Instantaneous living

This instant gratification that we strive for is damaging. It’s leading us to daily impatience due to our expectation, which is based on our ability to get more things done faster – thanks a great deal to technology. Although these things that have sprouted from our creative minds to fill a space to suit a task and improve it are great and wonderful, but it shouldn’t mean that we should adopt a motto of : ‘we have the ability, so therefore we must’. This attitude, I believe, is far more dangerous than we like to think.

Technology is at a place where things are being improved at a steady rate and because it is seen as helpful, our perception of these gadgets and abilities also shift with them. It is allowing us to accomplish more and more in less time and that eventually becomes standardized, setting the bar for the masses to follow. Doing more things in less time is great, but to what end?
When demands are constantly met, expectation no doubt eventually also creeps in. When there is a new breakthrough allowing for even more things to be done in even less time (which may eventually become the norm) expectation will also shift. It will get to the point where we demand the impossible out of people and due to our expectation of the ‘standard’  we will eventually make it impossible for ourselves to be human.

Add to this the fear of our mortality, our safety and thus our dependability on money. This creates an illusion of time. If this instantaneous obsession becomes the norm, then we begin to fear that we are running out of time. So we do more with gadgets that allow us to do still more in that time. Eventually we spend the majority of our waking life in a career we didn’t necessarily want, all to make some money to create a personal life we spend a fraction of time living. This pressure of the illusion of time causes stress in many people’s lives and that stress expresses itself  as discomfort and dis-ease in the human unit (both mentally, emotionally and physically), much of which is unnecessary.

We need to practice intelligent moderation and balance. Life is dynamic and is forever changing and we do need to move with it, but all in moderation. We need to show control and intelligent balance demands the greatest of control, for one needs to know when to make a willing sacrifice for the well-being of not only the single human unit, but for humanity in general.

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Concept of evolution of the subtle, intangible planes

 

When we think of evolution we tend only to think in terms of man evolving from ape to modern day Homo Sapiens. This can and is debated to death with different religious views etc. I ask you to briefly put those thoughts to one side as I entertain the idea of evolution with relevance to consciousness and those subtle, intangible planes of existence.

Everything evolves, even a thought. A thought can evolve to the point where it is no longer just alive in the invisible mind stuffs, but can eventually gain enough momentum and enough gravity for that initial idea to create a physical effect and manifest.

 

The same can be said for the single human unit’s consciousness, and if we expand, the same goes for the human consciousness as a collective or a mass sum. I believe we still know far too little about our ancient past and the so called ‘facts’ we know are so varied that it leaves the average person confused, so they believe what they are taught in our educational institutions, which I am sad to say is flawed.
Whether we did evolve from ape or if there was a cross synthesis between two or more species/sub-species or whatever, evolution still played a roll.
Physical discoveries based on observation is the most basic way of learning. Through observing patterns and repetition in nature, our earliest ancestors took these discoveries to heart and implemented whatever system to use for the better of self or their community.
Even the systems that were based on their observations evolved. The system gets implemented as often as possible because it is seen as benevolent. Eventually the system evolves to the point where we become so use to it that it becomes common place and eventually over time the general population of the future generations may forget the reason for the initial system, and then the system becomes that unwavering truth that they have benefited from for generations.

 

Because that initial idea (which evolved into whatever system) has become so evolved and because it has done so slowly over many decades and generations, the community often does not see the small changes and cracks the system makes over time, not only to the physical life of the community, but also the mental and even emotional life of each human unit and the collective as a whole. Each unit interprets everything slightly differently. This obviously has consequences between individual human units and also similar minded units who congregate into ‘organizations’. So often these ‘organizations’ are at the heart of conflict, even though each unit within these organizations sits ever so differently on the scale of the true ideal that the organization centers itself around, even though the views of this future generation is based on the understanding of their elders/ancestors of that initial idea/system.
If the current generations are unaware and not conscious of the changes and cracks that every system is bound to produce (whatever it may be) and we continue blindly with the initial system because the result is easier to see because perhaps it is more tangible, then the cracks and changes on the more subtle planes (i.e Emotional and mental) will continue to grow. When the unseen forces/energies continue evolving in one way and the physical system doesn’t change to ‘counteract’ these new or different variables into the system and synthesize them practically then the physical form will eventually break…only to eventually reform and rebuild – such is the concept of evolution.

