by Dylan Charles
January 01, 2016
Dylan Charles is a
student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi
Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an
activist and idealist passionately engaged in the
struggle for a more sustainable and just world for
"All the world's a
And all the men and women
They have their exits and their
And one man in his time plays
Reality is anything but fixed, it is created again and again,
re-defined from moment to moment as a product of the behavior and
choices of all sentient beings.
For certain, we are more powerful than
we yet know, and each one of us is indeed an actor on the same
stage, all of us with the ability to impact and contribute to the
Our connection through media amplifies extreme qualities of the
human experience, offering a rather warped vision of reality, making
our whole situation difficult to see clearly through the fog of
sensationalism, distraction and propaganda.
Although truth and justice are severely repressed in our world, an
evolutionary shift is rising just below the surface of the
mainstream, already effectively challenging the power structures and
control paradigms that are driving all of us towards extinction.
The most important players in the world right now are not in the
limelight, they are not celebrities, nor are they freaks, oddities
or authority creatures.
They are the activated human beings out
there, setting extraordinary examples by living courageous lives,
helping to expand our awareness of what is possible, contributing to
a proper vision for the future. They're the ones making adjustments
to the trim-tabs on the rudders of humanity, so that the future
holds promise for a meaningful sea change.
In opposition to the controlling forces of fear,
scarcity and decay, we have the opportunity
to demonstrate the powers of love, abundance and
For this to come to pass, we are
challenged to bring forth, amplify and elevate those human qualities
which are most needed right now to push the global awakening forward
and bring it into its full power.
Observing the world from my little outpost, I see the potential for
people with the following exceptional qualities to play
extraordinary roles in this awakening, however, this perspective is
mine alone, and the list could just as easily be infinite.
People who furiously pursue
self-mastery, but are able to dodge the
traps of the ego and the
fantasies of new age salvation.
who meditate, but do not
People who practice
de-escalation, who understand the high art of withdrawal,
and who are willing to compromise in order to win.
People who realize that in order
to be free you must give freedom to others.
People who are capable of
staring into the abyss of darkness without falling in, and
without losing sight of the light.
People who have opinions, but
revise them as often as needed to avoid getting fooled by
People who are more afraid of
conformity than of standing alone.
People who value experience over
People who love themselves
first, and protect themselves first.
People who respect the universal
principle that nature is here for our use, but not for our
Self-healers and self-teachers
who survive by practicing independence.
People who understand
the import and impact of history,
but who are willing to abandon it or escape from it.
People who appreciate and
rabidly exercise the power of saying 'no.'
People who recognize that
material truth is multi-layered and rarely revealed in its
entirety at once.
People who know that
spiritual truth is revealed in cosmic flashes of
total clarity, but whom happily return to their work
here on earth when the ride is over.
People who maintain harmony and
balance by practicing gratitude, acceptance, appreciation
and most importantly, service.
People who are experienced and
skilled in transmuting their own anger into love.
People who can laugh at
anything. For if it cannot be laughed at, it is not the Tao.
We have a tremendous opportunity at our fingertips.
Rather than accidentally submitting to
the Orwellian reality being
scripted for us by the engineers of a society and culture in
collapse, we have the choice to actively participate in re-writing
our future for our own benefit.
This humble list is a reminder that it's time to figure out where
you stand in the struggle, to get there, and to stand firm...