It's time to Change the World

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I have been pondering this topic for as long as I can remember. But moreso lately because I think that we as the human race need to make some seriously big decisions. Society will eventually implode if we don't make some fundamental changes.

You hear a lot more about people wanting to do more for the human race. You hear people saying they want to make their country the best in the world. But without an entire shift this is never going to happen. Ok, you may not be sure where I am going with this but here it is.

Here in Australia for example we see many companies reporting huge profits. In particular Telco’s, Utility providers and Banks. The reason they are after huge profits is not so they can grow, but rather in order to make the company look good for shareholders. The dividend is the most important thing. Just consider for a minute if these companies reduced their profits to enough to grow and continue to provide a service. Then the fee’s, interest rates or prices would be reduced to many. Imagine the improvement in quality of life for a nation.

Why then are there not more companies out there not being greedy? Simple really, we as a society have developed a financial system that is totally based on greed and capitalism. There are many CEO’s out there who would be happy to reduce prices. However because of the financial system we operate under, the focus is on profit and dividends.

I know this all sounds scary because there are a lot of implications but that is why I say that it requires an entire nation or world change. The financial system needs to be abolished. Get rid of the stock exchange, remove the reliance on profits and get back to basics. You may think it can’t work but it can. People generally want to do the right thing. People generally want to see themselves and others flourish.

We are bombarded with bullshit propaganda that common sense will say doesn’t work. For example at the moment in Queensland (and for some time now) there has been a push by the government for people to monitor and make their houses more energy efficient. That propaganda tells you it will help reduce your electricity bill. However this is just ludicrous. Why? Because the people who supply us with electricity are big profit driven companies. So in the short term we will find some benefit financially, but the other side of this is that when this causes the profits to start dropping at the electricity company they will just have to increase prices to be able to show how they are increasing profits each year.

I would love to see a nation just start making the hard decisions and seriously look at the future. However if my own country cannot even see the inequality they nurture towards gays then I'm not sure they will lead the way.

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You are a stone sitting on the beach. The waves come one after the other - again and again. over time the stone will be worn down and become dented or soften. Water can move mountains, rust iron, put out fire, water always finds a way...

The good thing about feelings and emotions is this ...

They come, like the waves. At first it may seem like a right old slam of water on you and knocks you on your bum.

As subsequent waves come, you know they are going to come, and you can better prepare for them in hindsight. And the next hit isn't as bad as the last. Until the wave comes eventually and nothing happens at all.

It's like polishing a diamond. Every cut is specific and every polishing is good. Our life is that diamond. It is constantly under the wheel of refinement. Every issue that comes up and passes by, we polish the gem. Every time you swipe a cut on the gem, the gem gets much more beautiful. With each passing day of emotions and feelings we polish the diamond.

Emotions like dreams and nightmares come and go. You feel something today, or dream something at night and you have a nightmare, and you go about your day. You go to bed and one night after another the nightmare or dream doesn't return... time passes and you find that you haven't had that dream or feeling in a while, we become desensitized after while, and emotions and feelings don't hit us as hard as time goes by.

A little pain reminds us that we are human, too much pain and we end up in fear. Which can turn into fuck everything and run syndrome.

Recognize the feelings for what they are and let them go - the sooner you can do that each time the feeling comes up, the faster you will work past them, until it becomes like rote for you. The shorter time it takes you to let go of a particular feeling or emotion will determine how much you suffer because of them.

Let Go - (quickly) - and let the universe do the rest.

Stay on the path.