Sunday, March 16, 2008

We have always fooled ourselves. We have always been deeply convinced about things that later proved to be totally idiotic. We have been witch hunters, slave traders, and Nazis. We have sacrificed both animals and humans on altars too to please imagined gods. We have drilled holes in the skulls of crazy people to let the evil spirits out...

So, if we always have fooled ourselves, isn’t it quite possible that we, in this very moment, are completely fooled, that what we truly believe now will later be considered as idiocies?

Sometimes it is not enough to pretend that you are stupid to avoid annoying people, sometimes it is necessary to turn yourself into a complete idiot.

I wonder what it was like to live in Germany in the end of the nineteen thirties when almost everyone around you was a fanatic Nazi, when everyone in your neighborhood simply loved to howl at mass rallies.

But we are enlightened today, aren’t we? We are not Nazis or Communists or witch hunters. We are modern minded democrats.
I think that in the future people will think of us living here today as completely crazy. They will say about us that we almost managed to ruin the whole planet with our endless greed after more and more money and power?

1 comment:

Doreen said...

Yes, we are completely crazy. A few, perhaps quite a few, are stepping out of the madness, now. But if you are still mad you won't be able to see that. Awareness. The awareness of the madness is all it takes. Then you are on your way to stillness. It is not easy for the habitual patterns of our conditioned existence to disappear all at once. "Simple, but not easy."

Yes, incredibly dreadful things have happened but that is beginning to change. We have to transmute that energy wherever we stand. Wherever we are. We do that by being the essence we are. To struggle against the "negativity" creates more of the same.

I guess when some sea animals began to evolve it took awhile. But obviously many did not resist the change. Perhaps some saw their new appendages as tumors, and others said, "Wow, how cool is this new apparatus I'm sprouting!"

Some of us are used to being "outsiders"; for others it takes a seemingly painful struggle; many will not see the "light" until their earth life is finished. It doesn't matter, we can hold the light for them, until they catch up.