Have you ever wondered about our future? Of what will happen to us? Well, I didn’t think too much about it, until I started playing Capoeira Angola. you see, when you study a multifaceted art like Capoeira Angola, you jump down a rabbit hole, and that hole takes you to many different places. And if you pay attention, you’ll start to look at this world with a whole new set of eyes…
Anyway, I want you to watch this fascinating video I linked to this webpage.
I also put the original video In-Shadow, that the animation from this video came from HERE, because frankly, I think it’s very insightful.
For me, this film represents the sad state of our whole way of life, how certain entities have led us to live our lives in a way that is not sustainable, and have kept us separated from each other in order to better control us, and how this separation is the very thing that is destroying us…
And also, the film represents our tremendous potential to come together, and create a beautiful world based on love and understanding, the way we were meant to live, once we wake up and free ourselves from what is keeping us apart.
You see, we are living in exceptional times. We conspire to get ahead of the next guy, to brutally compete with one another for the sustenance (money) to purchase life, to make ourselves look perfect so we could be liked by others.
If we don’t change the way WE ARE LIVING, dismantle the system we are living in, and in the process, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate, then we, as a species, are going to die very soon.
Either this earth we’re living on will become just another lifeless elliptical ball of a planet floating through space just like the other 8 lifeless planets in our solar system, or worse yet, we and our descendants end up living like something out of MAD MAX, or THE BOOK OF ELI, or our children, and their children will live in a totalitarian dictatorship the likes of which will make NORTH KOREA look like a democratic paradise…
THIS WILL HAPPEN unless we get up, come together as a species and DO SOMETHING.
And what is it we have to do? We, as a species, have to make a fundamental change to our whole way of thinking, and wake up from the lies we live.
You see, I’m afraid I have some bad news.
NOTHING IN THIS WORLD OPERATES THE WAY MOST OF US THINK IT DOES.
The world we live in is now basically, a BUISNESS. Our governments no longer serve us, but serve huge multinational banks that no longer loan money, but create debt out of thin air. Our laws are enforced by police who no longer protect and serve us, yet we’re taught to respect and obey them in school. Well, for people of color, it can be fair to say that the police never protected us, but I digress.
And speaking of school, It’s not an institute of learning anymore like it used to be, but an indoctrination center, where we send our kids to passively accept the rules of our society, which was created by this massively corrupt system.
This is a very recent example of how they operate…
..And for those of you out there who like to watch porn, well watch and learn you pervs…
Okay, I don’t mean to call us all pervs (although some of us are), but another way the powers that be control us is through our many vices, including SEX.
And besides, you all know that buying all those videos, getting Only Fans, etc. is just throwing your money down a bottomless well anyway, right?
“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
~ Albert Einstein
Changing the way we think is the most difficult and necessary challenge for our species right now. It’s like the old adage that says that “fish don’t know they’re in water.” They’re so surrounded by it that it’s impossible for them to see. The water is like our ways of thinking. The assumptions we make about life have been so reinforced throughout our lives that we have difficulty seeing them. Yet our survival as a species depends us making the choice to understand, develop, and live from a new manner of thinking.
So, what does this have to do with capoeira?
Well, as anyone who’s been a part of capoeira for a long time knows, this is a way of life that can develop you not only physically and mentally, but spirituallly as well. When you go deeply into capoeira, you learn to start thinking in a new way.
A way where you realize that there’s much more to life than working, going home, sitting at home while eating your way to an early grave, not being able to wait for the weekend when you can party, and spend all your hard earned money buying useless sh*t, until Monday comes and you have to do it all over again
You’ll start to look at life with a pair of different eyes, where you’ll be able to see behind the masks we all put on in this society for the world to see, kinda like this…
And then you’ll WAKE UP, you’ll look around and start to see how certain things in our society is F*^KED UP, and you’ll start doing things to change the world around you.
Now like I typed before, this web page is dedicated to exploring and sharing new ways of thinking.
And to that end, I provided a couple of links below to show you, the reader, what people are doing RIGHT NOW to help make this beautiful world of ours a better place to live.
