What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

7.05.2010

Monkey Say, Monkey Do

It's funny how we allow pop culture to influence our choices and actions in this day and age; how we unconsciously buy into the fallacies that are being fed through our airwaves and television screens via media.

When did we become a people who surrendered our individuality to others and why?

Is it that strenuous to make decisions on your own?

I wonder.

This is never more evident than with the monkey of the year.... Vybz Kartel.

Recently Mr. Kartel began advocating a popular brand of shoes called Clarks. Suddenly, everyone owned a pair or desired to own a pair. One monkey said. The other monkeys did.


Of course I am not referring to the people who were already patronising the brand before Kartel. But you cannot tell me that a sense of validation didn't rise inside of you upon realising that the head Monkey and yourself were on the "same wavelength" fashion-wise.

Don't remind me of when the Chief Monkey aka Daddy or Dawdy said build and all of a sudden everyone was obsessed with carpentering.

Alas, the desert clarks and bank robbers craze is still the "in thing" this summer. However, in addition to the shoes we are now commanded by Head Monkey that straight jeans and fitted caps with white t-shirts are the appropriate mode of apparel.

Yes, yes, I know. People have always worn white Tees and straight jeans. So how do I know that this is as a direct result of the Monkey Commandments? Well just implore me...


Since this monkey video with Dawdy Palmer wearing a rosary around his terribly bleached neck I have seen an influx of men wearing rosaries. Yes I said it. Rosaries. Like Hail Mary full of Grace Rosaries. O__oh! Jesus just turn over in his.... yeah well... you know what I mean.

I am distraught. Is this some new form of subliminal brain washing? or are we just too lazy to think for ourselves? And why in heavens name do I feel like going out and buying cake soap and a G-Shock watch???

iNi

absolutely hates monkeys!

NadYa Dee

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."