There are many assumptions we make about the world around us. Most of them were taught to us. It may have been as innocent as, “Oh, look, child, at the beautiful blue sky!” We accept the statement at face value, without question, partly because when we look we do, indeed, see blue. And there’s nothing wrong, nothing that changes about our world or our happiness or our success, because the sky is only blue from a particular angle or context. This limiting belief causes us no heartache. But seen from other angles, other viewpoints, the sky may be clear, orange, yellow, or some other color.
And other beliefs, also unquestioned, can affect our lives. We constantly, second-by-second, create our world by how we view it. Whether we tend towards love or hate, equanimity or anger, optimism or pessimism, our perspective and our beliefs determine what happens to us. We see what we believe we will see.
In America today, we live in a kind of trance: a dream world where the needs of business are more important than the needs of people. Normal today means using immense amounts of electricity and oil, living in suburbs requiring too much driving, consuming like there is no tomorrow nor any future limits, accepting that war, greed, poverty and racism are just part of life and cannot be overcome, believing that as one person out of more than 7 billion, I am powerless to instigate change within the global society.
In “What Color Is Your Sky?” we look at some of the beliefs that comprise the American culture of the early 21st century, and try to question those that are leading us down the primrose path to annihilation. Questioning our assumptions is the quickest way to transform our consciousness and bring about the lifestyle we truly desire. The longer we wait, the farther, and harder, we will fall.
We dance with the Universe, our spirits free to touch the Earth and one another lightly and with loving attention. We learned that attempting to dominate and exploit others, that pushing against the Universe, triggers a fundamental law of physics: for every action, there is an equal reaction. If we want to avoid being slapped by the world, we must keep our touch light and free. Can we blend our energies and begin to move together, rather than in competition?
There is abundant energy in our world for life and for love, if we can but share. Will we pull together in cooperation, or pull apart in conflict? We, the people, must speak to this. Change will not come from outside, politicians and corporations will not instigate this change themselves. If we desire a world as pictured in our wildest dreams, it falls to us to speak up, to inspire our family and friends, and to begin to take the steps we can to bring it into existence. Change begins when we let go of the old to make room for the new. All around us now, today, the old ways of living are cracking and beginning to crumble. What new vision will succeed in oozing through the cracks and into manifestation? What assumptions must we transcend to create this vision of our future? Can you add your voice to shaping a future that works for all life?
- Categoría BISAC POL020000
- Formato Epub 2
- Idioma Inglés
- Año 2010