Sunday, May 21, 2017

better hindsight, foresight: insight

hindsight -- proves that we needed better insight and foresight:

BEtteR hiNdsIght, forEsight


r-Evolution  [i] 
by befo reou reyes 

there is a r-Evolution taking place on planet earth, and, as always, is happening right before our own eyes.

humanity is splitting into two variations of homo sapiens: (1) homo-ostriches and (2) homo-awarenoids.
  • homo-ostrich: a near-sighted, fearful, reactive human. easily swayed and fooled.  short attention span.  prone to cult behavior and worship.  dependent.
  • homo-awarenoid: a proactive, understanding, independent human.  has long-term vision.  a critical thinker.  doesn’t believe “blindly.”  contemplative.  resourceful.

the homo-ostrich (due to over-indulgence in sedentary, mindless practices and pharmaceutical influences) is losing the capacity to focus, to analyze, and to clearly differentiate between reality/truth and pure bullshit.

the homo-awarenoid tends to move (away from the tv, cell phone and computer screen).  s/he engages in mindful practices to fine-tune he/r awareness.  s/he has the capacity to logically link facts – in a way that results in critical thinking and rejection of bullshit theories.

it appears as if humans are at a critical point, whereas individuals have the capacity to evolve in either direction.  based upon genetics and experience, each will flow/evolve in his/her own way.

it doesn’t look good, here in 2017.  humans who spend more and more time with media are believing (more and more) in sound-bite lies.  lacking the capacity to think for themselves, they blindly follow the charismatic, elder-statesman [or clergy-man] who pretends to know the truth – but is, in fact a homo-ostrich.  like lemmings, his followers blindly bow (in worship).

…but there is hope.  a new generation of information savvy, free-thinkers are using the tools of media to become more (not less) aware.  they are engaging in mindfulness practices.   

they are challenging their bodyminds.  they don’t believe something (including this post) just because somebody says so.  they have the capacity to read, and they read from a wide variety of topics.  they have the capacity to focus, to pay attention, and (therefore) to learn.  they are less likely to turn to their cell phone for an immediate answer to a perplexing question.  they are the future…

…unless, of course, the homo-ostriches bury their heads in the sand, allowing big-power and big-money and big-influence to control, exploit, battle, and metastasize.

(in case you are wondering, i'm a bit of both, and, day-to-day,
i could flow toward r-Evolution or d-evolution.)

the gd news… is that we all have the capacity to r-Evolve into homo-awarenoids.

[i] martino, joal. (5.20-1.17). r-Evolution.  book 79: bright [k]night. © 2017 by

Thursday, May 18, 2017

don't hate the believer

don’t hate the believer  [i]
by dono t. hate

don’t hate the believer
don’t hate christmas day

do not hate the easter bunny, toothless fairy, ray
do not hate the preaching-tom who tells you what to do
do not hate (it is a waste of time for me and you)

do not hate the witness who knocks on your door, at eight
do not hate the boogie-man, just understand:

don’t hate

just as we don’t hate the child who believes in santa claus, we can understand that (adult) children believe a lot of things that simply do not make sense.

don’t hate the believer.

at the same time, you are not bound to believe in the loch ness monster, astrology, or reiki healing – just because somebody else holds a belief in it.  if your best friend (really) believes that the tampa bay devil rays are the best world-cup tennis team of all time, that is what s/he believes.

you are your own best guru.  believe what you believe, until it makes no sense for you to do so.

if a friend, family member or neighbor believes that storks deliver babies, do not hate that person.  simply acknowledge that they have a different belief system. 

note: having a different belief system doesn’t mean that a person is “stupid.”  it means only that, for whatever reasons, they see the world in a different way. 

ignorance is [not] stupidity.  consciousness, a state.
even if they disagree [with shopping spree] don’t hate.

[i] martino, joal. (5.18-2.17). don’t hate the believer.  book 79: bright [k]night. © 2017 by