Why Grocery Stores?

A friend asked me today why I take photos of myself in the grocery store and I was grateful to get the question. I’ve answered it several times before, but never tire of explaining why I do this. These ‘Photos from the Matrix’ as I sometimes call them, are a way for me to acknowledge that I live in a time and place that is not of my creation. It’s not of my design, yet I must function in it. I must abide by most of its rules and I must inhabit spaces with others who don’t experience the world … Continue reading Why Grocery Stores?

What Is Truth?

Last night I had another night filled with dreams of deception and inversion. I watched as people fabricated stories to maintain narratives that benefitted themselves. Over and over, all night long I encountered people so effortlessly working against the wills and beliefs of others, just to maintain their position or reap financial rewards. Of course, I’m dreaming of this because we see it playing out in the news every day and for three years now I’ve watched and waited for more and more people to start asking the question, ‘What is real?’, ‘What is the truth?’ and there seems to … Continue reading What Is Truth?

The Upside Down World Part 2

Continuing thoughts that I began yesterday…We are living in a world of make believe where truth is turned on its head. We are made to accept lies and to believe what is clearly utter fantasy, even though our senses tell us something else. Those who’ve been paying attention know what I mean.  Yesterday I talked about how mental health would become more of an issue as our perceptions continue to collapse and we fall deeper into submission, allowing ourselves to be totally manipulated and controlled. Our ennui will be so bad we won’t even want to break out our adult … Continue reading The Upside Down World Part 2

THE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD

I keep having dreams of the ridiculous and irrational. Things around me make no sense, yet they appear as part of everyday life, though they are upside down and nonsensical. I’m having these dreams because I experience these things in my waking hours all the time.  The Upside Down can’t be seen by the average person because they have accepted the irrational, laugh at the misfortunes of others and have destroyed their empathy and reason by immersing themselves in social media, games, ‘smart’ technology, Hollywood sleaze and the mainstream mockingbird media. When reality is tampered with and our ability to … Continue reading THE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD

THE WOKE LIE

AWARENESS. You know how we’re banged over the head to have ‘awareness’ of things that we are already fully aware of, as if the reminder will make it go away? But what do we do about ELIMINATING the unwanted instead of putting a bow on each one or attaching a pretty colors to them? This is the insidious nature of the ‘wokeness’ concept—a blindness that obscures what is actually important. It is a clouding of truth, nature and our own abilities to overcome. Wokeness is flailing outrage that doesn’t actually allow for healing or overcoming through reason and intelligence. Try … Continue reading THE WOKE LIE

THE TRUTH ABOUT SOLITUDE

Solitude is the penicillin for a social disease called Social Media. Solitude is a necessary part of self improvement and personal growth. It allows us to understand that what we grasp for and envy in others is something that actually lies within us. We look so far outside of ourselves, we never realize that the answers and riches we yearn for all lie within. Sometimes you can’t help sounding new agey, but those answers are buried within us and it’s the matrix of the modern world that prevents us from experiencing and knowing this truth. I wrote a bit about … Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT SOLITUDE

The Truth About Weakness

Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher, said that all savageness or cruelty is a sign of weakness. I love this concept and it has inspired me to reflect on its truth. Our weaknesses are not confirmed when we are physically dominated by someone else. True, debilitating weakness reveals itself in those who lack empathy and intelligence.  People who express empathy and intelligence threaten the feeble-minded. Intelligence inspires bullying and acts of cruelty in order for the actual weak to appear stronger than their minds would otherwise have you believe. These people oppress in order to get their way. If they are … Continue reading The Truth About Weakness

The Truth About Victimhood

It’s true that anyone can fall victim to something unwanted whether it be illness, crime or nature, but it’s the labels we impose on ourselves that will determine whether we remain victims or forge ahead as conquerors, strengthened by adversity and accepting of what life puts before us. When the word victimhood is imposed on us it cultivates ideas of brokenness. It reminds us that we are incomplete and incapable. It denies the concept of strength and holds up false values attached to playing the role of victim. It reminds us again and again that we can’t operate and succeed … Continue reading The Truth About Victimhood

The Truth About Individuality

The struggle for individuality is real. It’s a sad irony that it persists only because we judge others and wage war against those we don’t understand. When we become threatened by the individual whose expressions run counter to anything we like or comprehend, it is easy for some of us to condemn them for it.   In turn, we are paid back by having to struggle with a desire to express our own nature, one that has become repressed and buried so as to avoid a backlash that we know exists. We know it exists because we’ve taken part in … Continue reading The Truth About Individuality

The Truth About Pride

If I were not a gay man, I would be accused of homophobia for saying this, but pride is not defined as a summer month celebrating homosexuality.  The media might have us believe that the only definition of ‘pride’ is purely associated with being gay and that after June we don’t need to think about it again until the following summer.  But there is pride in being gay, just as there is pride in being straight, bisexual or asexual. Pride is a wonderful thing that, thankfully, is not bound to one gender or sexual orientation. Pride has gotten away from … Continue reading The Truth About Pride