Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein
So, here we are… you and me. We’ve made our lives big, complex, and violent and I’m assuming we can agree that it’s not working. Aren’t you relieved that we both possess the touch of genius and courage necessary for us to move in the opposite direction?
Yes, we do.
Seriously, we do. Don’t argue with me. I know things!
For one, I know that we are far more amazing than we realize.
I know that our lives have become so big because we were finding our way to this moment, to this place at this exact time where the new way of being could reveal itself to us. I know that we’ve cultivated such complexity because we needed it to survive the past, and that the time has come for us to leave all of that behind.
I know that we are a product of those who contributed our DNA, plus every experience we’ve had up until this moment. I know that some of those experiences were hard, harder than we even know how to wrap our brains around… not to mention all that we’ve done and will continue to do to heal our hearts.
See? I know things.
I know that the most violent aspect of our lives is the way that we treat ourselves and that because we are violent with ourselves, we are violent with one another.
I know we are stuck, that the life force energy is restricted in a way that threatens our lives, at the very least our livelihood. The flow has been diminished to a mere trickle by the lifetime of history archived in our bodies, and in our collective body. This junk is clouding our minds, and consuming our physical spaces. It is as if the inner walls of the pipes that carry all good things to us are lined with sludge, allowing only what we need to survive to make its way into our lives.