I went swimming in the ocean, as one does, equipped with my GLASSES for some reason and the waves soon ripped them from my face! Spent a good while trying to find them along with small sashas’ superb diving skills to no avail! They are lost to the ocean to become a decoration in some coral reefs or perhaps landing on a Galapagos tortoise somewhere in the the giant ecosystem that is our oceans!
But no worries to me…..what a strange concept. I lost $400 for my prescription, transition anti glare coated glasses, yet my reaction was not a sinking stomach or a “what am I going to do now?” it was more akin to just accepting what happened, and MAYBE learning from my mistakes! I was un-phased (at least until the stars came out and they all became blurry AF, but that is beside the point!)
Having these people help me look for them, the fantastic company, the great ideas we are evolving and sharing left me with such positive things to think about and directions to steer my life in, a feeling of my life feeling “full” left almost no room to be anxious or worry about such silly things! A concept I perhaps would have struggled to even understand even a few months ago!
This Idea has manifested itself in other things I can notice about myself, albeit small. I can think maybe randomly getting injured at home or a minor cut or something, the amount of stress and attention I might give cleaning it bandaging it etcetc. it would almost exacerbate the problem and perhaps even make it worse devoting such resources and fearing the worst outcome. This is not to say that suddenly if your leg was no longer attached to your body that you should just “hakunama tata” and not immediately get some medical assistance, but that in the minor capacity I could be injured at home, seemed more big a deal then the actual injuries I received being here! Running through brush, taking some chances and really living, and that I cannot be bothered by some minor cuts and bruises so long as I am not further damaging my body, and the attention those injuries receive, is maybe a coincidental anti septic dip in the hella salty ocean!
An incredibly freeing feeling to not have to worry about such mundane things. To have a life full of excitement, people and wonder that these minor inconveniences, which used to be the mountains I would hike through, has allowed me to grown and see them for the insignificant minor deviations in a nano-scaled landscape they are. Where these things have lost their relevance for my new world and outlook on life…..BESIDES, I found a new accessory to strap to my face! =]
Everyone is reaching this breaking point in there lives of something horribly gone wrong. At a time we are all so connected, we have never been so distant from one another. Apps that turn us into disposable humans. Where our time on this planet is mocked and plagued by advertising worldwide. False, empty and immoral values have been channeled into our society through governments, religious institutions, and now corporations. Politicians trying to fix the system, and fight for their version of justice. Even the ones who promise to stay true and moral are met with resistance, bureaucracy and ultimately fail because of the natural inclination towards corruption in a society that requires you to have money, to LIVE. A system you were born and raised into without question, that is until maybe you’ve reached a point in your life where you are “aware of your awareness”… kinda scary to think about. Some may even have anxiety reading these very words and that’s ok. There is something to be said about everyone starting with an equal opportunity in that, even when that is the case, that does not mean equality of outcome. We have all played monopoly, and seen how quickly attitudes and finances change. Different people with different lives, rolling the dice everyday, some literally in the form of the lottery, a regressive tax upon the poor, in a system that measures and values profits, not humans. These winners/tyrants/CEO’s of monopoly are not inherently bad people, they are just maximizing what this system rewards, and at varying cost’s to the human condition and it’s environment.
It is the environment that permits and promotes these behaviors. Humans have constructed the artificial systems of imagination, that we all “know” and run by today. Money has no real value, it has a value because, we think it does. The gold standard is long gone. Fractional reserve banking allows for “debt” to be created from nothing, built within the system of capitalism which requires infinite growth. That is not achievable on a finite planet, and at the rate of corruption we see today (think derivatives trading AKA the 2008 collapse of the economy, this is a feature not a bug.) These collapses will only continue to be more devastating, not for bankers, or elites but for the common person. We are starting to see the cracks not only in our physical infrastructure, but in the very philosophical foundations on which we built upon this earth. New consciousness is rising, and trying to be stomped out from those at the top who the system benefits. Only so long can people be silenced, more and more are affected and awakened everyday. We have more than enough resources, compassion, land, clean water and air for all the inhabitants of this planet, IF we can work together and organize ourselves intelligently.
Imagine a system in which we do not innovate through parallel competition, but collaboration and freedom of information! Resources and effort are no longer restricted by “money” and are used at maximum efficiency! Most importantly Human life and it’s environment are respected and valued for what they allow… our very brief existence in this cosmos. Why should we struggle and suffer needlessly everyday, because of “tradition”? Because “that’s the way it’s always been?”. There are improvements and lasting solutions we can make…… so long as….
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