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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Are You A Modern Person?

Have you gone the way of the "modern person," thinking you are an individual of independent means?  Do you feel as though you exist separate from other objects and people of the world?  If you do, you are not alone.

 So called "civilization" has evolved from a society of people who viewed themselves as an amalgamation of souls and spirits existing synergistically into a world of individuals who see themselves as separate entities.

Amelioration has not solved problems, it has only created new ones.  For example, coming into this world is looked upon as something pathological.  It is recommended by the Public Health Service     that a child, before he/she reaches two years of age, have over 30 vaccinations.  Even childhood is treated as a condition.

Children are entering preschool at one year of age up to the obligatory age of five.  Childhood is no longer a time for play and finding one's lot in life.  Forcing a child to learn and play games designed by adults doesn't allow him to venture into the web of life and discover the unknown on his own.  Exploring and creating on one's own has been squelched to the point of almost non-existence.

Also, we look at old age as something to be avoided.  We treat old age as if it is a disease.  Geriatrics, nursing homes, retirement communities, anti aging pills, wrinkle creams, cosmetic surgery, botox injections and the list goes on, all for the purpose of keeping old age at bay and out of sight.

Life has been turned over to the health care and education systems so much so that we have lost our way in the natural world.  Life is a blending of the good with the bad, the ups and the downs, the ins and the outs.  It is knowing that you are one with the stars and the planets, the animals and the plants, the minerals and the void. It is about being born and being allowed to grow up and die knowing there is actually no differences between them. 

Life is not the absence of being sick or the absence of pain, it is the ability to experience everything life, as well as death, have to offer.  We have lost our way through the wilderness, so to speak.  We no longer live in awe of the night sky with its billions of twinkling stars.  We no longer speak to the trees and the animals that inhabit the forests.

We have become bogged down getting from here to there, worrying about how not to make waves, and whether or not we will have enough money to do the things we want to do in the future. Where did we lose our way?  Where did we take the wrong turn?  How do we get back?  Answers on the next posting.

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