the pervasive nature of our linear existence can be our greatest foe. we have conditions and restrictions here that grind against the very flow of life. granted, that contrast is how we chose to explore our everything, how we define this physicality, and how we determine the scope of our emotional spectrum.

the future, tomorrow, what is potentially to come, is our addiction. our society is utterly disconnected from presence and the all-that-is in the herenow, by the debilitating notions of planning, scheduling, training, preparing, and conforming. everything in our culture reaffirms it, too. we trade our time/life to earn income, to save for education, habitation, travel, material gains, security, retirement, and taxes. we create law upon law, bylaw upon bylaw, leashes, cages, walls and hurdles, ad nauseum. fear.

add to that rites and rituals, traditions and ideologies… it’s no surprise why big pharma is so big; we’re perpetually stretched to the breaking point. i would argue “they” are 99.9% irrelevant, in the name of true health and wellbeing. they will fade from existence as we step back into our true, vibrant, self-healing, limitless selves. their business is morbid, violent, misleading, malicious, and spiritually maligned. “you’ll need to take this pill, for life, or else…” indeed.

we don’t know the power of now. we have to find it again. it’s not on any social media feed, though that entity is a helpful method to initiate a modicum of belonging, relating, expression and love. i think it’s important to remember our “offline” dominion is where foundations truly exist: in family, face-to-face, hand-in-hand; in nature, in our artworks, our writings, our heartful debates and enlivening play.

anything that pulls you away from the present should be questioned. where did it come from? who does it belong to? what else is possible? what would love do? if this were true, why does it hurt?

listen to the stillness in you. here, now.

solvitur ambulando

      the future - trance blackman

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