<![CDATA[CHAMBALABAMBA.ORG - Blogs]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:35:25 -0700Weebly<![CDATA["Joy Is An Obligation"]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:44:36 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/joy-is-an-obligationA long time ago, I thought of the phrase "Joy is an Obligation". This was too much for my German girlfriend at the time. It really was a joke, an oxymoron, but there was some truth to it also. What most of us forget is to acknowledge the constant flow of things, small and large that bring us comfort and pleasure. Children are more often much better at noticing these than adults.

It seems that all creatures are constantly seeking comfort, every second, whether we are standing, leaning, moving, sitting, or lying down. Dogs and cats do it, it seems all living creatures probably do this, even microbes and worms. We do it unconsciously mostly, just like our tongue moves in our mouth to place food in the best place to chew without us having to think about it.

We are both conscious and unconscious all of our waking time. We can only be conscious of the tip of the iceberg and the majority of what is, we miss entirely, so no matter how conscious we imagine we are we are always much more unconscious of all there is to be conscious of.

We share with all living creatures the same purpose; to eat and reproduce. Can you imagine what a job it is to feed every living entity on the planet a few meals a day every day of the year. So many open, hungry mouths, from microbes to whales.

However humans can have more purposes than this if we so choose. We can be love, we can give love in infinite ways as well as receive it. It could be a purpose reserved for humans, though it is possible that other creatures can be love too.

If a fruit tree has any kind of consciousness, we could imagine that by creating fruit, and feeding and providing a home for many creatures while at the same time seeding the continuance of its species, that they are loving plants or we could simply be anthropomorphizing. Science hasn't figured this out yet, though there is more and more evidence in this direction, like the mycelial networks that exist for miles under the ground and seem to communicate chemically.

Time, like friction, wears novelty away, the novelty of a new relationship, or a new house, or a new country, a vista, etc.. After a while the novelty is gone and you are left with what it really is without the patina of excitement. And so, one might say, that things must withstand the test of time, if the thrills of discovery are to last or not. The intoxication of the "new" is sobered by time. It is like coming down from being "high" on something. The "freshness" disappears and one can be left with a stale taste in one's mouth, so to speak.

We are then faced with the challenge of keeping it "fresh". It is like when someone is taking a photo of you, and they say "smile", and then they take forever to snap the shot and your smile loses its vitality and becomes stale and fake looking, or the novelty of a new born child fades into the deep and huge responsibility which comes with raising a child for many years, the sobering qualities of everyday life; we all have to deal with it.

If it is too much, you might feel depressed. If you are strong inside or clever, you find ways to keep things fresh. It is something that is done often without any thought or consciousness of this wearing away, we just do it in our constant pursuit of happiness. It is one of those areas in life that remains pretty much unexamined, it seems.

It is exciting to discover elements of our shared existence that may have been missed or overlooked and to bring them to light. Panning for gold in the nuances of existence, which can be very much like finding precious nuggets in the silty waters of a river.

One can enjoy exploring and adventure without ever getting up from one's chair, and I am not speaking of vicariously experiencing as one might do, watching a film or reading a book. Since life as we know it, through the gift of consciousness which we all have, has seemingly infinite possibilities, there is no end to what we might uncover, through the process of introspection, if we are open enough to take the time to think, to imagine, because one idea can lead to a whole tree of ideas, starting from a stem or seed of one thought and branching out and even producing flowers and fruit. Much like this contemplation.

One could also imagine that it is through our consciousness that we are able to keep things fresh and novel, and without this, one might suffer from boredom. If however, our consciousness becomes rigid or rutted into deep grooves that are confining and repetitious, it becomes difficult to keep a fresh outlook and boredom, ennui, depression are the results. Drugs and alcohol are the easy fixes that are often resorted to, or serial sex, or whatever solution that people can find, maybe simply, eating. These are all mediocre solutions to the problem of keeping life fresh and novel and are very commonplace, and it seems that it might be wise to avoid these as much as possible.

Since this is an area which hasn't been studied much as far as I know, I can only guess at what might be a healthy and effective solution, because I am someone who probably has more questions than answers. It really seems as though it is all about the journey rather than then the end of the journey, the goal, the answer, or the treasure. The journey is our life, and the treasure can be found between the seconds, if we can notice what is making us feel good. We all know how it is going to end.

