Watching the Raging River

disagree-11-300x170By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I continue to watch the chaos and mayhem outside and feel the desire to stand apart.

Listening to cabal indoctrination and people mouthing slogans seems so meaningless and yet the alternative is to stand alone, apart from it, and watch it go by like a raging river.

I’ve been reluctant to do that. I usually succumb to wading in on the side I most identify with.

I’ve been receiving a lot of encouragement to wade in further on the cabal’s misdeeds. I’m not saying I don’t appreciate the video suggestions, etc. But what I’m feeling instead is the strong and growing desire to simply watch and not engage.

The principles of a fair and impartial hearing that I posted the other day are an example of a well-thought-out human philosophy, of which we need more. I  can contribute in that field.

There’s no contribution coming from wading into the raging river, I don’t think. Not unless you’re a White Hat determined to protect the people.

Slogans, strong opinions, and rage all militate against balance. The more unbalanced we become, the less sound our judgment is and the less aware we are. So the unhinging continues and even multiplies. Krishna said:

Be angry, and you confuse the mind;
Confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience;
Forget experience, you lose discrimination;
Lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose. (1)

The only purpose of physical life is to help us develop the discrimination to discern between the unreal and the Real. Anger clouds the mind and causes us to leave our discrimination behind and do things which ensnare us in delusion more.

I certainly know that after a seeming lifetime of angry resistance.

But, oh, how much resolve it takes to stand back from something that grips so many, to decline to be an agreeable (or disagreeable) member of the herd, any herd, especially when it’s up and moving.

It can be so lonely standing off a ways, all by one’s self. Nonetheless, I’m beginning to suspect that this is how the new is created.

Footnotes

(1) Sri Krishna in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944, 42.

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One thought on “Watching the Raging River”

  1. Hi Steve ~ I didn’t see you mention “HEART”. For me, the outer world is just about non-existent. Occasionally I watch nighttime MSNBC, which for me, offers more truth than any of the other stations I watch. If I experience myself getting involved I turn off the TV and immediately begin Pranayama. When I’ve re-opened my central channel, I then continue to breathe, from the perspective of sitting in my heart. When my breath is able to flow to and from my heart, I’m usually balanced in my center again. Occasionally, when I’m REALLY centered, when I’m in my heart, I’ll embrace the TV and everything I’m observing there. Sometimes I go for days in solitude.

    Anyway, bottom line, I really enjoy your writings. Fairly often we’re in synch with our subject matter. Sharing the Blessings of our ONE HEART.
    Joie

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