Thursday, February 29, 2024

Power Of Our Own Energy

Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken.

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay Self-Reliance digs a deep trench in the synapses in our brains. We ride a three-dimensional energy roller coaster that takes us up the hills of renewal. And at times, it deposits us in valleys of fear. We then lock ourselves in mental sidecars of doubt and cover ourselves with the inconsistencies of religious politics.

The valleys of fear shroud us in sameness and transform us with bitterness. We blame our mental adjustments not on choices but on associations. Our influences restrict us from seeing the ruin of our self-responsibility.

We battle brothers and sisters and exile them in shame. That quest for power tweaks our ambitions, but hierarchical control sentences us to distasteful compliance. The nation falls into an objective abyss from the unorganized idiosyncrasies of government orchestrated by the money-hungry political vultures.

Our energy rides in dubious subtle domination, and our physical and mental health sinks into an irrational pond of confusion. We call that confusion the reality of a necessary life.

We ride that energy until brakes of awareness throw us into another frame of thought-cells. Those thoughts begin to reject anything that conforms to our judgmental and distorted beliefs.

When we realize we create all of these experiences so we physically feel our thoughts and emotions, we change. We discover all we experience expands our inner awareness through the power of our own energy. We then continue our journey of self-reliance from the inside-out instead of from the outside-in.

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