“There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.” - Henry Miller
What A Crazy World We Live In
Everyday we get hammered with news about bank bail outs, health care reform, war, H1N1, global warming, failing currencies, oil spills, and a hundred other issues that begs one to ask, what the hell is going on? Everywhere you look you see faces full of worry and immense anxiety. It really is becoming harder and harder to live a sane healthy life.
The world has always had its problems, but something about this time period just does not feel right. Are we in the midst of a paradigm shift that will fundamentally change everything?
Will Technology Save Us?
While the exponential rate of our technological advancements has dramatically improved the quality of life, it has also accelerated many of our problems. Technology is not the problem, it’s that we have failed to advance the world’s consciousness. The tools keep getting better, but the persons holding the tools are essentially the same if not worse.
The question is not how do we change society, that has obviously not worked, the problem is how do we change ourselves? Is it even possible for us to go through a radical transformation? I feel that many of us on a certain level know that the key to change is in our selves. But as soon as we try and look at how to change, we realize how amazingly complex we are and say that it’s hopeless.
We Need To Wake Up Before It’s Too Late
Everyone now seems to have become numb, we know things are not right but choose to look away, we have accepted that that’s just how things are. We rely on psycho analysts and other supposed authority’s to tell us who we are, what are nature is, when they themselves don’t really have a deep understanding. The media understands this and has been very effective in shaping everyone’s global beliefs, which are of course designed to serve a higher agenda. I know I may sound like a conspiracy theorist, but this is not a conspiracy anymore, it is being done out in the open, and that is a terrible sign.
To be able to stand up and say that society is wrong, and to live a life that you feel is healthy and sane takes great courage. This is also not just a reaction to society, that leads you no where. To stand up is to live a life of intelligence, a life based on your own experiences.
“When someone doesn’t have anything to lose, they lose it!” Gerald Celente
It’s a brave new world out there, pretty soon a sane healthy individual may start to look like the insane one, because he will be the minority. The problem with mob psychology is that they always feel they are the normal ones, because everyone is living in the same way, so how could it be that they are the crazy ones?
Just remember that even if the whole world is going crazy, it doesn’t mean that you need to follow them. You need to decide that you will take full responsibility for your life and do your best to not succumb to the external pressures. Below are a few points to keep in mind that will help you stay sane in this crazy world of ours.
Living A Sane Life In an Insane World:
1.Whats is your main aim In life: This is of the up-most importance, to determine what is going to be your main and lasting interest in life. My main aim is to become a more conscious individual, and to contribute something that will inspire and uplift others.
2.Take full responsibility for your life: Realize that government and society will never give you the deep fulfillment that you dearly want. It’s rather obvious that our government ultimately serves a select few and neglects the rest of us. What happened to a government for the people by the people? As comedian George Carlin said “ It’s called the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe in it”.
3.Current events predict future trends: If you know how to look you can see the future taking shape all around you, the causes to external events are a long time in the making. Sometimes the manifestations may appear to be spontaneous but the seed was planted long ago. All the different crises that are currently going on should not come as a shock, they have been a long time coming. Take a look at all the current events, what type of future are they setting up? How are you preparing mentally, emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually ?
4.Find or form a community that is conducive to your growth and that is based on contribution. Many of the worlds systems are collapsing, it is imperative that you have a small community that will support each other when times get tough.
5.Question everything: Routines and habits lead us to live very mechanical lives, Its important to step back and examine why are you living the way you are? Is it because this is really the way it is, or are you just trying to keep up with how society want’s you to live? The moment I began to carefully question everything, is the moment I really began to learn about myself and the world. I began to unlearn everything, because I realized it was all given to me, so I took it upon myself to become self educated on the topics I felt where important for me.
6.Meditate: Meditating is the art of learning to watch your mind. Learning to watch your mind without trying to control or suppress the content will reveal many things about your inner psychology. You will be able to see how much you really are conditioned by your environment, but more importantly you will realize not just logically, but with your whole being, that you are not your conditioning. Seeing your conditioning as an unattached witness, if you are disciplined enough, you may come to understand the causes and then be free from them.
7.Read: Read anything and everything that will help you understand yourself and the world. But remember the most important thing is to apply whatever you learn. You need to create the experiences for you to validate what you learn. Knowledge by itself has it’s definite limits, one can know a great deal and yet not be able to do anything with it.
8.Learn another language: Opens up a world of possibilities.
9.Learn basic survival skills: Modern society has made life quite easy, but we have become too dependent on it. I may be more educated than my father, but he sure has many more skills than I do. He knows how to farm, be a mechanic, and fix just about anything in the house. He is my family’s “Macgyver”, a Swiss army knife is like magic in his hands.
11. Travel: If you are able to do so, moving to a new country for an extended amount of time can really be an invaluable learning experience.
I love life, we really do live in a beautiful world of amazing diversity, but we have gone astray for quite a long time, and its time for us to wake up. The world is a constantly changing dream, so we really can’t worry about trying to change the whole thing. Just try and be the change you want to see in the world and contribute to your local community in the best way you can, be a shining example of what can be possible.
I feel that the future may be all about small local communities who will find ways to become self sustaining, by leveraging technology to its maximum, and implementing an honest money system that benefits the community and not huge corporations who solely care about the bottom line.
I would just like to thank you for reading my article, I really feel that if enough of us take responsibility for our way of life, we can really make positive changes on a big scale. But hey don’t take my word for it, I may be a little crazy
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