Some of the greatest lessons I have been taught by my best teachers over the years that make more sense now than ever before:
Be Like Water My Friends
Warrior Mindset, Mass Mind Control, Getting To The The Root Of the Problem.
In this episode I share some favorite quotes that have empowered me during these dark days, I discuss the warrior philosophy & how to reframe your thinking from being pessimistic to being solution oriented, I cover current events & read a chapter from Jim Keith's great book Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness.
WARRIOR MINDSET DEFINED IN A SENTENCE:
"When you find yourself in a room surrounded by your enemies you should tell yourself: I am not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.”
- Bruce Lee
The CULT of Envy & The Hatred of the Good for Being the Good :
"They do not want to own your fortune, they want you to lose it; they do not want to succeed, they want you to fail; they do not want to live, they want you to die; they desire nothing, they hate existence, and they keep running, each trying not to learn that the object of his hatred is himself...They are the essence of evil, they, those anti-living objects who seek, by devouring the world, to fill the selfless zero of their soul. It is not your wealth that they’re after. Theirs is a conspiracy against the mind, which means: against life and man."
- Galt’s Speech,
For the New Intellectual
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.”
“The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony. There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. True defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within."
- Morihei Ueshiba
Suppose you're watching a movie...
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In every great myth, story, or film, the villain always gets the upper hand for a time and all seems lost.
The villain always gets a chance to beat down the good guy and showcase their insatiable desire for power and control. They get to win for a time. They start doing really bad things to the good people in the story. You almost walk out of the theatre or throw the book out of the window because you can’t bear it and really want the happy ending.
You decide to go a little further into the story at this stage because you really need to see some sort of resolution! You force yourself to stay awake a little longer just to see the tyrant fall so you can sleep soundly.
This is why the really good ones are page turners. You deeply desire for good to triumph over evil, but you take pause because you wonder if this is one of those stories where evil finally wins. But then, just when all hope is lost, something unexpected occurs and the hero makes a shocking comeback and absolutely decimates the villain in some sort of extremely gratifying fashion so as to warn off all other wannabe villains. The day is saved. The wrongs are set right. You celebrate! You can’t wait to go through the adventure again.
However, You realize it can never be the same the second time through now that you know for sure that victory is won in the end. In retrospect, the best part was the unknowing, the uncertainty and the suspense. That’s what made it an adventure worth sticking around for. You suddenly understand that if you always had foreknowledge of every story and how it ends, no book or film would be worth much to you.
You then recommend the story to everyone you know and reference it for years to come in your various discussions, jokes and comparisons. You tell the story to your children. They tell theirs. Some of these stories are so good they last for centuries and are re-told in many variations to keep the power of the story alive. Only the brink of annihilation brings out the best hero’s and make the best epic stories.
These stories are not just fables.
The reason these stories have such a profound effect on you is because they convinced you to undergo a sort of simulated underworld experience. This process is very much a part of creating a new dimension of thought that can enrich your life in many ways. These stories teach you that only when all is lost, only when you doubt yourself or doubt the force of good, can you really understand your own mind or value what you have and who you are. Only when evil directly confronts you can you be your best good self.
We are participating in a story like that in this time. This whole world is. Don’t lose hope. Don’t walk out of the theatre just yet.
You are the hero.
Don't be Fooled. This is Not Over.
Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie. Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye. From one thing, know 10,000 things. When you have attained the way of strategy there will be nothing that you cannot understand. You will see the way in everything. It is imperative to master the principles of the art of war and learn to be unmoved in mind even in the heat of the battle. Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.Even if a man has no natural ability, he can be a warrior. No man is invincible, and therefore no man can fully understand that which would make him invincible. Even with complete and thorough study there is always the possibility of being defeated and although one may be expert in a particular form, mastery is something a man never stops seeking to attain. People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment. - Miyamoto Musashi
Nobody Owns the Truth
Nobody owns the Truth. You only own the work you put in, or don't put in towards discovering and aligning with what is true vs what is not true. You own the work you do in sharing with others what you have learned. But you don't own the Truth itself.
