As the world continues to deal with the evil that has taken over, I am reminded by Spirit that this had to happen. There have been Scholars, Our Forefathers, the Wiseman and Shaman who have predicted this would happen.
Now trust me, I do not believe in a devil, but I believe there is evil in this world. The human being has both good and evil in him/her. It is our decision and choice which one we will go with.
As we see the evil of this time going on, we are all confused that so many evil doers have so much power to weld. But do they? Is it that those we elected, and had faith they would do their job and represent the people, have us buffaloed us into thinking they have that kind of control?
Have we been repressed, divided, and the family values destroyed in order to control and have us comply? Are the lies that they have our best interest in mind just that a lie? I would think most who read this blog will agree, yes we have allowed the evil in and now we need to dismantle and destroy their control.
The adage of would you let an animal that is not housebroken into your home? Well, my lovelies, let just put this out there. That is exactly what has happened.
Too much conformity, little family values and the dumming down of society have caught up to us. The willfully allowing the government to step into all that we do has brought upon us the greatest plague. The disconnect in the roles of the man and the woman. We no longer have respect for one another. There is no compassion, only the habit of going through life in a very meaningless way.
My Daughter was telling me the other day about how she turned off the TV, opened the windows and listen to the rainstorm outside. The grandkids were busy playing, and she just sat and meditated. She was so happy and relaxed. My daughter had become mindful of where she was and what was happening around her. She had stopped for a moment. Can you feel the sigh of relief? Ahhh, just to stop and relax, to breathe deeply.
How many of us are so disconnected from life? Do we really taste that cup of tea? Are you mindful as you drive to work? Do you really taste your food or are you just going through the motions, disconnected from the emotions? Do we listen to one another or are we having a stressful conversation within our minds?
Go to work, to school, or to church. Are we really activity taking part or are we just wondering aimlessly? What is the next hurried thing we need to do?
Thich Nhat Hanh described it so well; Habit energy—The story of the man and the horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the man on the horse is going somewhere important. Another man, standing alongside the road, shouts, “Where are you going?” and the first man replies, “I don’t know!” Ask the horse!” This is also our story.
We are riding a horse, we can’t stop. The horse is our habit energy pulling us along, and we are powerless. We are always running, and it has become a habit. We struggle all the time, even during our sleep. We are at war within ourselves and we can easily start a war with others.
Thich Nhat Hanh goes on to tell us, We must learn the act of stopping–stopping our thinking, our habit energies, our forgetfulness, the strong emotions that rule us.
How can we stop our fear, despair, anger, and craving? Thich Nhat Hanh tells us we can stop by practicing mindful breathing, mindful talking, mindful smiling, and deep looking in order to understand.
WE need the energy of mindfulness to recognize and be present with our habit energy in order to stop this course of destruction. To shine a light on our habits is to help us find our way out of the darkness of forgetfulness. You can find more of these wonderful little gems from Thich Nhat Hanh in his book (The pocket Thich Nhat Hanh)
The great disconnect is like the Nothingness in the story, the Never-ending story. Without dreams, without care and compassion, we are all zombies, walking and doing habits every day. It is easy to manipulate the masses when you have them in a habit of fear, anger, and division. There once was a time we spoke to one another. Now we fear saying or doing something that will trigger others.
My son put it so well the other day, we need to hurt and be uncomfortable with the past. It is how we learn and evolve. Evolution is the process by which different living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. Without our history, how can we change what we need to to make this life better?
Why are so many afraid of taking responsibility for their actions?
There is the greatest question yet to be answered in my book.
So while this time in our lives is uncomfortable, scary and makes you angry, it is a necessity to help us grow and do better for the goodness of life.
Stop today and take notice of all you do. Really see the people in your lives, hear and feel their voices. Notice what you are saying to yourself. Is the sun warm, is the air humid or fresh, can you smell the flowers, how does your food taste? Become mindful! Jump off this merry-go-round of a life that has become a habit.
I’ll leave you will a great song by Pam Tillis Shake the sugar tree!
Have a great habit free day