Archive for November, 2015

138 – Contradiction & Agreement in Nature …

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Like everything in Nature, we are worlds of Contradictions and Agreements.

To be a relatively pre-programmed yet unique form of existence, we emerge anew from ancient sources and begin the creation of a Self by devouring nourishment. And although the Self is regulated by primal instincts, we can still guide it with a degree of freedom.

To create a Self we must conform to a common order.

To conform we must change.

To change we must endure.

To endure we must labor.

And on laboring, we age.

And in aging, we ultimately come to a transformative end – the discerning portal through which, as measured by the significance of our existence, we may be granted passage into a new beginning.

Destroying in order to create, conforming in order to be free, dying in order to begin, may seem contradictions.

They are not.

There is no creation without destruction, as there is no destruction without creation.

There is no instinct without choice, as there is no choice without instinct.

There is no conforming without change, as there is no change without conforming.

There is no labor without endurance, as there is no endurance without labor.

There is no beginning without end, as there is no end without beginning.

There are no contradictions without agreements in Nature; only man, unreasonable in his make-believe dogmatism, seems to find no agreement to his contradictions.

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137 – Why are We so Cruel?

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

We are so cruel because most of us unquestionably believe in the words of books filled with horrendous cruelty.

We are so cruel because very early in life we are taught to obey archaic and patriarchal belief systems that dominate us by inciting division, hate, and disregard for life.

Unlike Love, which is innate in us – we are born wanting to love and be loved – Cruelty is learned and incited early in our upbringing. Like no other animal on earth, Cruelty drives us to kill our own with increasingly sophisticated weaponry, to torture with pre-meditation and degrading humiliation, to de-humanize those we want to oppress or destroy, to obliterate the value of life.

Isn’t this a troubling sign that something has gone terribly wrong with us?

How does a belief system dominated by Division, Cruelty Hate, and the obliteration of the value of Life take such hold on our cultures? How has it become so ‘normalized’ that it is perpetuated without a second thought?

How can this be changed?

Only when we face the fact that the perpetuation of our destructive belief systems begins in the cradle. Only when we base the education of our children, not on Division, but on the knowledge that no matter how rich or poor, no matter what color our skin might be, no matter our sexual preference, we all emerge into existence for a performance in the ongoing production of Life. And that measured by the significance of our current performance, we re-emerge for a chance at further performances.

As we had the power to create a hopeless world of Division, Hate, and Cruelty, we have the power to create a hopeful world without them.

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