#philosophy #spirituality #anarchism
It is about spirituality and not religion, the lesser talked about part in religions, the quest of oneness and connection, the feeling of cosmic love and equality between all beings. Religion on the other hand, is a system of beliefs, of cults, of dogmas and morals, partly spiritual, partly social and political; the latter is better known as religiosity. While money may not be the opposite of religiosity, it is somehow a dilemma to spirituality. Nowadays, the same spiritual thirst is still persisting, the same battle of money making and the search of freedom and fulfillment: machinery and enslavement, behind the illusion of freedom, the illusion of celebrity, the external recognition and the perdition of the inner one.
Money is making so much noise that one becomes deaf. For survival and so much more, for sustainability and power, money is linked to the paradigm of success in modern and actual societies. Simply put, success is about embracing the system: from A+ grades in school to financially enriching majors in universities, to supreme carriers, because all of these are connected, children are sent to schools to be one day on the work market and to fit a social paradigm. So money making, success, carriers are all about obtaining an external power, mainly to protect ourselves form others. Adding to this terminology is the word “job” which is a paid position of regular employment, or a paid task. Synonyms to job are: position of employment, post, assignment and many more that fall into this category of achieving something for money. Observing this situation, one can notice that the enslavement abolishing turned the whole world into a gigantic slave place, accompanied by the endless praise of labor and financial freedom, transforming the world’s sense of freedom from political freedom to civil freedom. Tocqueville noted in 1848 about the working-class:
“It is true that they are less inflamed than formerly by political passions properly speaking; but do you not see that their passions, far from being political, have become social? Do you not see that, little by little, ideas and opinions are spreading amongst them which aim not merely at removing such and such laws, such a ministry or such a government, but at breaking up the very foundations of society itself?”
This observation is being amplified now, people being in appurtenance to smart tools and social media, to opinion invasion all the time, permanently exposed to ideologies and counter ideologies, to news and fake news, added to the stress and constant struggle of jobs problems and scarcity of money, tax payment and the risk of redundancy. It is then natural that many are looking for new ways to cope up, hungry for new horizons culturally and spiritually, since happiness and health being threatened.
Yoga? Meditation? Intermittent fasting? Keto diet? Vegan diet? Or full time blogging, vlogging? Farming? Crafting? Art? An alteration in daily diets for a healthier body, a change of patterns in minds, replacing jobs with work, and a desire for being fulfilled, are all signs for a culture and spiritual hunger. For it is “work” (as different from money targeted jobs) because it is a hobby turned into an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or a result, that is sustainability through fulfillment. Put is simply, the road to happiness is reached through love. And peace through meditation, to change current thinking patterns, and start thinking outside the box; the box being the system or the social paradigm. In other words, it is the quest of inner power (as opposed to the external power of materialistic fortunes and possessions) and core confidence, the quest of physical and mental health (industrial food consumption increased obesity, diseases, and twisted minds), the quest of love for oneself and the universe. Happily ever after, we are all becoming progressively anarchists and that is beautiful!