People postulate that psychopaths are either made or born.
But I think the fundamental question here should be:
“Aren’t psychopaths made BECAUSE they are born?”
Think about this deeply, because the question holds the answer within itself.
Does our desire to exist and reproduce in this chaotic and overpopulated world induce psychopathy? Are our actions the cause of the insanity we are seeing in the changes in our environment and in our behavior toward ourselves and each other?
We’re all waiting for you to come on board. It’s never too late, you’re never too young or old. Never too damaged, never
If you don’t come on board, no one will punish you. There’s no right or wrong.
But if you have that gnawing feeling that ‘there’s something missing in my life,’ yet are doing nothing to affect change, you will most likely be creating an enormous amount of suffering for yourself and those around you.
On a grand scale, this translates to what you see today.
So then, when is the right time to start where you are? When is the right time to do it now? You’ll see that these questions carry the answers within them.
So much of the world’s pain comes because we’re frozen in fear, because we hesitate, we second-guess ourselves and feel so disconnected; because on a cellular level, we have become completely uprooted from our source, this very planet on which we live: Mother Earth, but intellectually we simply can’t understand that.
So we suppress it with work, drugs, shopping, sex, eating, gambling, surfing the internet and so on and so forth to distract us, to numb us, to dumb us.
Our bodies hold pearls of wisdom our minds must discover, but our minds cling to a Story (a.k.a. mythology, the oral tradition, what we’ve learned), that cycles throughout our lives. For each of us, it is unique.
There is a story we tell ourselves. Every day. Every minute. Every second. Everybody has a story, even fictional people who don’t exist have a story! Just look to any sci-fi, thriller, romance, witch/warlock, comic book superhero or spy novel in existence and you’ll know their stories very much exist; on paper, in movies, video games, in your heart/mind, you name it.
In fact, we all had a story before we came into existence. It was the story our parents told themselves, each other, their friends and family well before we came along into the world.
The point is: We all have our own unique stories that make us who we are, what we do, believe and say. Who we are is very different than our stories (who we tell ourselves and others we are) but that’s a whole other story (pun intended).
Who is the narrator of our story and who, exactly, is telling it? Is it You? And who is ‘you’ anyway? What I mean by that is we have different ‘voices’ (impulses) in our head, which means we have different narrators at any given time; the nurturer, the punisher, the negotiator, the provider, the saboteur, etc., sometimes several (voices) simultaneously.
We are all of these voices/stories, yet none of these either, so who is really narrating our story? And to which voice will we pay the most attention?
Y.O.U.R. Story = Your Own Unique Rendition of things – it will always be unique and it will always be different from anyone else’s. Even if someone stood right beside you when something happened, they would see it differently and it would be no less true than your rendition of things.
Put 10 people in a room who watch the same thing happen. I can guarantee you, 10 different stories will emerge about the exact same incident. Which simply illustrates that perspective is always and entirely subjective, depending on where you’re standing.
The notion of ‘alternative facts’ is being mixed up with the Truth. Indeed, facts – which we once thought were so final – change all the time. Just like it was a ‘fact’ that bloodletting was good in medical practice 150 years ago, just like margarine was better than butter 20 years ago, a lot of facts change as we evolve and learn more about ourselves and our environment, which is ever-changing, along with our awakening consciousness of the world around us.
Our minds are collectively opening while our actions (as individuals, cultures, countries) seem to be collectively narrowing; there is still much work to be done in the areas of equality, unanimity and compassion, but it can get done with this expanding consciousness.
How we can come together as a unified whole to be the catalyst for radical change will be easier than ever thanks to the internet, but there must be unifying principles to keep the movement on-track, alive and flourishing.