Read This the Next Time You Fall in Love. .
I hope I don’t believe tomorrow what I believe today. I hope to always grow. For now, I know, there is no truth. Truth is a ruse of human views. Every time my heart breaks I build it anew. Stronger. More resilient. With more capacity to love. With more capacity to break again. Whatever the future holds, I am grateful. This is what I believe today. I offer it in prayer that tomorrow brings another layer. .
“Remember: you cannot trust your feelings. They are constructed, socialized. You cannot trust your thoughts. Who knows what old and tired pathways they’re coursing through. You cannot trust the energy between you two. You are a light-mind being made out of infinite, cycling energy. An energetic bond with another human means nothing special. Truly. We are all energy and the more you conceptualize this, the more you will feel that energy with and from other people. I don’t care if you go into time vortexes or transcend the spacetime matrix together. You MUST only pay attention to his actions.”
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Are You Evolving?
Change is the only constant. Humanity has not arrived at the penultimate state of being. We never will. Evolution is the only certainty. Growth is the only known reality. Science has proven this, and nothing else. .
If we do not evolve our minds, our lifestyles, our perceptions, and our beliefs, we will die. Humans will extinct themselves. The planet will out, but we will be gone. .
Evolution was never meant to be comfortable but we live in a world designed for comfort. We built our reality around the concept of ease. Microwave meals and drive-through coffee. Fast fashion, bought with a click and delivered in a blink. Love wrapped in plastic. Our garbage, our morals whisked away: out of sight, out of mind. TV, feed me, I don't want to think.
Evolution is not going to be easy. Evolving is hard work. But we have no other choice. Evolving is how we save the planet. It is how we save ourselves. .
We are on the brink of a mass extinction. Mass extinctions play a fundamental role in animal evolution and are consistently followed by periods of rapid diversification. As Andrew Z. Krug, a research scientist in geophysical sciences at UChicago, explains, "Things don't return to what they were before. They operate at a different pace, sometimes more rapidly, other times more slowly. Evolutionary rates shift, and that shift is permanent until the next mass extinction."
We are in the middle of that shift. The time has come to evolve. The question remains: can we pre-empt extinction by consciously and purposefully evolving first?
Pain is the door.
Vulnerability is the lock.
Compassion is the key. .
Eternity could be spent debating the hows and whys of our current situation. But how or why we arrived at this place, ultimately, does not matter. Whatever we did or didn't do, the shift was inevitable. The only thing that matters now is what's next and how we get there. .
Homo Deus. Metahuman. Homo Luminous. How do we set ourselves free?
We possess the power to change everything. We are not victims to our environment, our socialization, or our biology. .
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