It is helpful to look on the brighter side of life, particularly at those times when there is little light to see by. Positivity is a valuable asset in the dark. In fact it is priceless, at all times. Without foresight it is not a simple business, being optimistic. You need to be able to envision the best outcome, every time. That involves interpreting the big picture. Not translating it, or explaining it away.
There is always time to hope for the best to happen. It costs nothing, that kind of positivity. It does mean heartache, that is inevitable in a world where appalling things happen uninterrupted all day, everyday. An open heart is susceptible to aching. When you want the best for everything that is deserving of it – and again, deserving being a big word – it is a challenge to accept that in this life we do not all necessarily get what we want.
There is no such thing as being too optimistic. We are all highly evolved creatures, we can see beyond the daily dire and dismal to where this world really is a better place for all that have a vested interest in its wellbeing. Fortunately there are still many optimists all over the globe practicing their positive influence on people and their purpose – and for them, we should all be grateful. Without their foresight this planet would not be where it is going.
The intolerance with which different religions regard each other is not productive. No one god is sitting on a plinth higher than any other. There is space for every kind of religion, every type of belief in this world, providing that it can stand to reason. Religious people should not feel afraid if their religion battles to answer probing questions about itself, its origin. What matters about religion, is faith. Goodwill. If your religion does not actively encourage goodwill towards others – all the time – then I question its purpose, its validity.
Religion is not supposed to be a profitable business. The fact that the Catholic church is worth billions – that they sit on – should bother everyone on this planet. The fact that evangelists worldwide are selling God every Sunday should cause an uproar. God is being pimped. He is casually bent to fit whatever shape best suits the wants of his followers and since he is not around to protest vocally at any misrepresentation that might be underway, his ‘work’ is done all over the world by fanatics and extremists, amongst others.
Would this world implode if its people were to discover that God was a construct? Or would it be mature enough to handle the reality? And Satan? What about him? What if God and Satan are in fact, one? Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde? Remember that to see the light, you need darkness. Has God faced his darkness, his demons? I wonder. Perhaps that is why we go around and around and around. Perhaps God is avoiding the subject of his failings and we all wait until he accepts his nemesis. In anycase, God and Satan are what people have made them into. We can only bear witness.
In this life it is vital to have a passion. At least one. It can be anything. A person, a project, your life. If your life is your passion then you will have spent a lot of time contemplating it. It is through contemplation that we can come to conclusions. We must always follow through to conclusion, there is no point half-doing something or leaving loose ends. Loose ends are always going to drag on your consciousness – to save yourself the waste of energy carrying that excess weight make sure you are disciplined enough to finish what you start. Passion is flow. When you experience flow, you are immersed in your reality to the extent that you are operating at optimum levels and your mind and body are aligned, you are focussed. People who have an attention deficit disorder – and I think a great many people have an attention deficit disorder – find it difficult to feel flow. Flow is a feeling. You know you are part of something far greater than the reality in which you are currently confined. Each life-time is a life-sentence, think about it. You cannot escape from the learning that this world will give you. Even if you kill yourself, you will still return to learning – it is simply that your life-sentence has been cut short. There is no shortage of new ones. In this world we are sure of that.
Trust your passion. You will know when you have a passion. It consumes you. It is an emotional workout, having a passion. A tsunami of feeling. You find yourself sinking under, fighting to the surface only to sink again into its depths. You find your secrets in the depths, it becomes a place you do not want to leave when you find it. The thing to know is that you can breathe underwater. It is something you discover when you are sinking. Your mind is alive, creative and alert – the world around you is filled with possibility and wonder. A passion makes you believe in yourself, in the framework of this universe. A passion should feel good. If it does not feel good then it is possibly an obsession rather than a passion. Be aware of the difference between the two. An obsession can be confusing. A passion is not confusing – it makes every bit of sense when you understand what wonders it does for your being. A lot of people with a passion for something can make a big difference in this world. All you have to do is find what you feel strongly about. Find the feelings that provoke you to thought and underneath those feelings you will find some of your beliefs. Keep them in perspective, as you do with your convictions. Both can brain-wash you. Behind your beliefs you will find some lone convictions – which are hard to shake, but shake them up – and then you will be where you want to be: in passion. It is a state of being. It is fuelled by hope – which lies deep inside Pandora’s Box, underneath her chaos and disorder. We all have a Pandora’s Box. Some of us are just more familiar with its darkness, its lessons that will get us to the light. It takes courage to open your particular Pandora’s Box. Once you open it, it is not easy to close again. There is a fascination with what we store away in our secret places. Dreams, hopes, fears. We need to find the fears and address them. Fears cannot be allowed to dominate you when it comes to analysing yourself. Fears are a contaminant. It is a good idea to look yourself square in the eye and see who it is that you truly are. When you recognise your truth you will be clear what passion means in your life. An addiction to passion is not much of a problem. It is still an addiction – and the thing about addictions is that they demonstrate that something in you is out of balance. So keep addictions where you can see them at all times, they are crafty manipulators.
