“Social reality is the invention of our enslavement.”
Webs of Deception
There is a bitter pill we all must swallow. We exist in a social simulation, sustained by our reactivity and replicated by our engagement. It does not matter where we may rank in the seemingly hierarchical, pyramid scheme of human society, we are all enslaved into a network of institutionally programmed existence. There is no escape. Whether we are a billionaire with six houses and twelve cars, or living in poverty, we are all victimized by an elaborate social matrix designed to imprison and oppress. When we adopt and engage in social reality, it is inevitable we will acquiesce our personal experience and power to our collective conformity.
The Echo of Life
Most of us eagerly relinquish our aspirations, creativity, inspiration, potential and vision in a misguided quest to claim our meager portion of artificiality. This has become human nature, a maturation process to cast aside what empowers for what enslaves. Once this transference is complete, we drift into the echo of life. We meet our mate, have children, hold a career and preoccupy ourselves with the amusement of our desire, entertainment, media, politics, religion, sports and social events in a vain attempt to belong and be fulfilled. Then we retire and die. For many, this is a favorable outcome. Yet, for some, it is the epitome of hell.
Entitlement and Expectation
We do not deserve anything. Just because we are born into this experience does not give us the right or reason to dominate, manipulate and propagate. We seize and decimate the natural world with the consequences of our addictions, appetites, civilizations, conditions, lifestyles and technologies. We are programmed to believe the world is ours to conquer, control, influence and destroy, all with arrogant abandon. It is our oblivion to the extremity of our entitlement and expectation which causes the gravest destruction both within and without. These two inherent qualities are what leads to our eventual decline and extinction.
Decision or Choice
The vital element in the human experience is the distinction between what we decide and what we choose. In my perspective, decisions are often accidental and unconscious reactions to the circumstances we encounter. They encourage us to minimize the impact of an uncontrollable result, while enabling our fear and insecurity. When we survive, we believe we grow from it, yet it often provokes further personal and social evasion and exclusivity. Whereas choice is a conscious expression made before challenges arise, creating empowering and fulfilling outcomes. Choice inspires us to transcend reality and thrive, aligning us with ourselves and the universe.
“We cannot discover truth within reality.”
Behind the Mask
When the world went sideways over two years ago, we were instructed to wear masks for prevention and protection. I noticed how our identity, humanity, individuality and value was erased via a health strategy, which proved to yield a low rate of efficacy. I found it fascinating how people responded to this directive. There were those who eagerly adopted the mask mandate, and those who defiantly refused. In my observation, there is an interesting correlation between the two. It appeared all whom chose to comply tended to be institutionalized, narrow-minded and private. Whereas all whom chose not to obey were diversified, open-minded and self-expressive.
The Vanity of Self-Righteousness
Any alternative perception can be analyzed, condemned, refuted and vilified. There is a massive audience of people feigning “fact,” “intelligence” and “science” to discredit anything contrary to mainstream media propaganda. It is one thing to believe in rhetoric. It is another to impose it upon others, thus preserving our personal fears, insecurities and self-righteousness. Being right is an inherent trait we adopt to safeguard the bubble of reality in which we imprison ourselves. In a world rife with authoritarian sociopaths wielding control, influence, manipulation and power, it is beneficial to find the vein of truth in the illusion of reality.
The Virus of Society
In the movie “The Matrix,” Agent Smith explains to Morpheus, “I’d like to share a revelation I had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops an equilibrium with its surrounding environment. But you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, the cancer of this planet. You are a plague.”
The Cure of Humanity
Sometimes the most powerful truth comes from the villain. Unfortunately, our common social perception demonizes who we identify as the antagonist. Yet, when we observe history with a discerning vision, we will see how often the adversary made a difference and shifted the world. Humanity is its own virus and cure. The outcome is based upon who we choose to be. When we succumb to inclinations of consumption, mimicry, oblivion, toxicity and self-righteousness, we perpetuate a virus. When we evolve, transform and transcend our inherent social natures, we empower ourselves and others as a cure.
The Black Hole
We all live within the vacuum of social reality. It is a vortex which seizes our attention, creativity, energy, expression, focus, intention, passion, possibility and potential. Yet, it is not sustained by some covert, authoritarian entity or organization. Under the influence of social conditioning and programming, our personal power has been diminished, distorted, manipulated and transferred to maintain the black hole of social reality. All whom have dark intentions cajole, hijack and utilize the energy, effort and resources of others to impose their agendas, strategies and endgames. All the while, we bury our empowerment and enlightenment in the rotten soil of our ego, fear and self-righteousness.
The Bitter Truth
Beyond the familial and social bubbles of our existence, we simply do not care. We delude ourselves to believe we do. The bitter truth? Our focus is on our self and our immediate circle of family and friends. (The latter can most certainly be debated!) We feign amity, appreciation, belonging, gratitude, relativity and respect for others because we do not express these qualities for ourselves. The last few years have been an opportunity for us to go within and embrace the extraordinary natures of our heart, intuition and soul, to align with the universe and become its expression. Severing our tether to social reality empowers us to break its vicious cycle and embody universal truth.
“We are free from social reality when we become an expression of truth.”