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Redefining Humanity

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Humanity is supposed to be what sets us apart from all other species. The ability to cognitively process the world and life around us. The capacity for compassion and empathy toward all other life. Yet, we see animals showing more humanity than humans, and inanimate objects processing more than a human mind could possibly fathom.

How have we come to this place? Why are the masses so desensitized? Since when is it cool to not care about life – our own and others? Why is death and the auspicious evils of society glorified?

Everyone wants to blame technology for distancing us from each other, but have we all forgotten the fact that we have the power of choice? We can choose to put the phones down. We can choose to meet face to face. We can choose to say, “Hi!” with a smile on our face to strangers. We can choose to accept others differences. We can choose to volunteer for a good cause. We can choose.

As Americans I feel we easily forget this privilege of choice. Granted not every American has choice since only 30% of the current workforce in the United States works full time. However, we still have a lot more freedoms than most people across the globe.

Today, I saw a line of cars sitting at a red light. The person in front of me, person behind me, and person next to me all rolled their windows up and scowled at the homeless woman and her dog.

When I was younger I used to be fearful of these people. I was terrified they wanted to harm me in one way or another. Now that I am older I realize that a series of misfortune has brought this individual to their lowly state.

No one chooses to be homeless. Some may choose to panhandle versus work a 9-5, but they are usually not homeless. No one wakes up and says, “Fuck this life! I’m just going to walk away from my life, and leave with nothing more than the clothes on my back and create a makeshift home on the side of the road.” If you know of someone who has, please give me their contact information because I would love to pick their brain.

As I looked at this woman, I unrolled my window and handed her an apple. She said, “God bless you” and I responded with “God bless you too” and gave her a genuine smile. I wanted to start a conversation and ask her if she knew there were options and resources out there to help her move out of poverty. However, I did not want to be rude or assert myself. The more I think about it though, the more I wish I had.

So many people out there do not realize how many wonderful programs and services are in place to really help people and make a difference in the world. It gives me hope for the healing of humanity happens one individual at a time. It is so beautiful and inspiring to see lives be truly touched.

For example, did you know that CalFresh or  “food stamps” as they used to be called actually subsidize commerce? This means that food stamps do NOT come out of taxpayer dollars. In fact, CalFresh, or food stamps actually enhance the local economy and keep farmers in business. So why not muster up the courage and let go of your ego for a moment to be proud of helping your economy, yourself, and your family (if you have one)?

There are so many times where we allow rumors and word of mouth to taint our minds with false information. If we just did our research, and lent out a helping hand when we have been able, we would be able to drastically alter our state of humanity.

Everyone deserves to have choice in a world where free will is given.

Everyone deserves love and compassion in all capacities.

Everyone deserves a helping hand and a listening ear, even if just for a moment.

Everyone deserves a chance at life.

Everyone deserves to be treated for what they are – a human being.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Ego: Our Undervalued Protector

From “The Boy and the Beast”

 

The vapors of your toxic breath deteriorate my flesh.

My core trembles as you gape into my soul.

Piercing the beauty of my light commanding your deathly sludge to overflow within me

I awaken.

I see you sweet babe as you cry out in fear.

I smell the hurt and anguish roll off your brow.

I taste the poisonous vapor permeating off your meek essence clinging on for dear life.

I hear your whimpering sobs terrified of what is to be.

I feel every minute beat of your slowly breaking heart.

You are me and I am you my petrified ego.

You work so hard to protect me and yet fill me with a darkness I can no longer live with.

I have ignored you

Cast you aside

Given no acknowledgement to your existence.

It torments you to be ignored

After you have slaved tirelessly just for me.

You try so hard to be seen, be heard, be felt, be understood.

I now see you my sweet love.

I now hear your powerful voice rise up within me.

I now feel your fear of forever being invisible and unappreciated.

I now understand your purpose and your love for me.

You are my undervalued protector.

The one who speaks up for me when I cannot find my voice.

The one who shows me strength in my sorrowful cries.

The one who questions the world to ensure my instinct was right.

The one who is forever looking out for me.

Thank you my love. You may rest now.

We don’t need to take arms for there is no war.

We can be strong and at peace. You have taught me this.

I always want you with me. I will never let you go. But we must have faith and come back to a place of love.

The venomous rapture has gone on for far too long.

Protect me in softness and I will embrace you with love.

Deal? Deal.

Thank you again,

I will love you forever my dear ego,

my undervalued protector.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Thought of the Day 

My messy work station as I try and do a billion things at once. Picture taken by Eternal Waking Beauties

“ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʙᴇsᴛ. ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴘʟᴀɴᴛ ɴᴏᴡ, ʏᴏᴜ ᴡɪʟʟ ʜᴀʀᴠᴇsᴛ ʟᴀᴛᴇʀ.” -ᴏɢ ᴍᴀɴᴅɪɴᴏ 🌱🌳🍋

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We don’t know what life will bring, but we do know we have control over our actions, decisions, and behavior. Each little thing we do emits a vibration that affects not only others around us, but ultimately ourselves. What do you want from life? How do you want to feel? Start by answering those questions and then begin to work toward manifesting them into reality. You want to feel happy? Think about things that make you happy. Do things that make you happy. Do not allow anything in your space that does not make you happy – people, places etc. Stand by your decisions and choices without the feeling of regret. Be proud of yourself every day. You will notice a change within you, and then all around you before you know it! It’s hard! It doesn’t happen over night! And no matter how happy we feel, we must continue to work at it. Sometimes we won’t feel happy, and IT’S ALRIGHT! Acknowledge and accept this feeling, then let it go with love and light! Keep shining brightly and loving unconditionally so your world within and around you will be the same. ⠀

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ⠀

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