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the healing of humanity~

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photo by robg

I play chess sometimes in an area nearby to where this sculpture sits in downtown Edmonton.  And the mix of players is like one big dysfunctional family united by our love of the game.

And humans like to harm and hurt each other.  And ourselves.

And before we die we all kill ourselves in a million little ways through the fierceness of our own judgments and desire to control things.

And until the day comes when we all start to live in new ways, heal ourselves and consciously choose we will play around with abstract ideas that titillate the mind.

 

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your true nature~

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The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”  -John Muir

Don’t be afraid to travel into the untamed wilderness that is your true nature.

That part of you that will never be controlled.  That country you have yet to explore.

The summation of all your experiences and movement and growth in this moment in time you call your lifetimes has been a journey of what…?

It has been a journey of remembrance and a coming home, hasn’t it?

Fill this life and a million more with every distraction you can imagine, invent or create but are you willing to deny the essence you are?

 

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Picasso~

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I love the clean line drawings of Picasso and Matisse.  There is an ease, clarity and simplicity that shines through.

Picasso lived an interesting life.   As a young man struggling to make ends meet during frigid Paris winters with his art, friends, and women to keep him warm.  And later in life much time spent in the sun, a master of his craft, immensely successful and still exploring into a ripe older age.

I remember reading or hearing about a tidbit from Picasso’s life that stuck in my mind.  That he would go into the local grocer or shops and of course everyone knew who he was.  And instead of money he would often just scribble out a doodle as a form of payment.  I like that idea a lot.

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The energy we are extends into the world and creates.

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Nike put it another way, but…

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Just choose.

And the mind will follow.

 

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What celebrities and Hollywood don’t really understand~

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There will always be people like Bush and Trump.

There will always be things happening in the world that will create fear in people.

It is up to you to align your life and choices in the direction you want to go.

When you resist anything doesn’t it make sense that you are in fact just supporting it with your energy? 

Don’t give your power away to anything. 

Stop resisting anything and start saying “Yes!” to what you do want and go in that direction.  Even if you are the only one.

Yes things are shaping up for some big events that will take place.  Where many people will be affected and die.  That is just the writing on the wall and it is plain as day.  Humans still resolve things with fighting and war and it is the probability at this point, wouldn’t you say?

So your choice is to react in fear or to be aware of what is happening and to make your own choices.  There have and will be times ahead when the world will seem like it is collapsing around you and everyone is living in fear.

At that point realize what is happening.

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The coming Great Job Disruption – how will it affect you?

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“...the whole nature of employment is going to change…there are going to be more people out of work… automation is being automated… what are you going to do with them [the millions of people with job disruption (loss)]?”  -Mark Cuban in a Bloomberg TV interview

Decades ago there was the thought circulating that technology would do the job of the worker and there would be a massive leisure class.   Well, with recent technology shifts part of that is coming true at least.  Technology will be doing the jobs of low and high skilled workers:  assembly line workers, drivers, fast-food workers, computer programmers, surgeons, financial advisors, etc.  That point is soon arriving.

I remember re-watching the movies 2001 and the sequel 2010 in their respective years and wondering how a visionary like Arthur C. Clarke could have thought that the world would be that advanced by those dates.  It was a common idea circulating for sure and many movies reflected that.  But some significant shifts are and will be taking place in the next decade or two.

A survey from Randstad Canada forecasts ‘precarious work’ as now becoming the norm and the growing need and trend of ‘agile employment’ and people having ‘non-traditional’ work (part-time, casual, self-employment):

New technologies and new attitudes towards employment are having a profound effect on how the workforce will look in 2025. This shift in thinking and the willingness of young Canadians to eschew the traditional nine-to-five for non-traditional roles will dramatically change the makeup of the workforce over the next decade.”

Whether this new trend is reflective of a predatory practice of employers and/or a good thing for people is open for discussion and leads to other discussions (like universal basic incomes and the failed welfare-state approach) but it’s important to acknowledge the change that is taking place and to have a flexible mindset and explore all of our talents and abilities.

Mark Cuban expresses that creative thinking will be in demand and people with liberal arts, philosophy, language education and backgrounds, for example, will be of benefit.  And that will be refreshing thing to see.

But there are going to be many who are displaced, marginalized and have great trouble adjusting and surviving the changes of the world.  And it will be in the millions.  So now is as important a time as ever to allow yourself the freedom of choosing freely and being aligned with who you are and moving through difficult times when it arrives in your life.

Further reading: (the above image copied from this article)

Extreme Tech article “How the robot revolution is reshaping political economies”

and

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21699910-arguments-state-stipend-payable-all-citizens-are-being-heard-more-widely-sighing

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energy and the perspective of lineality~

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The energy you are is not limited to a point in space and time.

Observe how your energy interacts with your environment.

With the plants and people and even the building you live in.

Observe your ideas, thoughts and choices manifest into and as your life.

Observe how the energy you are extends into the future and past as well.

Time is not linear like is commonly viewed.

And neither are you.

Observe what is around you and observe yourself and allow your perspective to open.

Ask yourself what is truly means that you are not limited to one point or body in space and time.

 

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