This Is Possible

It’s time for a re-statement of why I write here.  It isn’t just for me.  I have this strange vision of a place where almost everyone is welcome.  I’m committed to RADICAL INCLUSIVITY.  Right wing/Left wing?  I don’t care.  Politics is small stuff.

I care little who you are voting for, or if you even vote.  Young/old?  Irrelevant.  People have different concerns at different ages.  I enjoy getting a better understanding of people of any vintage.  Your religion?  Have one, or don’t.  I’m not happy if you try and sell it, but I accept that some people have a need to.

What I want most is to break down walls and fences.  There are too many of them.  Voluntary barriers keep us from kinship with other humans, other animals, and everything alive upon this island we call Earth.  I believe these boundaries can be abolished by choice, by will, and by conscious effort.  I also believe that unifying everything makes all things better.

Is there an opponent?  Sure.  It’s whatever force tries to separate us from each other for small reasons.  We aren’t customers, or consumers, or cogs in the wheel.  We have a spark of divinity.  Part of us is already resident in the hearts of everyone else.

It’s all one, and oneness.  You can think about that, or pray, or meditate.  It’s all the same to me.

About these ads

11 Comments

Filed under Communications, Thinking about thinking

11 responses to “This Is Possible

  1. Mike, what a fabulous and most succinct wrap-up of why you write here and if you don’t mind some company, please count me in with the commitment to Radical Inclusivity.
    As for politics and religion, it is indeed small stuff – the petrie dish of organisms competing to make their walls/fences the only fences etc etc, a fascinating process to observe but lethal in the wrong hands.
    You have a great day, mine is already better for having read this. Thank you!

    • Happy Thanksgiving, Patti! I can’t remember if you got one already. If so, here’s a second helping:
      Patti’s fabulous journal NYLON DAZE (http://nylondaze.com/) has been alternating between conceptual photo challenges and views from the epicenter of the Occupy movement, in NYC.

      I wish I could be there to see, so in the deeper meaning of this post – I already am.

      • Thank you so much for the fabulous and most generous surprise that is the second helping.

        I have met some of the most wonderful people down there, as indeed I have here through blogging. The world is so full of people with good intentions and, in the deeper meaning of your post, wherever you are, that is a good thing.

        Wishing you a most Happy Thanksgiving and again, thank you.

  2. Well said. I agree with you on how irrelevant all of our differences are. Who cares? Our commonalities and our connection is much more important. The differences matter not and give life texture. I think, when you are secure in yourself you have room to be accepting of others.

    • I see something of myself in everyone, even people I disagree with or who irritate me. More often than not, when I get upset with another it is a reflection of some problem I already have with myself, that I haven’t solved yet. I can be injured of course, but my recovery rate is improving. Thanks, Debbie.

  3. Pie

    Your openness, intelligence and mine of information is what brought me here in the first place. I think I may have been a happy reader (and occasional commentator) since the birth and first tentative steps of your blog. I would say it’s coming along nicely.

  4. Great post. Your attitude is welcome and refreshing in this crazy world. I too believe people can break down boundaries. We are more alike than we think.

  5. Thanks for your kind words, Strawbie. I agree with you, and totally believe all people are more alike than different. The separations are distorted by habituated behaviors, and we can overcome them if we try.

  6. Great blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Bless you!

    • I think free hosting, such as on WordPress or Blogspot, is best for most bloggers. They have tutorials here if you like to configure things your own way. I’ve gradually absorbed useful info from those. If you choose a unique blog name, as I did and you have, you will automatically get a high ranking on search engines. There’s not much advantage to a paid upgrade, unless you want to sell things from your site or embed videos and audio not uploaded elsewhere.

      The key thing to focus on is your own definition of the word “aspiring”. Determine what you are aspiring toward, and take action to achieve it. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s