An essay by Sha'Tara, local writer and friend.
Learning for the Right Reasons – Commitment to Individual Purpose
[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
“At first, you learn for the sake of learning. Eventually, you start learning for the right reasons.” Paraphrased from “THE 97th STEP” by Steve Perry.
The question embodied in this quote is, “What is learning for the right reasons?” Indeed, how is one to know when one is learning for the right reasons? What could constitute a “right reason” to learn anything? For that matter, how do we know that we are learning anything, if “learning” means functional retention of the implied lesson? Of course, mostly subconsciously we “learn” all the time but that is behavioral patterning; brain programming: not the kind of learning the statement above is addressing. What we are talking about here is spiritual and mental learning in order to become a better person in areas of awareness giving one the ability to choose some particular arena of “work” so to speak. So what we are talking about is commitment to purpose – that translating as “learning for the right reasons.”
You see? Brings us right back to the issue of purpose. And that brings us to contemplate our humanity (or lack thereof) for only a human mind (or some such high-functioning spirit-mind entity) can meaningfully contemplate life. Contemplation (not to be confused with meditation) means traveling the past and the future as well as traversing more than one plane of existence simultaneously. It means to have the power to see at least some of whatever lies beyond the veil we must normally exist behind. More importantly it means the ability to intelligently engage whatever the mind encounters in these travels. Probably not what most Earthians “entertain” themselves with and likely why nothing ever changes here, but there are exceptions to every rule and maybe, just maybe, someone reading this may recognize a similarity of mind expression, thus establishing another link outside the constraints of Matrix programming. Small moves...
Everyone is born with a purpose. “What is your purpose?” should be the first question asked of every child on the first day of school and that goes without saying! That should then become the on-going quest of every Earthian as it drives itself to become a full-fledged human being. But wait: why struggle for something the System says you already are and which you accept despite all evidence to the contrary? Here we come across the same problem as in religion: if God has already given you [heaven] and/or [salvation] then why should you struggle any longer? It’s a done deal; your religious faith the guarantee of God’s golden handshake upon retirement. That tops any CEO’s retirement settlement benefits and perks.
So it is with the belief that the people of earth are de-facto human by virtue of being born! But not surprisingly, what are the vices that cause some people to label others “inhuman” in their activities? Well, let’s see. The dictionary says of inhuman: not human, esp. not having the qualities normal to or for human beings; unfeeling, heartless, cruel, barbarous, etc. According to the thesaurus, taking only the main ones: fierce, ruthless, savage, beastly, mechanistic, pitiless, remorseless, unkind, unnatural, unspeakable. Therefore to claim membership in the human mind, one must be the exact opposite to these stated inhuman characteristics. Not qualitatively, but perfectly, completely, no exception.
Of course, that they may never realize this truth, Earthians are programmed with a very elastic conscience which allows for some or all of these inhuman traits to exist, even flourish, within all of them – using the comparative method: providing it can be said that “others” or “the enemy” possesses same in quantitatively or qualitatively higher degrees. The lesser of evils: a very convenient abstraction.
But what if the presence of even a speck of one of these inhuman traits determined that one is not human? What if being human is as unique a nature as, say, being a maple tree? If you climb a maple and you find it growing a willow branch or two and its top sporting that of a spruce or pine, you would have some doubts about the true nature of that tree, wouldn’t you? Well, that is exactly how it is with being a human. It’s a completely new nature that has outgrown and then purged itself of any remnant of those inhuman traits or vices. This is definitely one area where no one gets to have their cake and eat it too.