Buying into a lie is easy. It takes no work whatsoever, no effort, no passion. It's the easy path. Which is why we are overworked in order to survive. So we keep buying the lie and avoid seeking what's true. To avoid confronting the pain of being honest with ourselves, we train ourselves to be weak, apathetic, and easily led until the pursuit of Truth becomes foreign to us. We then start to hate and resent the Truth. We start to project our inner confusion and resentment onto others. We convince ourselves the Truth is relative or doesn't exist. We begin hating the Truth and the facility of wisdom that helps us discern it, because it is missing in our lives. We hate what we don't have.
The Truth is what is. It's simple. It is there in every situation, every inquiry, every investigation, every question ever asked, every living being. It is not in a book. A book can show interesting ideas that can lead you in the direction of discovering what's true. But that is all. The rest is on you. The Truth is always there somewhere. It is simply hiding in plain sight surrounded by what is not true. What is not true is more attractive to us because it is easily within reach. You have to have determination, fortitude, and real authentic empathy to access and discover something true. It never reveals itself easily. Which is why the Warrior tradition frowns so much on laziness, complacency and dependency. Manipulators, politicians and cult leaders depend on those traits so they can fleece you with little to no resistance. Warriors loathe those traits and battle against them because they are a barrier to Truth, Freedom, and genuine experience.
So when it comes to what we have called "Truth" You can't own it, or convince others of it, it is to be directly experienced through hard work, recognizing and correcting mistakes, research, introspection, elimination of what is not true, and being aware of diversionary influences. You have been given the freedom to apply yourself to the process of living in Truth, or falling for the lie. Any tyrant telling you to give up that freedom and sacrifice it on the alter of the collective for the illusion of safety or security is self deceived and are trying to recruit you into their self deception.
The Truth and the freedom you want are inextricably linked.
The lie and the slavery you experience are also inextricably linked.
Every living Human being is being asked in this time:
Which path do you choose?
Read from Carlos Castaneda
Some light reading for tea time...
“We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The Predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don't do so... I have been beating around the bush all this time, insinuating to you that something is holding us prisoner. Indeed we are held prisoner!
This was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico ... They took us over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. just as we rear chickens in chicken coops, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros. Therefore, their food is always available to them." "No, no, no, no," [Carlos replies] "This is absurd don Juan. What you're saying is something monstrous. It simply can't be true, for sorcerers or for average men, or for anyone." "Why not?" don Juan asked calmly. "Why not? Because it infuriates you? ... You haven't heard all the claims yet. I want to appeal to your analytical mind. Think for a moment, and tell me how you would explain the contradictions between the intelligence of man the engineer and the stupidity of his systems of beliefs, or the stupidity of his contradictory behaviour. Sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of belief, our ideas of good and evil, our social mores. They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed, and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary, and egomaniacal." "'But how can they do this, don Juan? [Carlos] asked, somehow angered further by what [don Juan] was saying. "'Do they whisper all that in our ears while we are asleep?" "'No, they don't do it that way. That's idiotic!" don Juan said, smiling. "They are infinitely more efficient and organized than that. In order to keep us obedient and meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous manoeuvre stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist. A horrendous manoeuvre from the point of view of those who suffer it. They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators' mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now." "I know that even though you have never suffered hunger... you have food anxiety, which is none other than the anxiety of the predator who fears that any moment now its manoeuvre is going to be uncovered and food is going to be denied. Through the mind, which, after all, is their mind, the predators inject into the lives of human beings whatever is convenient for them. And they ensure, in this manner, a degree of security to act as a buffer against their fear." "The sorcerers of ancient Mexico were quite ill at ease with the idea of when [the predator] made its appearance on Earth. They reasoned that man must have been a complete being at one point, with stupendous insights, feats of awareness that are mythological legends nowadays. And then, everything seems to disappear, and we have now a sedated man. What I'm saying is that what we have against us is not a simple predator. It is very smart, and organized. It follows a methodical system to render us useless.”
- Carlos Castaneda