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from the mind of critic: 1/22/19

From the mind of critic: “If hate isn’t born but learned, do the lessons of hate begin with the absence of love? Do we seethe with prejudicial ignorance, because love is nowhere to be found? Does our hate grow as our tank fills with darkness, because darkness is the opposite of light? Does the newest generation have the will and want, to overcome the dregs of darkness still teaching them, or do they see through the obvious and transparent hypocrisy, that believing our way is better than theirs? Should they not only be droned about it, but verbally and physically accosted for even thinking another way was the right one? The young ones can save us, or they can drive progress back until it’s almost out of reach. Same with the old, same with the rest of us. We have the opportunity to get past all the shit of our history, and live out the creed that is as of yet still unrealized. The rawness of how our issues are being currently displayed and described, is giving us a chance like we’ve never had before. Will we use it to build, heal and love, or destroy harm and hate? The future of our species as well as our planet, depends on our capacity for helping ourselves, specifically so we can help others, not in spite of them. Hate destroys, love builds. Light will only illuminate, if we allow it to. Hate of others dissipates, when we stop hating ourselves. Old hate will always accept new recruits, but becomes much less significant and influential, when their crazy street preacher status is illuminated.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/21/19

From the mind of critic: “If we as a people will get to the mountaintop, do we as individuals stay in the canyons? Are we afraid of the treacherous journey to the top, involving people we don’t know who we must unite and work with if we hope to get past falling rocks, snow storms and wild animals? Are we not afraid but negative toward our potential for success, because it’s so imposing, intimidating and impossible? Does our hesitancy to climb the mountain have less to do with fear, but truth that we’ve witnessed the mountain grow while we sat there and watched, knowing we fueled it’s upward trajectory, and the longer we sit idle, the taller it becomes? The harder they come, the harder they fall is true, but action must be undertaken. To climb we must learn, prepare and track our course with the least number of pitfalls. We’ll never be able to avoid them all, but the more conscious we are of them, the better chance we have to overcome. Once we realize these lessons only teach unification and conscious evolution to critical mass and not individuals, because upward mobility only happens when we have each other’s backs, we’ll see we can only get to “a mountain top” as a cohesive unit, but not “the mountain top” because that doesn’t exist. We can lift each other up or suppress each other, those are our only choices. Canyons can be beautiful, but the view can be constrictive. Our journeys are treacherous, but our interactions don’t have to be. Guilt and regret may slow us, but love and understanding always primes the pump.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/20/19

From the mind of critic: “If the secret to life is our personal version of deep seeded joy, how do we find it? Easy, we stay open and it finds us.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/19/19

From the mind of critic: “If we’re upset about everything we don’t have, do we grow more upset when we find there’s much more we didn’t have than previous thought? Do we find we’re less further along with more information, or do we take in what happens, but instead of angering us over what we lack, we become grateful for everything we do have? Gratitude takes practice, it’s not a skill we’re born with. It must be honed, challenged, and adjusted after every experience and event we open our eyes to take in. However, the same could be said for anger of lack, jealousy builds over time as our mind mutates what’s actually happening. Once we realize that being grateful for what we have doesn’t mean taking pleasure in other’s pain, but knowing that no matter how bad we view our situation, it can always be worse, we’ll see there is always more light than dark when we’re not only honest with our words and actions to the outside, but also within. The grass might be greener on the other side, but it can be browner as well. Knowing more things doesn’t cause a clog, it pushed the clog through. Being grateful means loving ourselves, warts and all. If we’re drowning in despair, loathing and jealousy, gratitude and joy are always our lifeboat.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/18/19

From the mind of critic: “If looking in the mirror is the best first step in personal growth, are we afraid because taking that first step, means taking step after step from now until eternity? Does the sound of that long and fought journey make us believe we’ll never be successful, because we’ll never be able to muster the required energy? Are we simply afraid of looking inward, because then we’d have to question all our thoughts and actions, and if confronted by their full breadth, it would render us useless to perform life’s most ignorant tasks? Is it the steps we fear we’ll fail at, or is it a deep seeded fear of success, that once we pass our first test, then we’ll have to pass more and more, until we become so successful it’ll flip our world upside down, and away from that comfortable rut we’ve burrowed into? Introspection is difficult even if we’ve had practice, because even if we’ve done it before and think we have ourselves pegged, every time we look, we’ll see something different. Evolution of the earth, and of ourselves is happening whether we believe it or not. Depending on our perception, this constant change can bring fear nothing will ever be the same, or it can bring glimpses that it’ll be better than we ever imagined. How we look at ourselves in the mirror, determines how we view ourselves. The more love and gratitude we feel, the more we’ll show ourselves when introspection time comes. This will allow our guard to fall, and allow greater understanding to flow. Not all of this new understanding will be to our benefit, but the more gratitude we exude, the better our filter works to leave the bad and keep the good. Mirrors can be scary, but not more than never knowing who we truly are. It isn’t about having the most challenges or about being comfortable, but balancing so we know what each truly means when they appear. The more love we see inward, the more we’ll project outward. Failure and success are nothing to fear, in-action is. Ruts can be comfortable, but will bury us if we don’t keep moving forward.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/17/19

