“Trade in your hours for a handful of dimes”- The Doors
Today’s post is an excerpt I have typed up from a presentation by Mark Passio, I have posted it on YouTube and asked people to watch it countless times but like most things that are beneficial to people they ignore it. So hopefully if people can’t spare the twenty minutes to listen to the speech they can spare the five it will take to read it because what he says makes so much sense, it should really make people question themselves and the direction of their lives. Here it is:
“There is a binding principle, the encapsulating principle in which all other principles fit inside. However it is lost because we are not exercising it. What is that principle? Here is what that principle is, the thing that has to be present in order for any change to manifest itself, the principle is CARE. This means what are you giving attention to and helping to grow? What are you focusing upon? Because what you are focusing on is what is ultimately being generated, what is ultimately being created and growing. Now this doesn’t mean be ignorant of what is going on in the world and don’t look at anything that’s negative because you’re going to feed that and give power to it, that’s not what it means. If you do that what you are actually feeding is ignorance and that’s what is going to grow. It is the exact opposite of what new-agers want you to believe, by ignoring the negative you are ensuring that more of it occurs, you are fuelling it by ignorance.
Care is what you are giving your energy too, this is what you’re focused upon, this is what you actually care enough about to do, to spend your time on, to put your attention on with the aim of what you care about will manifest in the world. That is what care is, that is what generates our experience. On the whole most people just don’t care about what is really happening in the world. Therefore it is impossible for us to change our direction. What we care about on a day to day basis acts as the driving force of our thoughts and actions. You have got to care enough to know, to develop the knowledge and then you have got to act on it and put it into practice, apply it. We need to get to a level where there is no contradiction between our thoughts, what we say, how we feel and how we act.
This principle is often known as the generative principle, it is what causes creation and it is lost because people do not care. What we care about enough to put our will behind is what will be created. The world is the way it is today because most people do not care enough, even if they say they want things to be different, they don’t care enough to actually change their own actions. This is where the New Age community comes into play, they want people to be inactive. Action is what is generates our reality and this action comes by things we care about because our cares and desires drive our actions. So most people will say they want things to change but when you ask them, well what are you doing to make that change happen? The reply that comes back is silence. They don’t care enough to change it through their own actions.
If people are going to make real change happen the idea that it can be done without taking real world action has to be purged from human consciousness. Many people want to deceive you through these religious notions which is all about getting people to stand down and accept their chains, that is what religion is in place for. We have two spiritual currencies, time and attention. We can readily see this, time is money people say. It’s currency, what am I going to SPEND my time on or PAY attention to? Whatever endeavours we put our time and attention towards we end up getting something in return from that investment. This is the real currency, if you want the fake Federal Reserve nonsense, fiat paper money that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on then just keep thinking that it has real value. The returns of spiritual currency could come in the form of knowledge, skills, expertise and empowerment but it comes only if we invest these two spiritual currencies wisely. We should seek to improve our quality of attention by placing it upon information that is capable of improving both ourselves and the human condition as a whole. We should ask ourselves what am I spending my time on? What am I paying attention to?
We need to read, reading is required. The ancient Romans had two words for the same word, the word was Liber. Liber meant free, as in not a slave, a free being. It is the basis of the English word Liberty. If used in a different context the same word Liber also meant book. It meant book, it is the basis for the English word of Library. Does that not tell us something? They associated the Latin word for book with the word free, a library is a place you can go to become free if you read the right books. We have all the knowledge known to the civilised world available at our fingertips now, this hasn’t been the case in any time in human history. And what are we doing? We are playing Farmville on Facebook. We need to ask ourselves what are we spending our spiritual currency on and are we spending it wisely?”
That passage should be an eye opener for most people, what do you do with each minute in each of the 24 hours we are given each day and for what reasons? Then once you break down how you spend your time you need to ask yourself who benefits from your actions, when you will do this you will realise that we aren’t as free as we would like to believe. People spend all day at soul destroying jobs they hate for just enough money to survive whilst the money and wealth they have created through their efforts goes to the benefits of other people. Then on the bigger scale their taxes go towards wars, towards bailing out banks and all the other corrupt things that happen in the world.
What do you do when you’re not working? If you are spending your time watching nonsense TV shows you need to ask yourself who created what you’re watching and for what reasons. You will find that 99% of the garbage people watch and listen to is owned by the same conglomerates that have financial interests in the banks and the big corporations, they feed people’s minds with garbage to distract them from what is really going on in the world. They don’t want the general population to PAY ATTENTION because if that happened there would be trouble because as Tony Benn once said, if people knew what was happening then they wouldn’t accept what was happening.
Most people are complacent, they are happy to just drift by in an unjust world. That is 100% fine, but these same people should stand aside for the people who do want change and are willing to do what it takes for the change to come. It’s time to take back control of our destiny’s, in the word’s of my grandma it’s time to think on.
This article is authored by Lee Cooper
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