Becoming Real and Taking Action: Eschewing Indifference

Flickr-egypt protest-AhmadHammoudChristina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. ~ Anais Nin

In our stories of ‘once upon a time’ we are like Pinocchio turning back to wood, or like a robot that stands idly in the corner waiting for a master to turn our key, but we are not automatons. We are spiritual beings, and it is time to wake from sleep. No more once upon a time. The time is now. No more GMO thanks to Monsanto. No more governments spying on innocent citizens via the CIA and NSA. No more bank and Federal Reserve fraud. No more monetizing clean water by the Nestle Corporation. No more lies about chemtrails, or vaccinations, or the need for war in far away places. No more blatant corporate corruption.

No longer can we sit and wait for things to change. Even the most elevated beings and awakened communities have actively worked for change – history is littered with their names – from Gandhi and MLK to the Velvet Revolution, a student uprising in Prague, Czechoslovakia, or more recently the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, the March Against Monsanto across the US or the Uprising Against Chemtrails happening in Israel. All these people acted to create a tipping point that could no longer be ignored. They were not robots following a party line or taking ignoramus orders from an elite few who cared nothing about the well being of the masses.

As Charlotte Brontë, so eloquently put in Jane Eyre:

“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal — as we are!”


  • We can meditate. We can sing mantra and hold a jamboree with sweat lodges and Burning Man drums playing, but we still have to take action. This is part of living in this world – the material world where our skin and blood are just as real as the vibrating atoms which take up more space behind our walls of flesh than all the stars in Universe. We can think grand thoughts. We can talk big talk, but we must take action.

    “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ~Elie Wiesel

    If you think that staying in fear and sitting still will change the world, you are mistaken. The only thing that will cleanse pure evil from this planet, our own dark shadows, perhaps, is a resounding, “NO!” And then, we must put into place, what we are saying yes to. Like wars that oust corrupt leaders and give no support to the communities they ravage, we simply can’t oust one tyrant and make space for another.

    It will take every field and every job to change the world – science, mysticism, art, and journalism must work to change the system. Laborers, shop owners, CEOs, politicians, housewives, stay-at-home dads, volunteers, church-goers and atheists must all work together. Put aside your race. Put aside your religion. Put aside your cultural bias. Put aside your gender or sexual preferences. These are small labels that don’t describe the vastness of what you are and what you are capable ofBecome real – a human being who wants to change this planet once and for all – as Buckminster Fuller once said, this ‘spaceship earth’ – into a livable space. It needs a lot of work.

    About the Author

    Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao TzuParamahansa YoganandaRob Brezny,  Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.

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