security living within.
What is a name? What is a word? What is the purpose of this written and spoken symbology so common to humanity, yet so absent to every other life form born on this planet?
A name, is a word. A word is a symbol. A word is a description.
And a description is never what it describes.
As a very simple example, it may be rather easy to see that the word ‘door’ is not the actual door. Doors come in all shapes and sizes, the word, remains static and highly limited to the actual possibilities the image points towards.
In similar fashion, take any named thing, and consider it for a while and you will inevitably come to see that the word is not the thing. Ever.
A word acts as a kind of pointer, a kind of sign saying “this is what and where this is”. A word, a name, an image, a symbol, is a limited categorisation. A doctor, is not a dentist, is not a politician, is not a King. A Russian is not an American, A Jew is certainly not a Muslim, and neither is a Christian a Jew. Words categorise our lives and divide us as much as they provide a means to communicate easily and provide a method for description. Words, have become the prison cell we all live within. Words, have become what we are.
As we grow, great changes take place within what we call the growing mind of a human being. Out of necessity, prior to education, prior to language, a child meets life with a silent mind. There can be no chattering of words within the mind of a young child who has not yet learned the complexities present in the human symbolical approach to life of language. Post education, the human mind is something very, very different. Chalk to cheese kind of different.
If you stop a second, take a deep breath and just listen, you will detect a movement 'within', a movement of words and images. A word is of a similar nature to an image, both, are symbols for something else. A photo taken of a magnificent view of a mountain, is not the magnificent view of the mountain. Neither is a picture painted of a mountain. As in the case of the word, the image offers a similar pointer to the when and where the image was recorded.
A capturing, of a moment and place in time. A static dead capturing of a living creative moment in time and space, pointing towards a moment, a happening, now gone, beyond and outside of itself.
What we call our human 'minds' are built on such words and images. We are full of pointers, educated into us by others who preceded us, as they, were full of pointers educated into them by others who preceded them. And we identify with these educated pointers as the very substance and nature of what we are. We are 'Christian', or 'Muslim', we are 'American' or 'Russian', or any of millions of others, or we are none of these. At the very least, we are 'Mary, John, Tom, Dick or Harry'.
We are no longer as we were born. For we were born empty of all this. Freedom, lies in being nothing.
Freedom is found in an unoccupied mind, and an occupied mind, in whatever capacity, is never free. Occupation, denies freedom.
We could likely go back through all the corridors of human history and find the same meandering lines of accepted and recorded repetitive information, cluttering the brains and distorting the view of humanity into divisive conflict causing isolated outlooks. Knowledge of handed down, educated and traditional signs, symbols, images and words, which become the very background framework from which our human thinking mind arises. And our thinking, is the very movement of these background words and images.
This is the continuity of human existence in time. And this, is both what has brought the lives of our people, (humanity), to such divisive disorder this day and this is what needs to end, if we are to ever as a race, have any hope at all of surviving our own actions.
Thought, which is movement of memory, has a valid and valuable place. It is neither in informing us of what we are, (which may in truth be nothing at all), nor is it an oracle guide to forge and order our lives by. In fact, it is the movement which has led us to this undesirable juncture in the lives of our species, for it is thought which gives birth to every divisive human action, and every divisive human action, has led us here.
Only in ending, is there ever a new beginning. To plan for a new beginning without bringing what came before to end, is to continue that which needs to end for a new beginning to be able to manifest.
It is the actions of humanity combined, present and previous, which has built and led the world every innocent new born child, born free from contaminating knowledge, to be a world so destructive, uncaring uncompassionate, brutal and competitive. The world of stupidity we live within today. The world we consider we order by politics, by wealth, by authority, and the ordering of our world this way, rooted in the continuity of our limited knowledge, is the very disordering of our world.
If our world is one of disorder, and my God, this world is one of disorder, we can throw no stones further than our own life actions to ascertain the root movement of the ground of disorder our world has taken. For we all operate in the same way, we all meet life, the ground of all creation, viewing it through the bias of our limited snapshots of recorded information held in repetitive outlooks founded on a ground of educated repetitive words and images. We all meet life through the filtering of our previous knowledge of it. And the filters we meet life with are all divided.
They must be for no one holds the same past experiences through which thought arises.
But we have not yet delved deeply enough to meet the root of the problem.
The ground of our actions is the movement of humanity's chaos. It is rather easy to perceive why this happens. It happens because we are all acting in different directions and at any given moment in time, our 'leadership' is populated by a certain group of people, who engage in their own limited divisive and isolated life actions, and who seek to mould the entirety of our species to meet their life demands.
The insanity of the 'Great Reset' today.
Which is no reset, and as far from great as can be imagined. The signpost is pointing in a false direction.
