… of getting the joke and loving the humour
… of feeling the lyric tug at your heart and understanding the reason the song was written
… of considering the workings of your eyes
… of trusting someone or something implicitly
… of knowing you can speak your mind and be heard
… of creating something out of nothing
… of watching a rising full moon dominate an horizon
… of sharing your dreams with those who want to know and choose to believe
… of turning good into better and better into best
… of making your own acquaintance when you least expect it
… of letting yourself succeed at what means most to you
… of giving and seeing why
… of living inside sleep
… of loving to distraction
… of being in a position to help
… of knowing exactly what to do
… of learning exactly how to do it.
You are what you learn. If an animal learns cruelty from a human, whether in life or in death, its wild will become ferocious. That an animal has enough self-control to perform tricks in a circus without killing the ringmaster is testimony to its tolerance for man’s desire to wield power. Man does not wield power well. It corrupts his giving spirit. Keep in mind that we are all of Nature, we all have wild within. It comes to us through the ages of our DNA, no matter where we are born or brought up. Our wild feeds from source. Source is contaminated. There is a lot of cruelty to assimilate. The scales are off-balance where wild is concerned and the imbalance is being visited upon the planet in the shape of man hurting man in a barbaric fashion. Man has always hurt man – that is his way, his demonstration, his ascension to the top has always involved battles, scars. The problem is that in our society there are a lot of people doing a lot of hurting and either deriving pleasure from the experience or not giving a shit.
There are too many children being raped in this world. That is cruelty. There is too much shit being spoken in the name of love. That is cruelty. People need to trust love, because it is very real. As a force, it is breath-taking. People need to know that love tells them the truth, not lies. Love will not tell you what you want to hear. If you are hearing exactly what you want from someone all the time, you must question their motives in life. It is likely that they do not care for you the way you think they do. Perhaps it is that they want something, or that they are already taking from you and in order to continue doing so they keep you sweet by filling your ears with shit. Do not feel angry if you should realise that you have been or are being taken advantage of. Used. You allowed it to happen. Your ego allows it to happen. Keep your ego where you can see it, do not let it run away with you. Be aware that a cruel person is addicted to cruelty. Do not tolerate cruelty. If you are with a cruel partner you must question your motives in life.
If you are a person who speaks shit in the name of love, please stop it. You are giving love a bad name. Love is sensitive to its reputation on Earth. It is sensitive to the lies you speak in its name. If you are spending time fucking people for a living and calling it ‘making love’, please stop it. You are lying. And for god’s sake, stop believing that you are ‘making love’. You are not. Love has NOTHING to do with fucking someone. You are insulting Nature when you choose to pretend that it has.
Start by asking yourself how much you know about this planet you inhabit. Its people. Its animals. Its problems. How much do you know about yourself? It is easy to assume that you know everything there is to know about who you are, since you are the one who has lived with you since birth, but in each of us there remains the unknown. There are aspects of ourselves that lie dormant, waiting patiently for the push it will take to wake them up. That push comes from facing adversity. From loving with everything you have. From procreating. From creating. We are all creators. Take pleasure – and pride – in your creation: your life. If you cannot feel pride about your life then you understand you are on the wrong path, wasting your potential. If you cannot feel positive about your days and the place you find yourself in them, then you realise you need to adjust your thinking. You cannot avoid having to modify your thoughts when you want to take yourself out of a mediocre situation. There is not one of us who should accept mediocrity. If your life is mediocre, fix it. It has the potential for excellence. You should want to find the best in yourself. If you do not feel that need, you should perhaps question your purpose on this planet. If you cannot define your purpose, you need to find one. You cannot go from dawn until dusk each day without true purpose.
Others are helpful when it comes to making us aware. Be willing to take another’s opinion on board, sometimes it will be your saving grace. If a person is brave enough to tell you what you don’t want to hear, respect their courage and do your best to impact the assessment. If you do not trust the person who is giving you their opinion, then do not bother taking their words to heart. Use them as exercise, emotional exercise. It is easy. You will know if someone is criticising you, or giving you feedback. You cannot mistake the feeling of being criticised. Be grateful for feedback when it is objective, honest. Do not accept insults, accept the truth.
In your awareness, make space for further awareness. Expand your capacity. Know that your mind is eager to stretch itself to accommodate the new. Be curious about who you are in relation to other people. We are not all the same, but we are a collective. Your differences are your distinction. Similarities are sweet, comfortable, routine. They make us feel safe. A difference makes a difference. Find your best in your distinction. You will not find your best when you sit in the ditch with the rest of humanity whining about the world owing you a living. The world owes you nothing. You owe you. It is important to realise that giving in this world is what is required right now. Giving is vital for a person’s well-being. Until every single person on this planet is in a position to give (something back), we have a problem – an imbalance. When you give nothing, you get nothing. When you have nothing, you cannot give. It’s a vicious circle.
The thing to know is that the world does not pick up man’s mess. The world moves along at a pace unchanged. Time ticks as fast as it always did, we only have twenty-four hours in each day. Make sure you use your hours for the betterment of yourself, of others. Be aware of your wants, your needs. Be aware of what you say, to whom. What you have to say for yourself, tells.