Spontaneity seems to be quite important, improvising all the way, as we do, just naturally. That is why I don't like to rely on stories or jokes that I would have to repeat to keep people entertained or to enliven a conversation. I would rather keep it fresh, relying only on the unknown, relying on my wit.

To dwell in the past occasionally is not a crime, though it might promote stagnancy. It is by being in the present which is always new that one keeps things novel and original. But that is assuming that one's present is not tedious, mundane, or painful, or if it is, to go within to find the extraordinary in what seems extra ordinary.

There are many tricks that we often seem to do to keep things interesting, without being very aware that we are doing it. The main one perhaps is to be aware of what is making us feel good in as many moments as we can. This is a skill, a mostly unconscious skill that happy people probably have and can be honed by making it a conscious skill. It is very similar to being grateful all the time, a form of enlightenment.]]>
<![CDATA[Let's Do It!!!]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:37:33 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/lets-do-itWhen I was born, Teilhard de Chardin wrote in 1945, "the inception of a second phase of human reflexion (this time not merely individual but collective), then it must mean that the phylum is reconstituting itself above our heads in a new form, a new ramification, no longer of divergence but of convergence; and consequently it is the Sense of Evolution which, suppressing the spirit of egoism, is of its own right springing to new life in our hearts, and in such a way as to counteract those elements in the forces of collectivization (centralization of gov't.) which are poisonous to Life."

​76 years later, now, it is clearly taking form and aggregating. We, and many others are participating in this. I am not sure if it is the phylum which is chordates (animals with spinal chords), I see it as more to do with our species Homo Sapiens, sapiens refers to wise. We need to wisen up right now. It is obvious we have been collectively destroying our biosphere in which we depend on for life and that hasn't been very wise.

It is our basic underlying systems that have allowed for this and this is what needs to be immediately changed if we wish to save us from the looming extinction events; our methods of managing and organizing which we call government and which itself is governed by our economic system that underlies and undermines how we manage to get things done, if we wish to co-create a regenerative, ethical, and just world for all.

One relatively simple solution is to restructure they way we govern or organize from vertical to horizontal which is virtually incorruptible, by and for the people, more effective and efficient, and much more democratic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.

And come up with an economic system that incentivizes, cooperation, compassion, collaboration, kindness, integrity, ecological sensitivity, reciprocity and justice for all. There are many ideas out there.
The problems we face are extremely complex and multifarious and the best solutions are most elegant and viable when they are as simple as possible. There are so many great ideas that are out there, each in their own areas, i.e. regenerative agriculture, soil restoration ideas, localization, in transportation, open source tool making, etc. etc.

It seems obvious to me that we need to use the internet to organize all these disparate activities and projects in such a way that collaboration, organizing, and accessibility to innovations and best ideas are made easy as soon as possible. And while humanity wakes up to its implicit complicity of which most all of us are guilty of by allowing the daily atrocities for centuries (war, poverty, corruption, ecological destruction for examples) to persist and that all life has had to endure and begin to assume our proper role as humane, ethical beings and to see ourselves as a part of something greater than our individualistic identities, that is, a part of the web of life.

There may be some truth in that what is outside is a reflection of what is inside, though in some ways this may be simplistic, since in reality perhaps, it may be a bit more complicated than that and not so pat. In any case, it is clear that humanity must develop a far more profound understanding of who we really are than the individualistic one that living under capitalism has engendered.
It is all about self organizing and the question is can humanity organize in time to make the necessary systemic changes? utopiacornucopia.org]]>
<![CDATA[These Are the Days of Daze]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:29:10 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/these-are-the-days-of-daze We are living out our daze these days. Think about it, humanity is in a daze and has been for a long time. We have allowed such grave injustices to go on for far too long and we still are. In 2020 the U.S. gov't. collected $3.42 trillion in revenue and spent $6.55 trillion (https://datalab.usaspending.gov/americas-finance-guide/). When it comes to U.S. spending priorities, the numbers seem especially misguided in an era of tight budgets to come. By the Department of Defense’s own accounting, taxpayers spent $13.34 trillion on the U.S. military from 2000 through fiscal year 2019 in inflation-adjusted 2020 dollars. Add to that another $3.18 trillion for the Veterans Administration, and the yearly average comes to a whopping $826 billion (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-rein-in-inflated-military-budgets/).

