Monday, September 25, 2017

(Self-help) Change and Hope

Living in this social environment has created the ideal need for
change and hope. Though in our search for answers and guidance we settle for hope and change when those answers fail. Let us be mindful as to why and how they relate.  
  • Simply put, humans are conditioned with promises by authority from youth into adulthood that things take time (authority conditions unrestrictedly).
  • Under these conditions, culture, and traditions (of the mind), we hope that people cease being racists, bigots, killers, haters, and dictators, for example. From this condition, in hopes of helping and alleviate sorrow, hope, rises (as belief, scripture, truth etc.) along with yearnings for change.
  • However, change is a structure with a beginning, middle and end result or goal- a progression. Thus, change is not the creation of conflict but rather born from the aforementioned conflicts.
  • Human reliance on hope and change perpetuates the illusion that change will occur as long as hope is alive. But how without our participation? It is not a matter of dictation from authorities laws, rules, or scripture on 'what to do'. Nor prayer. 
  • Hope for change brings us together via social causes, yet we must participate and embrace conflict and division within us by observing the structure (our progressive mind/thinking and behavior) of change and its rise to hope.    www.mindful.org www.eckharttolle.com