The elephant in the room

I read in the news that the Pope of the Catholic Church has defrocked Theodore Mc Carrick a former Cardinal and Archbishop of Washington after he was found guilty of sexual abuse over a 50 year period.

This is a first time something like this has ever happened. This is a good thing. A step in the right direction but to me this is not the issue.

There is an elephant in the room.

The question I would pose is how could Mr Mc Carrick live with himself for the past 50 years?

I use the Pope and the Church as an example but it is everywhere we care to look. It is a common practise.

We practise a double standard of sort. What is wrong can be right. We can justify anything to suit ourself.

The more rich and powerful one is the worse it gets. But surely the moral defenders of the truth and righteousness and people in power, banks and politicians should know better. These are the people who should be marked to a higher standard. Punishments should by faster and heavier. But these are the people who get away with murder and rape.

Each and everyone is guilty of this kind of thing that I write about. Nobody wants to own up or change. Keep doing the same thing over and over. Content in our bubble. Wait until we get caught or not.

This is the elephant in the room. This is the problem we need to face and solve. Ourselfs. How we can lie to ourself knowing it is wrong and justify it. Making an exception for ourself.

This is worse than just telling a lie. We should not wait for someone to tell us it is wrong. We should self regulate. Be accountable to ourself so that we can face ourself and live with ourself. Justifying and making an exception for ourself something we know that is wrong is the worst kind of bad.

I think by doing this we may have missed the whole point of life. Caught up in the lie. Too busy with it. No time to live. We became the lie. Alive but not living. We hurt ourself and everybody. Sad.

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The devil

There is no devil. This is a lie we tell ourself. It is a form of escape. There is no devil but ourself.

Mankind has a bad habit. We love to lie. We tell lies to ourself and everybody so often we have forgotten what is a lie and what is the truth. We hurt ourself and everybody.

I read in the news that a certain politician Mr A saying this. That a genuine recording of him was fake because ” telling things the other way around is not a lie.”

Mr A went on to say that he had not actually lied but had only failed to tell the truth. Infact Mr A did lie both on facebook and to the camera as he himself admitted.

Intially when the uncomfortable truths were revealed these truths were put down as a ” trival matter” and a “waste of time”, “something that is contocted by enemies”.

Further when pants are on fire the deceit was justified because the damaging recording was a threat and telling lies was needed by the political party to strategise to protect the party.

Isnt that always the reason why people always lie ie. To further their own advantage?

We are all guilty of telling lies. Each and everyone of us. And strangely we are not good at cover ups.

We don’t owe anyone the truth. We owe the truth only to ourself. If humanity cannot own up and face up to the truths that is in plain sight then nothing can ever be resolved. We will always be twisted and turned inside out.

Telling lies we hurt only ourself. We are burried by lies and deceit. To what end? All for what?

What a painful way to live.

God?

God? There is no God. There is nobody who know what he is doing. Everybody makes mistakes. Everyone have regrets.

Nobody will come and save the world. That is fanciful thinking. The reality is not like that. Believing in God is a kind of escape. We love to run away from things.

What we need to do is to face up to our problems and solve them. Being truthful and practical is a good place to start. The direct route is the best and easiest way. Nip it in the bud.

At the end of the day it is all up to mankind. Things can be good or bad in the extreme.

What do we want? If we want things to change we need to make wiser choices. What goes around comes around. We reap what we sow. What you give is what you get. We have a choice. Make a good one

Why are we hurting ourself?

Take a look at life. And really look at life again.

I am not living my life. Life IS me.

What this means is that i am not just living my life. I am life itself. I am the same as a dog or cat or a banana or carrot. No different. It is more than just the physical. Much more.

Infact the carrot may be better off than me as it has no addictions or suffer from depression. And always anxious.

The universe is teaming with life. Life is me.

Many of us are living. But we are in a dream unable to wake up or unconscious or in a bubble. Out of touch with reality. We are full of attachments of all sorts. For example. Living life in terms of money power and control or living life obsessed with all kinds of things. Be it beauty, muscles, religion, over thinking Etc. So much so that we are alive but not living. We are trapped. This is why happiness is elusive.

What we should do is just live without all the value added accessories that weigh us down. Learn to let go.

Embrace life fully. Embrace yourself fully. How well do you know yourself?

Face life head on. Life is life. Deal with problems directly. In the end it is the easiest path. Keep things simple. Learn from nature.

Be fully conscious. And when you are fully conscious you will see that everything is accounted for. There is an order to things. Its to do with the energy. The dna of life. Its a natural entity. The root of everything. Respect and trust the energy.

We are alive and conscious. Consciousness is bigger than the universe.

