We’re alive during a pivotal, epochal time and space in this civilization’s history. We are setting the precedent for this a future generations — in all aspects and areas of life in this reality. Everything is shaking up, being tested, exposed and challenged, and necessarily so. Outright psychopathy and psychosis are on display in the highest offices of the land, on every screen, on the covers of every magazine. It’s there for you to see, if you’re ready.
If you’re ready, you can choose to stand for truth, integrity and love. If you’re not, life is going to keep poking, prodding and pushing you in uncomfortable, increasingly vulnerable ways. It’s not necessarily essential for us all to stand center stage and to be willing to suffer the slings and arrows and rotten tomatoes, but it is absolutely essential for us all to stand responsible and conscious in our daily lives, in our circles of influence, in our families, whether of blood or association.
Social media has allowed us to explore and express our most childish, adolescent superficial powerlessness. We’ve hidden behind avatars and fake usernames since 2007, or so. That’s all well and good, but an activated, actualized, living human being doesn’t exist on a digital, ad-interrupted timeline. You can’t scroll through the intricacies, subtleties and unknowns of a life by reading through some curated, self-censored and prettified feeds. What’s real is what you feel, and many of us today feel the heaviness, drudgery, depression, confusion, paranoia, anger and anxiety about what is happening, and where the world is going.
We don’t know what to say, who to trust, nor what is real. And that’s OK. Awareness is empowering.
A young friend of mine attempted suicide a few months ago. I’d imagine many of us have heard similar, or know of someone who is no longer with us for the same reason. It is a very intense and challenging time for us all, whether we acknowledge it or not.
Talk. Communicate. Connect. Feel awkward. Feel naked and exposed. It’s all good. Be real, and be free. You’re not alone.