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The Eye of the Dragon | A Vagabond in Mexico

I resigned my post. We run out of time you know, and there are things to be done. I will be finishing  “The Eye of the Dragon” and promoting the new edition of  A Vagabond in Mexico It will be fun! Everything is interconnected. I may be on the road again soon. Last trip? Maybe.  Mexico? Maybe. And dancing . We are here to break boundaries, aren’t we?   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

— From “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost


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Hyperinflation, will it start in six to nine months? | Everything is Interconnected

Apparently hyperinflation (monetary inflation occurring at a very high rate) is imminent:

Though the debate between inflationists and deflationists continues to persist, well known economist and statistician John Williams of Shadow Stats ignores deflationist warnings and reports to clients that a flight from the user dollar will be triggered in a matter of months“.

If  Mr. Williams is right the first signs will appear soon. Nobody can be certain of how fast the dollar will collapse, if it does, but it seems inevitable. The main cause is the creation of fiat money by the Federal Reserve for the great recent economic bailout. That money has no backing of gold or silver and the result is the devaluation of the dollar and, therefore, inflation.

Like pretty much everyone else, save the upper echelons of the New World Order conspirators, we really can’t say for certain how serious of a threat hyperinflation is, especially considering that the debate on whether or not inflation or deflation will be the flavor of the day is evenly split at 50/50. It’s anyone’s ball game at this point.”

It is hard for me to visualize the U.S., an only super power, going down due to a bankrupted economy but I guess it could happen. After all, even a super power has a beginning and an end, just like everything else. The Roman Empire fell.

Am I recommending you to worry about the future of our economy? No! We don’t know what exactly will happen. Besides, to worry is useless. As the Christ said, “. . . tomorrow will take care of itself.” But I think it behooves us to do our research, be aware, and be prepared.

It is also good to consider that the situation we are in could be partly our fault. We have this insidious tendency to disregard the obvious. Or to paraphrase Emily Dickinson, we believe what we don’t believe. As an example many of us believe that our votes still make a difference. And in minor matters maybe they do, but the fact is that most of our politicians are mere puppets in the hands of corporate america and the central banks (Federal Reserve)–they run the country. Politicians help us believe what we don’t believe.

We could consider also that this troubled economy stems from the greed of an ego-oriented society.  The ego-trap (Is that a good name for it?) generates the greed that fosters the desire for economic dominance. Our main problem, therefore, is our blindness. We fail to see that everything is interconnected. We fail to see the Unity.

What I quote in this post is from the links below, and you can go from there.

Hyperinflation Will Start in ‘Six to Nine Months’

What is money when the system collapses?

The author is Mac Slavo at http://www.SHTFplan.com/

The Creature from Jekyll Island | What Federal Reserve? | G. Edward Griffin

I was aware of this in a way. I had read about it. But politicians are so good at deceiving us, aren’t they? I heard President Obama talked about bailouts, and the federal reserve system, and how they would solve the recession problem, and I believed him. It made me feel that the federal reserve system was real. But I guess we have to face it; we are being conned.

I just came across the book by G. Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve. And although I haven’t finished the book yet it seems to be very well documented, a must read for all Americans. It seems that our own government in association with a banking cartel (it is not federal and there is no reserve) is financially  murdering the middle class and leading the world into chaos. It may be time to change our course. A country that leaves the control of its money supply in the hands of a few bankers is not a free country.

It is interesting to note, however, that the con-men are also being conned. The ego makes us believe that we can profit by deceiving others, but everything is interconnected. At the end they will also be swallowed by the maelstrom they are creating. It is unavoidable.

If you follow this link,  http://www.bigeye.com/griffin.htm, and scroll down, you will find an excellent excerpt from the book. Be aware and awake.

For Whom the Bell Tolls | John Donne | W.J. Rayment

Everything is interconnected!

“No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were. Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”–John Donne

“As a product of the Renaissance, Donne was filled with certain ideals and the passage he wrote in “Meditation XVII” reflects this. He believed that all people were connected by community bonds as well as spiritual bonds. Every event in the life of one man had some influence on the life of all others. The very influence Donne had on authors that came after him is some evidence of the truth of his axiom”.

“When Donne writes of the tolling bell, he is, of course, speaking of the funeral bell. It was traditionally rung three times for a man and two times for a woman followed by a pause and then a toll for every year of age for the deceased. It is a solemn sounding bell as can easily be discerned from the descriptive poetry of Poe’s”

“Ultimately, the point of Donne’s “Meditation XVII” is more uplifting. Even though we all die a bit when someone else dies, the interconnectedness of humanity means that some part of us lives on even after we die”.

