One of the hardest realities to get our heads around is that much of the way we behave with others and interact with the outside world is based on nothing more than belief.
Furthermore, we too often then fail to recognise that the beliefs that we have – which govern our behaviour for the future, are actually based on experiences that we have had in the past.
The past is quite literally governing how we will interact with our future.
We are allowing rules that we either created for ourselves, or that society created for us, to dictate what happens in circumstances and situations where those rules are no longer fit for purpose, or don’t serve any of our interests very well at all.
Yes, it can be quite a strange moment when we realise that we are living in the past. But what many of us don’t understand beyond this, is that our acceptance of this part of our reality – without question, means that we also don’t question change or the behaviour of others, when that change or behaviour can be quickly labelled with ‘That’s the way things are supposed to be’. ‘That’s just how it is’, or ‘That’s just the way that things have always been done’.
To be quite fair, it will feel to many of us that the system we have or the governance structure around us has been a good one.
It has allowed the world around us to keeping turning. It has kept everything outside of our own bubbles working, so that everything we want is ready and waiting wherever it should be. It has made us believe that life is easy and can only get easier, without us even questioning what the real cost of this automatic surrender of our trust would be.
But we don’t really think about what’s going on around us. Because this is the way that things have been done for so long.
We trust that the people we elect are in office to represent us.
We trust that big business always put the needs and interests of their customers first.
We trust that the public sector works and operates to make life for the public better.
We trust that the establishment together, will always do right for all of us.
Yet as an increasing number of us are now realising, the time when any of these beliefs were created, was a long way back in the past.
We are beginning to understand and accept that placing our trust in the establishment was at best a mistake. At worst, it is being proven completely wrong.
The ‘system’ no longer works for the people. But because of our collective belief and deference to the way we believe things should work – even when they clearly aren’t, we fail to realise that the power everyone within the establishment has isn’t theirs because of the money, status, position that they ‘have’ or because they are special in some way.
It is because we have given them that power. And we have forgotten that power is ours, and we have every right to take it back.
Getting your head around the reality of where power really lies is hard enough. What becomes even more challenging is taking the next step to understand and to accept that all the tools that the establishment have been using to make life so easy for us, only work because we believe everything that we are being verbally or experientially told.
We are collectively blind to the fact that any or every part of the system would stop working immediately the very moment that we stopped believing what we believe about it. And that at the very moment we did so, we would be withdrawing from the establishment, what is our assumed consent.
There is a very good reason to make the effort to try and making sense of how the governance or ruling frameworks of the world that we know around us really work.
That reason is the system as we know it has not been run or managed in our best interests for a very long time.
The cumulative effect of decision after decision being made to benefit the specific interests of those within the establishment has been catalysed by the government response to recent events and the whole system is now in the process of a massive collapse.
The challenge presented to us all by what is happening around us right now, is that you quite literally have to see it, to believe it.
And if you still believe that the ‘system’ you have spent your life believing in will always work for you, even when it becomes very clear that it doesn’t, it hasn’t and it won’t, then you will not be able to see the damage that it is and has been doing when the time comes for us all to do something. The people and people just like them who we have all believed to be ‘in charge’, will simply be able to continue to count on your vote.
If you have read this far and have concluded that I am talking bollocks, I’d like to thank you for doing so and sincerely wish you all the best.
However, if you can see any of the truth in what I am saying, or even suspect that at least some of it could be right, please do keep reading as we are all on a journey that can no longer be avoided.
What happens next, is all about us realising that the power to do everything that needs to be done is in the hands of each and every one of us.
The power for creating a much better future isn’t based on the past and won’t simply appear in the future. Its all about what we think, decide and do right here in the moment or in the ‘now’.