Thursday, October 6, 2011
Little Mind /// Big World...
Namaste dear brethren; do you ever feel intellectually challenged? Is your mind the metaphorical equivalent of that skinny boy on the beach? Have you ever asked why you are so bloody apathetic about mental calisthenics?
Last week, struck by a moment of meditative clarity, I coldly stared into some of the many dark recesses of personal ignorance. When considering the breadth of my physical or mental limitations, a naked feeling bubbles to the surface; as if I am expected to run out to the store wearing only socks and shoes. Moving past the discomfort of limitation, my mind chose to seek out the many habitual excuses used to appease the itch; too much work, not enough free time. Yada yada yada, you know the old chestnut, you've heard it a million times, it always starts with
Funny, how the ego drags the mind anywhere but front row and center. Little distraction games play out in our head, cleverly keeping truth hidden from casual seekers like myself. Excuses aside, there still remains my obvious diminishing dedication to the search for truth. These pestering thoughts, like pine needles in my brain, prodding me to participate, wake up shithead! I have coasted for too long, it's time to expand again, there is a sign ahead.
I intended to write a lengthy blog on the many ways (very many) the elite control structure enslaves our mind. The blog was to include analysis of how corporate elite co opted governments, education and mass media globally. I had hoped to expose the dedicated efforts of an elite few, who, over the last two hundred years, have sculpted the ignorance we see in humanity today. I was going to ask you to consider with me examples of how the individual and collective have become trapped in illusion, ensnared by lies and completely unaware of who their oppressors are. Alas, I decided there does exist a wealth of such information at your internet fingertips and on the videos below. Without elaborating on the gory details, I do still ask you make note of the many challenges deliberately woven into society with the sole purpose of limiting your mental acumen. The resulting damage caused by this tyranny afforded me the opportunity to ponder, in the sanctity of silence, my ignorance. It is time to cast aside my pillow and blanket; fresh water in the face I see a sign ahead.
Empty is this cup I presently hold, how joyous is the day when it fills again. If knowledge and truth are the only paths to love, peace and compassion, why do I sit idly by? The answer, I believe, is digestion. Dinner may be digested in hours, an idea, or a good book, could take months to digest. Food and information have much in common, a few similarities might include providing nourishment, requiring digestion and satisfying hunger. People dedicate most of their free time consumed by silly distractions; sports, T.V. video games, the list is endless and becoming more mundane by the decade. Why have so many people forsaken the wealth of beautiful literature which begs to expand and free their mind? What role does society play in training the masses to disregard self learning? When school is over have we somehow learned enough? I cannot imagine how shallow and minuscule my world would be without books, yet most people do not include reading in their lives. Awakening the giant within is a responsibility we owe to ourselves, our family, friends and foe alike. There, just ahead is the sign I have been looking for >>>>> SCRIBD!!! <<<<<
Landing on my lap not long ago was a little gift, well not so little really. SCRIBD is a web site hosting an untold volume of free books to read, most everything I have looked for I have found. I have never looked up fiction but I can tell you their list of spiritual and scientific titles is up to date and outstanding. From the complete Nag Hammadi scrolls detailing Gnostic truth dating back over 3,000 years, to great philosophers like Plato, Socrates and Marcus Aurelius. Current work from some of the most advanced scientists and philosophers today, people like Talbot, Watts and Wilber to name a few. The list of great FREE reads is truly endless, I can't tell you how exciting this revelation is for me and I truly hope it represents for you the same.
My wife, son and I have a small library of a few hundred books, well four big books shelves and whatever is scattered around the house without a permanent home. I can still remember my back aching from the last time we moved. Even though we used professionals, it was quite a task sorting and unpacking it all. I can't imagine how much money we have spent on books, just last Christmas I think we spent over $ 200 as a family. With SCRIBD, the list of purchases will greatly diminish, so will the storage. My wife says we will never get rid of what books we presently own. My son will inherit, then probably curse us if he does not sell off the lot as soon a buyer appears. I agree with my wife's sentiments, mainly because I love the feel of a book in my hand. Books when held represent a tangible reminder of feeding ones mind, much like a spoon in hand represents a physical link to a health body.Following someones thoughts, feeling and emotions is tremendously beautiful, more the case if they have a panache for painting reality. When books draw to a close, with summations elucidating truth, it's like a special dessert after an amazing meal. First an appropriate pause is required, minutes, hours or days, depending on the depth of content in hand. Secondly, the mood needs to be established, a fatty or two rolled, a hot steamy coffee and golden silence. Finally, with everything just right, I follow a brother or sister to the edge of what they know. Oooooh how exhilarating, wonderful and honoured it makes me feel.
Our world and this experience we call life is a fantastic adventure. Books, their smell, feel and vivre will never be completely lost to humanity. However, they are becoming redundant in the I.T. age. Just ask a librarian, if you can find one, or a publisher, if their doors have not closed. Even newspapers are struggling to find readership in a world fast becoming virtual. I suggest, if someone has a hard time falling in love with reading, they just have not picked up the right book. What we ingest plays a great part in our health. Our mental health is a direct function of our ability to consume quality food as well as healthy information. We must all realise the relationship between truth and love, whereas, love is a function of truth. Consume healthy information and love will find you.
In addition to books there are many fantastic you-tube videos which assist in the gathering of knowledge at a pace more 21st century. Countless web sites and search engines allow us to gather knowledge like never before. We have the capacity now to break free of the chains of ignorance which bind us all. We can unite to a common cause in preparing a world for our children free of deception, tyranny, oppression and enslavement. It is up to us, I hope you all use SCRIBD to broaden your worlds. Free is a fantastic price no need to give any personal info or e-mail to use it; just type in the title, click on the book and start reading.
In Lak' ech, brethren, freedom starts with you!!!
In Lak' ech,