That being said, how many of the above inhuman traits do we find in daily life? How many people do we personally know who enjoy doing harm in some way or other, usually for the pleasure or self-satisfaction they derive from it? Example, an easy one: destroying nature with off-road vehicles and polluting the environment with unnecessary noise, for starters? Our streets and rivers are becoming saturated with sociopathic individuals whose only enjoyment in life appears to be creating noise and causing mayhem. What about those who kill for personal pleasure: hunters and fishermen so-called, who scour the last remaining areas of wilderness and open waters to torture and kill the “wildlife” trying to survive there? What about those who enjoy participating in, and being spectators of, violent sports? What about those who cheat the System, who steal from fellow workers or “the company” and think it a bonus when they get away with it? What about those who break traffic laws as if doing so had become their God-given right? What about parents who fail to dutifully discipline their children and teach them, by words and example, to become responsible members of society? What about addicts who cause so much pain to loved ones and acquaintances and who become a burden to society while continuing to indulge their cravings? What about those who buy “stuff” they do not need, thus contributing to the deterioration of the environment in untold ways, or those who buy these useless “idols” on credit knowing they will never be able to repay their loans?
Now then, what about the lesser and greater criminals, those who rob homes, steal cars, rape and murder their victims; the drug cartels and crime syndicates? What about those at the apex of the pyramid of crime, the crème de la crème of criminal attainment who manipulate global financial systems for personal profit, destroying national economies, bankrupting entire countries and causing unimaginable loss, pain and suffering that add up to hundreds of millions of victims each year? Continuing with inhuman vices, dare we look at our leadership whose extravagant lifestyles based entirely on lies, subterfuge, extortion in the guise of taxes and the taking of bribes from lobbyists, contribute to society’s downfall and lead inexorably and always, to war? Is there a more abominable example of inhumanity than planned and executed organized mass murder? How many do you see everyday who proudly and oh, so ignorantly parade around with “Support Our Troops” stickers on their vehicles? Indeed, what does all that have to say about man being human?
A human society certainly would never need a police or other “security” force of any kind, least of all a military. It would never, ever plan to abuse, oppress, dispossess or murder others for its own benefit, “safety” or pleasure. So the conclusion is indisputable: Earthians are not human, whatever they may be. My Teachers call them pseudo-human; pseudo meaning spurious, counterfeit. The thesaurus lists many synonyms for this word, but the closest to what the Teachers mean is the word “unnatural.” Earth man is an unnatural creature/entity/being; a repressive, sociopathic predator, making even his predatory ways unnatural.
That’s the harsh, undeniable truth. There are, however, concealed, seldom used paths that lead out of this quagmire of inhuman behaviour. These paths are treacherous and so narrow they leave only room for one to walk there. You cannot have company on any of those paths and if you find one wide enough to allow for two or more side by side, be sure that this particular path is an “official” one and will lead you right back to the level you started from, even if you walk it diligently for an entire lifetime!
These dangerous, lonely paths are called purpose. One need not be able to see to the end of it, one only need to choose and then... walk. No Earthian counselor, guru, teacher, friend or lover will be of any use or comfort on any personally chosen path. This is what is required: commitment, self-discipline, patience, humility, compassion for those who cannot understand and consequently will not change. This develops self-empowerment through self-reliance. On this path your thoughts must become your own, even when inspired or triggered by something someone else says, or does. You must make your entire life, entire reason for being, your own and go from there. What is not from within has no place on this path and even the greatest wisdom or the most admirable life encountered in history, or observed in time, will destroy your will power if you do not make it your own.
The path will teach you who you are and once you know that (achieved through purpose, which brings us to “learning for the right reasons”) then you know what to do. If you fail to find yourself; if you do not discover the truth of your self, you remain a slave to whatever is externally moving you and you are still lost. Some force other than yourself will find you and while claiming to save you, will once again enslave you to the tick-tock mechanistic false-survival motion of the Matrix.
Question often asked: how do I know I’m on the path? Answer: if your chosen purpose isn’t utterly absorbing you, if it isn’t “you” twenty-four-seven, you are not on it, in it, of it. Whatever you’re on, in or at, it’s not what “commitment to purpose” is. Here’s hoping this clarifies some things I’ve said about faith, hope and love in the past, without sounding too preachy. The intent is to help trigger or awaken new thought patterns, not to preach – or teach for that matter.