Awakening, Musings

The Sacredly Profane Capitalist World

Today I read this passage that talked about Capitalism is just a profit making mechanism and how religion is used to censure protests of the working class. It got me thinking about the nature of capitalism and religion.

Have you ever thought about the payment structure of society? The people who clean our streets and the drainage system are paid so little. The teachers who are considered to be the sculptors of our young generation are paid like a dime compared to the people who are working in the corporate sector as managers. Why such disparity? Shouldn’t jobs be paid according to their social relevance? Why are corporate jobs so highly paid when, to be honest, they don’t really play a role in elevating poverty or providing education? This is something that has never really made any sense to me. So what if the corporates boost the economy? Is that really all that matters now? And is this because the world now has majorly become a capitalist world?

Then comes the topic of religion. What really is religion? Is there really any religion left on this planet which still has the essence of being a religion? They all seem like profit-making bodies to me or, countries simply go to war in the name of religion. Where is our humanity?  If there is a God somewhere, I am pretty sure he must be super upset with us and has probably stopped giving a shit about us because of our majorly idiotic way of life.

How do we expect the world to be a better place when everyone just wants to get a corporate job and make money? Who is going to think about or elevate those who have less or even nothing? How can we teach the children of the world, compassion or educate them to become wonderful humane leaders, when the teachers who teach them are frustrated and underpaid?

I know I have asked more questions than I have answered today. But to be honest, even I don’t know the answers to these questions. All I know is that a change is required.

Will you lay awake and ponder about our sacredly profane capitalist world tonight?

 

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Awakening, Environment, Musings

Where are We Going?

I know that there are days when we on an individual level ask ourselves, ‘where is my life going?’; But, I think it is time for us to question where we are going as a species.

We continue killing each other on a daily basis; we continue killing the planet on a daily basis; and for what exactly are we doing all this killing for? For money? For power? Really, ask yourself, where is all this violence coming from? And why? Why can’t we be a peaceful, loving, compassionate species?

What the planet truly needs right now is for to us to step up and make drastic changes on an individual level. Think of the way you are living your life and how you can help in becoming the change that the world so desperately needs right now.

We have been given this life for a purpose. We have been born at this time and place for a reason. We are not supposed to live out the rest of our lives in some office, making money and simply getting married and having children; we are required by the mind and the power that has been given to us in the form of our biological inheritance to live a life that matters. We have been put on this planet to beautify it, to make it better.

The climate has already started changing. Is this really the legacy that we want to leave behind? That we killed a planet, and while it was dying along with the other peaceful inhabitants, we continued having wars and killing each other off? Is this what it means to be human?

This planet needs love and compassion now, more than ever; otherwise the path that we are raging on, leads only to one place: a burning planet, burning people and a slow, charring death.

Be the Change. The world needs you. The planet is waiting.

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The Advertising and Marketing War

There is a funny pattern that has taken over the globe, that many people have not stopped to notice and think about as of yet.

You must be familiar with the Arms Race that started after the end of World War II. We might think that this race ended with time but honestly, it still exists. This time, instead of hiding it; it is right there under our very noses.

Have you wondered how terrorists and local militant groups get arms? The people who make the arms. The defense sector is a lucrative industry, but that industry will end unless they do not get reasons to continue expanding and making new arms and weapons. What are those reasons? Sudden rise of new groups that are working against the system and decided upon taking up arms and weapons for their cause.

When these people take up arms and weapons, the defense industry uses their powerful media influence to terrorize people and show them that see, we need to make new and more powerful weapons, so that we can keep you safe.

Then the countries that are involved in the wars going on in the Middle East, Africa, or any part of the world really with any conflict, show off these weapons and other countries get impressed and want to buy them.

This is the form that the arms race has taken in our day and time now. So many factors go into the making of a war, this is just one way of looking at.

Next time, you are watching a war movie or just some media recording of a war, ask yourself: Is what I am seeing just another form of advertisement, just for something much more worse and lethal than alcohol and cigarettes…?