 

We have evolved physically to the point where we are authorities on this planet. We are in a place of power where we are able to change an idea, ideals and even realities in pretty significant ways. What prevents us at the moment, I think, is that the majority isn’t at the point of a mental evolution where we don’t only just concern ourselves with the individual unit, but also concern ourselves as a collective entity, that of a human consciousness. The majority has mastered existing in physical life but struggle on the emotional and mental sides of life. These subtler planes, I believe, are important as everything physical is born from the intangible consciousness or mental plane. Once enough human units have shifted from a very physical, egocentric state of mind to one that incorporates not only one of self, but also one that includes the collective, then one will see more of a positive change for humanity and eventually the planet. I feel that this is the direction of evolution for the human consciousness, from a dim self-awareness to one that knows what itself is as a fully functioning human unit, to one that knows that it’s development and the sustaining of not only the human unit, but humanity and the planet as a whole, lies in the expansion and evolution of the human mind.
Humanity’s crux is one of harmony through conflict. Think about it.

 

 

Passing thoughts…

There was a time when words held wisdom and a picture spoke a thousand words.
Now words hold half-truths for the betterment of entertainment and the demise of reality.
A picture or photograph no longer speak a thousand words,
They are now nothing more than images holding up glamoured perfection.
Perfection is in the glamour and we have swallowed it whole.
To err is human and this we have forgotten.
Perfection is not precise, it is the free movement of life.
It’s the small inconsistencies that give character, uniqueness and individuality – That is the perfection,
The intentional movement of life and the self-correction of that which hinders the greater good
and each subjective experience is unique and individual, giving rise to character.
That is perfection – The infinite possibilities of free subjects.
Are we free?
Or have we indoctrinated ourselves into the  glamoured ideals of perfection and product?

To err is human and perfection takes time. Have we forgotten patience too?

Right now

Right now,
I feel like being sucked up
out into a great abyss of existence.
Where I’m stretched so thin that all of me permeates the universe on every level conceivable.
I want to get a feel for truth.
I want to feel it on the tips of my fingers across light years of nebula and supernova.
I want to close my eyes and fall asleep to the feelings and sounds of existence.
As if it were water
so I can slowly sink and drown in what is.

Some of my writings

Some of you who have been following my blog, or at least read some of my posts, would have put together that I am a photographer, musician and aspiring writer.

Over the last week I’ve posted up examples of my photography with some topics that have been swimming in my mind, and there have been quite a few who have liked and shown some interest of the thoughts in my head.

Over the last few months I have made an effort to write more, and have even signed up with Infobarrel, in an attempt to earn a little extra money. It is indeed hard work, but I have thoroughly been enjoying writing various articles on topics which hold interest to me. I just wanted to share some of my articles for those who are interested.

Human psyche, balance and egotism 

10 celebrities that passed away too soon 

5 inventions that have been commercially suppressed 

2012, an apocalyptic end, or a new age or cycle? 

The technological affect

Love of money: A society in decline

Fracking: Illogical mentality on energy corporations

The brainwashing of us

Complexities of true love

To see some of my other articles, please visit my infobarrel page here. And if you are also a writer and are interested in signing up to infobarrel, you can do so here.

Lets try a bit of interaction…

I am truly grateful having the few of you regularly check my blog posts! Thank you! I thought I’d try a little interaction with you nice folks. I would like to find out what are some of the things that occupy your thinking?  What are some of the great questions you have about life? What topics do you like having a rant about? Please leave a comment, I’d sure like to hear what the world thinks about. What is in your mind, may just inspire me. And we should all be looking out for inspiration…