Excerpts from: For Whom the Bell Tolls

By W.J. Rayment

We are parts of the Whole. Our ‘individuality’ is just a projection, an interpretation.

Change Now!

Inevitable change! My day job is gone.
Is it for the better? Everything is Interconnected.

Haiku poem:

The roof fell down,

That is good,

I can see the moon.

I can’t remember who the author is.  Anybody knows?  I’ll post it later.

Avoid Identity Theft

Human ignorance shows the most when we take advantage of others; we don’t see that everything is interconnected and that upon hurting others we hurt ourselves. Thieves ignore the fact that their behavior affects society as a whole and therefore themselves; the unrest and distrust they create affects them as much as it affects everyone else … and they also fear theft.

Imagine a city without thieves! You could forget your wallet at the counter of a department store and upon returning you would find it untouched at the lost and found desk. You wouldn’t need locks at the gym or alarms in your car. You would also save money when shopping, for merchants wouldn’t have to raise their price to make up for shoplifting loses. Theft (crime) does not make sense, is the work of the ignorant.

It is interesting to note, however, that ignorant thieves create and develop sophisticated techniques and methods. I came across a video that shows the techniques used to steal the information on credit cards at any automated teller machine. Regretfully, this video is no longer available, but what they do is place a hidden camera that seems to be part of the ATM to steal your information. Be aware!


It is Happening Now!

Geisel Library at University of California San Diego

I was walking up to the main library at the University of California in San Diego one night, which is a long walk even when you pay for parking, when I noticed my absent minded condition. I had been walking wrapped in thought, pondering. I had been oblivious to my surroundings. Does it happen to you? I am being facetious, of course, I know it does. We are all ponderers. We have so many projects, so many things pending and so many expectations! We believe that our efforts will eventually take us to a safe haven, don’t we?

And it is good that we have projects and goals, that is life! Without action nothing gets done. But there is a hidden challenge in taking action that we don’t see, for no matter how many goals we may have all we ever really have is this present moment. We do think that our goals will take us to a safe haven but there is no such a thing; there can’t be because this is a world of change. After we get to our “safe haven” sooner or later a new challenge will sprout. Besides, in a world where death is waiting at every turn, where can there be safety? Our challenge is to realize that we should act for the sake of the action itself because the challenge at hand is all we ever have. Reality is not what we think! Reality is what is here now. Everything is in this very moment.

Therefore, I decided to focus on the present moment, on what was actually taking place. I became aware then of the things that I was approaching (benches, cars, bus stops…), of the trees that I passed on the wooded trails. Soon I arrived at the last stretch of my walk, the wide walkway lined by tall Eucalyptus trees that takes you directly to the library, and I noticed other pedestrians immersed, as I had been, in self-reflection, oblivious to the world.

I noticed the library in the distance, a huge building that rose like a mushroom, like a giant bird spreading its wings obliterating the star-raddled sky. I wondered how that enormous building could remain aloft in such a narrow base, a feat of engineering. It reminded me briefly of the ship “Nostromo” in the movie “Alien” and for a moment my mind drifted in that direction. I brought it back. I walked on while aware of my surroundings, aware of the seemingly approaching building and the steps that brought it near. And then I was awaken from the slumber of self-reflection completely…I was fully aware of my surroundings.

When I arrived at the Geisel library I was present, and the feeling was such that I felt like prolonging my walk. A quote from The Christ interrupted my concentration once more, “Let thine eye be single and your whole body will be full of light”. And then I realized that prolonging my walk really didn’t matter because regardless of what we are doing presence of mind is always an option. Our attention can always be placed on the action at hand.

It does not matter either how well we do it (to berate ourselves for not being present is also a lack of discipline, an ego problem) our best is enough. To be aware of what the mind does is the key. To see how it worries about past events that can’t be changed or future events that will never happen is the first step. But we shouldn’t force the issue, for the mind’s very nature is to think. Make it play! Watch the mind’s moves!

Nevertheless, we should do our best, for an undisciplined mind can’t avoid misleading us. And having a disciplined mind is the only way to vanquish the darkness of self-centeredness, that ego-induced self-reflection that is usually empty blabber, a blind alley. A disciplined mind is the key to happiness…”Let thine eye be single…”

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