The report, from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, also finds that more than 801,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting. Of those, more than 335,000 have been civilians. Another 21 million people have been displaced due to violence. Hence, the world refugee problem which the U.S. created with impunity.

Money can be used to control. The IMF controls countries by offering gigantic loans beyond the capabilities of countries to pay back, and thereby can demand "conditions" of those countries to offset their vulnerable financial positions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btF6nKHo2i0&t=262s).

Billionaires can control large institutions by making them dependent on their huge donations, i.e. WHO, CDC (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Lobbying is legal in the U.S. which is tantamount to legalized bribery, whereby individual billionaires and corporatocracies can control those who are supposed to represent the people, rather than their (those with tons of money) individual interests. I am sure most everyone knows this, but oddly, it is accepted, when really all of it is clearly unacceptable. This demonstrates "the daze" that I am referring to.

But "the daze" extends much further than this. The daze about the censorship of the internet, the social media, the mainstream media, the manipulation of the thinking of the masses. Censor everything against the mainstream story, and hammer, hammer out the lies, over and over again until it is accepted by almost everyone as TRUTH! This method of manipulation is old and it works very well as anyone can see right now.

Besides, what divides us is that some people believe that their sources for information are reliable while others believe in their sources, thus the polarity, when the reality is that it is almost impossible to know what sources are really reliable, and hence the general confusion. This clearly points to the great possibility that the virus and everything is a manipulation.

The people in all of our confusion, division, and dazedness are not necessarily stupid, we do have the intelligence once the information that we receive is accurate to make intelligent choices as opposed to all the suicidal choices that has brought us to the brink of extinction and possible totalitarianism.

But first we need to be in charge of our lives and not recklessly letting others assume our responsibilities (i.e. corruptible politicians). To do this we need to restructure how we allow ourselves to be governed/controlled. Horizontal governing/organizing/managing is by and for the people, decentralized, more democratic, without politicians or lobbyists, and is virtually incorruptible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.]]>
<![CDATA[You Can Have the Whole Bagel and Eat it Too (this is only opinion)]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:19:34 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/you-can-have-the-whole-bagel-and-eat-it-too-this-is-only-opinionAmongst Jewish scholars and philosophical gourmands, a debate rages over which is more primary, the bagel, or the hole in the bagel? Now it seems that they share equally in importance. The synthesis of yin and yang is what we and everything is.

Recently, it has been discovered that the sun controls the climate/ weather of the Earth and that the black hole in the center of our galaxy controls the sun, and one can imagine that there is some kind of line that extends perhaps spiraling into infinity, something like what happens in the brain, when information or stimulus from outside enters and triggers a series of instantaneous synapses which end in a decision or thought, with no apparent center for making the decisions, it gives one a picture of how the universe or better, all that exists functions, that is, totally decentralized, with no "authority", maybe. there is no "it", there is only everything, just as when you ask yourself, who am I and you search and search, but in the end there is nothing that you can find, there is no "I" there is only an awareness that one is aware, with no location for this awareness, except that it seems to be somewhere in
the vast circumlocutions of the brain, and there is the sense that all is connected, that may be, by the way, the way our societies should function.

This conforms with the idea of "God" is one, the whole/ hole.
Or that nothing is everything, which is after all one of the meanings of Mofwoofoo, the mystical clown name, which was placed inside my consciousness one day, while riding on my motorcycle back in the 90's, which I adopted as my pet name. It also means if you take yourself too seriously, I probably won't take you too seriously, though it applies specifically to myself. Its kind of a joke name, which unfortunately is somewhat rare in today's overly serious world.

Of course, there is a lot to be serious about. But can you take things seriously in a light hearted way, like a divine clown. That is really being zen, which leads to opening up to love, a life-long process. Now, I am finally realizing that when I pay too much attention to the words of someone that I am with, I may be missing the deeper energy exchange that lies beneath and beyond the words. I am being too literal. This could be a big mistake because I wish to connect more deeply, on the level of love.