SACRED FUTURES – From their website:
We live in a time of volatility as human-catalyzed disturbances to Earth’s rare and fragile systems create ecological and societal upheaval. These dire challenges also present opportunities to awaken and respond with compassionate creativity. Sacred futurism approaches world building through creative connectedness and synergy—the idea that our animate world is filled with sentient creativity at every scale. To build a future that supports the flourishing of all beings, we must consider diverse knowledge systems and embrace sacred principles of regeneration
COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION – Collective Evolution is a Toronto based conscious media organization leading the way to help shift our consciousness since 2009.·
THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT – a hub for Free Thinking conversations about the promotion of liberty and the daunting task of government accountability.
TED: Ideas worth spreading – From their website:
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
THE GOOD PLANET FOUNDATION – An extension of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s artistic work and environmental commitment, GoodPlanet, a recognised public interest foundation, aims to make ecology and humanism a central issue in order to encourage people to take concrete action for the Earth and its inhabitants. Click HERE, and check out their online magazine.
THE ZEITGEIST FILM SERIES –From The Official (Global) Facebook Page of The Zeitgeist Movement:
The Zeitgeist Movement is an international sustainability advocacy organization which urges a global transition to a new economic model termed a “Natural Law/Resource Based Economy”.
THE VENUS PROJECT – From the Venus Project Global facebook Page:
The Venus Project proposes to work toward a worldwide, resource-based economy, which is a holistic social and economic system in which the planetary resources are held as the common heritage of all the earth’s inhabitants.
THRIVE – From The Thrive Facebook Page:
The Thrive Movement is dedicated to restoring our cultural, social, and environmental integrity by ushering in a new cultural renaissance revolving around green technology, sustainable lifestyle, the arts, music, local cooperation, and the empowerment of shared wisdom.
MEETING OF THE MINDS – From their website:
Meeting of the minds is a conscious networking event committed to uniting people that build communities which aim to educate people on healthy, conscious, and sustainable living. and to collectively strive towards a better world.
THE FREE WORLD CHARTER – The Free World Charter is a statement of principles that has the potential to optimize life on Earth for all species, eradicate poverty and greed, and advance progress.
FILMS FOR ACTION – From their about page:
Founded in 2006, our mission is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more loving, just, sustainable, and democratic society.
SUSTAINABLE HUMAN TV – This is a collaborative video and content creation community with members participating from all around the world.
SPIRIT SCIENCE – This website covers the different aspects of the vast topic that is the Human Experience. What does it mean to be healthy? Are we physically healthy? Mentally healthy? Emotionally healthy? How about Spiritually healthy? Then how do we move forward as healthy beings to create an awesome new world together?
Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. This musical journey resulted in the award-winning documentary, “A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.”
WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!? – What the Bleep Do We Know!? is a 2004 American film that combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness.
CHOICE POINT MOVIE – An award – winning documentary film designed to help you align your purpose, and make a global impact.
Now, we all know that this will NOT be an easy task, by ANY means.
I mean, I AM talking about transforming an ENTIRE SOCIETY here.
People will say that we can’t change the way things are; others will ridicule us for even trying, they’ll say we’re crazy, we’re losing our minds, etc.
and often times our efforts will FAIL far more than they will succeed.
But don’t get discouraged…
Yes, we may never know when our efforts will succeed, or even if they will at all, but we DO know what will happen if we don’t do the work:
Now, I leave you with this message of hope. It’s often said that to chance the world for the better, you have to BE THE CHANGE you want to see. Well, in the video clip below, is a trailer to a documentary about people actually living that reality. They, like us are the hope for this planet, because they learned to LOVE this planet, and treat it the way we would our mother.
FOR THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER.
You can buy and watch the film by clicking HERE.
A new world IS COMING, I feel it to the very core of my bones, and it’s up to each and every one of us to come together, to BE the change we want to see in our lives, and make it happen. It won’t be a perfect world, for we as human beings are not perfect. But, it will be better than the one we have now.
“The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.”
~ James Baldwin
My brothers my sisters, my fellow human beings, it’s time.