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If only we could stop being so busy

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 03-27-2022 - by steve rigell -

But we don’t like to clean up other people’s messes do we?

Apparently we don’t like just living life, either. Just living life means cleaning up as you go.

So many people are always telling themselves they should be doing something else. Being productive. Getting ahead. Gaining some kind of advantage. Having fun. As if living life isn’t fun. Ha!

Excuses and justifications and denials and lies we tell ourselves to convince ourselves we need more of something we don’t have.

A perpetual spiral into emptiness leaving in our wake a trail of messes and destruction to document what we have done.

We think we can achieve greater stability by controlling more.

So focussed are we on our own lives, our own importance, our own realities, we fail to see the bigger picture of which we are a part.

But all this is changing.

Still, we have a talent for convincing ourselves we know what we are doing.

Yet, we don’t seem to know we are not even living life.

Instead, we are destroying life.

We have to change the way we do things.

We have to completely change the way we do everything. It’s the opposite of living life.

What we’re doing when we think we are living life isn’t working.

Let’s imagine another reality. Together. Let’s dream together.

Let’s change our minds.

Can we do it? It’s up to us? We have to change our minds. We can’t let this continue.

We know how this story ends. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy that profits off misery.

We have to change our minds.

Why should we continue to perpetuate systems and societies that exploit people, the earth and future generations?

We’ve got to change the way we do things. To do that, we’ve got to change our minds. We’ve got to liberate our hearts.

It will take changing our minds so we can find the reasons to make better choices. It will take changing our minds so we can see consequences and their causes.
It will take changing our minds so we can see how we get in our own way.

It will take changing our minds so our minds are willing to work with our hearts instead of ignoring the wisdom inherent in our heart.

We must change on a fundamental level.

We must change on a massive scale.

We must change before we can no longer do it.

Obviously we need a miracle. If you want to attribute that miracle to God or to magic or to people working with the laws of nature, it doesn’t matter. We all still need to do our part.

It’s the least we can do.

Lend Your Light

Spread the word.

Let’s dream together.

Originally published

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