Awakening to love, is a life long journey, and the earlier you begin, the better. I started very late, but really, better late, than never. Living in community (Chambalabamba) is all about living in love. Almost every act one does, is an act of love for either individuals or for the whole community. It certainly accelerates the process of opening to love.

​Footnote; My great, great grandfather lived in the old country, lithuania. he was quite eccentric and would wonder from cafe to cafe collecting bagelholes in his sack which he always schlepped (carried) as though it was a great weight, though everyone knows bagelholes are weightless. He is revered as a founder of the bagelhole sect (non-materialists) of judaism.
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<![CDATA[Meeting the Challenge(s)]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:08:17 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/meeting-the-challengesClearly these are the days of redemption. Much is being revealed (https://unrig.net/?utm_content=12265081&utm_medium=Email&utm_name=Id&utm_source=Actionetics&utm_term=Email&fbclid=IwAR0DBezGThCxamkSoHCK2eE-5kJikdg4n_-HFwHVnS8hqV-MroGL5obK6XM). The treatment of Julian Assange is emblematic of what is at stake.

It seems that all of humanity on every level, individually and collectively, is being challenged to the extreme, and it could get worse, especially if we don't meet those challenges. Everyone is being called to rise to their highest, to come into their power. It is a do or die situation.

People are dying from the virus or whatever it is. Governments are restricting our liberties deeper and wider every moment. Many people have no source of income. Relationships are aggravated and at risk, suicide is on the rise. Clearly the capitalist system has and is failing us and is bringing us to the brink, having led to the destruction of our biosphere which all life depends on.

The pressure most people feel throughout their lives to be in the money stream, to find a viable living income is extreme and lasts virtually every day of our lives. People are so accustomed to this and it is so widespread, that it is hardly questioned and it seems totally accepted, when in reality it is not acceptable. Each day 25,000 people die from lack of food (
https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/losing-25000-hunger-every-day#:~:text=Each%20day%2C%2025%2C000%20people%2C%20including,million%20into%20poverty%20and%20hunger.) Compared to daily deaths by covid 19, though these figures are dubious, the highest ever is around 17,500 (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-toll/).

The immediate danger of the virus has garnered the world's attention and engendered huge actions, much of which has caused even more damage and taking away our civil liberties and our abilities to survive with money, while putting aside the necessary actions to avoid the much more egregious danger of the oncoming extinction events caused by our disregard for the biosphere which we depend on. One needs no psychiatric training to observe how insane humanity seems to be.

Just the fact that many of our leaders are willing to bomb, kill and maim huge numbers of people that have created the gigantic world-wide refugee problems with impunity for whatever reasons they can produce to justify their actions is another clear sign that our leaders are psychopaths. The insane being led by psychopaths, the blind leading the blind; welcome extinction.

Let's assume that there are still many exceptions to the rule, that there are still a small percentage of humanity who can see what is going on and what needs to be done. Our hope lies with them (us). We are the ones that the fate of humanity hinges on, in my humble opinion. We cannot look to the World Economic Forum to save us, they want to continue with the same suicidal structures, tinted green, with a humanitarian glaze, pounding for the "4th industrial revolution". They are not calling for the needed profound systemic changes that will bring us to a just, regenerative, and ethical world where the needs of all humanity will finally be made easily accessible and all will be included within the human family.

Every day that our species is under the control of these insane oligarchs, our chances for freedom and survival dims and this is what first must be addressed. This is what is perhaps the most important of the multitudinous amount of things that are being overlooked and not addressed. It matters not, the changing of the guards, as history so clearly demonstrates. What really is clearly needed is to restructure all forms of governing/ organizing/ managing from top down, centralized, vertical to bottom up, decentralized, horizontal which is much more democratic, eliminates politicians and lobbyists, is more effective and efficient, by and for the people, totally feasible, and virtually incorruptible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.

This option is out of the box for most everyone. Elections continue as though they matter, which they do, but not profoundly enough. In most countries it is a choice between horrible and hideous, which passes as democracy. Like so many things, it is clearly an illusion.

