You own your life. You have power over yourself. You choose what kind of individual you want to be. The self-realized individual, the one who realizes their potential, is something to be reckoned with. We are all like little gods, masters of our domains, and we each have the power over our little universes that are our lives. What do you want to do? What do you want out of life? Where do you want to go? How much power have we been given to control our own lives? A lot. Although we must spend a large portion of our time on mundane matters, we all have a good amount of time to change, grow, and pursue what sparks our interests. Change what you can, leave the rest to the birds.
Since the beginning of our lives we have been conditioned to accept this reality in a certain way, as to always listen to authority, and subject ourselves to systems of control. Conspiracy theories aside, we have entered, through conditioning, contractual agreements between those in power, authority, those who run things, and microscopic us. We do not often recognize our own power because it has been stripped from us in every way possible.
There are too many of them! – Think about kindergarten and first grade, going from a limitless child, a naturally creative one, infinite potential, into one that learns to sit down and shut up at the right time. Most of our creative power has been pulled from underneath us at this young age. Yes, there is a time for drawing and other creative activities but think of this: what if there was an hour-long session,
What is the nature of the incarnation? Let’s investigate following the concept of duality of the opposites, and paradox. The incarnation is most likely a god-child; a couple examples being Horus and Krishna. He would have equally male and female characteristics. All-knowing, yet a naive child. Blissfully unaware, yet knowing all things; very child-like. He would have no preferences. He would not be homosexual but He would see the beauty in both male and female persons; and of course the divine nature in all beings. His incarnation would be a “coming out to play”, and the universe itself would be His playing also; divine play, divine sport, gods at play. Naive, yet infinite wisdom. He would have no beliefs, as all enlightened persons have absolutely none. “The child”, Nietzsche says,
So, first of all, what is a hippy? Most people have a shallow understanding of the hippie. All can agree that they are certainly a strange creature; an oddity perhaps. I will be focusing on their philosophy and values, as I believe this is most important aspect of them; it is the root of their identities. The hippy “is a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.” (“Hippy,” n.d.)
Counterculture is wholly anti-establishment. There was a strong rejection of society, cultural norms, organized religion, and middle-class values. The hippies sought to create their own culture in droves; it was nothing short of a cultural revolution.
The fact is, you will die. We must all come to terms with it. Often, when this happens, we start to really live. Imagine the human lifespan being five years, how much would we soak up every moment? There is a freedom that is realized when you know that nothing lasts. Everything becomes both of utmost importance and inconsequential. Near death experiences can have a profound impact on the human being. Our we fated to die at a certain time? Possibly. Live for each moment knowing it can be your last. Death can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Look at it as a sweet release from all burdens. Look at it as nature taking its course. All things fade away, even the stars.