A Schizophrenic Way of Life?

In reaction to a Facebook posting, I was asked my view on “How one company is trying to buy up Mother Earth”. The link doesn’t appear to contain the same words – Go Figure
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OK, I am a big picture guy.

We are amidst a social revolution, clearly!
People are using Social Media and the Internet to affect change like never before and the results are being seen by the amount of people on the streets protesting throughout the world.

My friend said to me the other day that the Brits would be on the streets if it were not for Beer and Football and amusing as it was, I can see his reasoning and it’s a true generalisation.

‘Thems that have’ appear to be in a last ditch attempt to maintain control and the reactions are showing up all over the internet. Perceived injustices are showing up like never before! The velocity of communication has never been at the speed of light before available to so many people.

Perception is on high alert and emotional reaction the same whereas time taken to research is probably not being undertaken at a personal level, rather digital ‘hear-say’ is!
Isn’t that the same velocity working against itself?

Avaaz is part of the reaction of ordinary folk to maintain freedom (freedom is an illusion and actually always has been an illusion).
Brits have freedom to a point and believe that they are free because they are comfortable with their lot, when actually most are held in place by fears of losing something because they noticed they have already started losing stuff.
But the Brits probably have the highest level of freedom available in the world. Hence our massive immigrant population. People like the freedoms we have.

My personal belief:
Protestation doesn’t work as much as we think it does, community and negotiated agreements always delivers but without the protestation then issues are veiled from us.

There is a place and a time (reality) for all behaviour but it needs to be powerful not forceful.

Osho said:

osho910[1]“Everybody wants freedom as far as talking is concerned, but nobody really is free and nobody really wants to be free, because freedom brings responsibility. It does not come alone. And to be dependent is simple: the responsibility is not on you, the responsibility is on the person you are dependent on.

So people have made a schizophrenic way of life. They talk about truth, they talk about freedom, and they live in lies, they live in slaveries – slaveries of many kinds, because each slavery frees you from some responsibility. A man who really wants to be free has to accept immense responsibilities. He cannot dump his responsibilities on anybody else. Whatever he does, whatever he is, he is responsible.”

Humans have such a bad track record of self-abuse, like no other animal on this planet and the constant need to separate and use is bazaar. The concept of retribution is also bazaar.
Who are we fearful of? who are we controlling? who are we stealing from?,  who are we fighting? Who are we punishing? … Ourselves – That’s bazaar!

It is community and agreement (enrolment via conversation) that will change things, always has, always will and that’s the power of humanity.
Not forceful action or forceful opinion, rather great questions.

Social Media is a conversation. It needs to generate creativity and enrolment.

Perhaps I am Socratic but I believe Questions have more power than answers because it is creativity that drives humanity not fixing things – that is containment. It is not freedom.

#justsaying

“Freedom is everything and love is all the rest” ~ Dr. Richard Bandler and Owen Fitzpatrick

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Sources:

Pictures:
AVAAZ  http://www.facebook.com
Osho http://www.oshoradio.net
Owen Fitzpatrick and AyPee at NLP Masterclass

Content:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/monsanto_vs_mother_earth_loc/ and http://www.facebook.com

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Who might you be?

I work as a Possibility Strategist, causing others to achieve.
I am a Specialist Practitioner in Neuro Hypnotic Repatterning. I am a Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I am also a Hypnotic Practitioner and TFH level 2 Kinesiologist
My personal possibility for life is Courage, Love and Vitality and when I am working well then usually Humour, Defiance and Logic are present.
My joy is being present and having fun, which is 1 reason why I run NLP House Parties.

This is actually what I DO. It is not who I AM, despite the wording used in the statement.

I have the benefit of presenting the above as me to the outside world, while I can retreat to something completely different in private and I can step away from the statement completely if I so choose, whenever I want.

This week Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has been the head of state for 60 years!  The maximum period for people to have a one job is around 40 years and considerably less nowadays but to BE the job for 60 years is something most of us will probably never experience.

And there are many more in the world that BE the work they DO. The Dalai Lama, is obviously one.

Clearly these people do have private times but who they are is so closely allied to their job that who they BE and what they DO is almost the same thing. This, I guess determines what responsibility is.

Responsibility is when I BE what I DO

So for me, if I am being responsible, I have to BE

  • strategic in helping others create possibility
  • the cause of others achieving things
  • practising skills that I have learnt and devised
  • Courageous, Loving and Vital
  • Humorous, Defiant and Logical
  • present and having fun

It’s just a thought.

Who might you be?

image royal.gov.uk and dalailama.com