oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: On the Process of Awakening

There is a tremendous amount of pain in our society. There are many sources of this pain: the emotional desertification of dysfunctional families, the knowledge that we don’t fit in and never will, a widening disconnect between the narratives we’re told are true and our experience, and a social and economic structure that tosses many of us on the trash heap.

The lifestyle we’re told we need to be happy is unattainable to many, and disconcertingly unsatisfactory to the top 10% who reach it.We cannot help but feel a hunger for authenticity, honesty, spiritual solace and human connection, but these are precisely what is scarce in our social and economic structure.

Source: oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: On the Process of Awakening

Wonderful article. So true – every word of it.  I have felt like I don’t fit in for a long time but never as much as the last 5 or 6 years.  I don’t even feel like I fit in with those who have a deep love of the environment because we have such differing views about what’s happening and where civilization is going.

His conclusion reminds me of Michael C Ruppert who’s mantra, there near the end, was “Unless you change the way moneys works, you’ll change nothing.”  My conclusion is even more radical than his and is more aligned with ending the way civilization currently works.  This causes great discord because I know it will never change, definitely not in my lifetime, and we’re destine to continue with things on the devastating current trajectory; some of us will continue to experience tremendous pain.

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