Tag: Belief

Are you Enough?

What do you lack?

Are you big enough, fast enough, strong enough, rich enough, virile enough?

 

The greatest weapon of mass destruction is not the nuclear bomb; it is our collective belief that we are not enough.  It is the underlying and often unconscious belief of lack that causes us to horde what we do have and seek out at any cost that which we don’t.  If you think that this WMD is not exploding a  gazillion times a day in the fragile landscape of your ego, simply ask the victims of Jerry Sandusky what Penn State University was so in need of that its leaders would put the financial windfall of their football program a head of the lives and safety of children; or ask the Israeli or Palestinian people what they are so desperately afraid of losing  that they would rather systematically destroy their most sacred sites rather than share them with others who hold the exact same square inches of sand sacred.

We are constantly told that we don’t have enough money, enough clothes, enough food, enough sex enough love; enough ways to get on the internet (are you reading this on your smartphone, your tablet or your Mac?).  If you are based in the core belief that you don’t have enough, you never will have enough; no matter how much you have and you will be in a permanent state of dissatisfaction; a permanent state of disillusionment with yourself.  If you and I and everyone else are in a constant state of dissatisfaction we are that much more likely to latch on to that which someone else promises will satisfy us.

It is impossible to believe that one has everything they need in life when you are constantly hearing that you don’t.  If you don’t believe that you have everything that you need you will constantly be searching for that which you don’t have, which is perfectly fine, as long as you are the one deciding what you don’t have enough of.  Have you ever wondered just how much money Colgate spends on research so they can fill endless 30 second spots with stats backed by 4 out of 5 dentists insisting that the new thing-a-ma-jig on their newly shaped bristles will clean your teeth so much better than the tooth brush with the old thing-a-ma-jig you bought 2 months ago? The little blue pill that promises to lengthen your sex might not be so necessary if you weren’t silently emasculated every time Fabio (yes I am dating myself) danced across your TV screen with a cougar clinging to his steroid inflated pecs with one hand and a syringe full of Botox in the other.

Admittedly I am not the most internet savvy cookie in the jar; I simply don’t have the patience to sit in front of a computer for more than 30 minutes or so before my brain begins to start screaming at me.  So when I logged into my small web page this morning and saw that there were 967 comments waiting for approval I wasn’t sure if I should cry or cry.  Alas, 99% of those 967 comments were solicitations to buy porn or pills or poker chips.  Yeehawe!

Why, I wondered am I being inundated with promises and solicitations of sex drugs and money?  Obviously, these are not personal solicitations directly pointed at me; I prefer my sex in the flesh, I haven’t knowingly put any chemicals in my body in years and I’m  not about to start with Cialis, and I don’t play poker!  These are the same solicitations that are in your comment box, in box or spam folder.  These are the same solicitations that slither their way through the matrix of electronic mail playing the hit or miss game with unabashed abandon.  Each query, a ubiquitous download of what you don’t have enough of.  Every time your eye unconsciously scans the subject line, “cheap Viagra” the densest part of your ego registers a hit.  This is not just marketing, this is herding, and this is consensus building.  This is mind control in the most blatantly subversive way.  This is the indoctrination of a belief that whoever you are and whatever you have, it is not enough.  Fear not however, as you don’t have to look very far, everything that you don’t have enough of is right there in your in box; isn’t it?  “Play poker now, get rich quick”.

It is the collective belief that we are not enough that has caused man to conquer, rape and pillage from the beginning of time.  We do it in the name of country, in the name of god, for the sake of family, and most frequently in the name of ego.

Today I am enough.  Today I am content with who and what I am in the world.  Today I am enough.

Are you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

constantly be searching for that which you don’t have, which is perfectly fine, as long as you are the one deciding what you don’t have enough of.  Have you ever wondered just how much money proctor and gamble spends on research so they can fill endless 30 second spots with stats backed by 4 out of 5 dentists insisting that the new thing-a-ma-jig on their newly shaped bristles will clean your teeth so much better than the tooth brush with the old thing-a-ma-jig you bought 2 months ago? The little blue pill that promises to lengthen your sex might not be so necessary if you weren’t silently emasculated every time Fabio (yes I am dating myself) danced across your TV screen with a cougar clinging to his steroid inflated pecs with one hand and a syringe full of Botox in the other.

Admittedly I am not the most internet savvy cookie in the jar; I simply don’t have the patience to sit in front of a computer for more than 30 minutes or so before my brain begins to start screaming at me.  So when I logged into my small web page this morning and saw that there were 967 comments waiting for approval I wasn’t sure if I should cry or cry.  Alas, 99% of those 967 comments were solicitations to buy porn or pills or poker chips.  Yeehawe!

Why, I wondered am I being inundated with promises and solicitations of sex drugs and money?  Obviously, these are not personal solicitations directly pointed at me; I prefer my sex in the flesh, I haven’t knowingly put any chemicals in my body in years and I’m  not about to start with Cialis, and I don’t play poker!  These are the same solicitations that are in your comment box, in box or spam folder.  These are the same solicitations that slither their way through the matrix of electronic mail playing the hit or miss game with unabashed abandon.  Each query, a ubiquitous download of what you don’t have enough of.  Every time your eye unconsciously scans the subject line, “cheap Viagra” the densest part of your ego registers a hit.  This is not just marketing, this is herding, and this is consensus building.  This is mind control in the most blatantly subversive way.  This is the indoctrination of a belief that whoever you are and whatever you have, it is not enough.  Fear not however, as you don’t have to look very far, everything that you don’t have enough of is right there in your in box; isn’t it?  “Play poker now, get rich quick”.

It is the collective belief that we are not enough that has caused man to conquer, rape and pillage from the beginning of time.  We do it in the name of country, in the name of god, for the sake of family, and most frequently in the name of ego.

Today I am enough.  Today I am content with who and what I am in the world.  Today I am enough.

Are you?

 

 

 

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