OUR AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
We have the same problems as those in the Age of Enlightenment. Life is going too fast and change is happening too rapidly. Starting in 1687 until 1789 they were talking and writing that the new age of technology and science had arrived and they were postulating that people had to be prepared for change rather than hold on to the old traditions and ancient wisdoms. That created conflicts, displacements and fears of survival. It is the same now with internet, artifical intelligence and technology having penetrated our lives so fast that many people are unable to adjust and cope. It explains so much of the current pushback and unhappiness because people to want to go back to the so-called good old days. Those were not really such good old days, but they were easier for people to handle and maneuver. They felt competent and in charge of their lives. Much of the push to the right now might be attributed to the perception that people are afraid of losing their ways of life, livelihoods and respect. They don’t want the current touted progress that is too overwhelming and often does not take humanity, self-determination and societal support into account. People want to contribute, work, earn a living and live a life they love. The threat to lose it all is palpable for many and they react, through votes and protests, down to violence, discrimination and other forms of resistance. The similarity is glaring. Heidi Mueller
“The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking
we have done this far creates problems we cannot
solve at the same level at which we created them“
It is incomprehensible to me that we are witnessing people attacking each other over actions or decisions that were made decades ago.
That even goes for the president, the judges and the people that were wronged.
There is no way to go back and change what has happened, what has been done and what has been thought.
What counts is what will be thought and done now, in the present, and for the future.
What are the plans to move beyond injustices, wars, killings, poverty, and the lack of direction we have as a human race?
How will we evolve to a higher level of society and a planet that is not at constant war with each other?
The questions that need to arise now are how get past the wrongs and create a brighter future.
End of Story.
Anybody who does not contribute to that should reflect first before they speak.
Does what I am saying and doing going to move the action, the world and the country forward or am I just wanting to get power for my individual gain?
Complete with the past and let it go.
Make good as much as possible what was done wrong and create a better future.
Whoever advocates for that is the new human, regardless of age, gender, non/religion, sexuality, background and anything else.
We are in this together whether people like it or not.
Let’s create a nicer future for our wonderful earth and for us.
We are so proud of ourselves, that we have made inventions, have houses, planes and cars and all the amenities that come with the modern life.
But in the 21st century we still have not evolved beyond our basic, AND I mean, BASIC, tribe mentality.
We still stick with our own tribes, however we define them and there are many, many ways to belong to a tribe.
Many stay with the tribe they are born into, religions, countries, states, families, ethnic groups, skin colors. Those are just a few of the tribes that people belong to and like to stick with, some bigger, some smaller.
Continue reading as humans we suck
Facebook quote of the day:
“Be gay. Be straight. Be transgender.
Believe in God. Be an atheist.
Get an abortion or don’t.
I am pro-leave people alone.
I am pro-respect people even if you disagree with them.
I am pro-supporting family and friends.
I am pro-mind your own business!”
Continue reading MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Too much negativity out there…
I am going to talk about how to be loving:
Make sure to spell right.
Listen to nonsense and respond gently.
Post nice things on Facebook sometimes.
Actually disagree sincerely and calmly when people say:
“I don’t believe that the moon landing happened,”
Continue reading to much negativity out there
Nature is not full of drama.
It does not have moods and depression.
If it does not get water, sun and earth, it dies.
Not a lot of fanfare that it is dying.
It’s as simple as that.
Here today, gone whenever the ingredients
for sustaining life are absent
Nature does celebrate life though.
Continue reading SOLUTIONS
“Consciousness is a precondition of being.”
A lot of people do not spend time with themselves.
They don’t even think about putting some attention
on their own ideas and growth.
They put a lot of time making themselves look good
or pretty or acceptable.
But checking inside their minds is foreign to them.
And what goes on inside ourselves is fascinating.
First off the brain runs our whole inside starting from all the organs to everything else that makes us be alive.
Of course it has help from the organs which tell it what is needed.
Even more interesting is how we are processing what goes on
We are connection-making machines. We try to sort everything into the already existing structure of our brains, our previous experiences and knowledge.
If we stick only with that method of sorting our experiences into what is already existing we are only knowing what is already there.
There is no breakthrough or new insight possible.
It takes some effort and willingness to break up the tried and true patterns we are thinking in and actually let new information and insights into the brain.
Once we let that happen the entire world and our thoughts about it become completely interesting and fresh.
Life is then an adventure and a journey of discovery every single moment.
And the brain even has a mechanism when we sleep where it processes all the events and thoughts of the day.
By just taking time to let new thoughts and ideas into our brain we are having access to a world we never even dreamed existed.
It is the best way to live and to have fun.