A world of leaders
Some things became apparent when people started suggesting that negating is a way to find your “true self”. I wouldn’t know about that. I do know that negating is the preoccupation of billions of the world’s people, and for them it has only brought them the world as it is. Anything that is life affirming, seems to be counter balanced with something horrid somewhere else in the world. I should just say “juxtaposed” not to intend an actual balance with any equity.
Do we need a personal event to start to shift those gears? Of course my first and most consistent action point is on myself. I have values (or I don’t) and I can apply them to my actions where I now can. I can also investigate them to see if they are truly life affirming, and change them accordingly. Values and the conscious stopping of my negating is in my hands, but only if I want to define it as a worthwhile pursuit.
!!What other possible way can the world shift, except by you shifting yourself!! I have never found one.
First let us acknowledge that most of our supposed values are borrowed, until we make conscious experiments to find values that are authentic to us. Borrowed values might be a start, but they will not withstand the rigors of the voyage through life.
- Perhaps we have all lived in a less than ideal system, and excused ourselves with “everyone else is doing it. I’ll be the only honest one, and economically it will be a disaster”.
- Or we have said that people mistreat me. I’ll be open to change but they must go first.
- Or we’ve attempted to hold to our values, but felt that nobody is catching the wave, (still wanting to transform the other).
- Or we have experimented with “drifting and watching”, thinking it is a greater view of the whole, and feels a relief.
For me finding and expressing authentic values is just plain fun. At this point I am sure that a world of followers can only bring us the misery that is now self evident. It is only a world of leaders that can make any changes. Leader just means lead yourself. There is no need to have any followers.