We (the activists of the world) can save the day and co-create a beautiful world of infinite possibilities for everyone if we can have our way. And our way is to connect all the millions of disparate groups, projects, and initiatives that are already working to restore the planet and move us to a new ethical and sane paradigm that is inclusive, through a network of networks with state of the art tools for collaboration and organizing. We, along with others are in the process of doing this and will need some time before it is fully ready. The challenge is daunting but clear and we, with all of our forces and passion go to meet it. utopiacornucopia.org]]>
<![CDATA[We Are One]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:54:02 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/we-are-oneI have at least 10 times more microbial cells than human ones. My consciousness is minimal in relation to what there is to be conscious of, I am mostly only aware of the tip of the iceberg, the rest (under water) escapes my consciousness. My brain creates the illusion of me having a body, rather than the actuality of being mostly empty space. My idea of myself is a construct, created mostly unconsciously, relative to my conditioning through experiences, circumstances, and propaganda which I have mistakenly identified with. It is constantly changing and operates mostly without the need of my consciousness. It is corporeal and exists only for a limited time. I am conscious of being conscious. I am a verb, and the verb is love. This is how we are all connected.
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<![CDATA[Trauma and Drama Creates Karma]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:45:49 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/trauma-and-drama-creates-karma How is it that so many people seem unethical and perpetrate trauma on others? Is it because we live in a world that is essentially traumatic? It seems that people who are heavily traumatized may lose their ability to empathize and hence, experience separation from others, and become capable of hurting others without remorse. . Just as most of us will kill an insect if it enters our house without much remorse, there are people who will kill others (soldiers at war as one example) or exploit, rape, hurt, or even torture others with little or no remorse. The pedophiles, the fathers that abuse their daughters sexually, one can't help but wonder how anyone could be so cruel to their own children. Often it is said that child abusers were abused as children and it is their trauma which they carry that makes them act in this inhumane way.


One might imagine that the way our societies are managed, with its propaganda, it's cruelty, its lies, its trickery, its dysfunctional families, its corruption, its scarcity and financial pressures, its colonialism, its injustices and atrocities, that we are all collectively traumatized and a vicious circle or spiral is created, and it perpetuates and increases. Then, how to break through this spiraling self-destructing tendency? It seems impossible, but we must find a way.


Compassion is natural and is what I found through my own personal experience when I had 3 weeks of being "illuminated" when I was 27 and compassion poured out of me at full force without any effort or desire when I looked in anyone's eyes. And when we can understand as fully as possible what really happened to someone that has made them behave in an unethical manner, compassion and forgiveness will flow. This would be a step in the right direction and might provide a clearer understanding of how to cure trauma.


It seems that if we wish to save ourselves from extinction and totalitarianism, we must find a way to end violence and become humane beings. Behaving badly towards others without remorse could be associated with our animal nature, the world of predator and prey and to be able to merit continuing as a species, it is up to us to finally become humane and set up ethical societies with economies that incentivize compassionate, loving behavior.


Since, it seems that the majority of humans are lost at the moment, it is up to the 3 to 1 percent to save the day, to work towards the hundredth monkey phenomenon, to bring on the new paradigm which will be both ethical and humane. And there are big changemakers working on this as I speak. utopiacornucopia.org
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<![CDATA[Delusions, Illusions, Manipulations, and Traps]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:33:45 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/delusions-illusions-manipulations-and-trapsMany nights I wake up at 2, 3, 4, or 5 am. with new ideas, revelations. Now it is 2:18 am. Imagine this scenario: The brains behind the take over of all of humanity, whether its Bill Gates, the CIA, or even Reptilians, or whoever it may be, could be having fun watching how they can play all of humanity into an inescapable trap of which there is no escape, similar in many ways to the novel, 1984, in that there was no way to escape the controllers.

How is it that I am aware of many convincing videos of experts, doctors, and scientists who are posting information exactly contrary to the mainstream messages of how we all must be vaccinated, which my brothers are completely unaware of and believe that those who refuse vaccination are selfish, hateful people who are endangering the rest. The polarity is building.

In Israel: “Anyone who does not get vaccinated will be left behind. Yesterday the coronavirus cabinet confirmed the position of the Health Ministry that only the vaccinated and those who have recovered [from the virus] can enjoy gyms and leisure events. Go get vaccinated!” Edelstein said. (https://www.facebook.com/radiantisrael/videos/423029958933793/).

