Wednesday, June 28, 2017
"The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth"
This statement from the Christian Bible is widely known and has many different interpretations. As someone who was born and raised as a Christian, I have heard it many times and wondered what the true meaning is. Now that I am what you may call an agnostic, I still have many of root beliefs within the words of Christianity, and although I am not what you would consider a practicing Christian, I still see Jesus as one of my top three philosophers.
As the world has evolved and changed over the past 2000 years, it is difficult to say exactly what the words in the Bible mean because the perception of the writers at that time would be completely different than our perception of the world that we have now. We do have histories that show that there was a huge imbalance in human rights due to the Roman conquest, and when you look at things in modern terms, the world has become quite similar once again. We all know what is referred to when talk about the 'one percent' who rule the world.
So if we consider the statement, "The meek shall inherit the Earth', and view it in lateral perceptions, who is being referred to as 'the meek', and why will they inherit the Earth?
I have often pondered this question throughout my life, but it was not until I woke up completely that I began to understand what the answer is. If you Google the word meek, the definition that comes up is this, 'quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive'. People with these qualities certainly don't seem like the type who could conquer or 'inherit' the current world, do they? So either the statement is false, or there is something that we are missing.
I believe that Jesus understood the world and had answers to things that we still don't understand fully, so I assume the statement to be true for this purpose. I have a knowledgeable take on what the 'awakening' process is, and have been watching its evolution for many years. As I have been waiting for others to wake up and begin to recognize their ego for what it is, I have been researching anything I could find and wrote millions of words about it.
The 'ego awakening' that is happening right now finally made sense to me when I came in contact with the books of Eckhart Tolle. I thought I may be losing my mind at the time, but realized after reading his book a few years back that what was happening to me was normal, it was just rare at the time so I felt out of place.
We have entered a paradox in the evolutionary process where we have learned to recognize our ego and mind for what it is. Once the awakening process begins there are only two ways to go, we can take control of our ego or be consumed by it, and believe me, it is so much easier to be consumed by it, and this why those who are taking control are having such a hard time functioning in the world right now.
We look around and all we can see is masses of people who are completely consumed by their egos, and the current world is designed for them to thrive. It is difficult to watch evil succeed while good seems to be waning at every corner.
Recognize the ego for what it is; a collective dysfunction, the insanity of the human mind. -Eckhart Tolle
What does recognizing the ego mean? It means to recognize our mind for the processor that it is and realize that this is not who we are. If that makes sense to you, you are likely waking up right now, if it does not make sense then you likely have not found this within yet. Don't worry, evolution won't leave you out of the process, you just may not be able yet to handle what you find. Recognizing your ego is the beginning and the most difficult part of the journey.
Although the initial awakening can be quite a blissful state to be in, don't let your ego fool you into thinking that it was simply that easy. Recognizing your ego starts you down the path of self-reflection, and most people like to resist this path because we are afraid of what we will find. If the ego continues to resist, it will eventually consume you and your true self will be lost in the world that has been created for us. You become a slave to the system.
If you can handle the self-reflective state, I recommend you begin to take time each day to pay attention to what you are finding even if it makes you feel badly. Until you resolve the things you find, they will continue to feed your ego and you will eventually lose your inner battle. Humble yourself before what you find and the rewards are waiting there for you. The reward is peace. Each time you resolve an inner issue, you move a step closer to finding the peace of your inner self.
Here is where the 'meek' part comes in. Once we calm our minds and our ego loses its control over us, our true self begins to emerge. The true self is the same for every person on the planet, but most of them are hidden behind their enormous egos. The true self wants peace and happiness, it is that simple. The true self does not want to suffer but knows that it must at times if it wants to remain in this existence. Acceptance of this fact removes suffering once it is truly understood.
You will know you are wide awake when all you want is peace. If you find other things throughout the day that takes away from your peace then that is simply your ego trying to get involved again. Focus on peace until it becomes natural and you don't need to force it anymore.
What you will find eventually is that you will become a kinder and more gentle person, but don't mistake this for weakness. The more humbled you become to life itself, the more peaceful your existence will be. Some may even begin to refer to you as being 'meek'.
As we 'wake up', we begin to realize what is truly important, instead of being told what is important. I would assume that humans from the past such as Jesus or Buddha would be seen as being 'meek', especially by the rich and powerful, but I don't think anyone now would assume their words and actions to be 'meek'.
I don't know about you, but if being meek means being more like Jesus or Buddha, then I am in. And if the 'meek shall inherit the Earth', then the world would certainly be a better place with people like that running it.
Although there are several philosophies on conscience and consciousness, I like to believe that humans are created with innate goodness, and we simply have to find it. Certainly the world would not move forward at such a rapid rate, and the progress of goods and services would likely decline, but the depth and ethical value of the human spirit would increase at rapid rates.
I don't know about you but I hope the statement in the title of this article is true because that is a future to hope for. That is the future I want for our children and their children. We have created a horrible world to bring more children into and I believe it is our responsibility to fix it for them
Millions of people believe the Bible to be prophetic, and in this instance I hope their beliefs to be accurate. I believe we are going to see some horrible things in the world in the near future, and many horrible things are already happening. Prepare yourself by finding your inner peace so you take care of what is important to you when the priorities of the world change.
Be one of the 'meek' and inherit this world so you can help to make it better for generations to come.