The Lie We Live

More often than not, our lives our devoid of meaning.
Endless striving for more, without much reflection on why, what for?

We are surrounded by people, yet very lonely.
Rarely looking into someone’s eyes for long enough to see in their eyes the very same pain we experience ourselves.

Feeling powerless, yet being so powerful.
Crying for change to come to us, instead of looking for change within.

Mindlessly, we repeat the motions, day by day, counting hours, days and months.
We destroy our very organism, the fabric of what sustains us, the Life itself, the Earth.

The change that will come won’t come after we elect the “right” president, or when “our” party get’s into power.

The change will come when we’ll take the responsibility for our own actions.
Once we’ve become aware of the consequences of these actions and correct them.
Once we’ve become able to see the value in REAL things.

Here’s the video made by Spencer Cathcart that necapsulates The Lie We Live:

Call To Adventure

For a long time, I have been feeling that it is time to leave the comfort zone again.

We live this life mostly on autopilot, fooling ourselves that what we do is what needs to be done.
Work, home, food, sleep…

We look around, unhappy.
All we see are copies of ourselves drowning in their misery, all feeding the system we hate, system we are slaves to.

But what can we do?
It always been this way.
That’s how the World is.
That is life.

Is it?
Does it have to be this way?

Is life only about paying the bills?
Is life only about having more and better?

What about connection?
What about Nature?
What about friendship, helping each other, growing together, love, service, laugh and play.
What about living, truly living life?

Last year in November I’ve attended the PDC (Permaculture Design Course).
It was an amazing life changing experience.
I’ve met the most wonderous people, amazing beings that all want something better for the World around them and themselves.

During the course I’ve made a decision to leave my job, get on my push bike and ride the UK lanscapes.
Straight after the course upon my come back to work, I have handed my notice in (3 months notice period).
I decided to let the Life take me where I need to go.

My last day of work is March 2nd 2017.
I intend to set off on the 3rd or 4th.

I do not have plans but intentions.

I intend to learn and grow.
I intend to help people along the way.
I intend to meet communities that live in a different way.
I intend to document the journey and maybe produce a documentary showing all the people I meet, projects I’ll visit, events I’ll attend, ways of Life with Nature, the “other way of living” Life.
I intend to have fun.

I really don’t know.
I don’t need to know.

I’ll let it unfold before me.
I’ll let the Universe use me as the instrument of Betterment and Good Making… 😛

So yes, I have some intentions.
One of them is to also blog about the journey here.
Yet I’m not attached to any of these intentions.

I wanted to write about the journey once. in 2014 and I didn’t.
So no promises made this time. 🙂

The Importance of Being Responsible

Unless we are blind to the truth, it’s pretty obvious that the World we live in, is being torn apart by some major crises, all of which are of our own making. Poverty, modern slavery, endless wars, environmental destruction…

663 million people have no access to clean water.
http://water.org/water-crisis/water-sanitation-facts

Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.
https://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats

Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year
https://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats

Meanwhile:

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
http://www.fao.org/save-food/resources/keyfindings/en/

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5 Facts that strongly suggest Humans are the dumbest species on Earth

As much as my view bothers no one nor it makes a difference to anyone’s life, I’d like to share it here anyway. I think that Humans are the dumbest species living on Earth. Why do I think that? I just observe.

Let’s bring up a few facts that point to this conclusion. Not ordered by their importance.

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Conscious Animals?

There is and always have been a debate in the scientific community on the subject of consciousness. “Are the humans the only species that have consciousness?”.

To me, this question is just like another rather weird question we still seem to be looking for the answer to: “Are we alone in the Universe”? Pffft.

The way I see it,  we all have it. I mean all animals. May I be wrong? Of course I can, but it’s not about being right. This is the point of view I have and it’s in fact the only thing I can share with you.

 

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