Hmmm… Well… I’m just a (now retired) guy who has spent most of his life trying to figure a few things out…
Mainly: just what the heck is going on here – planet earth, USA, my back yard – as well as the usual questions: Why am I (are we) here? Who am I (are we)? What is true/truth? etc.
As far back as I can remember, this has always been my main interest, passion, and hobby – learning/seeing exactly what is going on & why; then try to help make it better.
When I was eighteen, I got stoned for the first time. (Yep, that’s right I smoked pot & lots of it, for years – and I inhaled as much as I could.)
Anyway, I started laughing. My buddy, Mark, laughed back saying, “See, told ya, you laugh & get the munchies. It’s fun.”
I fired back, “No man, you don’t get it. I’m not laughing because stuff’s funny, I’m laughing because I finally see it. I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell is going on around here since I was 14 (a whole 4 years!), and I finally see it. This whole game is total bullshit. The whole thing’s a lie. The whole thing – one huge lie.” (Mark didn’t get it.)
Ever since, I’ve tried to learn/see/understand more and share it as best I can – and to try to stop what I now see is complete madness, utter insanity.
Even before I got stoned, I would say to people, “Look, let’s just cut out the bullshit. We’re all people. Beating each other up and stealing from each other is stupid. It’s just plain STUPID, man!”
Then I started warning them that it was all a bit more important than that, “If we don’t stop doing this shit, we’re really gonna mess things up.”
Finally, I tried another approach – “Just stop. Stop what you’re doing, sit down, and look around for a bit. See what you’re doing? See the result? We’re literally killing each other – slowly but surely.”
Very few listened.
Even fewer understood.
But I keep on.
I know I don’t know it all.
I know that I don’t know what I don’t know.
I know that each individual has his/her own perception.
I get all of that.
I also know that the truth is out there (and it’s not a secret) – that the truth is the truth, no matter what you or I think, experience, perceive, or feel.
Earth is truth.
Fire is truth.
Water is truth.
– Clean water nourishes is truth.
– Dirty (poisoned) water kills is truth.
Air is truth.
In truth, what I see is a world that is in trouble, in pain & misery, a world increasingly covered in darkness.
Unless we dispel the darkness with the light, we’re in for a world of hurt – all of us.
That is a truth which bothers me (and drives me).
That is a truth which I cannot let slide.
The difficulty lies in telling/showing it like it is (“really bad, man”) and then trying to tell/show it like it could be (“really good, bro/sis”).
The difficulty lies in uncovering the light and letting it shine – even within the darkness.
This blog is such an attempt.
I keep on because each new “one” who understands, brings that much more light into the world.
We need the light.
PS. There’s a little bit more, from a slightly different angle, in my first page – Hello World which I thought was the same as About Me… Wrong. 🙂