The tides of change have risen up to engulf humanity with the truth. Everything around us at this moment in time may very well seem like that it’s falling apart. Everyone who we once trusted, everything that we once felt secure with; now seemingly appear as frail ghosts that linger in the margins of the past. It seems in many ways, that our world as we know it is flat out coming to an abrupt end.
So many people these days wish to speak on this idea of living in a dystopian era, but it truly is all a matter of perspective. On my end, I am a young 24 year old man who carries many dreams and wishes for my personal future and the overall future of our beautiful planet earth. In these dreams I bear a vision of an unprecedented new reality that inevitably arises amongst the decaying ashes of the old and outdated. I believe that through this period of chaos in which we find ourselves at present time, we can transcend collectively into something completely fresh, exciting and new. Now, I believe is the perfect time for innovation like never before.
The fact of the matter is that the way that we as human beings have been living our lives previously on planet earth, have to change dramatically if we want to truly progress and move forward as a species. With all of this hysteria these days that is centered around mass shootings and acts of barbaric hatred, it’s no secret that some how and some way, we have failed. We as a collective society have seemingly failed to effectively reach out to one another in a meaningful and compassionate way. For what ever reason, we have found ourselves amidst a savage cycle that has been marked with blood for some time. Our recorded history is polluted with episodes of senseless war and destruction; all in the name patriotism and pride. Yet who was it that deemed this particular course of action to be the most effective and necessary?
As we continue to trek boldly further into this modern age, we must start to do some serious reflecting. We have finally arrived to a climactic time in human history where each and every one of us must make a choice. We must take on the courage to boldly examine the fullest nature of ourselves, so that we can begin to understand with clarity, what our place on this planet truly is. I for one, do not believe that we were designed to kill. I feel in every fiber of my being that more killing, and more ravaging of the earth as we have been accustom to, will not suffice in this time. The earth, the people, the plants and animals, can no longer take such apathy and neglect.
It seems that we are so quick to be indifferent and apathetic towards things, simply because we do not know who we we truly are. Why would we after we go through an entire life time being told by others (the media, the government, our parents, our boss, etc) who are deemed more important than us, that we must live our lives this in a particular way; or that we must fulfill certain these expectations. We rarely have the time to simply get to know ourselves, void of any outside projections and opinions. With so many voices being projected at us from others, it seems nearly impossible to truly know what we genuinely want and value out of this life.want.
I personally believe that the basic step that we can take to reclaim our lives and to begin to break century old cycles of oppression and violence, is to simply start truly loving ourselves. Yea, I know this can sound cliche, but in reality we aren't really encouraged to fully love and accept our selves in our entirety. We all have sides of ourselves that we so desperately wish to suppress from the rest of the world out of pure embarrassment and fear of immense judgement and ridicule. But how long can one truly live up to such a grand facade? When one chooses to embody such perversion, it is only a matter of time before truth will flood the walls of such fallacy. By not being honest with ourselves and accepting of ourselves, it forces us to want to react impulsively. By living a lie we are more inclined to act violently and counter to our true nature, which I believe to be cooperation (we never were a particularly elite species with regards to speed and strength, our survival always has relied on our collaborative efforts!). Now is the time of truth. It is a time of true expansion, for we cannot expect to inherit a new reality without truly evaluating and surpassing the limitations of the old. We must know that we are far more powerful than what we could ever imagine and that we don’t have to continue to live life the same way.
In conclusion, the future starts right now. We each have the power to transform our reality into a more desired one. It all starts with taking time to de clutter our selves from the things that other people expect of us, and come to a point where one understands the difference between what they you want out of their sovergin life versus what they other demand of it. Do what fulfills your inner most passions! There are no set rules to this life thing! Everything we know today was once socially constructed to meet the demands of a particular time. We have the creative abilities to quite literally transform our collective world to that of our liking, it all starts with each person at a time! The more we come to know ourselves authentically, the easier we will be able to flow with least resistance amongst the waves of inevitable change and revolution.