Thursday, October 29, 2015

Meeting someone where they are at

So in life, you will meet all sorts of people. Some will be rare individuals that find the nugget of truth within everything that is shared/spoken. Others will be the more common person that tends to hold onto what is their normal beliefs. The question to ask in any moment is who am I in this moment? Because you have the choice to meet someone, no matter who they are, according to where they are at, and so not according to you, or to your likes, preferences etc... So you do put them first.

What does this mean practically in reality? That you speak to them on their level, within their understanding and their context of life. You do that, and you don't try speaking to them from your level or your level of understanding and the context of your life. People who have only lived a similar life to yours will be able to hear you if you speak only from your context. Thus to expand your influence and the potential audience that can listen and understand you, you must include their lives within your words and actions. This means not only in conversations, but in also what you do. This means adjusting and changing your habits, patterns and actions so that it includes the level of understanding that another person has. For example, they may be someone who dislikes something very much, and even though to you it is perfectly acceptable and you see their dislike being a limitation on their part, that you take into consideration that they won't change, and in a sense, can't change because of who they are and their life circumstance, or for other reasons. So in such situations you change/adjust for them, for their support. Because you do see clearly that they become affected by their strong dislike and your unwillingness to change for them. So yes, you are doing something that they won't do. And that would be because of a responsibility you have because you can and are willing to change, and become that which is best for them and you. 

One example that may be particularly challenging is when you have in the past shown/expressed how what another person is doing is something limiting, and something that if they were to change would better them. However, when you had expressed/shown this, they said with confidence that they didn't need to change, and that they liked how they were. So even in this situations where a person doesn't wish to change, it may be challenging for you to change yourself to support them. In such situations I remind myself that even though they may be expressing themselves and claiming that they have full awareness/understanding regarding what they are doing, that they are not really aware of it, because of what they are missing, which is what you are seeing. So in changing yourself to support them where they are at, you are assisting something that doesn't have the full picture/understanding that you have. And you have to make sure that you don't stand within a position of ego in relation to them, and that you are supporting them. This is something that does come up. And more importantly if you accept and allow the ego as a belief that you are better than them, and that you are "right," they will see that within you and resist you, because ego isn't something right.

So you can only ever have the honor and duty to assist/support another. Its your responsibility to do so, because you CAN, and so you must assist/support, including when you must change how you are to adjust to where they are at.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Human Potential 405

We are each of us born with great potential. What is this potential? It is the power and ability to become something. You have the power to create this world the world how you want it, but there is a catch, so can everyone else. So it is a catch 22. You have power, but so does everyone else. That is why the only answer that can exist and work for everyone is to do what is best for everyone. We can all agree there. Our potential is already here at our finger tips. We just require the will to move it, and make it so. The ability to learn, do, see, remember, is part of your very self and body. You can learn and do anything. However it takes time. And it takes luck. Some of us unfortunately don't have a say or power to express as much as others, due to the environment. Yet even within that you have the power to decide how you are, and thus who you are. Even in the worst slavery, you have that power. And this will surely create ripple effects in the people around you. The greatest power is and always will be the Life Force within us all. Everything else that is considered power is just a derivative of that. Thus by our acceptance and allowance all the evils and pain/suffering exists as they do. Because we have the power to stop them. The sooner we realize the power we each have, the sooner we can apply it and support one another, and so the sooner we will fix the mess we have created. We are in this together. No matter what happens, whether we succeed or fail, it will be together.

So live up to your potential. Don't settle for anything less. Who you are, matters.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I know

I know! I know. I knowwwww!!!!!! I know, I know, I know. Stop telling me, I know!!!!!!!

I don't know what I am doing. I don't know what I am going to do. I don't know!  

Have you ever felt this way? I have. I felt stressed, annoyed irritated, shameful, confused, lost, worried, afraid and despair.

Why does this happen?

The best thing to do is to look at a memory to figure out this question. So I remember when I was learning to drive and my father was teaching me. He was telling me something I already knew, so I told him I know, I know! I felt annoyed irritated and angry. I didn't like him telling me something I already knew because I FELT that he thought I didn't know that, and I FELT stupid in his eyes, even though in reality that is not the case. So I let what I felt as a reaction get the better of me in that moment, where I trusted this insecurity and self-judgement that rose within me. I know that this is connected to time in the classroom where I judged those who knew answers to question as being better/smart, and those who didn't know answers as dumb. So this ties into the I don't know thinking. Because when I don't know I FEEL inferior, and lacking worth. And a moment where I think that is when I faced a challenging moment where I was exploring something new, that I didn't know what the outcome would be like. So I felt insecurity in myself, and in what I am doing, within not knowing what was going to happen. The truth is that yes I didn't know what was going to happen, but that is part of exploring something new. You are not going to know what is going to happen. So in both cases, what I felt initially as a reaction mislead me and was not best for me. 

