It's 9:35 am and I have been up since 7:00 am. I don't think I have seriously been up this early since high school and not be able to fall back asleep. It's weird. In a way I like it though, I have a whole day ahead of me, but of course, I'll probably end up taking a nap later on counteracting my ability to stay awake now. Awesome.
So, this past weekend I went to a music festival in Boone. It was probably some of the most fun I have had in a loong time. If not ever.
I met some of the most amazing people there and heard some of the best music. Two things I can't seem to get enough of lately.
I wish I was there right now, dancing in the crowd like a gypsy, watching all the beautiful people around me burst with life and love. If only the world could be like that. Peaceful, loving, nothing to worry about other than who to talk too next. It's the best feeling in the world knowing that "We're all Friends." If I could leave my life as it is, with expectations that are formed by what we've been taught over the years, a certain outlook on life forced upon us by brainwashing and brainwashed people who can't seem to really think for themselves, for a simple life of wandering, people, love, and music, I would. Instantly. It's just sad the world doesn't work that way. It hardly functions now, and yet we, as people, still find ourselves full of hate and greed, unable to let go of what we know (because we've been TAUGHT that) and to really think for ourselves, and realize that we are alone on this earth. Each and every one of us is alone, but the good thing about it is..we don't have to be. We can all be friends to each other. Everyone. If we learn to let go of prejudices, and expectations, and just LIVE, together, with love, and acceptance...Man, how this world would be a better place.
To love and take care of the place we live. To treat it with respect because it is the only thing allowing us to survive on it.
Recycle, Stop polluting, Stop cutting down trees...simple things.
To love and accept each other for who we are as people and what we believe.
I myself was raised baptist. Yes, I can feel the resentment. But as I grew up and finally took the time to really think for myself what I believe, I came to the conclusion that I don't really believe in anything. My belief is really that religion, in general, doesn't exist at all. Not really. Obviously something created us, or in some way we appeared, but no one knows how. There is not ONE person who can tell me how we got here, why we were created, and what is going to happen to us tomorrow...or in the end. Not one person. So, stories (religion) were (was) created as a coping mechanism. The thought of not knowing anything really scares people. If you realllly think about it. Forget everything that you have ever been taught in your lifetime as what is right and what is wrong, there is nothing. You know nothing. It can drive a person crazy, SO whoever those first few people were...needed help to cope with not knowing. They needed entertainment. They told stories as to how they came about, and what would happen to them if people acted moral or immoral. Over the years the stories progress, people seem hopeful, they begin to believe. Now I am not saying that people like Jesus, and Buddha did not exist themselves, I very much believe they did. I believe they were very powerful, peaceful, and intelligent people who very much lived and were looked up too. However, I do not believe that either was an Almighty God, Creator of all things. No. Most of what I am saying goes to Christians, because they seem to be the most ignorant of all religions. MOST refuse to even consider another belief to be true and are very quick to judge and neglect. I find that the Christian religion, in any aspect is full of contradictions. Even the people of Christian faith act contradictory, so how would anyone in their right mind want to believe in something so confusing and down right immoral in itself. But that is an entirely different argument for another time. I believe no one knows what happened and what will happen, but I do not expect everyone to believe the same. If someone wants to believe in Jesus as the lord or buddha as their god or whatever else...I am perfectly ok with that. If they are in need of a coping mechanism, that is ok. Now most people looking at this are probably saying, I don't need help coping?...well that's because you're only believing in something because that is how you were brought up. It's the only thing you've ever known to be right, while all others are wrong. Does that not seem a liittttlle messed up? Anyway...be accepting.
To treat nature and animals with the same respect as shown to people.
Yes we are the dominant species on this planet, however that does not mean they do not deserve our respect. It's a give take relationship and that is the way it has to be...should be if we really want to keep surviving.
Just live life and be happy
Stop putting limitations to people. Like money. and jobs. People should be able to work together in providing things that we need, trade for other things that we need, and live in harmony. No need for greed, and more money. It's the root of all evil.
If only more people would obliged.