To me, both sides seem very convincing. But I can't help being suspicious as why I am seeing so many videos that are against the vaccine and my brothers seem to never see these and only see the mainstream version which convinces them that I am dangerous and irresponsible to not believe in the vaccines. If there are controllers/manipulators who are using the internet and the media to fuel and create this bipolarization, one can easily see that eventually all those who refuse the vaccination will be hated to the point that the public will want them to be punished and ostracized to such an extreme, that it will eventually become extremely ugly, and the likelihood that anyone will escape the vaccine will be eliminated.

Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, the father of public relations and public manipulation. "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, and our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind."

Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent reveals how the upper class controls and skews the news to get the masses to believe whatever serves them best.

The bipolarity exists because the public fervently believes that their sources are the correct ones, and that the stakes involve life and death. The mainstream media is owned and controlled by the elites, so I am suspicious of them as a source. The CIA apparently also controls and corrupts the media and could very well be responsible for much of the "false news" and or misinformation that fills the internet. In this way, the bipolarity is created and all will be injected with the vaccine eventually. Which brings to mind Orwell's Animal Farm short novel which is a metaphor for the public glibly and gullibly insuring their own slaughter by having faith in the authorities.

There are more and more stories coming out about the efficacy of the vaccine, while at the same time, there are many doctors and scientists and reports stating how dangerous it is. These are being censored. There are videos by scientists explaining how there is no virus actually, that it is influenza, types one and two (https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media?thread_id=100003846470093&attachment_id=755541168722453&message_id=mid.%24cAAAABtwwHFR9x9qofF3lpVfLjxHB). There are panels of doctors stating that it is a giant hoax (https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media?thread_id=100003846470093&attachment_id=1168383836965216&message_id=mid.%24cAAAABtwwHFR9s_WxcF3grBn5Vsc1).

All these are being censored. The censors justify their actions by stating that it is dangerous for the public to believe this false information and thereby wish to resist the vaccinations and somehow this would endanger those who would be vaccinated because apparently they believe that a certain amount of people must be vaccinated to create herd immunization which would end the threat of the virus, since it would have no place to go and would finally fizzle out.

I am very careful not to express my beliefs as facts. I embrace uncertainty, which is a part of our human condition as well as embracing my own uncertainty. I am enthralled by the mysterious nature of existence and the intriguing game of avoiding delusions, illusions, manipulations, and traps.]]>
<![CDATA[Every day something either disappears, breaks, or stops working]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:24:51 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/every-day-something-either-disappears-breaks-or-stops-workingEvery day something either disappears or breaks. I don't know if that happens to everybody or just me. Life is a mystery for me. It is filled with mysteries, from micro to cosmic, from serious to mundane. Who is robbing me? Who is breaking my things, are small ones, relatively mundane, yet important.

A lot of things also just seem to fall apart, to just stop. Which goes to prove that you don't have to be alive to die. A good philosopher squeezes meaning out of everything, finding philosophical gems among the everyday clusterfucks of our lives, and just like a policeman sees everyone as a possible criminal, and every painter is generally much more tuned into color and all the beauty everywhere, and perhaps the best artists can see beauty in what is generally considered ugly, I see the humor in everything and have to be careful not to laugh out loud at funerals.


And now I small digression: I would prefer people would pretty much keep their religious beliefs to themselves and not align with any particular religion, but to break from the conventional ideas of "God" and create their own unique theories of existence and all that it entails, the entrails, along with their end tales.


My unique spiritual path, I call Dog, and I am not a dog lover, though I can appreciate them, but prefer to keep my distance, and let others pet them. Dogs seem to love to be touched. I don't like the sound of dogs barking. It seems so intrusive, like they don't care anything about the tranquility one might be enjoying, or the conversation, or music, in this way, it is as inconsiderate as cigarette smokers and people who leave their cars running while you are eating at an outdoor cafe. It makes me imagine that I am too poetic, too sensitive, for cities and almost life in general. But what I try and always forget to do, is to be grateful whenever I am enjoying a moment at a streetside cafe, and there is no dog barking, no car running, and no addicted buffoon smoking nearby. These are beautiful moments, and I like to believe that if and when I ever get to the point that I will be undisturbed by any of these aforementioned inconsiderations, I will pronounce myself enlightened, or numb.


