I don’t enjoy gambling and was at a casino with a friend. As I sat there on a stool, bored out of my mind, I began to stare at the clock. In doing so I realized I was clearing all thought and noise from my mind (even in this chaotic environment). I began to time myself as to how long I could think nothing.
At first, it was 10 seconds…
Then a whole minute…
Then I realized I had been staring at the wall for a good 20 minutes and my head felt like it had energy around it like it often does in meditation.
I was astounded. I could clear away the lights, the smoke, the loud talking and laughing, the bells, whistles, everything. All just by focusing and staring at a clock.
It was a really good test!
I am finding that 2021 is the world version of that casino.
There is chaos everywhere.
You CAN choose inner focus and BE the clarity in the middle of the storm.
Why any of us even bother watching the news anymore is beyond me. It’s so slanted at this point I am surprised the reporters don’t walk on a 45 degree angle like the old V8 commercial actors.
False flag attacks, incorrect reporting, Ignoring news stories that don’t fit the agenda, you may as well just pick a soap opera and tune in. All that is cared about is ratings, drama, and the political divide and conquer agenda.
Blacks vs. whites – Lets do all we can to pit them against one another so they won’t notice the overstepping of power by police, and those in office who hold power.
This has never been so incredibly painfully obvious as when Geraldo Rivera is confronted by a man in Baltimore who is just trying to get his attention to talk to him about what is really going on there, not the sensationalized media version…. It is clear by his creepy glued on Stepford wife smile that he has no interest in talking to this man or having the truth broadcast.
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Real talk about Baltimore This is how you do it! The media is there to get people to watch. If it means not reporting from the proper perspective, that is what they will do. Dig deep to know the truth. Black, Brown, White, Asian etc. etc. Baltimore, Missouri, Freddie Gray, Mike Brown etc. etc. Are OUR issues. Our problems. Situations that we all need to change. You have choices. You can watch and complain or you can do something. You can educate, you can organize, you can get involved in your community, you can contact the media, your alderman, senator etc. etc. Just please don’t complain and do nothing and above all don’t be fooled into believing that this is a black problem only. If you are sick of social injustice, people dying at the hands of the police, the youth killing each other etc. etc. these are all of your problems. No one can fix this or change this but us. I’m doing my part and I want to do more. I will continue to tell you all that I am a message, phone call, email away. I got tired of complaining a long time ago. It’s all work now. Stay in tune with me here @—> VISUALTwitter – @ Iseeitall https://twitter.com/ISeeItAll Instagram – @ Iseeitall https://instagram.com/iseeitall/ #Baltimore #Protest #FreddieGray #SocialJustice #Iseeitall
While I am totally against rioting, looting, stealing and violence, I am wholly for protesting peacefully and the right way. Which apparently is happening in Baltimore but all that is being shown are the rioters.
Dear Americans of ALL COLORS: We are all frustrated. This country is quickly spiraling downhill and going to hell in a hand basket thanks to crappy leadership, a crumbling economy, lack of health care, purposeful dumbing down in education and lying self serving media. More and more often police and governing authorities are out of control, over stepping bounds right and left, taking away our rights, kidnapping our children, taking away our rights and shooting our pets. If you believe the media, the riots in Baltimore have gotten out of hand. When you are looting, burning, pillaging and destroying your own neighbor hoods and the businesses and lively hoods of your friends and neighbors in order to show how mad you are, you are becoming part of the problem. You aren’t directing the anger where it needs to be. You are hurting innocent people like yourselves. Along with that? This violence is exactly what they want. I’m quite sure some of it is staged and being egged on, but now they have a very valid reason to call in troops and go in with guns drawn and blazing. Those of you rioting have played right into their hands. Congratulations and good job! This is the beginning of the implementation of martial law and because of this nonsense very few of us can even begin to make a valid argument against it. You are signing your own death warrants – and likely ours too. So knock it off!
To the protesters who are doing this peacefully and the right way? A giant thank you goes out to all of you…. Keep it up… I stand with you. Sarah
This video from my facebook friend Elinoah Kai gives even more perspective on the Baltimore Protests and Riots
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//I needed to say this. If you don’t agree with me then unfriend me. But this needed to be said.#spreadtheword #biasedmedia #Baltimoreprotest
Posted by Elinoah Kai on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
You know in your heart the difference between right and wrong. Let your instinct guide you. If something doesn’t feel right, do not just go along with the crowd, even if it is the easier thing to do. Stand up and speak out, even if you are the only one.
No one is coming to save us. Be your own hero.
One single person brave enough to do this can change the course of history.
We all want the very best for friends and family. Many of us have a tendency to take on other people’s problems as if they were our own. We do it out of love, but ironically it can often lead to codependency in relationships as well as self-neglect. I speak from experience in this. My natural inclination in life has been to try and “save” the world, especially those closest to me. Unfortunately, I have found it just doesn’t work that way.
It is difficult to watch someone make, what you believe to be, bad decision after bad decision leading his or her life in a negative or non-progressing direction. We want to intervene, even at times – to grab them and shake them and say “what are you doing!?” and literally shove them in a better direction.
What we have to realize is that as much as we love or care about them that no one can make decisions for them. The only person who can rescue them… is them.
Why do I call Non-Attachment an art?
I call it an art because as easy as the concept is, it takes years, sometimes lifetimes to master.
It is easy to be jokingly callous and step back saying “Not my circus, not my monkeys”. But it’s heart wrenching and unnerving at times to pull back, relinquish the illusion of control, and simply allow that person and situation to be what it is and to work itself out.
Now in saying this I do not at all mean withdraw love or support.
A simple “I am still here and I love you.” Is one of the best statements of caring you can make to another person. There is no better gift than that of unconditional love. In that gift it allows the other person to know that it is ok to try – succeed or fail, you won’t think less of them and you will still be there.
This also allows you the mental and emotional space you need in order to take care of yourself. Getting lost in another person’s issues, regardless of love, is never healthy.
In order for anyone to reclaim their life and get it “Back on Track” that drive and power have to come from within. Owning responsibility for their decisions and their actions will lead them to a place of control and from that feeling of self empowerment comes both self esteem and the start of self love.
Written for: The Alberta Street News – Back on Track Column. Columnist: Sarah J. Barendse