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I will put some of these meanderings on my blog for all to see as I try to find the better me. I know he’s in here somewhere; so much clutter, what a nutter!
I am not looking for an end of suffering, for that is not my business. I am looking for an end to making others suffer. We need a ceasefire in the need for some people using their suffering as a reason to make others suffer. The very idea that we are all suffering, to one degree or another, is obvious to me. To insist that you should feel “my pain”, so you can understand what I am going through is both selfish and destructive.
I do understand how Empathy and Sympathy differ from one another and this simple picture below is to show how I get there, sometimes. Do not confuse what I am writing about as lack of compassion, it is only through compassion and kindness that we can grow.
I know I can use most of my senses well enough to see, hear, feel, etc. So when someone close to me needs help, I usually, when I am able, just offer or just step up and start helping them. I have pretty much, always thought that we all did that, or at least tried to do that. Certain experiences have recently showed me quite clearly how that is not so. Whether this is a shift in society or just a recent revelation to me, is difficult to gauge, maybe a bit of both. I am not going to just sit here and point a finger at society, for after all is said and done, society is really just the collective us.
Oops, I am wandering with my thoughts again, try and stick to the point Nigel, if indeed there is one! Now, where was I? Oh yes, here. I know, I will try and break down my first paragraph; and by the way, if you have made it this far dear reader, well done and thank you for listening. Right, the task in hand, that first paragraph.
Firstly, it assumes that all life is suffering, if you do not agree with that part, wait a few days, more or less, then recognize something in your life you are struggling with. That is your “suffering” for now, you own it, its real and it all yours. You might need a friend to help you understand it, or you might project your suffering into someone else, the latter of these two solutions is what I am primarily documenting here.
If you made it this far “dear reader” then I encourage you to continue to the end, it should not take long, I have to deal with more pressing issues, like directly dealing with my own suffering and helping alleviate a friends suffering at the same time.
So, read once more, the first paragraph please. I just did, it’s a bit of an arrogant assumption but I am experiencing my observation. I could re-write the first paragraph in the form of a question, if I thought I could find an answer but alas, I do not believe there is one. As usual, I am making a statement, an observation, based on my experience, from my point of perspective. The search for truth is littered with unanswered questions and I am ready to accept that. There are so many questions. I should try and focus my attention on a few of the most important ones.
Here is the start of my list:-
Who am I?
How can I grow into a better human being?
How can I help others?
WOW, these are difficult and I am suffering! Boom, there it is, that first paragraph again. Feck it, I am going round in circles. Ooh, hold on wait a minute, this is fun…..WEEEEEEE!
I find that most of the time I only really know that I know nothing. My experiences in life are just that, mine own. Perception is everything. The most important question is who am I? If I am to believe in love, I must be love. If I am to believe in peace, I must be peace. It has become clearer to me of late that looking outside of me and into society really bares little semblance to the world I desire. So, if part of me desires a better world, then I must make it so. The key to that in me is creativity, so I make music. I love making music and it seems to me that when people take the time to actually use their senses, most people do like music. I think there will always be more questions than answers, so I could never be righteous; I just try to focus my questions on what I am able to deal with. Sometimes, I can tackle the big questions, sometimes I cannot, I choose. I will always try and understand and be as kind as is possible. From kindness everything grows, from cruelty everything suffers. I am currently in Los Angeles, originally from UK. I try to dissolve all borders that prevent mankind.
Waiting here for you.
Sending love and peace.
Nigel of tunnelmental.
My thoughts for today….
I do not have any definitive answers to questions/observations about the “blind spot” in “reality” most people seem to have. Maybe social conditioning has them “not caring” or worse.
