by John Donnelly…….
We all die. Before we do, shall we strive to authentically live a complete and awakened existence, recognizing our transcendent potential and incorporeal permanence?
Making a fuss over the infinitesimal irregularities existing in the material world, which delusively masquerade themselves as factually important, during our brief stay, is impractical and unproductive.
Living on Park Avenue or a ‘park bench’, the cosmic play proceeds, each one with their part to play. Sustaining and expanding upon a ‘conscious awakening’ via the lessons learned and evolved states of understanding arrived at, before this bag of bones drops, has become a priority.
I’m determined to utilize the gift, or curse of this life, in a manner congruent with the accrued knowledge acquired over a lifetime.
Purporting to be superior, essential, dominant and immortal; sometimes we pretend to be things, that we really aren’t. Deluded by the loveless caretakers and stewards of civilization; strangulating on the filth, hatred and violence we’ve created; the universal principle of ’cause and effect’ has kicked in. Mother Earth and her inhabitants will always render unto one another, in kind.
Diverted from a Self-Realized and Self-Actualized existence, we’ve lost our way. Having taken the ‘singleness of our eye’ off the ball, we swing at air and strike out. Empty, angry and hateful; we must find some way to release and express these pent up reserves of contemptuousness. Domestically and Internationally, viewing a 3 minute segment of the 6 o’clock news will give you a sampling of what I’m talking about.
Is this ‘pain and suffering’ the legacy we want our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be imprisoned within? I’m told evil is, as evil does.
Speaking words of love with our lips, when in fact creating tortuous monstrosities, which traumatize and slaughter the ‘innocence’ of the world, are not the marks of a civilized society. Just what type of beasts and barbarians have some of us become?
During this nation’s last 16 consecutive years of war, covering the presidencies of Bush and Obama, our civilian elected leadership has collectively killed record numbers of children and innocent civilians all over world. During Obama’s first 6 years in office he bombed 7 different nations. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that just in Pakistani and Yemen alone, Obama’s drone strikes killed 4,404 civilians. Furthermore, this investigative body determined that Obama & UK forces carried out another 1,000 drone strikes in Afghanistan. Of importance is the fact that for every alleged terrorist targeted, approximately 28 innocent civilians were murdered. The aforementioned data set forth, is a record of only drone strike killings.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and ‘Human Rights Watch’, estimate the total number of killings under the Bush regime to be at 1.3 million people; leaving 5 million children orphaned.
When International Law is violated, it takes a ‘just government and people’ possessing integrity and honor, to press forward with the prosecution and punishment of war criminals.
Shakespeare adroitly affirms the ignorance and derangement of our species in his Macbeth:
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Wherever and however it occurs, the result continues to be the same; garbage in, garbage out.
In some circles sick, disturbed and dysfunctional adults have cornered an ‘ideological market of indoctrination’; attempting to censor and silence any scientific and meaningful challenges to their petulance. By whatever means necessary, entering into the most diabolical of relationships, they pursue power and dominance. In too many instances the inmates are running the asylum. They breed their sycophantic minions, all refusing to acknowledge their emperors are naked.
So, here we are. What is one to do? Shall I write a letter finding fault and criticizing other lost souls? Bring my picket sign out to US 1 and stage another protest? Contact the president, governor, attorney general and secretary of state and ‘school them’ on their mistakes? Pay them a personal visit? Arm myself? Start a petition? Or, return to the only reality that has never failed me?
The ‘founding fathers’ pledged their “fortunes, lives and sacred honor”, so that they and their families might have an opportunity to live as a ‘free people’.
In accordance with the God of my understanding, when I’ve advanced prepared and confident, committed as my predecessors, I’ve secured sought after goals and objectives.
For in fact, I wasn’t operating under my own steam; as I was plied into a rough and shabby instrument reflecting a Power greater than myself.
I never thought of myself as having much worth or value. Early in my life I failed in areas only known to God. The struggle has been on, for as long as I can remember.
I did not suffer from an exaggerated sense of self-importance. It was just the opposite. Only with assistance and help, along with a humble acceptance of ‘another way’, was I able to climb from the abyss. However, this action had to be done before any semblance of light entered my life.
It was never fun for myself and later on for my students to live in ‘ignorance and darkness’. I’ve come to realize the world and its inhabitants are suffering, as we once did.
It was amazingly uplifting to read in last week’s edition of “The Blue Paper” an extraordinary article entitled “Positive Discipline”. A picture of a ‘Blissful Child in Meditation’ leads into the story, which empirically attests to the reality of ‘Advanced States of Consciousness & Awareness’, which are available and attainable to us all. Perhaps the time has arrived for students to be re-introduced to the unshackling ‘wisdom of the ages’.
Blessings to ‘Montessori Children’s School’ and Karina Bowders for their inspirational and enlightening gifts.
There is another way. It’s simple and free of charge. It doesn’t require the use of alcohol, drugs, people or feigned laughter; while guaranteeing success and liberation in every way imaginable.