Friday, 16 January 2009

How do we Change?

All change comes from within. I think the easiest way to change the reality around us is to change ourself. The words we may speak when talking with someone can mean something completely different to someone else. I think this is why talking, with someone, about religion or politics can be difficult. Instead, maybe we can try talking about the issues that we face.

I feel that it is impossible to change the world around us, with words, actions, or thoughts. However, I think that the reality we see everyday, is a mirror reflection of our mind. That is why, we should invest, and believe, in ourselves first and foremost. I think that this is also why, helping others, also helps ourself. I have asked the archangels to help me understand more clearly, and I feel that I am. I have asked the archangels to help me see and understand the universe more clearly, and I feel that I do.

The meaning of words is a matter of perspective. I think that each of us assign the meaning of words based upon our experiences in life. We all have a different path up the same mountain. So what any given word means will vary from person to person. I think this is why what I hear from what a person is saying, can be different from what they think they are saying. I think that this is also why people can get in trouble when talking about religion, and politics.

However, I feel that a fundamental problem with our government today is a mirror reflection of a fundamental problem within us all. I feel that the problem is a desire to let someone else solve our problems for us. I feel that many of us might intentionally avoid becoming involved with the government, and our local community because of a number of fears. I think that many of us let our fears control us, far more than us controlling our fear. Maybe it is a fear of conflict, a fear of wasting time, or maybe a fear of success even. So we end up not taking responsibility for our own lives. We elect representatives to public office and expect them to do what we are affraid to do. I hope that we can now see how that can be ludicrous. The only way we can change anything is by changing ourselves first.

I feel that this problem, of fear, can be characterized by the saying" "Don't talk about religon or politics". I think our country was founded in the bath houses, of their time, by talking about religon and politics. I feel that they understood that it can be a lot easier to talk about religion and politics if you stick to the issues that they all faced. I think I have found that the vast majority of people agree on the answers to any given issue. Yet, when someone brings up a political party, country, politician, or a particular religion others will inevitably get defensive and emotional. I think of myself as a Libertarian; And, I have found that a lot of people who call themselves Democrats and Republicans agree with me on most issues. I also have found that most people are calm and reasonable when talking about the issues. I have experienced people getting emotional and unreasonable, only, whenever someone mentions a name. So I think maybe we should talk about whatever is on our minds even if it can be classified as religon or politics, and just remember to avoid talking about any particular poltician, political party, or a specific religion.


  1. This is a great post with a lot of food-for-thought. I think you are definitely on to something with the recommendation that we all say what's on our minds. We are such communicative beings that it seems silly to limit expression, though. I think it is difficult to place a hard-and-fast rule on the content of dialogue. While it may be true that we could avoid a lot of conflict by keeping our mouths zipped where proper nouns are concerned, we build life around the values that we assign to things. If we could merely substitute a blank space where the name of our religion was concerned or political affiliation, we might end up with a sort of passionless MadLib. Maybe instead of trying to de-specify our language, we should strive to speak in unarguable truths-- of those things that we feel and sense, our inner thoughts and emotions, even where proper nouns are concerned. Perhaps we change by claiming our feelings and opinions as our own. What do you think?


  2. I really appreciate your sincere angst over wanting the world to be better and connecting it to language. If I say to myself first out loud, or written, a couple of times to clear the air of any words that can be open to interpretation first then what I say to someone else is less arguable. I think there is a difference between, say, funding a particular school and in funding education. If we allow ourselves to be quick and sharp with what we say first then what we say will do more for what we mean.Eh?