- If there were a webcam in the Monkey House at the local
zoo, would you watch it?
- Then, why watch TV or go to the movies? Why cruise the
Internet or listen to most music? It's the same thing: the chest pounding,
screeching, defecating and copulating of monkeys. Of course humans outdo
monkeys with mindless killing and mayhem.
- If not a Monkey House, then the world increasingly resembles
a hive which, thanks to the mass media, vibrates at the same frequency.
For example, when the stock market is plummeting, everyone is panicking.
(When Money is God, an economic downturn becomes a spiritual crisis.)
- But there are other causes for the widespread gloom:
the spreading knowledge that our institutions (government, media, education,
religion etc.) have been subverted and society now has no way of self-
- The world feels like a roller coaster and we are holding
on for dear life. Perhaps we need to let go. Perhaps we need to vibrate
at our own unique frequency.
- Perhaps I would be more effective if I devoted more energy
to my private life. The external world is negating my private world even
though it hasn't physically impinged on it yet. I have impoverished myself
by my constant focus on the Monkey House. I don't think I am alone in
- Our minds are like blotters, hoping to find a reflection
of our ideals in the world. We need to turn the mirror around so the back
faces the world. We need to use our personal lives (not the world) to reflect
- I envy people who can make God, Jesus or Mohamed the
focus of their thoughts. I often resolve to read the lives and saying of
mystics. Clearly I need another focus. Family. Sports. A hobby. I'd like
to hear from readers about how they have changed their focus.
- TIME OUT
- Feeling fatigued recently, I resolved to unplug the world
for 24 hours. I would be a Robinson Crusoe of the soul. I put on a Gregorian
chant and tried to meditate. It's all about where we direct our attention
minute-by-minute. I would focus on God. Order. Peace. Truth. Sanity.
A calm came over me.
- At the same time, I had to resist temptations which made
me realize how addicted I am to my computer terminal. From that monitor
l try to satisfy all my desires. Down that chute come the corn niblets
of encouraging news, email, book sales, stock quotes etc. I have to agree
with the yogis who say suffering is due to seeking happiness outside ourselves.
- Yet that's all we do: manipulate the world to make us
feel good. When will we realize we cannot feel good unless we ARE good?
- How we hate to be alone. That's why we are constantly
talking on cell phones or watching TV. Why do we self-evade? As Paul Elmer
More said, "we exhaust a great effort and expense to be poorly entertained."
Let us enjoy our selves.
- After about four hours of meditating, I felt quite detached
and refreshed, and started getting bored. So I broke down and checked my
e-mail and the latest headlines on Rense. (I want to be in the world but
not of it. I don't want to be stranded in a limbo between two worlds.)
- If we are engaged in a spiritual war, perhaps detaching
from the world for set periods of time is the way to fight it. They seem
to want to keep us in a state of high anxiety. They have been promising
to invade Iran for six years. Is this the real agenda -- to keep us on
the edge of our seats?
- I'm going to continue to fight the good fight. But maybe
we can partially win if we don't let the enemy into our home and heart.
- Related- my "Surviving the New World Order"
- Henry Makow Ph.D. is the author of "Illuminati-The
Cult that Hijacked the World." (www.cruelhoax.ca) His articles can
be found at his web site www.henrymakow.com He enjoys receiving your comments,
some of which he posts on his site using first names only. firstname.lastname@example.org