THIS WILL FIRST REQUIRE US TO - THINK!
IT WILL MEAN GETTING DOWN TO SOME HARD WORK TO UNCOVER THE FALSE ILLUSIONS.
What do we mean by the term reality? - One description is that reality is a world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. ... 'Recognition and acceptance of truth and reality replaces false ideas. But what is truth? After all, if we didn’t live in reality, we would all be living an illusion – something that appears to be real but is false. Could that be true of us?
LET'S THINK ABOUT THE BASICS OF LIFE
If you do, let’s begin by thinking about some of the basics of our everyday life that we don’t often give much thought to or merely take for granted.
WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SPEAK ABOUT FAMILY LIFE, WORKING LIFE, SPIRITUAL LIFE OR POLITICAL OR SOCIAL LIFE?
The more you look into what goes on around you in the world the more you begin to questions. Here are a few areas to get you thinking.
What do we believe about the Climate Change story? Is climate change really man-made? What do we make of the 9/11 story where buildings supposedly collapsed because of planes crashing into them? What do we make of a media that controls so much of what we believe? What do we believe about what is reported in the newspapers? What do we really think about the Social Media platforms that have managed to gain control over the personal details of millions of people? Why have millions of people found themselves at odds with each other over a disintegrating political agenda in the Western world? Why has trust in government, corporations and business dissolved so quickly?
The number of WHAT, WHY and HOW questions are endless – but the bottom line is –
HOW MANY OF US REALLY WANTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH?
WHAT KIND OF WORLD VIEW DO YOU HAVE?
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT DEMOCRACY?
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS HAPPENING WITH THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE UNREPAYABLE WORLD DEBT THAT HAS CRIPPLED OUR ECONOMIES?
SO MANY QUESTIONS BUT WHO BOTHERS TO ACTUALLY GIVE MUCH TIME TO EVEN CONSIDER THESE THINGS?
ARE WE IN CONTROL OF OUR LIVES?
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND IF SO HOW MANY OF US REALLY WANTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH?
What do we believe really happened in 2008 when the Global Debt Crisis produced chaos in the world’s monetary system and has since continued to load up nations and people with more and more debt? How did the Banks manage to deceive everyone about what money really is and about WHO creates all this debt? Why does this matter?
Why and how has the whole world continued to live with the apparent need for ever-increasing levels of unsustainable debt? Who is responsible for the fact that few ordinary people can now buy a house? Why is it that the average income for average working people has hardly changed in the last ten years? Why is poverty in Britain growing and the rich/poor divide growing dramatically?
Why have we had to undergo years of austerity causing misery for millions of people when a few super-rich have become more and more wealthy – with Oxfam reporting that only 60 families in the world now own more than 50% of the world’s wealth?
NOW WE ARE FACED WITH PERHAPS THE BIGGEST CRISIS IN OUR LIVES
A WORLD PANDEMIC due to a corona virus (COVID 19). THIS HAS CAUSED GOVERNMENTS AND CENTRAL BANKS TO RELEASE TRILLIONS OF CURRENCY to support every area of business and to even pay the salaries of millions of people.
The consequences of this support, whilst understandably being welcomed by the people will be astronomic.
Throughout history, every time governments and central banks resort to money printing, the value of the currency is reduced to zero.
Who would have thought that just ONE EVENT could bring the whole world's trading systems to a virtual standstill? Who would have thought that ONE EVENT could manage to bring the stock markets crashing down?
THE QUESTIONS ARE ENDLESS
WHY, WHY WHY ........?
The questions are endless? There are so many questions that don’t seem to have any answers - WHY, WHY, WHY? But would we want to know what the answers are anyway?
What is it that gives meaning to our lives? Why does more material wealth seldom bring satisfaction or meaning to our lives and why doesn’t the so-called security it brings seem to last?
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Unless we are prepared to look more deeply into the depths of our lives and those around us, we can only but continue to live in the illusion. But if we are prepared to look down the rabbit hole, like Alice, we will begin to see where we have been fooling ourselves about who we are and about who others are.
Only then, will we begin to see how we have allowed the great media and corporate machine to define who it tells us we are and reassess our lives in the context of truth and reality.
BUT - WE MUST LEARN TO READ NOT JUST WATCH CLIPS FROM YOU TUBE KNOWN AS 30 SECOND SOUND BITES!!
WE MUST LEARN TO SEEK OUT FACTS!