Once you can see the truth and understand what this means that life is life then you can change. Be free. This is something so easy yet also very difficult.

And many things that used to matter do not matter much anymore. What is there is there. Life. Me. Just be me. The real me. Not the fake. And know who you are. No more lost. Find your seat in life. And sit at your seat.

This is the lesson we need to learn. The reason we became human.

Enjoy life. Celebrate it. Have fun.

Why the world is in such a mess

Everyday when I read the news there is only one thing that everybody is obsessed about. GROWTH. Growth comes in many forms. From wanting to be bigger, better, stronger, more beatiful. To having millions of youtube followers. Or wanting to be rich and powerful.

This has caused everyone to become anxious and depressed. It has caused governments to be aggressive. All for what?

It is never a win win situation. But always I win and you loose situation. We just love it when we are over and above someone. It is in our dna. But is it necessary? Diversity just is. Nobody is better. Everybody is GOOD ENOUGH Acceptance is key.

Who is the mastermind of this idea of growth to infinity and beyond that everyone has become so obsessed with. Nobody knows. The only thing we know is that it is getting out of control.

Growth is ment to solve all our woes. It is ment to bring everybody out of poverty giving all a better life. Instead. Humans do what they do best and turned a good idea into enriching themself. Greed always get the better of us. A few got very rich and everybody else is poor. It became a game of control and power in the extreme.

In the end we end up hurting ourself and everybody. The growth model is a lie. A lie that we tell ourself. We tell ourself this lie so often that we forgot it is a lie.

Mankind is on the path to self destruction. The games of power and control that we play is fast catching up with us. Everything is backfiring. The doomsday clock is fast approaching 12. How long can we exist before the bubble burst?

The growth obsession has resulted in a few being mega rich and everyone else become slaves. But are the rich really rich? Not really. They are rich because it is due to the debt that they created. They made themself rich and fooled everybody. It is just a perception.

The rich is no longer rich if you dont pay back the debt. Nobody is really rich. There is no real growth. Not really. We just created something from nothing. Hype. One day we will all go back to zero. The net effect is actually a zero sum gain. And when the dust settles, we realise that we made a whole fuss about nothing. But by then we all will be dead.

Greed is a form of self harm. Fresh air is free. Its always there and always enough. Everything is as it is. What is there is there. That is all. Time for a reality check.

There must be a better way of doing things. It is probably right there in plain sight.

How to solve our problems

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” ~ Amelia Earhart

It’s not that we cannot see. Everybody can see. But nobody is willing to get out of our comfort zones. This is where we set our limits. We cannot accept the truth and we cannot change. Nothing is wrong. This is why we are stuck.

We end up, in denial, unconscious, blocking up, making excuses, build walls, create mind made obstacles, blame, judge and become pious, tell lies and run away from issues that are staring at us. We just cannot bite the bullet. We hope that someone else will do it for us. They won’t.

We complicate everything.

At the end of the day and with the wisdom of hindsight after the world is destroyed, I think that facing the problem straight on is the simplest and easiest way. Even though it may hurt a bit.We just need to be brave and truthful.

It’s not difficult. We make it difficult.

It’s all there

One of the questions that Steven Hawkings was working on was about the question whether information can be lost in the Universe.

I think that everything has been given. It is all there. Nothing is lost. It just depends on whether we see it or not.

The universe is not expanding. It is actually moving.

Knowledge

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance.

It is the illusion of knowledge”

Stephen Hawkins.

Don’t go chasing after knowledge. Things will come to you when you need it. You get just enough. No excess. Things clicks together the pieces of the puzzle and understanding will come. What you want to do next is up to you. If you want better outcomes then you need to make wiser choices.

Knowledge is transient. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge has no application. Chasing after it means you are chasing your tail.

Knowledge that is given to us is there but not everyone can accept this knowledge. They only accept knowledge where it is acceptable to them.

For me, I often think that I know things but I don’t. Not really. Human thinking. It is just mere arrogance. Gets in the way.

Law of equal and opposite reaction

In everything that we do there is an equal and opposite reaction.

When we push at life, life will push back right at us in equal measure. If I am a bully there is always a reaction. Tough with tough. We will encounter many problems. Nothing is as we expect it to be. We often do not get what we want. Nobody forgets the wrong done. We cannot ever take it back but let it run it’s course. The way forward is not going to be easy if this is how we operate. We will only get frustrated even when we get our way. Satisfaction is illusive.

In life there is always pay back and a kind of retribution. Backfire of sort. Consistently so. The harder you push the harder the push back will be.

At the end of the day what do we get out of this kind of thinking and this way of life? At the end of the day we end up hurting ourself. We get what we deserve. The reality is that in whatever we do everything will add up to zero. There is no gain or advantage.