You know that thing that happens when you ask a direct question to a politician and they answer by re-phrasing the question back at you and appearing clever or smart. Maybe that’s enough for most people, maybe they can accept answers given that way. I would guess that many people genuinely accept “knowledge” is something “given to them” instead of seeking their own answers. I believe that individually driven education is essential if we are to see through the veil of lies and controls that “the system” of government force-feeds us. I am hopeful of humanity because the “hidden hand” is becoming very visible, exposing the truth about greed and its complete lack of compassion. There are many “followers” wearing “blindfolds” and comfortably accepting a very narrow version of what life is. I do not concern myself too much with trying to “save” every individual. Not unlike violent revolution, if you just rip off one control system, another will soon replace it.
Many brilliant and open-minded people who are waking up to “the lie” encourage me by taking control of their own lives. The only way forward for humanity is non-compliance to the control system. The clumsier and more desperate that system gets, the more people stop following its ridiculous rules. I am rambling a bit, sorry.
My duty as a human being is to live, love, life to it’s fullest by experiencing it for what it really is. My choice is FREEDOM. My greatest gift LOVE. My hope for humanity is PEACE.
My greatest challenge is to create beauty from all the chaos I witness in society. So, I make music. The most important question I really seek an answer to is this “who am I”? My latest attempt at understanding the question is an album entitled “waiting here for you” co-written and produced by me and the amazing Derek Pippert, the greatest friend a man could ever have. We are tunnelmental.
Active choices are essential, lets get really creative and make a better world. Just “letting things happen” only helps promote a sad reality. Most people believe the old adage “what can we do about it?” Well, I always answer “protest and survive!” I know it all starts sounding like rhetoric but I truly believe we are being manipulated to be apathetic. Rise up and challenge the system that controls you. This fake democracy will never replace real freedom. I will not just let things happen. I choose to be Awake, I choose to be Aware, I choose to be an Active Pacifist. I choose to push back against the destroyers of beauty. I choose to promote creativity and peaceful solutions. Be Strong. Create Beauty.
Make love and peace your weapons.
I have studied the human condition most of my life and hold certain belief’s as self evident. It is only now, later in my life that I see more clearly how many people are led a merry dance by the “ruling elite” and they actually seem to thrive on it’s drama and lies. It is a curious game that I remember playing as a child, “follow the leader” we called it. One person is nominated as the leader and we all trail along doing whatever they do or say, it is fun until the leader starts walking towards the precipice. As a grown man, I have made many choices, some are deemed “bat shit crazy” but I knew that my choices were based on the desire to help make a better world, to protect the freedom that I so dearly love. The freedom to be a lunatic, to be a renegade, to be me. I decided a long, long, time ago to stop following fools, to recognize that slippery slope of accepting second best, to activate my desires. Boy, did I make some bad choices and decisions along the way. I would make a list but what’s the point, I wont really change, I love my life and I will continue to spread my messages and opinions wherever I see fit. I am only truly happy being creative and I am sure that I am on the right path. I want love, then I must be love, I want peace, then I must be peace. If I want it, I must be it. Please, if I have any wise words to encourage anyone then these are it. DO NOT FOLLOW FOOLS.
It hurts today, can I stop it? The simple, brutal answer is no.
Can I understand it? Maybe, if you desire to. Will that help me deal with it? Maybe is the best answer I have.
Is my suffering of my own making? Yes, in a way, it is but there is no simple answer, for if you desire you suffer and a life without desire is meaningless and wasted.
What should I do, should I desire less, will that reduce the suffering? No, is the simple answer. Then is it dependent on what you desire? Maybe is the best answer I have.
If I am going to follow any path towards enlightenment, will I know I am on the correct path? Only you will be able to judge that but maybe is the best answer I have.
So, is there any hope of damage limitation via knowledge? MAYBE.
Then, I choose the path of maybe.
The way of infinite possibility.
Love and Peace are my weapons.
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As I sit and gaze at the complicated maze I recognize how easy it is for me….
I help others all I can but I am just one man….
Can we really change or do we rearrange the shattered society we cling to….
Are we just “out to lunch” can we give that “succour punch”?
I will write another song with hope here in my heart so we can really start….
love and peace are my weapons, you can use them too….