Our community tends to be very proactive in organizing interventions for drug and alcohol abuse. We step in and say, “If you continue this way, you will die, so we’re going to have an intervention.”
But we don’t speak forcefully enough when it comes to politics, the environment, and social issues. It’s no different. If we continue polluting the air and water, we could lose civilization as we know it. If we continue to suppress the vote among large groups of people, we could lose our democracy.
We cannot pretend this isn’t happening. There’s a difference between transcendence and denial. Negative denial is when you’re just not looking at it. Positive denial is when you realize it’s happening, but you deny its ability to go any further, now that you’re here. You deny its ultimate power over you.
We have to use our spiritual perspectives to reduce ourselves to zero—so that we can be present for the really big issues facing humanity. To be really available to the suffering of humanity, it has to mean more than just the suffering of the individual. We have to wake up to the collective suffering.
~ Marianne Williamson
“To change everything, we need everyone.”
–Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. She is currently the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, a three year appointment.Wikipedia
Slow the world down! Check the Beauty!
What is meditation? In its deepest form, meditation should not be done to get something for the ever insecure and incomplete-feeling ego; rather it should be done with the intention to make direct contact with your Self at a level you have heretofore not yet experienced. Do not meditate out of habit, or it will become a form of sleep—which is the opposite of true meditation. Meditation, in its purest form, is the decisive act of turning attention away from objects and perceptions, and placing it as firmly as one can on the feeling of ‘Awareness being aware of itself.’ ~ Bentinho Massaro
Translators: Mike Zonta, Melissa Goodnight, Richard Branam, Hanz Bolen
SENSE TESTIMONY: Too much change or unpredictability creates uncertainty and pain.
5th Step Conclusions:
1) Truth is inexchangeable, unchanging, predictable, settled law and the judgment of Truth is Divine Oneness.
2) Infinite Consciousness Beingness is always knowing and foreseeing the constant reliability of its own formless changeless Principle.
3) Truth is ever-present abundant, totality, safe , sound , well, agreeable, harmonious, playful, always.
4) Truth is this Magnus Opus, Being playful Musical panorama, composing I am Thou identity, Harmonically arranging and Rhythmically concluding Autismically Alchemical Certainty.