If you are in a hurry for me to get to the point, take a deep breath and remember, happiness is all about the journey, not just the end.


But to return to the point, what was the point? Things breaking, the many mysteries we must accept, how humor and most things everywhere are constantly being overlooked by the solemn masses, how inconsiderate dogs and most people seem to be? Many things seem pointless, but how often do you encounter something like this, so pointful (a new word, perhaps?) No, I googled it, "Full of point or substance". So to be so full of points is not necessarily a bad thing, that is unless you are a corona virus.


In regards to the point of things being overlooked. I could say almost the same thing about breathing. We take so much for granted, "time rubs off novelty like friction", I always like to say. If you could hardly breathe and somehow your nasal passages miraculously cleared, how much joy you might have breathing each breath, but being that we are so used to breathing, it is entirely taken for granted and the joy of breathing fresh air is lost, especially to people who prefer to smoke in the open air. And just as billionaires become so accustomed to luxury that at some points it becomes commonplace and loses its allure. Like living in the palace of Versailles long enough that all the exquisite paintings and decorations lose all their value and interest and are hardly anymore noticed, just like the pictures on your walls.


And if one gets tired of watching sunsets, fireworks, waterfalls, broiling rivers, serene lakes, magical forests, mountain peaks, and fields of flowers, one is in danger of losing one's lust for life and may become bored, numb, and unable to enjoy anything much, and perhaps only lives because death seems so fearful. And like one who loses the desire for sex, or even the possibility of laughing, and lives humorlessly, with little or no interests, how flat, grey, and stale life would become. A world without women, indeed might be easier, if not drearier, as would be life without color or music. So many of the things that we find joy in, not to mention perhaps the most popular joy of all which might be computer games, that is, living in a virtual reality, where one can avoid all the unpleasantries, like pain, heat, cold, uncomfortableness in a word, and any real dangers, and enjoy all the amenities of a superficial life.


I never play computer games, though I might if I were a child. I prefer the nitty-gritty of real life, dirt in my hands and all that, the challenges and pains of living (up to a point).
Every day something either disappears or breaks. I don't know if that happens to everybody or just me. Life is a mystery for me. It is filled with mysteries, from micro to cosmic, from serious to mundane. Who is robbing me? Who is breaking my things, are small ones, relatively mundane, yet important.






A lot of things also just seem to fall apart, to just stop. Which goes to prove that you don't have to be alive to die. A good philosopher squeezes meaning out of everything, finding philosophical gems among the everyday clusterfucks of our lives, and just like a policeman sees everyone as a possible criminal, and every painter is generally much more tuned into color and all the beauty everywhere, and perhaps the best artists can see beauty in what is generally considered ugly, I see the humor in everything and have to be careful not to laugh out loud at funerals.






And now I small digression: I would prefer people would pretty much keep their religious beliefs to themselves and not align with any particular religion, but to break from the conventional ideas of "God" and create their own unique theories of existence and all that it entails, the entrails, along with their end tales.




My unique spiritual path, I call Dog, and I am not a dog lover, though I can appreciate them, but prefer to keep my distance, and let others pet them. Dogs seem to love to be touched. I don't like the sound of dogs barking. It seems so intrusive, like they don't care anything about the tranquility one might be enjoying, or the conversation, or music, in this way, it is as inconsiderate as cigarette smokers and people who leave their cars running while you are eating at an outdoor cafe. It makes me imagine that I am too poetic, too sensitive, for cities and almost life in general. But what I try and always forget to do, is to be grateful whenever I am enjoying a moment at a streetside cafe, and there is no dog barking, no car running, and no addicted buffoon smoking nearby. These are beautiful moments, and I like to believe that if and when I ever get to the point that I will be undisturbed by any of these aforementioned inconsiderations, I will pronounce myself enlightened, or numb.






If you are in a hurry for me to get to the point, take a deep breath and remember, happiness is all about the journey, not just the end.






But to return to the point, what was the point? Things breaking, the many mysteries we must accept, how humor and most things everywhere are constantly being overlooked by the solemn masses, how inconsiderate dogs and most people seem to be? Many things seem pointless, but how often do you encounter something like this, so pointful (a new word, perhaps?) No, I googled it, "Full of point or substance". So to be so full of points is not necessarily a bad thing, that is unless you are a corona virus.






