“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny that there exist absolute certainty in many ways on earth that should be my guidelines to effective living in ways that is best for all life.”
– my name, my person, my world, my dreams, my fears will end
– all plans and scheduling rely on what I do in one breath, plus one breath
– productivity does not grow exponentially – all are given 24 hours, with 8 hours of sleep
– a productive day is but a drop of water in an ocean of a week’s worth of daily practice
– there is virtually nothing that remains after fooling around to entertain myself
– all are bound in one reality that is the same so people all want the same thing: happiness, which is subject to what we are exposed to and recognize as our own happiness. We are all going to be happier with what we physically need, food, water, shelter, waste management
– I am responsible for the nasty, embarassing thoughts that make itself known in my mind, and for the habits I have which I make subject to my thoughts
– no one hears my thoughts except for me alone, and I am responsible for the actions I commit that I make subject to this invisible noise
– in a way, each day is a countdown with consequence in every second, and it is just as easy to accumulate desirable consequence as it is to accumulate undesirable consequence
– Every day is like one life, and what would I like to do if my life lasted only one day, what will it take to live the perfect life; a life that displays a practical respect for all living things – what is best for all life, what enriches every part of each relationship. I have many days, yet it’s limited, to practice. It’s like having a piece of fruit cut up on a plate and you want to eat it. You knowing that there is only a limited amount of fruit to eat will reveal itself in how you eat the fruit, maybe more slowly. That there will be a moment when there’s no more fruit and that you have to cut another up, even buy another one, will cause you to act. Bernard is educating us on the world system that we look upon as God and see that it’s an idea lived into this reality, starting with my own participation.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny the absolute certainty of death.”
Death implies that everything I have built up will end anyway, so why support buildings of habits and routines, built with bricks of knowledge and information, that spit on the life that I have by spiting others. Death means each day is a simulation of birth and death, with waking up and needing to sleep – I won’t remember all the details of my life and all that time will amount to memories that flash before me for a moment before I die. Like memories of what occured in a day only then needing to sleep (analogous to death, knocked out for a time) as an absolute certainty.
So death implies many changes to how we value parts of our life, our habits, routines, and the physical reality governing our actions. The last one – example would be that I only have absolute control here, this instant with only my hands and words to develop myself and my career, and everyone is given 24 hours to do the same.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny the fact that I have limited time on earth as an absolute certainty.”
Limited time, thus each day is a potent analogy of limited time; I have to wake up, I have to sleep. Each day is like a simulation of limited time with another chance – and I’ve heard of people complaining that they have no chance to change themselves when they’re 40, 50. When death comes, the chances are used up and there’s no negotiation possible with your name, person, or money.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allow myself to deny the absolute certainty that I will leave behind on earth that which I have allowed to exist and that that would be in fact my heritage I will leave for those that will come to earth after my end.”
I understand ‘that which I have allowed to exist’ to include the habits and patterns I live out, that can be inadvertantly copied by future generations. So my habits are not just mine alone, they are subject to the reality of others, and others can copy the spiteful or limiting pattern I accept and allow in myself, thus I become a cause for harm and abuse on Earth if those are not what is best for all life.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny the absolute certainty that within the current world system that if a person do not have a job and money, they cannot eat, they have no home, they have no safe water, they have no flushing toilets, they have no effective education and they will in fact not have equal access to all the resources that nature provide for life.”
So what can I do to stop this nightmare from happening to my children? By providing such things to my neighbour to logically give them no reason to take away from my children, through a Living Income Guaranteed.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny the absolute certainty that if I in the current system focus only on my own abundance that I will be the creator of lack in the lives of many as the system is a closed system with limited allowed resources like money.”
Somehow we know this, we don’t admit that our pursuit of happiness and deliberate ignoring of others will leave others possibly lacking. The pursuit of abundance and happiness also gives a warped view of the system that provides for my pursuit: the system is a closed system with limited resources, like contrary to my limitless imagination fuelling my pursuit for happiness, my body is a closed system with limited resources, and requires maintenance just like the world system needs maintenance that should not be delegated to a small group of people. Everyone should be given the responsibility to maintain the world system as it allows the provision of resources for all.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed the money system which will only support those with money and will deny those without means or a job any access to money.”
I have to be aware of the nature of the money system and become equal as not only a user – Bernard said once that users are only abusers, because they use with deliberate ignorance of what makes their choice possible – but an administrator, a user with an awareness of how the money system works, the obvious points like what Bernard says.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed an absolute system of debt as the way to entrench protection for the elite and create slaves that live in ways life should not be living.”
An absolute system of debt because the requirement for having means and a job to live itself is like a debt imposed on each person from their birth, when it does not have to because the money system is an idea that everyone has that can therefore be changed. Me breathing means I require food and water and shelter, which all costs money which demands that I either acquire the means or get a job. Hence Bernard’s words.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to use absolute certainty like the existence of God and Gods will to be a guideline that is the foundation from which I allow the atrocities of inequality and the abuse of life to exist.”
I use absolute certainty to justify why I operate as a lesser version of what I can be. The absolute certainty that when I change, there will be thoughts as invisible noise in my head that I will act upon, then blame and judge for affecting me. When I ignore the absolute certainty that I practiced over and over and over until those thoughts trigger when I change, so that regardless of my excuses, I am responsible for understanding my creation and knowing how to stop.
