When nothing makes any sense
Where is the meaning in a world where nothing makes any sense?
Something has to make sense for there to be meaning.
So, in order to create a chance for a little meaning in life, we start filtering-out the parts that don’t make any sense, so we can concentrate on the stuff that does make sense to us, and hopefully, find some meaning we can hold on to.
This is a cognitive skill we learn at an early age.
This is the way tribal norms have been established for millennia.
This is the mechanism for establishing societies.
Nobody teaches us this, we mostly figure it out on our own. It’s a big factor when you’re just making things up as you go. Which is what we mostly do in life.
Gain a bit of advantage here. Step over someone else there.
Over time we adapt and mold our values to fit what makes the most sense.
We see that people who accumulate more wealth have more options in life, so it makes sense to imitate them, to associate with them, to cultivate their favor so you’ll have someone to be with when you are wealthy.
So, we filter-out connecting with our spirits. We filter-out doing good work. We filter-out compassion and even simple concepts that acknowledge the connectedness of everything.
We all do this on an individual level with little regard to how our individual actions affect the collective spirit of humanity.
This is one of the leaps in awareness humanity must make.
Selfishness and separation may appear to be working in individual lives, but these traits don’t work on a collective scale.
The more our population grows, the more destructive these impulses become.
They are not sustainable.
We’ve got to change the way we do things.
The billionaires and oligarchs and the wannabes aren’t going to be any help.
They’ll never admit that what we’re doing isn’t working. After all, they’ve convinced themselves it is working for them. The evidence couldn’t be clearer from their point of view.
You know… perception is reality.
But why don’t we imagine another reality? Together. Let’s dream together.
Let’s change our minds.
We have to change our minds. We can’t let this continue.
We know how this story ends. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy that perpetually profits off misery.
We have to change our minds.
Why should we continue to perpetuate systems and societies that exploit people, the earth and future generations?
We’ve got to change the way we do things. To do that, we’ve got to change our minds. We’ve got to liberate our hearts.
It will take changing our minds so we can find the reasons to make better choices. It will take changing our minds so we can see consequences and their causes.
It will take changing our minds so we can see how we get in our own way.
It will take changing our minds so our minds are willing to work with our hearts instead of ignoring the wisdom inherent in our heart.
We must change on a fundamental level.
We must change on a massive scale.
We must change before we can no longer do it.
Obviously we need a miracle. If you want to attribute that miracle to God or to magic or to people working with the laws of nature, it doesn’t matter. We all still need to do our part.
It’s the least we can do.
Spread the word.
Let’s dream together.
Originally published @ steverigell.com