from ZenGardner Website
For it is not the same river, and it is not the same man.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Even when we're aware of the underlying reality of
constant change, we reference new changes by our memory and
perception of old changes. And those were based on previous
It jolted me knowing I'm not that person any more yet it was so very available in my consciousness. But that's how the mind is wired. A lot of information is stored there awaiting activation depending on our perspective and awareness.
Hence we often have to wade through a mire of influences whether we want to or not.
I realized what I was comparing to was a sort of emotional imprint. I was looking back to different periods of time in my life in comparison to what I'm going through now, consciously conjuring up old impressions in contrast to a current experience. I found myself doing this for whatever reason.
nostalgia, encouragement, comparison. There's so much that flows
through our minds as we seek meaning and definition.
Looking in relation to an old perceived set point
will only let me see so far. It's almost beyond comparing apples to
oranges when it comes to perception shifts. They just don't compare,
However a lot of people are fighting these very
present and persistent changes, consciously and subconsciously.
We've known these major shifts in not just our perception but the
dystopian world around us would be hitting, but as we get further
into it our minds tend to get fixated on the dark details and less
on maintaining our conscious awareness.
That's why it's important to remember what we knew in
the light when the times of darkness fall. It's also why we should
act in the light while we can still see clearly. To delay is as good
as to deny.
That's what grabs stubborn souls by the throat. If someone doesn't budge and they keep refusing to acknowledge the evident Truths around them and yield to those arising Truths by consciously making the needed changes in their lives, it can be pretty tough. And it will only get tougher.
These changes include,
Those imaginary handcuffs of the mind are weaker than
cooked spaghetti. It's the habitual fear programming that keeps
people from doing the obvious. That's the design, to paralyze
We can't say we understand what's going on and not
respond to the call to help change things, beginning with ourselves.
More often than not ours is to simply defy the system
programming… disobey, disconnect and disengage from anything they
throw at us.
Remember, you are the conscious observer, not the