Question Everything.

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Dependence = Loss of Freedom?

How much pressure does a person have to be in to finally give in to the wishes of others? This is a question that has been a base root of the many regrets I have in life. There are people in our lives who want what they think is best for us. But, what about we want as individuals and our wishes?

There is a certain block in my life that constantly bugs me and stops me from living my life the way I want to. The block is that I am unemployed and so have a big dependency on family financially. The question in this situation is: Does being financially dependent on someone mean that you have to listen to their every whim and advice that they have on how you should be living your life?

This is something that I have constantly struggled with and continue struggling with till this day. These days I have been day-dreaming about the time when I will have my dream job and can finally live life the way I want to. That day seems so far away and my actions and laziness are not at all helping me in securing the dream I want. And that I realize is a major flaw from my side.

I am so busy day-dreaming about the life I want, that I am unable to focus on the hard-work that is required to attain my dream job and hence my dream life. I have always thought that money is something that does not dictate relationships and comes third to love and happiness, respectively. My opinion on that, however, is being challenged. And when being challenged, it is important to make crucial changes in life that will help in moving forward.

So, for me, I guess the only way forward for now is to do hard work regularly, consistently and faithfully; and pray to God/Goddess that I finally get the life that I have been waiting for.

I am tired of feeling like a loser and having no freedom. I am tired of always hiding things and being afraid of the consequences of the actions I make and the decisions I take. I want my life back and that is exactly what I am going to be fighting to obtain.

Forward and Onward, to Glorious Freedom!

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Signs

I have realized that it is really important to distinguish between signs. I made horrendous mistakes in the past few days, thinking that the Universe was trying to tell me that I was on the wrong path and I made rash decisions.

Today I woke up furious with myself for being so blind and blaming the Universe. But the truth is, it was me all along. I misread everything and that created ripples throughout my universe. Ripples is an understatement; Tsunami is more appropriate.

I have listened to Christina Perri’s ‘Sea of Lovers’ about a million times since I have woken up today and it has opened up my eyes. My life should be based on the decisions I make. No one knows me better than I know myself and I know the path I must take in order to move on with my life.

I am sure that the Universe believes so too.

Many times in life, we make decisions based on, not our consciousness, but on the opinion of others. I am the type of person who wants to keep everyone happy and sometimes, in order to do just that, I end up hurting the people who matter the most to me. So, today I made a promise to myself – I am going to do the things that make me happy. I am going to live a life that justifies my very being.

Don’t let the opinions of others get the in the way of your true happiness. Only you know where your heart is; no one else can ever understand how a certain person makes you feel. Don’t let the judgement of others cloud your own judgement.

When you feel like your privacy and space is being encroached upon; lock yourself in a room, listen to your favorite music, close your eyes, switch off your phone; and just listen, listen to the voice of your soul. That voice will guide you onto the path that you need to be on. We don’t always have to depend on signs from the Universe, there is a universe in each and everyone of us. We just need to learn how to listen to it.

I have listened to the universe inside of me and I know how to bring back balance, peace and prosperity within me once again. Whether you listen to the Universe or your own universe, understand one thing: sometimes we do have to go through hardships and we have to accept when someone is gone, but sometimes it is just people who put us on the wrong path.

Listen to your universe and look out for the signs from the Universe.

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Environment

Born to Kill

For my birthday gift this year, I had asked for books; and not just any books, but books that addressed issues that are close to my heart. I recently finished reading one of those books, and it knocked the wind out of me.

The name of the book is Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. She talks about how humans are causing a sixth extinction on this planet on a massive, MASSIVE scale. While I am sure, there are people aware of this fact that our humanly activities have already welcomed our beloved global warming and climate change; our activities are killing off a huge number of species as well.