I have a passion for learning. I find life interesting and I have a passion for thinking. I am determined to show a way to fix this world. I know it can be done. People need to get over their skin-colour first of all. Realise that each person you deal with – each one – can contribute something to your life. You just need to ask the right questions. You have to see value in exchange, sharing. How can you not see value in sharing? People need to compromise. The women who are trying to be men in a man’s world should not wear themselves out. Their battle is pointless. What are they doing comparing themselves to men in the first place? Men are men. That will never change. We have babies – they don’t. We are different creatures. Why is that overlooked so often? A man has a penis. A woman does not. It is clear to see who is who and what is what if you look in the right places. Let men be men – they are good at it. Fighting about not being treated like a man is not productive. Fight for being an independent woman. That kind of fighting energy is helpful. Did you know that men are more highly evolved than women? Sorry if that offends a few people – and it probably will – but it is true. They are all female until 12 weeks – and then they change into men. Men are more specific than women are – they are woman first, then man. How much of a difference this makes to their ability to understand the peculiar ways of women I don’t know, but I imagine even having been female for 12 weeks does not guarantee that a man will understand a woman. It depends on what, exactly, comes together in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. I think that most women confound most men. Women are a strange breed, it has to be said. I think women can be magical creatures but they can be a nightmare. The problem is that women trust less than men, there is an imbalance there. It is a pity we must exist in a world where women feel they cannot trust men. The men should be better behaved. I am speaking to those who behave badly, and we have all behaved badly in our time. We have all caused pain to another person, so do not put yourself anywhere near a pedestal no matter who you are. Know that this world will recycle pain until the humans stop causing it – to themselves.
Children must be taught so that they learn to understand love. This is possibly the single most important task of every adult on this planet. Love is an art worth studying, and sharing. It is worth finding and having in your life. It does not come without compromise and it has numerous side-effects. Should there be any doubt, know that the side-effects are worth it. Love is extraordinarily powerful. It cannot be consumed. It is ever-present and ongoing. It is like a phoenix, rising each time from the ashes. We can love over and over. We can love everybody in our lives differently. I do not believe that we love the same each time. Our love is shaped by the individual we find ourselves connected with. It is moulded by the children to whom we give life and learning. The love generated in the 1960’s and 1970’s is still circumnavigating this globe, its waves are still felt in our hemispheres. That kind of resonance never dies. We all have a lot to thank free love for. There was a lot of oxytocin-induced euphoria happening. Perhaps the permissiveness of that time did not do society’s moral code any good, and that permissiveness bred a contempt – or lack of respect – for one another that it was not possible at the time to express, but that period is punctuated by a big love and for a while that feeling made a real difference in the world. I believe it changed the arc of man’s path, there were that many believers. When you have a large sector of the population feeling optimistic and in love with life, life thrives.
Then people became disillusioned, and people are still disillusioned. That in itself could open an interesting line of enquiry – whether or not it is advisable in the here and now to realise that everything is an illusion? Perhaps it is wise to accept that we live our illusions. Must we consider that we became disillusioned because our leaders made too many empty promises, too often? When mouths and minds speak of nothing then we eventually hear nothing. That is the way with ears, tongues. Perhaps we are disillusioned because the scaffolding of this world is taking major strain where its religions are concerned. We feel like we are living a giant lie since no one – no two parties can agree – what God even is. If it can be said that we all base our lives on our belief systems then it can be said that what we believe is very relevant. Each of us. If we can find common ground with our vision for the future then we can make positive changes happen and relieve some of the strain on the infrastructure, which is ultimately source. Raw energy. Most of us take our source for granted and we fail to appreciate that although it does not have a beginning or an end it has limits. We must respect these limits. We must put back into the system what is given, always. It is time. We must all bend our heads towards mending the planet, the force of collective thought can change this world’s destiny.
We all have them. If we knew how best to harness the magic we possess as human beings, the world would be a fairer, better place. Do you know how much magic we waste, with the measuring of dreams and the marking of just one reality? Our refusal to allow ourselves to understand ourselves in every single light does not help in the universal scheme of things. Why should you be afraid of what you will see in your light? In fact, why should you be afraid of what you will see in your dark? Your dark is often where the best insulation lies and beneath that layer of asbestos there is a valuable perception of ourselves that we should not be alarmed to meet. Get through the asbestos, and face facts. When you come face to your face you will see just how fragile your reality. But do not forget that the fragility of reality is endearing. Reality is only what we make of it. It has a life-span of our say-so. It has a sell-by date. The fact that reality is so intolerable for so many should make us eager to get rid of it and generate a new one. Why do we hold so tight? Who says we can’t generate a brand new reality?
The fact that we can conceive of multiple realities is testimony to our magic. The nature of our magic. If you cannot conceive of numerous realities then you perhaps need to expand your consciousness. You need to exercise your brain, tax your mind and improve your capacity. You need to do emotional aerobics. You are your own frame. Your physical frame, and your mental frame. Remember that. Make sure you give yourself enough space to move around inside your frame. It will be the size you decide. Do not lose sight of your particular uniqueness – your wants and needs – when you stretch your own frame, expand your capabilities within – and without – yourself and you will be awed by what you find. You will be awed, too, by what you see. First – open your eyes.
Trust your dreams. They know from experience where you are taking yourself.