In regards to the point of things being overlooked. I could say almost the same thing about breathing. We take so much for granted, "time rubs off novelty like friction", I always like to say. If you could hardly breathe and somehow your nasal passages miraculously cleared, how much joy you might have breathing each breath, but being that we are so used to breathing, it is entirely taken for granted and the joy of breathing fresh air is lost, especially to people who prefer to smoke in the open air. And just as billionaires become so accustomed to luxury that at some points it becomes commonplace and loses its allure. Like living in the palace of Versailles long enough that all the exquisite paintings and decorations lose all their value and interest and are hardly anymore noticed, just like the pictures on your walls.






And if one gets tired of watching sunsets, fireworks, waterfalls, broiling rivers, serene lakes, magical forests, mountain peaks, and fields of flowers, one is in danger of losing one's lust for life and may become bored, numb, and unable to enjoy anything much, and perhaps only lives because death seems so fearful. And like one who loses the desire for sex, or even the possibility of laughing, and lives humorlessly, with little or no interests, how flat, grey, and stale life would become. A world without women, indeed might be easier, if not drearier, as would be life without color or music. So many of the things that we find joy in, not to mention perhaps the most popular joy of all which might be computer games, that is, living in a virtual reality, where one can avoid all the unpleasantries, like pain, heat, cold, uncomfortableness in a word, and any real dangers, and enjoy all the amenities of a superficial life.






I never play computer games, though I might if I were a child. I prefer the nitty-gritty of real life, dirt in my hands and all that, the challenges and pains of living (up to a point).
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<![CDATA[If I could speak to billions of people]]>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:24:05 GMThttp://chambalabamba.org/blogs/if-i-could-speak-to-billions-of-peopleIf I could speak to billions of people: What touches me most are acts of kindness, acts of love. What hurts me most are acts of cruelty and injustice. Maybe you are similar. These extraordinary times seem to be about redemption, the consequences of our acts as a species and as individuals.

Throughout history, there has been tyranny, injustices, and insanity. Insanity because "fouling one's nest" makes no sense, when we are completely dependent on natural resources. When the white people came to the shores of what we now call the United States, all the rivers and nature was pristine, and within a few hundred years almost if not all the rivers and all the bodies of water have been polluted, the native population was decimated and essentially destroyed, etc., etc. Then and now we do the same in other countries, having built an arsenal greater than all others which we have used to murder millions, destroyed whole societies, create monumental migration problems, while stealing their resources all in the name of freedom.

We have stood by while thousands of species have gone extinct due to our actions. We can blame our leaders, we can blame our system, we also need to blame ourselves, having been complicit for not having done enough to end this horrific and insane behavior.

And now we face both extinction and totalitarianism. The powers that be, are so powerful that we, those of us who see the errors of our ways, are impotent and must bow to their mercy, which clearly does not exist. One could say that the ship of fools which we call humanity are all going to their just reward. And people can only grasp at straws and indulge in wishful thinking.

But while we are breathing there is always hope. Hope is the antidote to despair. Our hope lies in our ability to self organize and radically change the course of the ship that is so close to the precipice, to the crashing, tragic end as a species that has terrorized all life.

We live in a world gone insane. People don't know what to do. Many have lost their incomes and fear for their lives. They place their faith in anyone that gives them hope for survival, submitting to the will of the corrupt authorities. This is more or less our current situation.

A tiny percentage of us can see through the smoke and illusions, and it is only us that might save the day, if we can strategize effectively, assuming that we also are not self-deluded.

Obviously, at least to me, is that we must self organize, create a giant web of collaboration, a force for good, good being a rather vague term, meaning a force for restructuring how we govern top down, vertically to self governing bottom up, horizontally which would eliminate politicians and lobbyists, be much more democratic, effective, efficient, and virtually incorruptible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.

As well as restructuring our economy to incentivize cooperation, collaboration, and compassion, for the benefit of the whole.

In order to do this, we need to use our current technology to connect all the disparate groups and organizations working to do this, with state of the art tools for collaboration and organizing, a network of networks. utopiacornucopia.org]]>