How to Change the World
Just an opinion:I often hear people say that the world is speeding up, somehow out of control and careening towards who knows what at an alarming rate...Could this be a reflection of the overwhelming amount of information and stimulation that a world immersed in technology surrounds us with? Or is it truly based in our own perception of things as we immerse ourselves so deep in our surroundings and our goals that we neglect to take the time to be aware of and enjoy the sensations and experiences that we are flying through while trying to get the Next Thing?
In reality, as I look around me, the world really hasn't changed that much. Mountains are still mountains, oceans are oceans, rocks are rocks and trees continue to sway and bend with the winds. What has changed is our perception of the world and our interaction in it.
Are you living in awareness? Are you mindful of the experiences you are involving yourself in? Or, do you reach each goal without knowing how you actually got there and then look back trying to piece your journey together from memory snippets? Somehow, our idea of living has been about racing towards the future and what we can accomplish, rather than seeing and feeling each moment in its presence and wonder.
When was the last time you buried yourself so deeply in a moment that time stopped? Or better yet, have you done it at all? If not, what are you running from and when you get there what are you running to?
There are so many things in this world today that keep us from really taking a look at things with mindfulness. we are drenched in the fear of what ifs!! What if There is an accident? How can I insure against this? How can I control my surroundings so that nothing will ever happen? How can I manifest my future to be exactly what I want? The truth is, that there is no stopping the world and that in manifesting we have to know what it is that we want. So ask yourself, "Do you truly know what you want?", "Do you know what it looks like, tastes like, smells like, feels like, sounds like?" Cause the reality is that you will probably miss it in your quest towards it, while you push everything aside in order to get there.
"So, where am I going with this," you ask? "I don't know," I answer
I guess I am just trying to sort things out. For example, I have everything I have ever manifested and I am sitting in the middle of the most strangling situation I have ever been in. Part of that has to do with the fact that everything has to be insured, so that nothing happens. And whatever I do must be accepted and authorized, so that we can be sure that everyone else is happy with what they are getting. And then, of course, it all has to fit in a neat little bow that is dictated by the many rules and regulations, opinions and interpretations, observances and expectations of everyone and anyone else that have nothing to do with my manifestations at all. Because this is the world we now live in. It has become more about control, labeling, and justifying than it is about actually living in the experience and informing our existence with our senses and hearts.
So, how can we change this?
One person at a time.
Me, cause I am the only thing in this world that I have any choice about at all.
Enjoy Every Moment!