Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bless The Misguided New Age People

I know, if you're a new age person, you might not agree with me on this.  So, I'll keep it respectful and thoughtful, but there is a point I want to make and its important.  Bless the misguided new age people for they don't fully understand what it is they do and say.

Now, before you get all up in arms with me, please know that this isn't every new age person.  Although, the numbers it effects are many.  If it makes you uncomfortable, you're free to stop reading.  If not, please continue.  You can always leave a comment at the end of the blog post one way or the other.

There is just too much thought out there that "everything" is bad for you.  If it isn't food, it is thoughts.  If it isn't thoughts, it is what you say.  If it isn't what you say, than it is entities and things watching you and a whole host of things that would take me forever to state here.

The key is, not everything is BAD!  While some things may not be as healthy or good for you, to view the world through the eyes where things are "BAD" or "EVIL" or "SHAMEFUL" is really sad in my view.  If you don't think you do this, then you may want to record yourself for a day and review it.

There is too much out there that is hyperbolic.  Every statement is epic and sensational and over-the-top.  There is no middle ground in what is said.  It is just one super statement after another as if it is time tested fact.  It has become so common place that no one hardly recognizes that they do this.

Be limited in your hyperbolic statements.  Use them wisely.  If you're always crying wolf to the town, people will quit listening to you.  If you're always saying how "BAD" they are, most likely you won't get a second of their attention.  If what you say is so valid and helpful, model your life by it and help teach others what it is that you know.  A club up-the-side of the head constantly isn't going to get far.

There is too much out there that is stated as fact when people know very little or almost nothing about what they are saying.  They watch a video or read regurgitated facts and feel like they are an expert.  They see one picture that is meant to elicit a response and now use that as the poster for all that is wrong with whatever the band wagon happens to be in that moment.

Most likely, you don't have all the facts.  You have one side of it.  I know, you can say you researched it and understand it, but I could poke holes in your theory so fast that it would make your head spin.  Even when I've tried to help educate people in these moments, it goes in one ear and out the other.  It is as if you want everyone to listen to you, but you don't listen to others.

I know we're all passionate about things and causes and moments in our life.  I know we care and we truly want to make the world a better place.  Unfortunately, the over-the-top actions and words that new age people constantly scream about, is not helpful.  It hurts the very thing you are trying to do.

What if instead of acting like you know it all and you're the expert, that maybe you begin to share what you know.  Maybe if you treat it as what you know in the moment, rather than facts that have been researched and proven, you might have more credibility.  Maybe if you listened and helped teach others, they would respond to your kindness and respect, thereby helping promote the cause you believe in.

Yes, I get it.  The world is mostly an unconscious place.  There are far too many glued to the news and TV and advertisements of the day.  There are far too many that are so locked up in the beliefs and paradigms of their life, that they see nothing of what exists.

If you let your life shine brightly, others will come to see what it is that you say.  If you let your words ring forth with respect and love, you will see people gather to allow your embrace.  If you're truly real in life, others will relate to you without any effort on your part.

Sharing a Facebook post doesn't make you valid.  Telling others how bad they are and how wrong they are living their lives, does not make you an authority to listen to.  Treating others with dignity and respect is what makes us all human.  Of course, that begins within us first.

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