Five major extinctions have taken place on this planet before humans arrived (there are new findings that tell a different story, but more on that a little later). But the changes that caused those extinctions happened over a long span of time; so while many species did get extinct, there were many others that adapted and survived in the new environment. With the extinction that is now taking place, however, the change that is happening is at a much faster pace. This time the species do not have the time to adapt to their changes; they are simply vanishing from the face of this planet.

I know at this point, many of you would be wondering, ‘so what if there are species dying off, how does that affect us in anyway?’ It does, however, affect us. Let’s take a little detour to make things  a little clearer.

Our planet, when it was formed, was a hot mess. As it began to cool down, life was triggered and organisms began appearing on the face of our planet. These life forms further helped in balancing the planet’s atmosphere. The atmosphere that we take so for granted and the hospitable, habitable planet that we are so used to, was not always like this. In order for this planet to sustain life, it had to learn how to balance itself. There are so many chemical and physical changes that happen on this planet every single second of everyday, that makes it the planet that we live on.

Everything on this planet has a role to play, whether it is the invisible virus that attacks our immune system, the blue-green algae who introduced oxygen into our atmosphere, the trees that strive to touch the sky, the insects that help in pollination, the herbivores that make sure the vegetation doesn’t grow out of control, the carnivores that make sure that the herbivores don’t eat all the vegetation; everything is in a carefully calibrated balance and then there is us, the Homo Sapiens, hell bent on breaking the very balance that has helped us survive for so long.

Every species that has become extinct due to our activities, every species that is on the brink of extinction, no matter how insignificant they might be in our teeny-tiny selfish minds, is a loss for the planet and the balance that it has created over all these millions of years.  We have, however, successfully ruptured that balance.

How is human activities causing world-wide catastrophic extinctions? We have turned the world into a small village, where neither distance is too great, nor any place too remote for us to go to. Along with us, have come new species of plants and animals into local habitats that give unheard of competition to the local species of plants (yes, you read right. There are species of plants that are also going extinct) and animals and knock them out of the ring.

With the added pressure of the climate changing so quickly and drastically, many species are losing their natural habitats and are dying off. While they are people, who are trying to keep some species alive in a closed spaces and by freezing them into test tubes so they are not completely gone; what kind of life is that? The species we are keeping locked up, they will never know their true habitats; they don’t have the freedom of going somewhere else and the worse part is that they will never know. I know many people at this point, would think, so what? They are just animals, insects and plants. What difference does it make anyway?

We are the great HOMO SAPIENS. We were given the power of thought, intelligence and emotions. I always thought that we were placed here on this planet to achieve greatness, to cut the boundaries and unite the world as one. But what are we really doing instead? We are killing the planet, the life on it and we are also killing one another for a thing known as: money, that we created for economic purposes.

Want to know what the new findings were, that I said I will talk about later? Out of the BIG FIVE extinctions, there is a new astonishing proof, that the three that happened just when humans entered the scene, was caused by humans itself. We are natural killers. There is also proof that we mated with our sister species and killed them off as well. Considering we are natural killers, I won’t be surprised if we raped our sister species and then killed them.

I know there is the possibility that the destruction we have caused is now irreversible, but what stuns me is that there are still no large scale global initiatives to try and make a change.

All the destruction, all the imbalance that we have caused; we might think we are safe, but we forget that we are a part and parcel of this planet too. Anything that happens here because of us, will definitely affect us too.

Let the Destruction begin, for we were born to kill.

 

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Oh, the magnificent irony

My hands locked around his neck,

I watched the lights go out,

His eyes a black hole of pain,

I watched the life go out of him,

His body falling away,

The look on his face,

Forever engrained in my memory;

The betrayal was too great,

The ending too horrific;

I bent down towards his lifeless figure,

And kissed him one last time with poisonous lips;

The skies turned a terrible purple,

The sea a horrific olive green,

I laid down next to him as

the poison shattered my life force;

the sky started bleeding blood,

as the Universe looked down, and

laughed; a deep guttural evil laugh.

Oh the magnificent irony.

Oh, the magnificent irony.

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