|MMMark's Whycandoo Room: Different Worlds Continued|
10 comments26 Feb 2002 @ 19:38 by tdeane : Not Alone
Mark, you are not alone in your thinking, although my agreeing with you sure as hell isn't going to win you any praise. Elitism is elitism is elitism no matter what century it is carried into. Much love ~ Tricia
26 Feb 2002 @ 23:59 by ming :
Mark, thanks for that. Now, the first thing I notice is that that you actually validate the distinctions I postulated, by speaking the way I'd have projected that you would, to fit my stereotypical type casting. But also, in noticing that, I recognize in myself that it removes the need to argue about anything. Your intentions and aspirations are noble and deserve to come to fruition.
27 Feb 2002 @ 00:33 by mmmark : Confusion
You seem to be confusing my advocacy for social science, with what I am in character, and yet you are not saying how we can all become united behind a central purpose that doesnt involve having an enemy, or selfish motive.
27 Feb 2002 @ 00:57 by ming : More confusion
Eh, I'm not quite sure how you arrived at that. But let me see .."how we can all become united behind a central purpose that doesnt involve having an enemy, or selfish motive". Just reading that makes it sound like a noble project I could support. But it also turns on my warning lights. Are you talking about humanity, or about the people who're currently logged into NCN, or about you and I, or are you talking in the abstract? Are you talking about a purpose that is put into words? To me, if we're talking about humanity, it would be more of an outcome than a starting point. I.e. if we succeed in our work, humanity will start functioning as one organism. If we're looking at right now, then the only things all of humanity will agree on would be that we're on the same planet and maybe to share some common infra-structure, such as a mail system and a phone system. And its at that level that I see NCN as having leverage. Not by converting everybody to principles of truth, but by providing something that serves our needs better in certain areas.
27 Feb 2002 @ 02:13 by mmmark : Emphasis
Ming my friend, I think you misplace the emphasis. I will write more later. We rally ourselves in the real world by holding up an enemy to hate together, what can we hold up that is wholesome to love together?
27 Feb 2002 @ 04:32 by ming : What we want to do
We'd all love to be able to do what we want to do. Which for some people are very altruistic and noble things, and for other people are very selfish and recreational things. But I think everybody will agree that they ought to be able to do those things. They're not going to all agree that everybody else ought to have such a right too, but pretty much everybody will agree to get their own "thing" manifested. I don't think you'll get anything of a much higher level that everybody would agree to love.
27 Feb 2002 @ 12:26 by mmmark : Love
I bet we will agree with anything that is loving and inherently good if we present it to ourselves, a little piece at a time. Selfishness is the greater social problem and we must say so. There is no forfeiture of personal freedom of expression in protecting the common interest for a healthy environment and healthy social system. Without a healthy system we will lose all freedoms worth mentioning, just like we have lost them here on NCN, through selfish mindsets.
27 Feb 2002 @ 22:38 by magical_melody : Principles of Truth/Divergent Realities
People have been burned and crucified arguing principles of truth. Whatever meets us in conflict, I feel, is calling us to meet ourselves. Projections are at the root of internal conflict and outer wars. I see that each of us have our own perspectives based upon experiences, just as we have our own unique access to Source. I perceive that as we move towards expanding our evolutionary consciousness, we will naturally grow the compassion necessary to build bridges that can link divergent ideologies and realities within a field of complexity. These varying perspectives can come to balance as we establish some sense of connection at the heart where simplicity resides. The heart is the telepathic bridge to the soul and can be our guide. There are many of us humans living here now experiencing life in multiple versions of REALITY, and yet trying to co-create ONE, that allows the multiple threads to weave some sense of congruence. Is it possible to co-create a loving field where all can co-exist and enhance the collective tapestry? My truth says we are being called to create heart spaces that can hold polarities, ie: glad/sorrow, peace/conflict, complexity/simplicity - at the center of our hearts, where we can experience them simultaneously and yet not polarize in judgment or react in contractions. I believe this heart space has been depicted in religious art as the "Sacred Heart."
Peace, I am another yourself, Alana
27 Feb 2002 @ 23:49 by mmmark : Alana
You took my breath away. I will follow you anywhere as Namasté links us all.
28 Feb 2002 @ 00:25 by ming : Transcending Polarity
Oh, wonderful stuff, Alana. I love this one: "I perceive that as we move towards expanding our evolutionary consciousness, we will naturally grow the compassion necessary to build bridges that can link divergent ideologies and realities within a field of complexity".
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