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Our Dream | For Humanity

Judging from the state the world at the moment, our vision for it has been somewhat skewed in the past. “Thought creates reality.” Either that, or we did not exercise our autonomous free will enough. Or, perhaps both are true.

The collective outcry

But wait. We are starting to witness a collective outcry in various parts of the world. “We’re not happy with how things are being run!” In France, Hong Kong, various countries in South America, people are finding their voice. Unfortunately, unhappiness has been bottled up for a long time, so some of the outcry has dissolved into violent conflict.

To be perfectly clear, I am not condoning violence. I do, however, believe in our basic human right to autonomous thought and free speech. The lesson? Better to speak sooner than later if a situation is not working for you., so it can be done peaceably and wisely. As Thoreau said:

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

We fear change, but change can be good

Be not disheartened by the state of the world. After a point, dissatisfaction and unhappiness simply cannot be contained. Historically there are cycles, and the pendulum swings. Back and forth it goes, until we find an equilibrium.

There are times in our lives when we get what we need, not what we want. And that is where the learning and growth are to be found. Celebrate that. Because I do believe we are moving towards a much better world, if we so choose.

Inspirational Quote:

“There is a light in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” ~ Richard Attenborough

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TRapped | Be not prisoner to external ideas; cultivate free mind. | HarHaiku.com

Trapped | Set your mind free

Inspirational Quotes:

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ~ Coco Chanel

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.” ~ Voltaire

“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.”  ~ James Baldwin

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Points of View | To understand you, I must look through your lens too to get a wide view. | HartHaiku.com

Points of View | The many

In this duality world, we all have a tendency to become entrenched in our own point of view. We are trained to see life that way. A or B, right or wrong, etc. “Choose one.” Our ability to listen to and consider many points of view could go a long way towards healing humanity’s many conflicts.

Let’s start to consider the many shades of gray, the place of understanding and compromise. One of my fave Rumi quotes is: “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing
and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

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More Inspirational Quotes:

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”  ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“I don’t think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ” ~ Allen Ginsberg

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” ~ George Eliot, Middlemarch

“They say that there are moments that open up your life like a walnut cracked, that change your point of view so that you never look at things the same way again.” ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

“The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.” ~ Brooks Atkinson

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Mind Limits | Your potential is boundless in infinite time. Push your mind outward. | HartHaiku.com

Mind Limits | Think bigger

Decoupling and freeing our thoughts from society’s “mind molding” takes recognition, desire, will and determination. Here is a pragmatic Mind Your Reality article about why and how the potential of your mind is limitless: Thought Power – Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

And this wikiHow article provides many great tips for digging out of our mind ruts: How to Expand your Mind.

Unleash your mind. You may be delightfully shocked at where it takes you!

Inspirational Quotes:

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. ~ Victoria Moran

“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

“Know that in your deeper mind are Infinite Intelligence and Infinite Power.” ~ Joseph Murphy,

“Your mind is infinite, it’s your doubts that are limiting.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

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