A Mindful Holiday Message
In today’s world the disconnected or Godless ego is in its full glory and is in total control. Or so it thinks. That control is nothing more than an illusion. Unfortunately, we see this manifested in nearly every form of social, political, corporate and religious violence that is often all-consuming and everywhere around the world today. The disconnected ego endlessly seeks to control the world and people around it to ameliorate its own victimizing demons. Violently, if necessary. This fear-based control subverts truth, discovery and connection. It is Godless. The ego and its perceptions of separateness subverts the ability of our mind’s higher power or our own divinity from connecting to the world around us. It literally shuts down the normal functioning our mind.
The comments over the last few years from Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty are really no different than those of political-correctness that is so systemic in our ignorant corporate capitalist culture. There is a conformity to dumbed-down, control-driven social values and norms that ignorant people of all ilk follow. Whether those social norms are steeped in religion or politically-acceptable social behavior is really no different. And, mind you, all people are ignorant without mindfulness of our ego’s impulsive, instinctive, petulant, violent and judgmental behavior. It’s part and parcel to the endless madness of a Godless world.
Godless – Any learned actions or beliefs that have a fear-driven intent to control. Actions that seek to separate us or others from the cycle of life, the human family, the family of all living things and the world around us. These perceptions of separateness are achieved by exalting the ego’s manifestations of competition, ambition, conditionality, greed, envy, vanity, gluttony, covetousness, power, judgment, attachment, superiority, hate, authority, aggression, violence, exploitation, control, etc. These are the social values of modern corporate capitalist society.
Human values – Our innate values. They are not learned as are Godless social values and the ego’s values. They are not derived through the ego’s perceptions of separateness but instead through the divine connection of all life. When we as human beings are of sound mind and connected to our mind’s higher power, human values are manifested in all of us. They are timeless. They are without borders. Those values are community, dignity, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, honesty, respect, kindness, equality, trust, love, selflessness, etc. They are derived from our mind’s higher power or our mind’s divinity. They are the values of truth. They are the values of democracy. They are the values of the eternal light of the human mind. They are the values of a society that has citizen government rather than hierarchy or a ruling class of power-mad, controlling minds of religious, corporate and political bureaucrats driven by ego and its fear-driven manifestations of control.
I don’t care how smart or educated anyone thinks they are. Without mindfulness, we are all victims of our own victimization and our own ignorance. To be honest, in our disconnected and ignorant society, liberal elitists are some of the worst offenders of their own ignorance. Their egos squeal with delight as they mock the intelligence of the religious right (just one of countless violent, ego-driven labels of a disconnected world) with their widely held beliefs of intellectual superiority. And, in return the religious right mocks the left elites by hiding behind their ego-driven beliefs of superior morality that guarantees them a place in the afterlife that the heathen left will miss out on. Or so they perceive. But their behavior too is Godless and ignorant.
The complete certainty of people who have no idea what science actually is or isn’t or what theory is or isn’t or what incontrovertible truth is or isn’t that defines the fanatic and primitive mindset of anthropogenic global warming true believer is just one example is the same type of intellectual ignorance. It’s no different than Phil Robertson and his ignorant remarks about gay people and African Americans. We live in a world with countless examples of the ego’s ignorance enforced through social violence often bordering on abuse.
This type of endless ignorance is systemic in modern corporate capitalist society and its dumbed-down belief systems and dumbed-down values systems. And, in some ways all of us unmindfully succumb to some level of this ignorance and violence in our own existence.
When one understands the unmindful foibles of the human ego and its perceptions of reality, one cannot help but be mindfully dubious of the concept of divine judgment that has become such a part of modern-day religious ideology. The divine judgment that is behind the rambling ignorance of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. It is the ego in its fully glory of ignorance, violence, exploitation, separateness and control that is the source of all judgment. That we assign our ego’s violent and control-driven values to our mind’s higher power or God or a divine life force of the universe is creating a god of judgment in our ego’s image rather than creating a world where our own divinity and timeless human values are exalted above the foibles and outright evils of the ego or manifested self. "We do not judge the people we love." - Jean-Paul Sartre
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Humanity has lost its connection to our own divinity. It has become Godless through the embrace of the pathocracy’s ego-driven values of markets, capitalism, judgment, survival of the fittest and other manifestations of the ego and its perceptions of separateness. In the process it has become disconnected to that which makes us human. That is, our mind’s higher power and our own divinity.
The only way our world will ever change is to become enlightened or mindful of our ego’s own selfish, destructive, ignorant, victimizing and violent beliefs. Mindfulness that rejects the Godless and meaningless existence of class-based hierarchy, institutionalized ideology, modern corporate capitalist society, the corporate state and other manifestations of control. We are well on our way to such a global awakening as has been a long-time thesis on here. But, true to form, the disconnected ego is resistant, cunning, deceitful, manipulative and will do anything to stop its own mindful awareness. It will do anything to continue its own self-destruction. So there is much more yet to be discovered. There is much truth yet to be revealed before we live in a loving world of connection and compassion.