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The Meaning of Life and a Renaissance of Love
I think I know the meaning of life. It's love...love and connecting...love and understanding...love and happiness.
You may ask yourself, "How do I find this meaning? How do I find understanding, love, happiness? How do I obtain this meaning in my life?"
Look within yourself. Give more than you take. Consciously seek love.
People are uneasy these days. We see our dreams and beliefs tumbling down around us. But many of our beliefs and dreams relate to material objects. Material objects that seem solid, but are here today and useless tomorrow.
We dream of owning our own home. We dream of big screen TV's to watch the big game on. We dream of college for the kids and an easy retirement.
We believe we are only as good as our job. We believe how much money we make sets our status in life. We believe that we are better than others just because we own more than they do.
The Meaning of Life is "Stuff"
Where does happiness fit into these dreams and beliefs?
Based on our dreams of "stuff" and our belief in our economic standing, it would seem that money can buy happiness. But I guess that would depend on where your happiness is rooted.
I dream of a time when scientists are held in greater esteem than athletes. A time when creation means more than passive entertainment. A time when philosophers are more sought after than lawyers.
I believe that only love can overcome all things. Only love has the power to create peace. For in love lies a willingness to understand. Love searches for what connects us...not what divides us.
Where do your beliefs lie?
Society is waking up and, like a great being awakening after a deep slumber, ripples are occurring, ripples of our reality interspersed with truth. Ripples that are becoming waves of momentum. Waves of change and revolution. Waves of war.
But I dream of a renaissance and I believe in love. I know I am not alone in my dreams and beliefs, and I need help. I need help to make these dreams and beliefs reality. I need your help in making our time a Renaissance of Love.
The Renaissance of Love will be a time of awakening. A time during which we shift our focus and values from material objects and invest our time in each other. A realization of our very consciousness that we are more than we own. Each and every one of us is precious and unique.
There has never been a time of such great potential. A time that we are united in our inability to accept war is the answer. A time during which science has discovered we are all connected. It is time for a great awakening. An awakening of love and acceptance for each other. An end to the fear and hate we have known.
After all, where does all this hate and fear originate? Why do our differences divide us? Why, when we are all very much the same. We love our families and want to provide for them. We all want to have clean air to breath and clean water to drink. Why does it seem the world is trying to divide us.
Reality is only what we believe it is. Only we can create it...only we can change it. However, it seems to me that we are allowing our reality to be manipulated. Manipulated by media and big business. And their message is simple. It runs along these lines:
"We are all in danger! (DANGER, Will Robinson, DANGER!)"
And what exactly are we in danger of? Losing everything!? Losing our jobs, our homes, our stuff!? (OH NO!) But look closer. Are these really the things happiness are made from? Is life that simple? Are we but what we own...or are we more?
What will all this "stuff" matter in 10 years?
Does your job give you satisfaction? I remember having jobs that gave me satisfaction. Life is a compromise. I made good money and supported my family well. We had the big screen TV and all the "stuff" we wanted. You would think life was good.
The job that was satisfying because it allowed me to be a good provider, was very dissatifying in other aspects. There was always a great deal of pressure to do more with less. The job was taking all of my time and energy.
I was lackluster when I returned home. Even at home I was distracted with work. One day I woke up. I gave up the job, and became happier. We could no longer afford all the "stuff" that we wanted, but we had what we needed. We had each other and we were happier.
The real happiness in life had been reinstated to it's proper place in my priorities. In 10 years it will matter if my children love me. It will matter if they are well-adjusted or not. It will not matter if we owned a certain game...wore a certain shoe...drove a certain car. What will be important is our current health and happiness. This is my reality.
Possessions are only dreams. Dreams that promise happiness, but deliver anxiety, stress and dissatisfaction. Wake up and remember what is real.
Nobody can take what is real from us. We can unwittingly give up what is important, but no-one can take it from us. Who we are, what we are, thrives on the energy of love...the life-giving energy that connects us all...the ripples of reality that make us one.
I know I ask a lot of you. I ask you not to fight for love, just that you love. I'm not asking for a Revolution of Love... I'm asking for a Renaissance of Love. A Renaissance that can only begin with you.
The Miracle of Oneness-Fractals
Oh, are you still there? Sorry, I got involved watching that series on fractals...Fractals amaze me! The pattern is never-ending, and a change in one portion results in a change in the whole pattern.
I look at fractals as a map of space and time. The way the fractal keeps it's pattern when it is magnified to me is like looking at time. It continues unending into the future. The way the fractal keeps it's pattern when scanning it right or left makes me think of all the dimensions that exist in this moment of time.
If you were to pick one portion of the fractal you would see it repeatedly occurring. You could see how the pattern is all connected, up and down, side to side, in and out. I feel we are all connected in this way. We are connected through out time and space. The existence of fractals shows me our connectedness.
To me, fractals prove that, in the pattern of our lives...in the pattern of the universe, one person has the power to make a change in the whole. While the change may not be easily recognized, it will be there changing the pattern of the whole. That one tiny change will effect everything.