Thursday, 10 June 2010
Look carefully at the way 'creative' obfuscation is employed in all our relationships. It isn't just the corporate accounts or government budgets or the PR and manipulative deception so as to maintain the illusions that we assert to others and OURSELVES. Sanity and honesty are inextricably facets of each other. There are 'games' being played that cost the Earth - and cost the appreciation, well being and wealth of what would we would be living - in an integrated willingness of purpose and worth. Corporate selfishness NEEDS to be constrained within the community interest or its simply exploits, undermines and destroys, in the wake of blind short term interests. There's no profit in such loss. Governments and official regulatory bodies NEED to hold their service as a duty of trust and beware of inducements to cosy up to the 'rich and powerful' when those lobbies attempt to use their leverage for mean and callous ends. It isn't that bad people need to become good - but that we need to stop and reevaluate what the Good truly means. Unless we stop and start from a fresh perspective, we are always trying to force life to fit our self illusion. Our whole way of life will change from a rediscovery of what life truly is. Or of course one can insist on persisting from a basis that has never worked, is not working, and will never work. Of course it seems to work - thus the protection of the status quo by those who are in power. But the real cost is becoming increasingly more difficult to deny - and many are less willing to be controlled by loveless thinking. The emotional 'body' of the American people is feeling hurt, confused and outraged. The feeling needs to be acknowledged - but it does not need to become a basis for satisfying the urge for vengeance under the disguise of justice. Educate. Feel for the truth that can be received. We are oil addicts because we have used it to empower a way of life that exploits rather than shares. We can change our way of life, set a fresh direction, and get off the addiction, one step at a time. The risk factors at Macro level need to come right down. It isn't ok to make these kind of tradeoffs at the cost of a commonwealth that hardly appears on balance sheets. At the microlevel they need to come up. We as individuals need to dare to explore, discover and grow the ways of a true peace amidst the lessons that we experience as symptoms of ignorances past. There is nothing compulsive about ignorance apart from a desire to stay in the dark, play out the games of division and blame and shame and love the sense of our own image, judgement and opinion as if these offer safety, fulfillment or sanity.