Most people don’t realize when they are giving away their power. Before they get the opportunity to find out who they really are- families, countries, organizations instill in individuals a set of values that serve the existing power structures of the world. Some of these values are useful and commendable, some are outdated, some are propaganda.
One of the most dis-empowering patterns that the masses have gotten conditioned by is a counterproductive request to give their awareness and energy towards negative goals disguised as social causes. Following these negative goals people state and restate undesirable things and problems without offering any solutions.
Marches against stupidity need to be replaced with marches for intelligence or awareness. Protests against poverty need to give way to gatherings for abundance. Demonstrations against terrorism and war need to give way to marches for peace,safety and unity. There need to be more initiatives to support small business, the environment, women and minorities. We do not need more initiatives to tear down big business, men and majority populations. We need to use our attention and money to support what we believe in, not to attack what hurts us. Attacking something tends to lend it energy and strengthen it or else it turns us into the perpetrators we condemn.
Another thing that projecting the past onto the future teaches us, is to leave no room for the future. We do not allow for the possibility of creating in the now relationships that are more fulfilling than anything we have ever built before.
We think that we have seen and felt it all. We think that gone are the days of our great loves, great ideas, great prosperity, and so we close the doors to these things and cling harder to what we know we have.
Observe yourself just for a few days. Notice how few things you perceive as neutral. Notice how defined your opinions and preferences are. Ask yourself, did you leave room for new learning and for new opportunities? Is there something you could let go of in order for your cup to not be so full? Perhaps some beliefs that stopped serving you or never served you to begin with? Some trespasses that you need to forgive? If you want a young and healthy body, start with a young and healthy state of mind.
Don’t stop believing in yourself and in the idea that anything is possible.