Welcome to Graffiti Land where all the rides are in your head. The ticket is what is thought and what is said. Our attitudes are climbing. We don’t have time for more mind-wasting lies… Rant and roll, hearts speak from the spirit. Say it loud so everyone can hear it. Say what you mean, mean what you say, rant and roll when you feel that way. ~ John Trudell
We live in a world where humanity has reduced itself to having such an incredible lack of integrity. The bullshit that is flying through the ethers is becoming rampant as people seem to be functioning solely from a line of energy that is rooted in self-aggrandizement in their attempts to continually affirm and maintain the false self. As I explain in my book, there are lines of energy that glow so bright, people become attracted to them on a subconscious level. Bullshit is one such ever-increasing energetic line within the false matrix. It may be best described as pathological narcissism and it is on the rise. The flyer’s mind, as don Juan refers to it, is taking over …and we now have a sedated man; trite, conventional, imbecilic.
Increasing numbers of people are functioning from a false state of existence with a grandiose sense of self-importance, and the most disturbing of these are those who promote themselves as spiritual. They adopt an effective social mask and lure people into their webs to prey upon them, deriving their sense of self by seeing their reflection in the eyes of others.
Narcissism has become epidemic as people are becoming completely engrossed in themselves. Narcissists have a huge sense of entitlement and feel a constant need for praise and admiration with a need to be the center of attention. They are cunning and will manipulate others for their own gain. Skilled in stimulating a wide range of human emotion they amass friends quickly, friends who wind up becoming their food source. Like vampires, they feed upon approval, love, compliments, and admiration to fulfill their all-consuming love of themselves. Lacking in empathy, they gush sentiments of love but their love is limited to words instead of actual behavior.
Sometimes you just can’t see them coming. They are charming people, often charismatic, socially adept, attentive, and gracious. Spiritual narcissists tend to be servile in nature with an excessive willingness to serve or please others. But when sincere declarations of love are given to them, they run, unable to reciprocate and abruptly cast their prey aside for a more fulfilling morsel. This often comes without warning.
Narcissists are also chronic liars because they must work hard to disguise their false self from scrutiny. They skillfully project their own faults onto others, turning them into scapegoats for their own inadequacies. This is cruel behavior but necessary for the narcissist who sacrifices others in order to preserve their self-image of perfection. They also have a tendency to flee self-examination by destroying those who bring their deficiencies to light. Having failed in finding their purpose in life they rely upon having power over others.
More than a personality disorder, pathological narcissism is a moral and spiritual disorder that causes the person afflicted with it to lie, incriminate, exploit, hurt, and use others. Narcissists believe that the world revolves around them and sadly, as this epidemic increases, humans are becoming more and more lonely and ultimately, self-absorbed.
I’m just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing its understanding of being human. ~ John Trudell
Absolutely spot on.
As Vennegut said, “and so it goes.” But we who follow simplicity, and solitude, can find ways to share our solitude without getting into all the games people play. I am not sure what it means to be spiritual. I just talk to the animals, the birds, the trees, and give thanks a lot for all the blessings of being alive. I think most human disorder comes from fear. Fear of living, fear of dying, fear of pain and suffering. But in fact, we are dying and being born every minute. Or as my teacher said, we are coming into being, and passing away. I have seen all this before, it looks like “the worldly” are prepping up for to get their war on again, still. You are so right to say, don’t get on that bandwagon my friends. Peace out sister, and keep on dancing.
Thank you for all you do, for your connection with the beauty that surrounds us at all times, throughout eternity. 🙂