“ When I told you “lest you die and be born again you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven,” I wasn’t talking about reincarnation. I was talking about the death of the ego, the dissolution of all beliefs that separate you from others. What dies is not you. What dies is every judgment you ever made about yourself or anyone else. And what is born again is the Christ that has eternal life, in you and in me. You are not the body. You are not your ego. ”
Topic: How can one fear death, if it is a natural process of life?
Article: Fearless Living by Marcus Thomas
Death, is something we all avoid talking about but, each of us has endured it in life at least once.
It’s the one thing we fear, but naturally happens every moment around the world.
Someone in our family dies, we reflect on our own lives.
Thinking, how we’ve lead this one or could lead it. Considering things we should of said, done or shouldn’t have said or done. Then, we usually go back to living life as if, death doesn’t change us.
Death does change us. Death is a great reminder for what will come to the body. Death helps us put our lives in perspective. To focus more on the things that matter, and less on the things that don’t.
If there is something in your life you want to change, either a relationship with someone, go after a dream, tell someone you love them or you forgive them, the time to do that is now.
Now, is the only time you and I will ever have on this Earth while we are temporarily here, so use it in the best manner possible. It’s a illusion to think time is on your side, then to realize and regret you haven’t live at all, so be wary of becoming complacent to thinking you have all the time in the world, cause you don’t. That’s why each moment you have is holy, precious and loving.
Use the time you have to live fearlessly, lovingly, joyfully and peacefully without regrets. You only have this life as you to be you, so go out there and be the best you.
Be the best you, so that your life demonstrate to others they can be the best of themselves. Whether as a writer, artist, mother, husband, child, teacher or philanthropist. Go and live as the best you, you can be.
Surrender all falsity that you have been living and give it up. Drop it where it stands, cause you’re here to be authentic as you can be. That’s your integrity, your worth and the truth about who you are. That’s what counts.
Spend your life loving others and your self as best you can without judgement and being harsh on your self and others. Treat your self tenderly as you would a baby.
Love guides with gentleness not hardship.
That is all. Now go live, and live fearlessly.
“ Being in the world & not of the world, means that you are the spirit of God in a body, but you are not your body. When the body dies, the spirit lives eternally. Jesus demonstrated this when he was crucified and resurrected himself as proof that man lives after death. Death is an illusion, so how can you fear it? ”
Article: Capitalism & It’s Constant Struggle for Morality
Capitalism is a system that is based off a free-market system in the world of so called fear and scarcity. Freedom to run your business they way you desire, for the benefit of profit. But, that opens the door to inequality, corruption, murder, injustice and all forms of harm to the individual for the sake of gaining a profit. Regulating capitalism with laws would make the system better for the benefit of all. Throughout the years, deregulating and regulating has been somewhat a war. Because, that would place a morality on the system. The people (business owners) want their freedom to not be taxed or regulated (by government oversight). Due to the fact, it is going against the principle of capitalism. They see limits being placed on a capitalist system and there presents the conflict.
Thus, it is inevitable that it will always be the conflict within capitalist system. Between individuals and owners. Between owners who desire to run a business and make money without regulations. But at the same time respecting the individuals who operate and work for those owners. It is a material system built of faulty structure, which only will destroy itself in the end. It has no transparency, no honesty, no respect for individuals and no love. So how do you as righteous individuals expect to live within an unlawful, unregulated system on the hope that its owners can be trusted to operate with integrity and treat each other as they want to be treated for the sake of the American Dream?
You will never have that as a whole in the system. Even if you put a few righteous individuals in the system soon, they will become corrupt like everyone else by the profit-driven motive. It is a question of how long it takes. Capitalism has no morality or sense of righteousness. Some individuals do, but not all.
That is why movements like Occupy Wallstreet across the world are rebelling against a immoral system they see is no longer working. That is why those who are wealthy and in power positions (CEO’s and Government Leaders) will work together to suppress those groups who are fighting for justice in a unjust system. They will put fear in them by mental, emotional and physical abuse. They will take away their inherent rights as individuals. They will do more corrupt things to keep a faulty system working to preserve their way of material life, even if it doesnt work for everyone, cause it works for them. They do not care about you or your rights. The only way for any real change to affect in this world is to dissolve this system and create a new one. But, you as a individual and as a group have to create a purpose for the system and it has to not be profit-driven. Or, we as individuals we be repeating the same cycle we are trying to break.
Lastly, voting for any president will not change the outcome of the capitalist system either. Not, at this moment. Neither presidential nominees will affect the change you really want. They have not in the past or presently. Maybe in the far future when we get our act together, but not now.
In closing, I am not saying personally, I am against capitalism. I am stating that the system is not perfect and its faulty cause of the premise it was based. Which corrupts the society and individuals from the beginning of its conception. Just look at our healthcare, educational, political, military, governmental, international systems. They are all corrupt because, they are money driven. Change the system, change the outcome.
There is work to be done.