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Death by a Thousand Slogans…

July 13, 2012

Greetings,

Hope everyone is well.

Please note the excessive flooding starting to break out everywhere in the world. Make no mistake, Aqua, Aquarius is upon us. And it’s going to keep right on coming, more and more. Water water everywhere, in a Midas-ian deluge of excess.

Olympic effort: The crowds gathered and so did the clouds at Windsor Castle today as the Olympic Torch was carried through an almighty downpour

Rescue: In the south west, the village of Croscombe, Somerset, was the latest to find itself partly underwater today as the rain showed no sign of stopping

UK Flooding via Here

Meanwhile, in the US:

heat wave

In Chicago, Illinois

For the US: via HERE

Floods of liquidity, fractally, metaphorically, everywhere. They say rising tides float all boats, but too much of a tide is no good too.

And where it is not flooding, it is parched, dry. The US has lost a huge portion of it’s mid-western Corn crop. Indian rain-fed crops are suffering as the monsoon delays. Every day is loss. Agriculture, even though seemingly bucolic and slow, is tied to the tides of time like everything else. Too little too late or to much too soon, either way, crops lost.

So food and water, both under massive attack.

Of course, this will be felt the most in cities. Cities, these over-built human hovels masquerading as “happening” locations are a fool’s paradise at best.

I’m leaving Bangalore, soon. I can see it getting crushed before my eyes, a city I have known well since 1972. Yup, I’m that old! 🙂

As always, the individual is usually just a victim of momentum. But the larger contract, the bustling  metropolis… not good at all. Even living on the out-skirts as I do, water comes by tanker once a week, power cuts 2-3 hours a day. Traffic worse. And when the rains do come, the over-flowing sewer lines…. every year, same story, only slightly worse.

You know, boiling frogs and all. Such is how it is.

Also interesting that America is Parched and Burning and the UK is under severe flooding. It’s an important axis, with fire on one side and water on the other.

Think water and food and righting your own relationship with them.

As for the headliner here, this is what I wanted to share today.

Slogans and sloganeering in general cheapen our relationship with the language, with the theme the slogan is propounding as well as with our-selves.

Case in point for today.

The whole New Age movement has had one strong under-pinning slogan: As did the Faux feminism/masculinism that is running virulent through the world today.

Be All that you can be!

Everyone is trying to be all that they can be. All that we can be is told to us by Stars (movie/sports/literary etc.0, If I am this, so can you be this. Star that is.

In essence, Be all that you can be says to people, you too can be a star. Tomorrow. Next year. Work harder towards tomorrow.

Meanwhile, yesterday and today lies forgotten in a heap. Who cares. I’m not good enough right now, but tomorrow I can be a star.

I suggest a twist.

Be Who you Are!

If your current, present Is-ness is a mystery, what fruits will working on it bring? A compounded mystery at best, a mis-guided mistake at worst. Ne?

Absent present gnosis, any attempt to be tomorrow is based on an un-known footing.

Imagine trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear, hmmmm?

We first and foremost have to be who we are.

Being is Be-ing.

Now-ness.

Awareness of our “self” in the Here and now.

Who am “I”. Which I is really me.

I, me, my Be-ing.

first B, then C, right? 😉

As in first Be, then See what/where the inner voice says, what the core feels…..

Be all that you ARE. First.

The rest happens in the flow.

If the boat we were sailing in kept trying to become an aircraft carrier, I think it would make for a poor boat, eh?

Be-ing is not however an in-animate state. It is actually super-animated and totally still.

I’m not there either, just to clarify. Tomorrow is a haunting siren-song of hoped for betterness in our general condition. Tomorrow is the tabula-rasa where all shall be full-filled.

Meanwhile, today slip-slides away.

Be. Who. You. Are!

On many other fronts, things are un-folding. More on that soon.

Take good care, hugs all around…

This, by the way, is who I was in 1997, software selling man, on Monterrey beach California…. 🙂 Thoroughly in the system, trying to be all that I could be.

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My, how people change, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

In Truth,

Vivek

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Therajman permalink
    July 13, 2012 9:06 am

    Hey Vivek,

    Thanks for being all that you can be and bring some insight in this comfused world.

    Good luck with the move – I spent 6 months in Banglore back in 1997, I really enjoyed my time there – thats before the place exploded…

    All the best.
    Raj

    • July 14, 2012 5:13 am

      Thanks for the good wishes Raj. I’ve been a mover all my life, so looking forward to this with anti-cipation (hmmmmm, should that be pro-cipation???). 🙂

      Bangalore has been maddened by mammon. I feel like a sentimental dodderer when I tell people about playing cricket on the Indranagar BDA complex and watching the odd truck roll by on Old Madras Road. 🙂

      Such are the times, all good and as it should be.

  2. blindman permalink
    July 13, 2012 11:22 am

    ah,
    dear mr. v,
    you make this morning
    a better one,
    just in your
    being.
    might there be contagion in truth?
    thanks again.

