The totality of now sounds foreign, even meaningless, to most of us. Putting the words ‘totality’ and ‘now’ together is almost incomprehensible to people all over this planet. We clearly remember yesterday and understand tomorrow is on it’s way. Which is exactly true. The past is gone, and tomorrow never comes.
Yet we seem unable to get our heads wrapped around this central fact our biological existence. Very strange.
Older folks will remember the Andy Griffith Show, where the Mayberry law enforcement team of Andy Griffith and Barney Fife maintained security through community policing. Okay it was TV, with a context of generally happy, middle class white folk living in small town America. But the idea was good.
It's still good. And it's an idea much needed at this time. We don't really need to review the symptoms. Folks, especially of color, are being gunned down left and right. We need to find answers. We need systemic change.
Sadly, among the innumerable failure and deceits of the current culture, one of the largest omissions is the recognition that from peace comes joy. The propaganda, religiosity, and belief codes we've faced from a corrupt system have left us traumatized. We do not think clearly. Donald Trump is Exhibit A. Hillary is exhibit B. And yet as the Three Truths describes, our intent is our most powerful tool in interpreting reality and in making decisions that reflect our true selves. So it is ever our decision right now that allows for a sense of peace.
We Americans are not the best at history. Because of the spin of corporate-controlled media, we are not reminded of the consistent pattern of deception exhibited by our government when the ‘power behind the wheel’ wants a new conflict. Nor are we reminded of the tremendous profitability of war for the corporations who count on such conflicts to inflate their bottom line. It’s a disturbing and disgusting business.
Of course such high-minded thinking and feeling does not relieve us of the struggles and challenges of life on Planet Earth. This ‘Earth-plane’ is such that our bodies require regular care, and no less our emotions and spirit selves require care. In this war-torn, corrupt, World4 culture, the challenges are great indeed.
World4 has an underlying axiom that time is a continuum, with past, present and future as the three components, all having similar validity in our lives. But this is blatantly false. Our experience of reality points in different direction. Our experience suggests that we live in This Moment, a place in time we cannot leave [care to try?].