From the mind of critic: “If we want a government of, by and for the people to not perish from the earth, what are we doing to ensure that? Are we standing up when something isn’t right, even when the government in power says otherwise, regardless of what party is in power, or which we belong to? Are we hounding our Congressperson, Senators and other elected officials to spend less than the current 70% of their day fundraising, and instead use it working on, voting and then passing bills and laws the majority of not only their constituents want, but the rest of the country as well? Do we work on our personal relationships with each other, so when government grows out of them and us, it’s more human by definition? If people power is what fuels this as of yet realized dream of a nation, is unification around what makes us human, how we take back our country from the inhuman self-destruction it’s on the precipice of? United we stand, divided we fall is not just a mantra from yesteryear, it spells out exactly what our problem is, and how to fix it. To have a true people powered government, the people must have power. The greatest trick we’ve gotten collectively pulled on us, is to be convinced we don’t have power. When governments have armed drones and nuclear bombs, spies, military, platoons of blood sucking lobbyists, as well as hordes or corporate and unnamed donors pulling their every string, it can be hard for the average person to see how we could ever best that. Once we realize that the all-knowing and all-powerful government is only able to portray its illusion of power because we acquiesced through ignorance, materialism and not seeing each other in ourselves, we’ll see that all we need to do to turn around this run-away freight train, is live our humanity for each other and ourselves, express love and gratitude for all the world’s beauty, and converge critical mass based on the 90% we agree on, not the 10% we don’t. Winston Churchill said Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, is that because people power isn’t always pretty, but works in the end when people believe it can? The better we are to each other, the better our government will be to us. Critical mass works, because we really can do whatever we put our minds to. People power means working to our full potential, even if it’s currently unknown.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/16/19

From the mind of critic: “If every door that closes opens another, do windows also open which point in all directions? When we walk through a new door, do we wear blinders in our forward progress, not paying attention to the windows on our side? Are these side windows a peer into all journeys going on alongside, which can disguise themselves as roadblocks, with the key word being can? Do the windows behind us give a clue to where we’ve been, and how far we’ve come, but at the same time can feed into our self-sabotage, the key word again being can? Are all these doors, windows and portals simply glimpses of what life has, is and could be, and have the ability to drive us both forward and/or backward in a positive or negative manner, depending on our perspective? Where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re trying to get are difficult enough to discover the significance of, without there being infinite variables; which depend on all our “natures” being unique snowflakes. The best we can do for ourselves is be open, but with a filter. We must be open to new experiences, that could not only broaden our horizons and grow our perspectives, but show and teach us the exact skills we’ve been asking for to conquer roadblocks. They can also not only decrease our horizons and shrink our perspectives, but also show us the exact skills that feed into our worst ignorance, nightmares and self-sabotage, making our roadblocks stronger and more impenetrable. So, what do we do to balance this out, and make the best decisions for our conscious evolution? We simply follow our hearts, take the good and leave the bad, and tread into the unknown without fear, that’s it. Windows and doors open all the time, it’s our job to choose the right one. Roadblocks are destroyed, when we can still surprise ourselves. Glimpses are only helpful, when we realize they’re only glimpses. All balance is, is realizing the symbiosis between our heart and mind.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/15/19

From the mind of critic: “If we’ve grown used to overcoming challenges, and suddenly life becomes easier, do we believe we’re doing something wrong? Does the easing of hardships and adversity, make us feel less effort is required, which in turn leads us to less rewards? Have we grown so used to the downs, that when ups come, not only do we not buy into their authenticity, but feel more effort is required, because it must be a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Are we simply afraid of something that removes us from our comfortable rut, or are we just not used to hard work making life easier? Our journey, all journeys are roller coasters, filled with highs, lows and loop de loops. Similar to telling ourselves that no obstacle is to big to overcome, so to must we ingrain the idea, that making life harder when it doesn’t have to be won’t always hold us back, but can greatly delay our forward progress. Once we realize that the same effort to be beat back challenges, is the same that must be used to not make life more difficult, we’ll see our biggest enemy of progress whether during an up or down, is self-sabotage. Life is hard and easy, but take the same methods for being successful. Improving our station, means trusting the process wherever it leads. Being comfortable is okay, as long as we remember it’s not permanent. Ignorance is our enemy, whether in good moments or bad.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/14/19

From the mind of critic: “If our path forward is constantly fogged over by indecision, how do we remove this roadblock? Do we take a jackhammer, and smash it to smithereens? Do we take dynamite, and blow it to bits? Do we use a fork life to move it to the side? Do we jump over it like a hurdler in a race, or do we just simply choose any one of these options, because it doesn’t matter how the roadblock is overcome, it just matters that it is? Beyond the obviously worldly chaos we’re collectively enduring at the moment, there are so many issues that require our attention, racism, sexism, ageism, militarism, persecution, unfair stereotypes, and ignorance are all meant to divide us int separate camps. Whether they pit us against each other on different sides of the same issue, or on separate issues battling each other for importance, many forces keep us from uniting. Being a passionate, conscious and down for the cause person gets us started, but when we view these division, subdivisions and subdivisions of sub divisions, our mind can quickly spin out of control. So many things require our attention, that how should we know where to put our energy, when all of them seem integral to our species and planets survival? This is when we have to slow down and realize that so many problems exist, that we couldn’t possibly fix them all. That to fix such a multi-pronged problem, we need a multi-pronged attack. All of us have talents and passions, which can be used in this attack. This leads us to believe that not only is it always better to do something than nothing, but that something is our part, while everyone else is doing theirs. Once we pick our thing, it’s vital we don’t separate from others doing their thing, but instead see how all things are interconnected, and have to work in unison to be successful. Indecision is overcome, by listening to our heart. The method of personal roadblock removal doesn’t matter, only the removal itself does. When united we not only stand, we flourish. Once we realize we all have rights to not be put down for having rights, we will evolve.”

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from the mind of critic: 1/13/19

From the mind of critic: “If we truly believe there are only winners and losers, is it any wonder we have a collective problem of us versus them? Does separating us into those people and these people, help us realize that some humans aren’t people? Do wins and losses not have a clear definition, because neither does life? If we want guarantees, promises and oaths so we escape surprises along our journey, we’re allowing ignorant fear to hold us back. Remembering love isn’t all we need but where everything starts, deletes ignorant fear from our forward motion. Deletion of negativity, makes positivity possible.

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