The Change Is Us

Happy Friday, dear readers.

When the world comes to a challenging moment, we have a tendency to look to the sky or look to our leaders to do something about it. I’m all for trusting in God or the Universe. There is always a big plan in the works, but we should remember our voices, our actions, our commitment to affect change is part of that plan.

World leaders? They often had a hand in landing us in the difficulty. I have less confidence there. Still, we can influence that too, whether democratic or not, all leaders, when it comes right down to it, are subject to the will of the people.

Our hand is weakened when we trust lies and fear-mongering. We must stop buying into their low energy arguments that frighten people into going along. We must stand committed to not electing nor supporting leaders win by dividing people and severing us from our highest impulses and aspirations.

There’s a great quote by the American comedian Lily Tomlin. “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”

You are somebody and so am I. We can wait for change like it’s a

THE CHANGE IS US!

Wherever you are on your journey today, put your mind on your side.

Ray

11 Things We Should Know By Now

Good evening, my friends. The events of the past week have reminded us that Covid is not the only virus running through humanity. Inhumanity, selfishness, and ego also run rampant.

Vladimir Putin’s unjustifiable attack on Ukraine is horrific, but only the latest example of this kind of behavior among nations, especially those with lots of power.

Not only is horrible for the people of Ukraine, it’s a gut punch to species we could be and should be in 2022. There’s this fear that there’s not enough and I better get mine that ruins the minds of powerful men and wrecks nations and the world.

I got to thinking. What are the lessons we should have learned by now, but haven’t. I’m sure the list could be much longer. Here’s 11 than relate directly to the events of this week.

In times like this, it’s more important than ever to put your mind on your side.

11 Things We Should Know By Now

  1. War solves nothing. It just kills people.
  2. When you attack someone else’s country they don’t greet you as liberators.
  3. Peace is not just preferable. Peace should be an existential goal of our civilization.
  4. Big countries bullying little countries goes well at first and then turns destructive for the big country.
  5. When this war of aggression is over, we should not have decades of renewed Cold War over it. There’s nothing that serves the people of this planet less.
  6. Nuclear weapons are no longer a deterrent. They only give those who have them free reign to behave as they wish.
  7. Russia is not the first large country to attack a weaker nation based on crap evidence. Some of us need to sweep our own front porch.
  8. If we spent the money we spend on weapons on this planet on productive and aspirational things, this damn species might have a chance.
  9. Only love conquers hate. Only justice conquers injustice. There’s no path to peace. Peace is the path.
  10. Leaders bent on division and destruction and ego should not be leaders on this planet anymore.
  11. We are running out of time to learn these lessons and apply them.

Tonight’s War Headlines Remind Us How Our Thinking Becomes Our World

There’s something very important we must all understand. They don’t teach it in schools, but great teachers have said it for thousands of years. Our thoughts create our world. It’s true individually and it’s most assuredly true collectively. When hundreds of millions of people believe something strongly enough and long enough, it’s going to show up in our world.

It’s true of a beautiful new civilization or dystopia. It’s true of war and peace. It’s true of a booming economy or recession. Our mechanistic paradigms have convinced most that what goes on in our minds does not affect what goes out there in the world.

They say when you don’t learn a lesson in life, the universe keeps presenting it over and again. As you look at the headlines tonight, be clear. All of this didn’t just happen. It didn’t just happen because of who is in office or who is not.

It’s happening because thoughts become things. Arrogant thoughts become an inability to listen to each other and solve our problems in ways that move us forward, painting us into a corner where we act from our lowest instincts.

The answer is counterintuitive to people who hold positions of power and authority in our world. They got where they are by listening to ego. They don’t understand the power of thought nor modalities of thinking and listening and solving that could flip the script on this planet in an instant.

So, what do we do now? The results of this thinking are already out in the world causing the problems they’re causing. We all – in every country involved in this unfolding conflict – must make it clear to leaders that this direction is unacceptable and we won’t stand for it.

Finally, we must lay the groundwork for a new, better tomorrow with our thinking today. As Einstein suggested, our thinking created these situations. Only different thinking can shift it and transform it.

Ray

Evening Reflections – War, Peace, and Mindsets

We saw again this weekend, with the attack on Saudi Arabia and the reaction, the results that we get in the world with the mindsets that currently prevail in our collective consciousness.

Beware of those always selling war. Suspect world events that steer nations away from peace in the nick of time to preserve perpetual war. Being a force for light, postivity, and empowerment means seeing the with world clear eyes and discernment.

Positive thinking and changing mindsets must not be solely an exercise in self-realization and self-actualization. The same principles, techniques, and mindsets that can transform your life can transform the world.

Our world has many of the characteristics of an individual with low self-esteem, anger and ego issues, and a fear-based mindset.

Just as with an individual, these mindsets result in failure and destruction in the body of the species and the planet.

Beyond finding a raft to cross the stream of consciousness for ourselves, let us be beacons and advocates for the very different mindsets, power structures, and ideologies it will take to move humanity and each of us to the next level.

Keep on believing in better!

Ray

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The Positives of China’s Role in Tibet – The Affirmation Spot for Friday March 21, 2008

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Today, since this is a blog of positive and empowered thinking, I decided to find all the positives about China’s role in Tibet and post them in one place.

Here is the complete list:

No, I’m not using a white font. It’s a very short list. China (the regime not the people), go home! Fifty years of brutal occupation, repression, and social re-engineering to bolster your unwarranted claim on the Tibetan plateau must end. The fact that western governments and businesses are too indebted and dependent on you to call your policies what they are, is of no consequence.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama  Tibetan Children  Tiananmen Square Tank Stand Off  

The Dalai Lama has more credibility in the hearts and minds of the people of this planet than your regime. That is why you have to resort to calling him names and spreading lies about him.

Dear, readers, who do you trust?

One of the Dalai Lama’s (Text of 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Speech) favorite quotes:

“As long as space remains,
as long as sentient beings remain,
may I too remain
and dispel the miseries of the world. “

The Chinese government’s actions in Tibet over the years:

Well, their actions speak for themselves. Religious and political repression, destruction of Tibetan culture, human rights violations, and a repopulation strategy designed to extinguish Tibetan identity. NICE!

The best measure of whether or not Tibet is part of China is the view of the Tibetan people. They don’t believe they are Chinese. I guess that settles it.

The Olympics are a great, global event. They embody sportsmanship, brotherhood, and peace. They are an opportunity for a nation to show itself in a favorable light. Another regime tried to polish its image when it hosted The Olympics in 1936.  The Olympics are a majestic and wonderful stage. However, they cannot hide the brutal face of an authoritarian regional hegemon oppressing its peaceful neighbor under the pretext of helping it.

Go home and let the Tibetan people have their culture. What a concept (President Bush, are you listening?) in a world where global powers attack others “for their own good.”

The Olympics have given China the world stage. And the world is watching.

Be peaceful Be prosperous Be positive!

Ray

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