It’s the start of a new year, always a good time to get back into something you have been avoiding with all kinds of made up excuses. For me, that thing is blogging. So when a couple of seemingly unrelated events created an “aha” moment just as 2012 was up and running, well there was no escaping the synchronicity . It’s time to get back on The Road to Higher Consciousness.
Since this series of disasters began, we have been hearing from all manner of scientists and engineers explaining why the earth broke apart, why the water worked the way it did, and why the nuclear power plants didn’t work the way they were intended. We have also heard from politicians trying to calm the masses, newscasters looking for human interest stories, and economists looking into their crystal ball to predict how this will all affect our financial future. But the most disturbing and off-the-wall commentators were those self proclaimed prophets and conservative spokespersons who claimed that this disaster was nothing less than God’s revenge on mankind for disobeying Him. Yes, Virginia, there are idiots!
Sometimes it’s hard to keep on the right path… to keep your convictions in the face of seemingly overwhelming obstacles, to keep your faith in a world that seems to be getting crazier every day, to keep your resolutions when it’s so much easier to just say “the hell with it all”. But, I guess, if all we ever did was what was easier, we’d end up doing nothing but sitting on the couch all day, watching TV, and eating potato chips.
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Nine years ago today a handful of terrorists hijacked several airplanes and launched an attack that stopped the world in its tracks. The after effects of that attack have changed life in America beyond what anyone could have believed possible.
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I’m sitting at my desk right now, typing words on the keyboard that show up on the screen in front of me. The reason, plain and simple, is that it’s the 1st of August and two weeks have passed since I added a post on this website. Have the multitudes out there been clamoring for another entry? Not so’s you’d notice. However, the inner voice is talking and telling me to get off my duff and post an entry and I know I’d better listen. It’s time to practice some self discipline… again.
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There was a period in human history when it was a lot easier to live in the here and now than it is today. For the longest time, life was pretty much the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, for as far as the eye could see in either direction. If you were a farmer back in the middle ages, there’s a good chance that nothing much changed in your lifetime, other than the stone wall your grandfather had started building when you were a lad got a little bit longer throughout your days. Sure, you got married and had kids, and I guess you could worry about the Lord of the Manor conscripting you for his army, but not making judgments as to whether life was good or bad, it’s pretty much a fact that back then, day to day was pretty much the same.
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The last post spoke about achieving higher consciousness and improving the world by starting with the subject you know best… yourself. Less complaining about all the other doofuses out there and more focus on being the shining light you know you can be… the very best “you” possible. Well that goes for me, too, the guy writing this blog. The old saw, “Do what I say, not what I do,” just doesn’t hold water anymore. If I want you to believe what I say then I have to lead by example.
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It’s hard not to throw your hands in the air and cry, “I give up”, when you look around at all the stupidity, dishonesty, and downright evil that exists in the world today. From ethnic violence to corporate greed to partisan politics to the destruction of Mother Earth and so much more, the human race is not demonstrating to the rest of the universe that an intelligent compassionate species lives here. And for someone who tries to live by a higher standard, it’s very easy to merely waggle you finger at others and say “naughty, naughty”, there are so many worthy targets to choose from.
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When I was a lad there were a lot of middles. There was middle America, and middle age, and the middle class, not to mention the ubiquitous middle of the road, which could be used to cover anything from politics to issues of social justice. Sure, there were always people on either end of the philosophical spectrum on just about any subject, but most of the time you could reach consensus, because the majority were… you guessed it… right in the middle of the road.
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I was raised in the knowledge that “seeing is believing”. Something that someone else saw might be suspect, and hearsay was definitely a no-no as far as credibility went. But if you saw something with your very own eyes, well, by gosh, that had to be true. Didn’t it? And that went for photographs, too. The camera does not lie.
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