I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to feel inferior when it pertains to what knowledge I do or do not have on a subject, and so instead have my self-value and self-worth not tied AT ALL to what knowledge I do or do not have, but instead tied to me as who I am as my principles, values, and daily life decisions and directions I make.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


With Halloween approaching near, I figure it would be good to address fearful things, such as scary movies. I remember when I was young, I had a babysitter that watched a scary movie on TV. I was very scared, and had nightmares about that movie for many years. It was only when I was 18 did I really confront these fears, understand them and dispel them. Now I can enjoy fear in a playful way, such as with friends for example.

For most parents, it seems better to prevent your child from seeing a scary movie until they are ready. One question that seems unclear is, when are they ready? Taking my own life as an example, no adult sat down with me to explain what fear is, what movies were, how movies were fabricated and fake, and how to also calm yourself down at will. It was only when I was 18 years old that I made the conscious decision to understand fear, and to be able to direct how I feel in a moment. However, I saw myself as perfectly capable of understanding and investigating this since I had the ability to self-reflect, and communicate myself with others. This is something that many children develop already around 4 or 5 years old. The biggest obstacle here is language.

So ideally children would be exposed to fear early on, and that parents support them and explain to them what is happening, and what fear is. Because it is a guarantee that everyone on this planet will be exposed to fear. Fear is unavoidable. Trying to avoid and prevent someone from ever seeing a scary movie or tv show, or coming face to face with a real scary situation, is not possible. It will happen. So the best thing really is to prepare yourself for fear, and understand the fear that YOU are feeling. And it is not that someone or something else is to blame for causing fear, no. Instead fear is a part of a person, that must be understood and directed.

Also, consider that fear is quite ubiquitous. It is found within fear of losing people, or fear of failure, or fear of what others may think of you. So learning to stop your own fear, and seeing it for what it is, is an essential life skill. That is something every person must learn, and in fact many don't learn.

So there's no point in fearing fear, or fearing that your child is exposed to fear. The best thing is to prepare yourself by understanding your own fear and overcoming it, so that you can support others, such as your child to understand their own fear and subsequently overcome it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I want to see the world change. Do you?

I want to see the world change. I want to see everyone standing up, coming together, and change how things work. I want to see people being selfless by doing the work, making the sacrifice/commitment to the work and positions within a society that does what is best for everyone. I want to see the young people standing up, I want to see the old generations standing up. I want to see everyone from every background and culture uniting for this one purpose; our common ground, which is the land we stand upon. That we fix the money system, that we cover all the holes that leak. That no more do people fall through the cracks into poverty into making decisions that are bad for them that go against their real talents and life purpose. No one should have to work to make money to survive.  Survival is outdated. We haven't had to survive for centuries! We have been living in an age of abundance for so long. At this point survival is artificial, its not real. But we have been accepting and allowing it to be real to be the reality that we live in. It has to stop. Not stopping it isn't an option. We destroy ourselves, our future, and any hope if we allow any of us to live within survival and poverty. What does that say about who we are as people? If you have any religion, code of honor or ethics, what would your God say, or who would you be under your code of honor/ethics? Do you think anyone could look at who we are and say that they are proud that we are doing the right thing? No, they would have to be delusional, or plain evil. Poverty/survival, being preventable, yet it still exists? That is evil. I couldn't think up a more selfish, self-centered, twisted, corrupted tale. That is our legacy and that is the lesson we are teaching our children unless we change it! And I know that is not how I want to go out. I would die fighting for a better world. And if that means going into politics, speaking out, talking to people, reaching out, constantly day in and day out, then that is what I will do. Because I want to see the world change. Do you?

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Day 401 Corruption is...

Corruption is an action that is not best for all, with intent. Corruption then is found everywhere. How do you stop/prevent corruption? By not accepting and allowing it. You must be aware, watch, restrict, handle all the aspects of the situation, except that which is outside of your power.

When it comes to corruption with money, you must make sure to hold people accountable/responsible. You must only accept and allow actions/points that are best for all. If someone betrays your trust, then you must take the appropriate steps for someone who you don't trust. They lose access to things that require responsibility.

All of this is commonsense.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Day 400 - Series: Looking Back to the past Part 1

I figure it would be cool to check out old posts and review/expand them.

From April 14 2012,

"I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate emotions while watching the tv show supernatural. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate emotions and feelings while watching fringe. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate emotions while playing the online game dead frontier. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate energy as emotions and feelings when I compete with other players and use them for my own purposes, involving deception. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to think, I have just been playing all day, I haven’t done anything. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to separate myself from what I am doing on a Saturday. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate emotion of stress and anxiety when I think, I have just been playing all day, I haven’t done anything. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate energy as emotions and feelings when a girl likes me at a party. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to generate emotion as anxiety and stress when I think of playing dead frontier. I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to think of playing dead frontier.  
Self-correction: be here whether im watching a show, playing a game, or at a party and to stop any emotions, feelings, and thoughts that arise. I am not separate from what i participate in. What i participate in, i am one and equal to. So i stop separation and from there direct what is best for all."

