a socialist

What is a socialist? It’s a person who can become rich or not and is for taxing steeply when one makes gigantic amounts of money
or
is for having the same tax for everyone high enough to achieve the betterment for all or a combination of both.

A socialist is for universal education, universal health care, and a government dedicated to working hard in the areas needed to assist folks in developing a successful and overall satisfying life.

“The betterment of all” also makes it better and easier for the rich to remain rich. The mixture of socialism and capitalism is one of the cures for the human condition.

An example of betterment would be to no longer allow hunger in the world while there’s enough food for everyone. Do we have to have a one-world government to feed all of the starving? Make it happen and be famous and fulfilled.

Changing one thing at a time is more practical and easier than trying to change a lot all at once. Gradual change happens and of course the direction is key. Is the way we were brought up the most influential thing about us?

Can a human change?

One
change for
the better helps
other betterments to happen.
We begin to find change
is not the enemy;
it’s the case.

 

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silence is the medium

Ruth Whippman’s short article (on page 22 of the August 8th issue of Time Magazine) on “Women’s empowerment” was eye-opening. In her write up, Time mentions she has a book coming out October 4th entitled How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks.

I know a little about the subject of pursuing happiness. She is right. It’s the pursuit that’s the culprit.

Here’s the deal, most psychology professionals will agree that when we pursue something we have to have, the pursued tends to be harder to catch. So, to obtain it, somehow we must get to the point where it doesn’t matter whether we have it or not.

This is the point where many professionals may part company. The ancients say a deep-down satisfaction cannot be found, it finds you. So here’s where the “somehow” comes in. How can this happen? The ancients say satisfaction is residing inside of us, and when we do helpful things for ourselves and others, happiness or satisfaction will happen. What could happen to influence us to be more helpful?

The ancients say the top most respectable thing we can do is to honor and be truly grateful for our own human animal.

They say our happiness is not out in the world around us; it’s in our animal, and we can commune with it and do it on a regular basis as you would commune with a loved one.

Silence is the medium.

Our animal is our all. Our appreciation of our being’s skills, talent and awareness is key.

Our animal keeps us safe in a pattern in its brain. [I don’t know if the ancients would agree with that statement.] And long ago, our animals put you an me in charge of their care about the time we learned to respond to our names.

So, how does this communing work? We use the animal’s awareness. Classical meditation (using a mantra and correct posture) helps at this point and allows us to drop our language habit for longer and longer periods and in different circumstances.

When there are no thoughts, you and I do not exist and our animal responds to this recognition of its total underpinning of our existence. Awareness or sleep happens. We need to practice being in the moment until we no longer need to practice it.

When we are in regular touch with our animal, our being, it can give us a continuous deep satisfaction even when we experience sad or hurtful situations. Happiness is something else and happens in a wide spectrum from joy at an enemy’s death to giving birth to a normal and healthy baby.

Deep satisfaction happens and is available if we don’t have to have it.

Meditation without expectation.

all cousins

Is the subconscious our being’s attempt to assist us in living a more healthy and less stressful life?

When was the last time this was asked “What am I going to be doing for the rest of my life?” Just asking.

Is it true all humans are cousins? If true, what on earth is wrong with us? Is it that not enough of us care what will happen on our isolated planet?

Is greed slowing progressive ideas from becoming instituted?

life is doing

Doing’s the thing.
Why? We are
beings.
It’s what we do.
Is grass a being too?

Is it that all life does? Even
our automatic doings
What if we had
to remember
to breathe
to breathe?

What if the
earth had to
remember to
create life to
create life?

Is gravity a doing or an isness?
Is gravity responsible for everything?
If there’s a god,
it’s name is
Gravity?

Then one is bound to say “Hold on there.
What about energy? The big bang!”
…You have a point there
but I’ll stick with
the big G.

the big n and g words

Out I go a-walking; as I go I want to be out in nature which deserves a big n; yet it doesn’t care; there’s no reason to nature; it just does whatever is happening; nature built this structure I’m on. It’s the case; there is no doubt in my mind n has built many structures in other star systems.

There’s a special hill I’m walking by and I’m looking up its steep and curving slope, and I pass it by for now.

As I go it seems I’m beginning to notice everything and sense the life under my feet and on the surface and above me in the leaves of trees. I think of how the DNA code in my every cell is designed to work like all life on earth and as I consider this, there’s the feeling of non-separateness.

After these thoughts, I’m relaxed and taking it all in and ready to face society with a more positive attitude and will be able to better enjoy it by paying more attention.

Later, I think about how I was told a human body is made of the most common elements of the universe. I feel a part of everything when I stop thinking and start a simple noticing.

My animal supports me and balances me as it moves me across the face of our massive home while gravity (should have a big g but it doesn’t care) is responsible for everything. 

Is gravity the only viable candidate for pulling off the Big Bang and for our present state?

we are looking or not

Leave it.
Say good by 
and don’t promise
yourself you’ll not be back;
it’s one moment at a time time.
It’s a highway. One
could say
we’re
moving
and conscious
and our view is 180
degrees in all directions
and things happen as change
moves through us in one direction.
Is the future always behind us and reveals itself automatically
because its future world needs no props.
And the view is always here
whether we are
looking
or
not…

It’s what one says or does, and
it’s what the other gets out of it
that’s a new creation.