Just Sitting

We are living in strange times; no one would argue with that. The comics are having a field day and often, they are closer to the truth than those in the political world. Leonard Cohen has died and those of us who love him know that he gave us plenty of warnings about the future. Comics and poets both say veiled things that can’t be said easily in the press. And the press sold out long ago.

Vernon Howard gave a talk once where he said that everyone is in on the scheme. So when you see an injustice, you can’t go to the police or the press because they are in on it.

No one is immune from being bought.

Jesus was sold for 30 pieces of silver.

Now that I have your attention, I will say that there are inner people in you conning you. Not only that, you listen. They tell you that you are smarter than the other con men. That you can win in this world. You can’t. The game is rigged.

Positive thinkers will draw smiley faces all over you in hopes of persuading you to just chill. To hope for a brighter tomorrow. They are dead wrong.

That is why Jesus kept silent in the face of his accusers. He took his medicine in order to save the world.

What can the average person do? They can see the mess for what it is. A mess. They can turn within and put truth above all. “This above all, to thine own self be true.” Not be true to our latest president or even to those we love, but to love itself.

Walking the walk means retiring within and listening to your conscience. It doesn’t mean being a do-gooder. It means you practice inward silence towards a world going crazy right in front of you, right within you.

And you do nothing, except perhaps say the Jesus Prayer or “Thy will be done.”

Just sit in silence until you regain some composure. And you are then sitting for the world.

Vicki Woodyard

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