Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Are We Human?

These days, I feel tired and worn out with what goes on in the world around me. I see a bunch of greedy people all out for themselves hoping to either score "goodies", "lawsuit wins", "rewards" or "more control". It feels like no one is really even thinking about what lies ahead or what our actions will bring about tomorrow. In case you misunderstand me, this post is not about politics. It is much greater than that.

Most people don't even bother to ponder what life is about or why they are here. Some go to church once a Sunday and then exclaim they have the answer. Others, feel like they should deviate from the church and religion, only to bundle spirituality up into something that resembles that which they long to flee. You've got others that chase every ounce of snake oil offered up in philosophies, facebook forwarded messages and tabloid magazines. Yet, there are people who chase the corporate dream, hoping to save enough money for later years that they can enjoy if a heart attack or some other disease doesn't take them out first.

At the end of the day, we as humans spend very little time on what truly matters in life. We walk around with our heads in the clouds, acting as if we have the answers. We forget that life is more than just having the answers. Life is about searching, evolving and discovering all there is to know.

We can listen all day long to the speakers of our time and our location but if we fail to listen to what is within, what have we profited. We end up with a head full of regurgitated facts and a body so out of touch, that life is forever altered. The messages we seek are there within us, but yet we look to so many others, so many systems and so many ways of thought to find them.

I hope that we will begin to wake up as a human species and really and truly begin to understand that there is so much more out there. We are not the sum total of all that we can be. In fact, in many ways, we have only begun on our journey of discovery. My hope is that we as a human species will learn to harness the power of fear so that it will transform us into a more evolved human.

We should never settle for what we know today or what we think today is all about. For tomorrow may not come as we think it will. Life can change in the blink of an eye and the more we understand our purpose, our role and the process, the more we truly will become human.

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  1. no sense in wasting what others are thinking, but what is important is what we think, how we act, what we say and what we do..through the kind people we meet and surround ourselves with, we are close to God and God was always close to us..

  2. I woke up this morning, and this same question kept hitting me. Are we, as a species, Human yet?! I think we are still to evolve and reach a commune where all Human-beings and animals alike would be focused fully, as one being, for being a representative of this lovely planet called Earth. And why only Earth; someday that One will be a Representative of the galaxy as well! Cheers to this thought. After reading your post, I have come to realize that my life will not be wasted after money or pleasures, but it will be well-spent in making a better Togetherness and Oneness for our world. Thank you for affirming my thoughts by yours.

    1. I'm glad you shared your thoughts as well because it impacts my life in the same way it did you. Thank you for sharing this.