In a previous century now passed, this insanity is easily equally witnessed in the unfortunate actions of the life of a previous global elitist, John D. Rockefeller, who devised an education system which was driven by his desire to have access to workers willing to build his flowering empire without complaint. The same man's actions echoing down in time to this day, has led to the giants of our human pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to John D. Rockefeller, the medicines which had accompanied humanity, had been free from the ability to profit from any patent, as they had been, and as they still are, natural to our life existence and an equal part of the creative processes of life, as humanity itself, also is. Plants and herbs have grown on this planet alongside mankind in a process of joint and unitary evolution taking millions of years.
It had to be so, for life, outside of mankind, holds great order and no life is born without what is needed for that life to prosper.
But John D. Rockefeller had other ideas. His ideas, arising from his limited past, and his great monumental self interest.
The father of modern oil, John D. Rockefeller saw potential in using his great numerical wealth to convince, (dare I say corrupt), the entire world into his viewpoint, (which he greatly profited from), and which many this day greatly continue to profit from. He extolled the viewpoint that mankind, (represented by himself), utilising petroleum derivatives, (and whatever else), could do better at healing the human body than that which nature had so obviously intended. John D. succeeded in his fortune enriching endeavours and the huge giants of big pharma this day, all owe their existence to this one deeply self interested man. And to others, who willingly accepted, or were convinced to accept through their self driven profiteering, that this was an 'advancement' in the name and world of medicine. The obvious fact is, this was a corruption.
Although we could take any human beings life and particularly those of the centenary billionaires of this day, those so rich that they hold immeasurable quantities of numerical wealth, yet so poor they cannot even afford to pay taxes, and are ever engaged in constantly seeking 'more', to prove the point that we, (humanity), operate seeking self-aggrandisement in life, seeking self-growth, self-expansion, deeply self interested, which is to live a life of great selfishness, uninterested in the lives of other men or life as a whole.
We were programmed by education to this 'top of the class' behaviour. The only problem being this, top of the class for one, is a correspondingly greater level of failure for the rest of the class.
Let’s remain with John D. Rockefeller as he provides such an eloquent example of this corruptive and corrupting movement so profiting to the lives of a few, yet so detrimental to the lives of the many.
John’s actions were what brought modern 'medicine' into being. And modern medicine cures so very little. Physically, we may, at least until recent events, have expected to live much longer lives than our forbearers. But the quality of the health of our lives has become greatly more impoverished. Modern allopathic medicine, the invention of this one man, cures so very little and is more akin to a band aid which need constant replacement to cover a wound which never heals.
Our actions, individually and as a race are so self-interested, we have been educated to this, programmed, to seek the top position in classroom competition against our peers, never to co-operate, never to help another, certainly, never, to share. And so we live lives limited in life to 'ourselves'.
But what is our 'self'?
What is it which seeks its own growth in the face of and often to the injury of others? What are these 'others'? Is this the movement of memory, the legacy of education, the accepted assurances of others, which populates and chatters incessantly in the brain cells of every human being? Are 'they' the same nature as oneself, or are 'others', truly so completely different, that I may use them, abuse them, manipulate them, cajole them to my heart’s content in sanctimonious righteousness that my path is one of dignity and upstanding, for all of life is a divided affair, and in that division, only the strongest survive in the inevitable battle which must inevitably ensue?
Our individual actions, (which are not so individual at all if we are all engaged in the same limited self seeking movement), may be the sharp point of the sword which in our infinite limited self-interest so injures and destroys the lives of many others.
And to others, we are the other. And so ultimately, we harm ourselves.
Perhaps the meaning behind the statement of a wise man of so long ago, that the man who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.
But our actions are themselves the consequence of a deeper movement than their own isolated divisive manifestations. Our actions are the flowering consequence of the roots of our collective thinking.
We have returned to our inner silent world of incessant noise. We have returned to our inner consciousness of words and images, of accepted beliefs, values, attachments, fears, desires and the never ending search for the continuity of greater and greater pleasures in the name and continuity of 'myself'. Whatever 'myself' has been educated and accepted itself to be.
We have returned to what the given birth name which identifies our lives, inwardly and eternally points towards. A movement of incessant words and images without cessation in great contradiction within itself 'inwardly', in contradiction with all else 'outwardly'.
To the inward of another, you belong to the outer of their lives.
If human action is the divisive energy which brings our communal lives to chaos, and it is, and if thought is the inner movement which gives birth to all human actions, and it is, then thought is the root movement which makes all of our lives, this day, as well as historically, through every second of recorded human history such a battered, war torn, meaningless competitive, bloodied, pained and suffering existence.
A life of fear, suffering, a life in so many ways for so many, not worth living at all.
Here is where we need to change.
And a change in nature demands an ending to what came before.
Here is where we need to end.
And only in ending will humanity ever find a possibility of a new beginning.
We are the change this world needs to see. It will come through us, or it will not come at all.
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