Few days ago I passed by a nearby multinational market chain store and a happy father was waving with a package of potato chips to his toddler infant held in mother’s hand, saying cheerfuly, »Look, I brought this for you.« The kid was happily smiling back.
Yet, another day in the exactly the same store I saw a joyous young family with yet another toddler in mother’s arms, and again the father waving a package of potato chips to a smiling kid, saying: »This is the one you like, isn’t it.«
I asked myself then, »Are we really all enemies of sort to one another, from the conception on? « Some intentionally, and most of us unintentionally. I don’t mean this as an acusation. Enemies have the tendency to mislead and deceive in order to manipulate, exploit and use another being or beings. Lies are among adversaries’ greatest weapons.
Are we really giving one another only what advertisements tell us to give and don’t look outside that advertise box we are captivated, programmed and conditioned in? I mean chips aren’t considered a really healthy food, so consuming it from early childhood can’t be really beneficial. And the same is with many other things, events, issues …a list without end.
I looks like, no matter how long we are schooled, we seem to be are enemies to one another and unaware of it. Maybe we wouldn’t like it, if we would know how we poison and destroy ourselves and the world around us.
At the time I was studying at the university, we were told never to drink alcohol at the time of conception, pregnancy or breastfeeding, because the embryo and later the child eats what mother eats. And the embryo/child feels what the mother feels because the embryo lives in the mother’s body and the newborn is very closely related. They are in fact so closely related that the embryo learns the sound of the mothers’ voice, and a newborn is capable of recognizing it. And the same is true with animals.
In fact, each of us resonates with his/hers own frequency. So, when a mother suffers, for example, the child picks up that frequency, and when she is happy, the kid picks up that one frequency.
But when our minds are tuned to the advertising, then we resonate with the ads frequency. Our minds get filled with their ideas of what to or what not to do. Some 20 years ago I read a book of a Dutch couple, who simply became so miserable that they finally had enough of being constantly told, »Do this, buy this, don’t do this, this is good for you«, and so forth. Part of their feeling of being miserable was that they were constantly chasing what they were told in the ads or on the TV or radio and were constantly underachieving, chasing what they were told to have or achieve in life. So, they switched off the TV and the radio, and soon there was silence around them and from that outer silence they figured they can reach some inner calmness and freedom of choice.
And on the other hand, I remember a book of an extremely successful French copywriter, who asked himself what he was doing only after a man killed himself watching his ad while he was driving.
So, are we all really each other’s enemies on this planet? Is the only mode of existence to be an enemy to others in order to survive?
Or am I maybe wrong? Perhaps, if each person stays out somewhere in the nature long enough to figure out how nature feels like, we’d come up with some other solutions.
Some decades ago I spent a month in the mountains without TV, shops, newspapers, etc. There was occasional ariplane to be heard, cow bells, wind, rain when it rained, and that was all of the daily sounds I have heard there. Before I made myself a meal I had to fetch wood, make a fire and even then it took about an hour and a half for a casserole to be cooked (vegetables were growing in the garden). Every day I was truly tired of all the physical work, but it felt like a healthy tiredness (from all the fresh air and work), and I fell sound asleep when I laid down on my matress. Yet, I didn’t miss anything. When I returned to the town, I cycled to my job and couldn’t figure out at first what was bothering me so much. Later I figured it was noise of the city. Cities are very noisy, believe me.