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Licence to think – Blog No. 15

headspaceIs the greatest commodity on this planet our headspace?  How many different agencies are vying for our attention, clamouring for our ears, our eyes?  Is their need to dominate our realities a real threat?  To be rude, all you do is shut someone out.  That is one of the greatest powers we hold as humans – the power to sever communications with another.  There is nothing quite as brutal as not knowing why a silence has fallen.  There is, too, huge defiance in staying silent.  That kind of defiance is only justified, though, if the silence held holds a beautiful truth that does not need to explain itself to the outside world.  For all beautiful truths resonate the same.  They do not need to be spoken aloud to be realised.  There is a low hum of truthful activity – whether that be saving the environment or healing the sick – alive on our planet.  It is not possible to lose sight of that.  In the battle between ignorance and environment I think the environment is starting to take the lead.  I think there are more green-minded people right now than there are those who don’t give a shit.  Unfortunately for the rest of us there are a lot of people who still don’t give a shit – I am bound here to rant about the UK yobs who can’t even spell ‘green’ and the Chinese who rape virtually everything natural that they come across.  The list of offenders is endless.  There are also a lot of people who are powerless to make big changes – like huge swathes of Chinese people who are bullied by a regimented state system.  They protest and hope someone hears them.  They have to shout loudly to be heard above the racket of communism in the background.  How best to make a nation take themselves more seriously as human beings?  That is no easy task, especially since so many Chinese seem now to be getting lost in the capitalist plot.  Their ears are stuffed too full of designer labels for them to make sense of the ancient wisdom that sings somewhere within the soul of each Chinese person.  Neglecting their heritage, they are playing a dangerous game with their evolution.  We’ve all seen the results of ‘too much West too fast’.  Look at what the missionaries did to a beautifully rich tribal culture.  Look at what happens with the extremity of Sharia law.  Look at the power of Hollywood, of Bollywood.  I have to wonder what we learned from our empire-minded forebears if it was not cruelty, avarice, greed – and most importantly, loyalty to only the self?

What we choose to subscribe to shapes our person and defines our ‘work’ on this planet.  For we all have a ‘work’ to do.  When you find out what yours is, you will know.  It might take you half your life to find that out.  The better equipped you are to search for your work, the better.  So take back your headspace.  You need it.  Use it to some pro-active end.  Lose the thinking that you are what you have been taught.  You are what you have learned.  There is the difference.

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Blog No. 6

SA-poaching-stats-2000-2011How can the Chinese be as conscienceless as they are?  Do they not respect the laws of Nature?  I wonder how hard karma is going to hit that country, those people.  They have bred and are busy growing a monster and the world stands by and watches, impassive.  Or perhaps not impassive, but certainly not discouraging.  How dare they still use rhino horn for whatever purpose they use it?  How dare they?  Why are they allowed to butcher and massacre and rape and pillage?  In this day and age shouldn’t somebody – some watchdog, somewhere – be saying, ‘hey guys, can you climb another ladder on your way to world domination, please, this one is for HUMANKIND.’  I am generalising, naturally.  However, the collective wears the label and the collective needs to do something about its reputation.  How can you sell a live goldfish as a cheap keyring?  How can you beat animals to death with a club?  How can you skin animals alive and leave them in a slippery pile to die?  I was reading about how they will peel skins from the living bodies of animals.  Why visit that sort of pain on another breed when there is a choice?  Their savagery leaves me breathless.  I don’t care for their impressive heritage if it means they have evolved into cruel and senseless human beings.  Or is it that the Chinese always were cruel?  It is important to remember that the richness of their culture can readily be overlooked when you see how they conduct themselves around creatures.  If god is a rhino, for instance, they are in serious trouble.  If god is a Tibetan, China is in very serious trouble.  Where is god, actually, when it comes to the Chinese?  They are too busy feeding their peculiar cancer with the world’s resources to look for themselves.  I think they should look AT themselves.  I should like to know how they intend to save the state of their face when they weigh in on the scales of justice?  I think they have a lot to answer for.  I think they will be asked all the questions, in one way or another.

I wonder at the vanity of harnessing the Yangtze River.  Do you know how powerful her force?  Her flow?  I think she does not like being dammed by man.  In fact, I am quite certain of it.

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