The Greatest Need Tonight: Know Yourself, Your Heart
(Mike DePung — Post II.61–17)
All day I have been feeling blah, which I wrote about maybe five hours or so ago. Then, boom, the sort of things that I think led me to blah mushroomed. So, this will be short, blunt, and maybe offensive. Quite honestly, I don’t give a shit who this may offend.
Personal philosophy means everything as of tonight. Yes, I had a blah day, and I consciously, purposefully called on my Heart to help me process my emotions and thoughts. If you are of the opinion that knowing Self and believing, living, and hoping in love and light are secondary to 50–60 cruise missiles launched against a bunch of egotistical assholes by another group of egotistical assholes, then you are leading a life that falls short of why you chose to come here.
Let me make my beliefs clear. America is not first. Human life and dignity is first, and America does not always stand for those. My opinions and stances have changed gradually over the past several decades, but more radically in the last five years or so. The promise and power each one of us possesses cannot be eliminated by politics, oligarchs, or wars. Those who promulgate the sorts of actions occurring as have come about in Syria have violently and rankly denied what it means to come here for Purpose and Happiness.
“Lines in the sand” mean nothing to Heart; that is all Ego. America first is bullshit. One politician declaring how he is better than is predecessor is pure Ego when human lives are at stake; it has zero place. Humanity first is Heart-truth. Love, light, life, and happiness — those are the guiding principles, not pompous politicians declaring how offended they are about atrocities they know have been happening. If you care, look up those who have been ministering to those in Syria and the Syrian refugees themselves. If you care, how do you respond to hypocrisy of denying entry of refugees but ordering missiles to supposedly help the same people? Yeah, no justification because Ego is the motive.
Yet, the current administration would have prevented those poor, devastated people entry into a nation that could easily accommodate and show compassion to them. Again, bullshit. This government, any party represented in Washington, could have taken more of a stand against such bullshit. They could have taken Heart-stances, instead of Republicans versus Democrats and vice versa, on other issues like the oil pipelines bulldozing the leadership of Native Americans who have been oppressed and murdered no less than the innocent peoples of Syria. Again, bullshit.
So, here is my summation. If we are only motivated by and act and interact based on Ego impulses — political affiliations do not mean anything here — then we are missing the mark of our choice in diving into time and space. That’s a personal choice, and I lament the happiness that is being missed because of such choices. If, however, Ego is being engaged that results in death, destruction, and propagation of such, then that is evil, whether it’s Russia, Syria, America, North Korea, China, or any other nations — and that includes the leadership and support of such leadership.
This sort of strong opinion on my part means I will probably be drained once again by tomorrow morning. What I know is Trump is doing nothing to help anyone except himself by trying to make himself superior to President Obama or anyone else — all Ego. Yes, I believe in exposing Ego-bullshit as such. Again, it’s not wrong, but it’s a sellout to Heart. It means loss of happiness, acceptance of mediocrity, and resignation to desperation for the masses. However, to those who purposefully engage in oppressing, repressing, deceiving, and destroying Heart-truth, truths that have been articulated, even in their shortcomings, by ideals of such things as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” they act in complicity with evil.
Enough for tonight. I will leave with what I have needed all day, and wonderful connections in social media have provided: Hope! “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” “I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Both quotes are from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tonight, I love you no matter what you believe; however, I will expose bullshit in fellowship with the light and love that characterized great women and men of the past.
Blessings, love, and peace for you individually and for the lovely people of Syria and all others, including multitudes here in America, who suffer oppression at the hand of oligarchical egotists. Love to you all — yes, the assholes, too.