Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. Filed under: Amazing Universe Consciousness Spirituality The Awakening
Daikan Basho, Contributing Writer
Human beings are curious creatures in that they have a most unusual
capacity for free will, yet, are so easily manipulated, controlled, and
subjugated by other people. Quite a paradox.
The deciding factor between which of these two inherent states one
occupies, mental freedom or mental slavery, often has to do with how
fully one is able, or chooses, to see through the illusions governing
day-to-day life in these interesting times. This is a process commonly
called ‘awakening.’ It can be painful and all the while, deeply
For example, one may come to understand that our [color:d430=blue !important][color:d430=blue !important]monetary system is engineered to enrich a certain group, while forever condemning a larger group to debt slavery. One may realize that our military
is engaged in conflicts for reasons other than directly protecting the
American people from harm. One might wonder why the wickedly addictive
and deadly drugs, tobacco and alcohol, can be bought legally on every
corner, while possession of the natural herb Cannabis can come with time served. Or why our food system largely fails to deliver nourishment. This list goes on; our world begs for review.
An awakening of this kind is often triggered by a commonly experienced, but, chance sequence of events. One has…
- received or come into contact with some initiation into information outside of the mainstream
- made a conscious effort to take in and understand this information, rather than avoiding it, pretending it does not exist
- taken willfull action in using this information as the basis for
making fundamental changes in how they live life and relate to society
If one accepts, or buys into, the worldview offered to us by our institutions of government and the media, the dissonance
between what one wants to be true and what one senses to be true
becomes so great, that one has to subjugate the senses in order to
believe in the drama and phoniness written into every level of society.
Life makes sense, but has no meaning. The stage is set for great
personal and spiritual crisis.
However, if the popular worldview is rejected in favor of critical thinking
and intentional disregard for propaganda and for-profit media, then one
is faced with the challenge of applying their substantial inherent will
power and intention
in opposition to this juggernaut of collective self-deception. One
finds no choice but to repurpose their personal lives to offer balance
to a precariously out of balance world. In this case, few things in life
will make sense, yet, life takes on a newly intense and richly
beautiful meaning. Something blossoms within, free will is rediscovered,
security loses value, and the unknown becomes sacred. A transformation,
an improvement, the stoking of an old fire. A life renewed.
Once this veil is pierced, and our illusion-based cultural
programming becomes obvious, one faces a great challenge of personal
responsibility. How much can one willfully alter their personal
trajectory to live a more meaningful and peaceful life? How can one set
an example, illuminating an ancient path in these darkening times? The
matrix has us, so what are we willing to do about it?
For those who come through this process and grow to understand the
world in this way (there are many, and the number is rapidly growing),
going back to any former confidence in a popular paradigm is simply not
an option. Pursuing personal individuation and psychological excellence
becomes the only choice, and the exercise of will power and
self-development is the path. Deliberate freedom from cultural
programming is the only thing can satisfy the newly awoken spirit. The
Free will is discovered in the inner discovery that the popular outer
life is not what it seems. It is then cultivated into something that
provides continuous inspiration, re-kindling passion for life in the
culture of death.
In this clash between the indomitable natural human will to be free and a cultural [color:d430=blue !important][color:d430=blue !important]program
that desensitizes us to our own exploitation, the superior person
employs free will in their personal emancipation. No matter how
outrageous the world is made to seem, solace and freedom is still to be
found for them, along the path of truth.
About the Author
Daikan Basho is a traveling guru of life. A
Yogi, philosopher and eternal student of the martial arts, he searches
tirelessly for self-perfection and excellence. Through the physical arts
and written word he intends to move the people he comes in contact with
toward the realization of a happier, more fulfilled life. Daikan is a
contributing writer to WakingTimes.com.
Thanks to Zen at: http://www.zengardner.com