Ruminating On Rumi

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

~ M. Rumi

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We Are They

More thoughts on we are they. Finger pointing and name calling won't solve the problem. Our need for fluff and stuff that we believe will make us happier has fuelled corporate greed. Our insatiable hunger for commodities bigger, better and faster has turned us into consumer fodder that fuels the corporate monsters. We have become the commodities of capitalism. We have allowed media to monger fear and the entertainment industry violence because of our hunger for sensationalism. We have bought into the notions of a pill for every problem. And that external beauty, at all costs, is more important then inner beauty. We have given up our freedom by not questioning self proclaimed authorities. We do not ask often enough who benefits from me buying this product, believing this study or that news story. We need to wake up. From this consciousness, we begin to make choices from a place of compassion and love for all. For indeed, we are one-with-all.