Believing in God, God’s will, God as world system’s will, media system’s will, entertainment culture system’s will, to be absolute is the direct cause for me allowing inequality to exist, and the abuse of life to exist.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed the absolute certainty that the economic system will lead to the total destruction of all non renewable fuel sources and the extinction of many animals and other life forms and that in spite of this happening in a measurable way already, I refuse to stop what I allow and wash my hands like a Pontius Pilate claiming that there is nothing I can do and that it is the will of the people.”
If there is a real root cause it’s humanity, but that includes me. It starts with me accepting the current economic system and being lazy and assuming this economic system is god. In this way I become a god that has delegated the powers that I have – of the written and spoken word – to an idea that happens to be manifested into reality. What limited power I have in what actions I can do as one person given away to an idea, instead of measuring and applying actions that will be what is best for all life. What is best for all life is also to consider that most problems are motivated by the economic system, so it must change, it’s the easiest way to facilitate responsible enterprises, corporations and people alike.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed ideas to exist of a saviour that will save me without realizing that that would by in total contradiction of the free will I now exercise and that such saviour will have to remove free will and place me a zombie to get me to do its bidding that could lead to a world where peace will reign. If I was peaceful and in fact the source of love and light and life, the world would be heaven already.”
The fascinating thing about self forgiveness is it’s whatever you put into in – it’s your motivation behind each sentence that matters, and it will show in what you write. A big motivator for me was that I could save myself, so to speak, instead of wait for a saviour. Responsibility for yourself at a more specific belief level sounds right too – I accepted and allowed my beliefs to run rampant, I should be the one to stop myself.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to allow the absolute certainty as the doom of the human race to exist without in any way doing anything practical that will change what is being allowed”
In my mind, the first way to do something practical to change this doom of the human race is face the doom of the human ego that is me, what of myself misled me to the conclusion that I must reject and ignore the concept of doing what is best for all life. Desteni is one bet I am hedging, Living Income Guaranteed is one bet I am hedging, practicing my reading, writing, and maths skills is another, practicing what I call self-introspective writing is another.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny that absolute certainty that a child born will become equal to the environment and education that the child is born in.”
I was fortunate to be immersed in an environment that allowed me to accumulate an above-average vocabulary. I read a lot, for one to two and a half hour stints for the exciting books. I also have to attribute my normalcy to the normalness of the environment I grew up in Canada. It set me, my moral compass and materialistic compass, to be about average.
Why not homogenize each child’s environment and education to be the best it can possibly be? An environment where reading is celebrated and encouraged by children and adults alike, maths is taught from the basics onwards, and who knows. Money seems to be able to consistently radically change a person’s environment, particularly those in poverty, put it to work for the common good with a Living Income Guaranteed.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny that the economic system as it now exist is in fact the cause of crime and that instead I have blamed the criminal that is spawned by the economic system that I participate in, in spite of the fact that I am the reason why the system exist through my participation and I am the reason why crime exist as I refuse to allow equality for all life to exist as it would impede on my personal happiness.”
Seems to be the case, that current economic system exacerbates crime, in that the few interviews I watched of criminals, all of them were economically pressured to do something about their situation. I see the same pattern of (current) money (system) promoting crime in that the petty office politics that exist, exist because of the allure of having more money and the state of the current economic system locking people into positions that they are not optimized to function in the best way. The economic system is essentially summarized by each one person’s participation in it, creating “the current economic system”, so change would start with becoming aware of what I do to inadvertently support the current money system – support crime – and then changing where I invest my money in where possible.
A new fountain pen for my imagination-fuelled desire – invisible noise that exists only for me, by me – or a changed economic system that fulfills people’s basic needs and makes your co-workers better people because of a better economic environment? This way of thinking really puts my desires into perspective of how small my desire and satisfaction is compared with doing what I see to be best for all life. At the moment what is best for all life starts with what is best for me, and I think it’s best for me to brush up on my maths to do what I want to do which is become an electrical engineer.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny the absolute certainty that I am no more than my thoughts that is in my secret mind.”
The same way of thinking applies. If I am a metaphorical equal sign, do I want to be equal to invisible noise, or equal to the life I give to myself by providing myself the means, and the life I give to others by providing cool company and, maybe, an economic system that allows everyone to do what they are best at? I see Living Income Guaranteed to be the first step to remove the general fear to reveal the inner enthusiasm for life, investing our lives to enrich other lives.
“I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to deny the fact that unless humanity stand together as a group with the goal practically lived to produce a world that is best for all life, such result cannot be attained and become the living reality and I forgive myself that I have not considered the absolute necessity of all to work together as oneness, as principled living, instead of personal preference.”
There are groups of people that stand together to sate their self interest, frolick in their personal hobbies and interests, it is also possible for people to stand together to direct what gives people a dignified life: money, the economic system. In Hong Kong people are gathering into a group to stand for real democratic election of an executive director, but what people should be gathering for is to grab the real horns of inequality: the current economic system being directed by self interest, can be directed through our participation and practically lived decision to a Living Income Guaranteed.