Efficiency Versus Reigning Fear

They stand at the crossroads between annihilation and an upgrade in evolution - either to continue with a traditional focus on outside forces or do a one-eighty and shift the direction inwards. 


Currently, the people who reason that directing a change within requires less time and energy than controlling the outside, are in the minority.  Moreover, the evidence that external fixation creates more problems than it solves, escapes the majority's cognizance. Concentrating efforts on the outside is a survival method sprung from a less visionary but once necessary, primitive intelligence.  However, it has reached its best by date.


Thankfully, supporting the upgrade, there are some who have understood that an inward direction is a more efficient method.  They are the ones who grasp that acknowledging subjective entitlement and embracing an attitude of humility offer better odds to successfully stop humanity's march into extinction.  


The shift's benefit is not clear to everyone.  While to some, it is obvious that the least effective way of processing problems is to force a change in the other, this is an exclusive lesson self-taught by inherent sympathy or empathy.   The understanding is not possible for others.  There are many people who blameless,  born with a higher degree of self-service, cannot perceive this understanding. 


As an example, not that long ago, teachers faulted students for not being good students.  Today, many understand that unless a teacher inspires students to love learning, they will not become good students.  A teacher's focus switched from an outward focus to an inward one; demanding change in the student was less beneficial than changing one's self to become a more skillful teacher.  Unfortunately, not all teachers have made that switch or your memories of school would be joyful.


The dull ones,  the ones with thick self-serving sight, unable to see past their noses, are not capable of learning this new method.  An arrogant self-serving brain will not accept that it is in the service of humanity that they serve themselves better.   Therefore they do unto others before it is done to them, take more because they can and interact in manipulation and fear.


To them, they do not belong to humanity but rather are separate Gods pillaging this reality and its co-habitants.  They will not change.  It's up to the visionaries to create another way.


How can one recognize the visionaries?   For the most part, visionaries, oftentimes privately or not self-aware of it, suffer depression and despair.  This suffering frequently manifests into physical diseases.  They struggle with the status quo intuiting that it needs an upgrade.  They flounder, confused and saddened by how people violate each other.  They rage with their helplessness, impotent on how to change rampant idiocy.  They accept comforting doctrines of a promised better life after death.  They carry placards and hope for change.  Nevertheless, these are all signs that they have not yet understood the inward power of change.  

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Comments (10)

  1. Nightbane

    People who look inwards to see make improvement upon themselves spend far less time creating trouble for everyone. They return better and more responsible for their own space and actions, the world is improved thereby. people who better know themselves have better clarity and certainty in outward actions, tend to work more towards helping others find that instead of taking material stuff and thinking if they just have enough of it all will be good…. for them, at least….
    I think the trouble is most don’t want to look within for fear of the mess ( or vacuum )they are certain they will find and prefer to spend energy in the external wars and pursuit of the greed culture instead of leaving off and achieving peace and prosperity from within. They seem to be under impression they will " lose " something if they don’t keep up the external habits of the greed culture. People who subscribe so wholly to greed and materialism are so entirely too easily manipulated by these and the fear of the perceived shame of " losing " To them I say, yes, it is nice to come home to oriental carpets, comfortable furniture and beautiful artworks but if it all burnt tonight I would not feel I’d lost anything other than a dry, warm cave to sleep in. though i should miss some of the stuff has personal meaning to me, just about all of it easily replace and the rest I can ever see in the clear view of me mind’s eye.
    I am not the sum of my stuff, my stuff is a commentary of the sum of me.

    April 25, 2017
    1. Nightbane

      Bon jour! ’ow’ve you been?

      April 25, 2017
      1. greunie

        Bom dia! How wonderful to read your words. They are a compliment to my post, thank you.

        April 25, 2017
    2. morningafter7

      This is true – I like how you said it.

      April 25, 2017
      1. greunie

        Thank you for taking the time to tell me. I appreciate your comment. Thanks.

        April 25, 2017
  2. dopesleeper

    From Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Sirens of Titan”
    Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself.
    But mankind wasn’t always so lucky. Less than a century ago men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them.
    They could not name even one of the fifty-three portals to the soul.
    Gimcrack religions were big business.
    Mankind, ignorant of the truths that lie within every human being, looked outward—pushed ever outward. What mankind hoped to learn in its outward push was who was actually in charge of all creation, and what all creation was all about.
    Mankind flung its advance agents ever outward, ever outward. Eventually it flung them out into space, into the colorless, tasteless, weightless sea of outwardness without end.
    It flung them like stones.
    These unhappy agents found what had already been found in abundance on Earth—a nightmare of meaninglessness without end. The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death.
    Outwardness lost, at last, its imagined attractions.
    Only inwardness remained to be explored.
    Only the human soul remained terra incognita.
    This was the beginning of goodness and wisdom.

    April 26, 2017
    1. greunie

      Is this an exact quote? The way it is written seems very like your own way of writing.

      April 26, 2017
      1. dopesleeper

        Exact quote. It’s the beginning of the book. When I first read it, I was so impressed I memorized it. I was a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut and have read most of his books. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if it’s affected the way I write. The attitude and rhythms are in my head.

        April 27, 2017
  3. depressedgirl

    Great blog. Have missed you a lot. Do you still write on that place you used to write on? If you do, please give me the URL, so I can read you on there

    April 30, 2017
    1. greunie

      I am writing only here, once in awhile.

      April 30, 2017