Do you ever feel as if you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Thing is, you are already are, we all are. We all are because we a part of life and the movement of creation. Bob Marley made this clear in his song exodus when he stated, “So were going to walk, all right, through the roads of creation!” And yes, we are the generation that will “trod through great tribulation.” No matter how intense things may get and no matter how big the yearning grows inside of you to contribute to “changing the world,” we cannot forget that the world is not something outside of us…it is within us. This then hints to the process as to how the world actually changes…do you see where I am going with this? I will give you a hint, look within!
I admit, sometimes I forget how profound this realization really is. Getting caught up in my daily responsibilities or in focusing my attention on “how messed up things are” only draws my attention away from this experiential realization. Yet, when I set aside my restless mind through focused awareness on the now I bring myself into a state of cognitive liberation. It seems to me that only in this state of cognitive liberation can I deeply feel a sense of peaceful community and powerful unity with my surroundings. When we feel this together we start changing the world through our everyday interactions because on the inside we are profoundly aware of what is and not just what we are thinking about. This is what the great global awakening is all about. It is the empathic movement. As we “trod through the great tribulation” we walk in unity.
What has thwarted unity for centuries now is the mind and its dogma. Our minds, our belief structures, and our repetitive modes of perceiving life have hindered us from feeling the interconnectivity of all things. It is important than to not let the mind use you through its engrained and repetitive ways. Why not use the mind in tandem with a deep penetrating silence. Internal silence opens up your experiential awareness to witness the all encompassing what is. At this point of awakening the mind will absorb new awareness as opposed to recycling thoughts…your life will take on new meaning because your receptivity will enhance your awakening. This is how the internal guide evolves.
Granted it has been our differences that have led to segregation, brutality, and war, but regardless of how diverse we all are we are nonetheless linked by something that transcends our diversity. It is something at the core of who we are as individuals and it is something we all share in common as a collective.
When we realize we are humanity we come to realize how equal we are to everyone and everything. Our superficial differences are shattered through this perceptual awakening. As liberating as this concept can be it can also be very humbling. It would be humbling to admit to yourself that you are equal to the beggar on the street, the lunatic in the asylum, or the thief who robs the innocent. How about the person with severe mental retardation, severe schizophrenia, or the billionaire standing on top of his or her empire? What is it that actually makes us believe we are to be separated, categorized, and ranked amongst each other? It seems that we often separate ourselves based on the measures of our I.Q., our bank accounts, our jobs, our belief systems, and the part of world we come from. But do these differences really separate us? They may make us different, but do they separate us? All these labels, categories, and ways of being are nothing but mind creations that perpetuate themselves through unconscious adherence to stagnant social norms.
Granted, there are people doing terrible things, but they are not doing terrible things out of their own isolated agendas. People do horrible things because they have been conditioned to see the world the way they do. The thief acts through the compulsions in his or her mind. People who commit evil acts typically have had countless interactions with others who have traumatized their sense of self worth and or have conditioned them to see that power over another is the only way to gain control. These people unconsciously relive what has been done to them, in the same way a child who was abused abuses their child. Yet, the only way to reverse this evil is through forgiveness. Forgiveness of another unconscious act is the only way to show them that they no longer need to hide behind their superficial sense of power. Forgiveness and acceptance create the foundation of human evolution.
I know this all sounds overly optimistic, but we must look deeply into all of this, the good and the bad. The world is not a cruel place for no reason...There is evil in this world only because there is fear and fear is nothing but a mind creation. I do not want us to get this mixed up with caution. The body instinctively protects itself through caution. But what I am talking about is how we generate fears inside of us based on pre-conceived ideas about people that are different than us. We fear these differences. We fear the unknown qualities of another. Yet all this consumption in another’s differences distracts us from seeing the inherently unity that we all share. So I ask us all to ponder, would fear diminish if we realized that we are all apart of the same "human organism?” Would the world then change if we, as a collective, acted in a way that protected the human organism’s integrity to the best of our ability?
I know I am posting my own beliefs here in this entry but I do feel that there is nothing out there, no life status, no test, or any self-story that would justify someone as "better" than someone else. I come to this belief because I realize that everything is tied together and that the only boundaries between you and I are physical. But why should a physical boundary denote separation. Physically speaking we are not so physical. Quantum physics has empirically proven that we are mostly empty space. The illusion of physicality is simply that, an illusion. Everything is energetically tied together. This is how we feel empathy not only for each other, but also for the world, and creation it self. Yet the basis of the post is not about quantum mechanics, so I digress [I will post an article about that soon].
The shape of the world is the way it is because of all of our collective actions. This will always be the case. Yes, I realize that some people are more intent on "changing the world for the better," and I grateful for them, but at the end of the day this pursuit can only satisfy their own life mission. Remember, the world is within you. There is no level of comparison. No one human is better than another, no matter what they do with their life. Human potential is unlimited and it can only be awoken through individual pursuits. Every person is an individual expression of creation itself.
Ironically it is our diversity that unites us. Our answers to a peaceful tomorrow are found in our diversity. Each person has an answer, but only when we combine our answers together do we solve the human dilemma. If we would stop seeing our differences as things that differentiated us, and began to see them as aspects of creation that bring us closer to a solution we would move closer to peace. I am not talking about the differences we hold in our minds, those are just abstractions. I am talking about our differences in the ways in which we express our creativity. When we funnel our creative actions together we will project humanity into a new dawn. So that is how you can contribute to world peace. Simply be you. Express who you are without fear of condemnation. Those who condemn you exist, to their own dismay, within the isolation of their own ego. Your reward in stepping outside the limitations of cultural separatism is love. And it is this love that will not only change the world, it will change you…because you are the world…