What do you dream about? What do you want in life? Let’s take this to the basic’s of life. How would you like to live?
Although I live in a rural area of Mexico City, I still find myself dreaming of a life of peace and tranquility – a life where I… we can live from what we grow and trade for; where community not only allows for individuality, but encourages it. Where we know we belong, and have purpose other than “blending in”, or as we say, “Conforming to” the ways of someone who has convinced you – us, their ways are better. Where making mistakes are seen as avenues of growth, not failure.
Also, where our work is ours and what we earn (not money) is not “taxed”. A place where greed is non-existent. Where competition is only seen as, “Can I be better?”
Yes, I’m a dreamer. I can not say this is a choice any more than breathing is a choice, but I do long for a way of life in which not only I, but everyone can be free and open; a place where we don’t have to deal with the epigenetic‘s of horrible experiences visited upon a family member long ago. A place where everyone knows our origin, and there is no need to argue or debate who is correct.
A place where we owe no person to live – we know where we live is a a gift and a responsibility – therefore, no man-made pollution. A place where we know that no one is better than another: even better, this place wouldn’t have to consider such a possibility.
I dream, not only for the hope of a better future, but at times, just to keep my sanity.
Recently, I was standing in my garden after walking our dog. I was looking at our house, the many fruit bearing trees… and I felt trapped.
As humans, we spend our lives gathering:
- things to fill the houses
- communication devices – usually the ones we don’t need, we just want the latest and greatest
- things to entertain us
- experiences which may be self-gratifying, but hurtful, if not harmful to others (including places), whether directly or indirectly
- education, usually to gain more money so we can gather more stuff
- or education which can alter life as we’ve known it for countless ages
- and much more.
These are reasons I say that I’m a dreamer. I want a much more simpler life, where magic is not a word, or a strange concept; where the word and concept of being spiritual is not a subject of debate, but a way of life.
At one point in our history, this was what we had, but we lost it. The wonderful, but odd thing about life is, in every moment, we’re given a chance to make our existence better, to re-create, or possibly better said, to create with what we have, a better world. The really sad part is, someone has put into our minds – and we accept this thought – that this is the world we should accept. Those who have placed that thought and all the supporting thoughts as redundancies – just in case you should wonder about one or more of the reasons why you accept this way of living, are relying upon your blind acceptance of this way of life. Heaven forbid you understand that each of us has the ability to change the falsehood we accept as reality.
Another reality is, we don’t have to be violent to make our changes – just stop accepting the lies presented you, and I do mean all of the lies.
As history has shown us countless times, we usually have two choices once we see the life we’ve accepted is a lie:
- Cease to accept the lie and those who persist in forcing your conformity;
- Peacefully refuse to conform to anything which takes you away from the peace you desire and is rightfully yours;
So, once again I ask, “How would you like to live?”
Dare you dream?