I took a much needed break from blogging and the internet. Every now and then I need to escape and see the world from a different point of view. Sometimes I come up with far fetched ideas, but often with a lot of truth to them.
I had a very interesting conversation the other day with someone I have know for several months. He was saying how religion is dead and politics are dead. They are being replaced with spirituality and science. I honestly couldn’t agree more.
So many people are living by rules set in the dark ages. Living off of a book re-written to fit a king’s requirements and from text’s which were translated hundreds of years before by people who may or may not have understood the original text to begin with!
Look at civilization in the past 100 years. Technology has surpassed all of our expectations. But yet we cling to what we were taught because we are afraid of the unknown. I grew up in a home where the was no religion. It was an open discussion and my parents let me explore whichever belief system I felt like exploring. This is probably why I don’t have a fear of the unknown. I am quite content knowing I do not know.
With the break I have just returned from I have learned one major thing. We are a nation of consumers. We have no conscience of the wake we leave behind. We make babies, we buy puppies, we buy kittens, we breed horses, we shop for our kill at the grocery store. We want things to make life easier, but this is the easiest life on this planet has ever been! We have air conditioning, we have heat. We have electric cars and so much more. But instead, lets stick to what we have always done.
What we have always done is a philosophy of failure. It does not allow you to move forward and it halts progress. Do something new every day. I don’t know how to change big business and it’s obsession with wealth, but I do know that if we can start changing our own routines every single day we can break away from our addiction to consumption.
Get away from the TV. It is called an “idiot box” for a reason! Here is why I don’t watch TV anymore. I would rather be doing something rather than watching other people do something. I don’t know how much time I have on this planet and I don’t know what happens next, so I do things. I am not going to wait around and say that when I die everything will be perfect in the next life. Everything can be perfect now. But it takes work, it takes effort and it takes initiative!
I don’t know where my next journey will take me, I don’t know what is next. I have opportunities for art, this church and more. But I am trying not to make any decisions based on what I want, I’m trying to make all decisions based on what is right for the long term. What leads me down a new path, new experiences and a better life overall for myself and those around me.
I’m cool with not knowing. It is a new discovery for me every day. Change your perspective. View the world from different angles and see how altering one habit a day can completely change your life for the better.