Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look, and you’ll see into your imagination – Willy Wonka
As we get closer to the end of the world, ahem, I mean the elections in November, many issues are coming to light that pose significant problems for the rest of us. But I have to say that we all have the ability to fix all of these problems, but it comes back down to taking action. I know I’ve said before that we have the power to change the world, but I feel that I must constantly say this, because we all get distracted, disenfranchised, dissociated, depressed, detached and that leads to disbelief. But we can do it, if we just put our minds to it. The problem is that we are assailed with one things after the other that kills our spirit. If you just watch ten minutes of the news, its enough to kill any positive thoughts you may have had. We sell sorrow on the news, happy doesn’t sell ads. People want to see death, disorder and destruction. Why? I do not know.
“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.” Such a simple thought, and it is simply true. The most amazing thing about humans, and life in general, is that it has the ability to overcome the equations that define the universe. Gravity is constantly pulling things together, yet even a blade of grass can overcome its relentless force to grow up to the sun — whereas a lifeless rock can only roll down a hill. But let us not view gravity negatively, let us just assume that it is a mostly benevolent force that takes over in the absense of thought. And gravity gets stronger the more things cluster together.
So, to continue with this allegory, let us look at our society. Politics, as well as social and moral order, can be viewed as gravity. These things bind us together, we have rules to govern our lives. We have a government because we have proven that in many cases we cannot or will not govern ourselves. We are a society with a fleeting sense of personal responsibility. And, because we cannot govern ourselves, we have created a tangled web of limiting rules, that have not only limited our actions, they have limited our sense of creativity. And like gravity, laws and rules have taken over in the absence of thought, or common sense.
What can we do, you might ask. How can we overcome this ever-increasing legal, social and moral gravity? We take responsibility for ourselves and learn to create our lives. Each day, we should wake up, smile that we’ve survived another day, and say, “Today will be another great day!” It’s not the power of positive thought, it’s the power of will. I’m not advocating these pyramid schemes, such as the scam known as “The Law of Attraction”. I don’t need a gimmick to create my life. I need to have resolve and force of will. That is all everyone needs. There is no magic pill or trick to make you anymore in control of your life than you are. We choose to be where we are, whether we accept it or not. We chose to be the way we are.
In November, once again, we will be faced with a challenge. We must choose the right people to lead us. This is not ideal, because we should each be our own leaders, but we have not been. It is a very important decision, this year more than ever, because we are in a downward spiral into the abyss. We must all work together to create a better place, for ourselves and our children.
So I will leave you with this — “Anything you want to, do it. Wanna change the world? There’s nothing to it.”