by Mario C. Veo
Have you ever woken up one morning wondering what’s going on… what happened to the world… and whether it’s not them, it’s you…
Do you get caught up in a past memory, and unconsciously smile thinking about some wonderful thing that you did, way back when… and then catch yourself and think “I’m getting old…” but are you, really…?
They say that 50 is the new 40, that we’re not really old until the cashier at the check out counter asks you if you need help getting your small bag of groceries to your car… and worse, calls you ‘Sir/Madam’… .
But, none of this is really important – yep, I know, it’s just empty and meaningless management rules.
What is really important is NOT all this meaningless, vanilla, social ‘correctedness’ .
Again, I digress… what I’m really getting at is how easily we are drawn away from the truly important things in Life, and are led to focus on things that ultimately are purely transient – all because someone has made it their political project.
Now, don’t get me wrong, IF it is truly important to you, go for it… but tell everyone why… what makes your quest for redress necessary… just remember that this too shall pass .
So… if what you have to say truly helps – us ALL – to grow and evolve… peacefully… I’m all for it.
If what you have to say is some petty, special-interest dogma that favors a select few, please keep it to yourself… because, y’see, much like the dinosaurs, you too shall pass…
Why am I even writing about this? Because there are a lot of very important social problems that we seriously need to address… What? do you need examples…?
Try school shootings, teen suicides, rape, racial violence, homelessness, economic inequality, a rapidly decreasing educational standard… and many, many more… None of us are immune, so don’t just shrug it off thinking that “It will never happen to me… not in my neighborhood…” ask Marie Antoinette how that worked out for her…
So, you want change…? Good – let it be positive change, educate people as to why it is better / necessary / important to embrace your particular change… but not through violence, not through abusive words, not be belittling others… rather try uplifting everyone, try diminishing separation and segregation, and realize once and for all, that this is the only planet we have, and we are not only screwing it up, but we are going backwards, towards a more aggressive, violent state of being… so much for being a ‘civilized society’.
Autocracy might have sounded good when discussing philosophical concepts, but dictatorship is no better… So – what price is Freedom, and why do you think oppression is the answer…?
Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesdays and monthly on the last Sunday at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.