This post is pretty cool. I was taking the stance that the problem is not what you do, but who you are WITHIN what you do. So that means I must forgive all of these thoughts, emotions and feelings that were swirling within me while participating in these leisure activities. What is interesting is that your mind swirling point, prevents you from enjoying yourself. I remember that at this time, I was in college, and I would spend most of my time studying. So I was in studying-survival mode, where when I wasn't studying I would feel guilty and be thinking about how I should by studying. So it really was a mind pattern/possession/obsession that didn't allow me to relax, let go, and simply rest. The correction then speak to that point. That I must bring myself back here into my body, be one with it here, in this moment, and so actually direct myself, rather than having these thoughts and mental baggage going on in the background. One dimension I didn't expose was how it related so much to my studies, because I was in a way dependent on these emotions and thoughts to motivate and push me to study, which is something I relied on similar elementary school. So it was a habit-formed dependency, which I have mostly walked out of, thank goodness. It really was such a stress.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Allocation/Distribution of Money 339

The Allocation or Distribution of Money is a hot topic.

When we talk about some group of people deciding how the money of a country is spent. Does that seem strange to you? Like, for example, let's say that I say to you, let us all get together, get organized and become the leaders that decide how money is spent in this country. Would that seem strange to you?

Well, believe it or not, in every single country, and society, and within every level of government and business, someone or some group of people are deciding how ALL of the money is spent. Essentially every major decision is influenced by the funding. Now, why would it seem so crazy that citizens of a country or government come together to decide how money is spent, distributed or allocated? Is that so far fetched? Yet it happens daily, that someone who is a citizen, and also a politician is voting on how money is spent. They vote yes on wars, which is funded.

So in reality, the sessions in congress, or your government that matter most are those days where they vote on the funds, and how money is spent. That is the most important days. Yet how often do you hear about that? None at all. This isn't publicized or emphasized whatsoever. Yet money is what holds all the power. Without money, every war would end in one day. War takes money. So the same with every other major decision and movement.

So is it really that crazy to decide, ok we are going to get organize and decide that politicians will no longer vote on how funds are allocated, and instead we the citizens will vote on approving any requests for funds. We will vote on cutting on any programs. Because we value the money that is ours, the citizens. It is our money afterall, so we should decide where our pooled money goes to. We will then vote and approve and disapprove measures.

This would be a simplistic solution to the major problems we face today, from GMO, to Vaccinations, Public Education, University tuitions, Wars, Healthcare, Poverty and Crime.

Let us take the power back into our own hands.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Why Sudbury? 338

Right now, I am attempting to secure a position at a sudbury school, and to work there long term. Why?

So there are many reasons why. The work doesn't pay very much, so it isn't for the money. The first reason is that who I am as a person fits well in this school. So how I naturally am as a person. Open, honest, considerate, listening to others, being playful, making jokes, helping others, but also knowing when to be stern, especially when someone is doing something that is harmful/wrong, but also patient, mostly, though I am not perfect. Also working at a subdury school is unique in that my principles of equality among people, is applied in practice by having each student of each age, being equal under the rules and with the power to change those rules as anyone else, including me. I also have a high regard for the potential awareness and intelligence children can possess when they are respected, regarded, and given the ability to question, learn and understand through the environment. Sadly some children in the world are forced by their environment so that they don't learn, and don't have self-value, and so value for life.

Another reason, is that I see that the potential for these children at this sudbury school as having the greatest potential as being true leaders and examples of what it means to strive for your highest potential as human. This is based on my life experience, where I was suppressed through having to spend so much time in school work, that mostly was busy work. I did learn a few things in school, but there was so much time wasted in busy work, that it was inefficient. I also wasn't able to focus on my greatest flaws as I was too concerned with my survival of school. So where the students are now is where I was when I was 18 years old and in college, where I had the time to explore a bit more about who I am. Though no situation is perfect or ideal in this world. I still do see them as having a greater chance, as well as desire to learn what this world is and who they are in relation to it, which will become their decision ultimately, being who they are.

Another reason, is that I see that this school model could realistically be introduced to public schools in some form, like a hybrid or mix. The idea is that the more time children have to reflect, to investigate, and to do what they want to, the better. So whatever more time they can get, the better it is. As for me, I would push for the greatest deal possible for them. So something like a 50% reduction in total school work would have a sizable impact.  So working at this school, I see will also prepare me to see how such a next step could be possible. I am using my intuition here for such a future outcome. That would involve some political movement or movement of the people to push for such a change. Schools in united states are more regulated by the state than the country, so I see it as more possible to vote in such a change, also since taxes go directly into the schools.

Also, since I am acting with my intuition here, I see that there could be new doors that will open up here that I can't predict or know. Both on a personal level and in the greater future of humanity.

Also, on a very deep level of who I am, taking the role that I do at this school, I am fulfilling a part of who I am as a guide/support for children, within equality. Meaning who I am is who they are, and who they are is who I am. So this means respect, regard and consideration for the life that is within us all.