    • July 14, 2012 5:06 am

      BM….you say might there be C in T? I say there IS C in T. We just need to catch it and recognize the full release of it.

      😉 I am True! Therefore I am I!

      In-fect me with the Truth, Ruth, forsooth, speak, or not, but get into….
      My Bones…

      • blindman permalink
        July 19, 2012 1:19 am

        Bones
        .
        eternity opens, eternally, and always availing of itself, we, an element of
        the conversion. so i was thinking on creation past and
        ongoing, mater and space. here an idea of
        fancy yet of fertility, perhaps? mater and space, creation,
        diverging at the speed of light in the moment of creation.
        .
        mater and space, creation,
        diverging at the speed of light in the moment of creation.
        .
        i ask as one unknowing as to why? there is the escape
        of mass at the speed of light when the mater, and its mass,
        has been energetically reduced via spin reduction? as in photons have mass
        and spin and as their, its, spin is reduced to a critical level or
        point or phase the remaining mass then escapes as a wave/
        particle and “moves”, hehe, at the speed of light. converts from
        substance to eminence, and is energetically in motion and
        musically….gone. ? why? the ….. transition….. energy-mater—-
        spin inter—-vention. stripped and the loose, to flee back to eternity
        so, the question remains. what the fuck is up? with the world
        as we see it. ( or hear it )
        i guess my question, specifically, is why does the photon escape
        from this mass/mess at the speed of light? when its basic mass was
        content to ride along and abide here among mater, etc., at this
        level or arrangement, cohabitation, confluence, coagulation, confinement
        or whatnot?
        working the concepts, ongoing, and for what i’m worth.
        never mind feeling or smelling, dancing on celestial burning.
        what is the story with the photon and light attaining universal
        velocity instantly via energetic , and common, energetic infusion?
        ongoing and watching, in wonder, the condition.
        forever more
        …….

        • nadall permalink
          July 19, 2012 3:57 am

          Yeah……
          What HE said…. (so beautifully, soaringly)
          Pro Found

  3. Onsite Repair permalink
    July 13, 2012 6:12 pm

    Yes the sloganeering is part of Bernays propaganda pimpedby the presstitutes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_%28book%29

    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, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

    • July 14, 2012 5:08 am

      Very True OR. Very true. Tavistock + Bernays+ RIAA + MSM….. poor people though, the masses hardly stand a chance against the might. It takes courage to walk against that tide, for sure, eh?

      • Onsite Repair permalink
        July 14, 2012 5:57 am

        I do not see many ppl walking against that tide, most ppl are enamored
        of the bread and circuses.

        They eat at the trough of GMO, they have almost religious fervor at
        their various sports in the new Coliseums.

        The tricks of Rome work as well today as they did back then,
        and perhaps that is why one of the puppeteering groups is known
        as the Club of Rome.

        Their plans for us are carved in the Georgia Guidestones.

      • nadall permalink
        July 15, 2012 5:52 am

        Courage, or a wicked rebellious streak….contrariness, hmmm?

  4. July 14, 2012 5:32 am

    Vivek, you made me smile, thanks. Sometimes that is hard to do watching this shit storm going on around us. I had forgotten what it was like to be as young as you!

    • July 15, 2012 3:56 pm

      Good to hear Dub. It’s getting pretty hairy in the US I hear. How is it in your neck of the woods?

  5. nadall permalink
    July 15, 2012 5:50 am

    Just look at that thick mop of black hair, golden, honey colored skin (ah, youth). I also note the expensive chronographic device on your wrist and how much did those sunglasses cost at the time???? BUT I see you shining through….juggling worlds….amber colored worlds. Duneish worlds perhaps….. 🙂

    • July 15, 2012 3:55 pm

      🙂 33 and change! And yes, time-pieces were a special addiction. Till I figured out the weight of it on my person.

  6. Smith_comma_John permalink
    July 15, 2012 7:19 pm

    Hi Vivek,

    ‘just found you via ZH.

    Would you mind mentioning where your post-Bangalore greener pastures lie?

    Re the U.S. corn crop going down the tubes, I see this as a blessing in disguise. 75-85% of the crop is GMO death-dealing poison anyway. We don’t need it, and shouldn’t want it! Just my 2¢. Happy to have found your blog.

  7. dublinmick permalink
    July 15, 2012 10:05 pm

    Not plugging my silly blog, you know I don’t worry much about readers but since you mention it, I just did a post on massive sink holes opening around me, 200 in Hernando county Florida, some in Marion County Florida, they say Suwanee county Georgia the whole town is sinking and in Louisiana strange bubbles coming up from the waterways and houses buckling. (As we used to say in the 60s, this is getting heavy!

    http://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/massive-numbers-of-sinkholes-opening-around-the-world-200-in-hernando-county-florida-i-live-here/

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