It is decades since I read Robert Heinlein’s “STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND”
This isn’t a critique on the novel — I just wanted to use the title
I spent an half century wishing I fitted in to our culture but in my old age I am glad that I didn’t
sociopaths are successful
And it is necessary to be a mindless automaton to fit in.
According to our culture only humans are sentient and other life forms don’t matter
as a child I tried to adhere to Ahimsa
a term and concept that I didn’t know then.
I respect all life:
excepting those humans that don’t respect other life forms.
I have studied psychology and sociology –
the nature/ nurture argument doesn’t explain why I think like I do? Certainly wasn’t leaned behaviour
A “past life” maybe?
Although I may objectively understand why people are
are two faced etc
I do not subjectively understand
I was labelled naive and gullible when I was younger
One of the good things that I have learned is that there are others who care about other life forms and other humans
Who say what they mean
And mean what they say
I love the meaning of this word
The quote is from chopra.com
One of the most common translations of namasté is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”
A SHORT STORY ABOUT HEALING THE BLUE PLANET
I wrote and published this sci fi short story a few years ago (under the above title) when the human population was only 7.4 billion:
(1st published 4th April 2017)
It is now 8 billion.
Our cultural norms and the Protestant Ethic are causing the extinction of all life.
I wrote this as social satire and sympathetic magic
I realize my writing style doesn’t fit what people expect
My excuse –I majored in sociology not literature 😛
I wanted to put my idea that humans are not indigenous to the planet
A few lines from this short story:
“Most humans think that those who live in harmony with the environment are primitive and inferior. Actually they don’t think.
They just mindlessly conform to what those in power and their entertainment media tell them.
They are really stupid but consider themselves superior to all other life forms because they talk:
They think if something or someone doesn’t talk they don’t understand.
They thoughtlessly destroy everything. They call some creatures vermin, when humans are the vermin. They kill insects and destroy all the trees despite the fact that insects and trees are essential.
And everything literally goes down the drain polluting the oceans instead of nourishing other life.”
In the following book I hope to help those who wish to develop their clairvoyant abilities.
In “The Clairvoyant Experiences Of A Sceptic” I told a few of my clairvoyant experiences.
Listening to others similar stories made me realize that
it is so much better if you can have these experiences first hand.
Kung fu tz (Confucius) say “Perseverance prospers”
So don’t give up – you will succeed
And use the recorded meditations in my blog
The clairvoyant Experiences of a Sceptic is not a literary masterpiece
but a true story. I majored in sociology not literature
I dont know the meaning of life:
nor understand the nature of reality:
I do know physical death is not the end.
And there are so many amazing stories omitted so as not to break client confidentiality.
The second part I wrote as therapy and had not intended to include.
It wasn’t included in the original l publication
( I started shaking when I tried to write about the abuse so it is badly written and a great deal omitted)