Thoughts about Life

Why did you come to earth?

This question will make no sense to materialists, who do not believe in the basic divinity of the human being and that a human being has a soul that incarnates in the physical world. Materialists do not believe (or have rejected) the idea that there is a Higher Power that guides everything in the universe. The Spiritual Family of humanity exists as a consciousness separate from the human body. The human Spiritual Family exists outside the physical universe, and is a  piece of God. Materialists simply don’t (or have rejected) this understanding.

But acceptance of this basic, core truth is essential to move beyond the childish immaturity of the materialist theory of existence.  For materialism leads to dictatorship, to suppression of freedom and liberty, and above all, to the ruthless suppression of every human being’s inherent connection to the Creator. This is why materialist States always use gulags, concentration camps, secret police, surveillance, and set family members against family members, and racial groups and cultures against each other. The tools of the materialist are violence and intimidation.

Call it communism or fascism, it is all the same. Materialist States are totalitarian and tyrannical, unable to accept diversity of opinion; insisting that all obey the “party line.” Materialist States always try to create a hive mind where everyone must think and act the same way. Those who won’t go along are ruthlessly criticized and oppressed.

Materialists  are fighting a losing battle against the fundamental truth of the universe: All human beings are divine souls that have incarnated on the earth to fulfill a specific soul mission. The purpose of your life is to discover that mission.  You are part of an ancient Spiritual Family that has come to earth to participate in an experiment in free will that, if successful, will help to raise the consciousness of the entire galaxy.

So, why have you come? To discover and fulfill your soul mission.

Oh, there are enjoyments and pleasures along the way. But persons who lose themselves in these pleasures without looking deeper will eventually feel discontented, regardless of how much material wealth or admiration from others they experience. You don’t get to take those banners and certificates on your wall back Home. After your life is completed there will be one primary question you will be asked when you return to the Spiritual Family: “Did you complete your mission?”

It’s not possible to lie about this, for when you return Home your thoughts merge with the others, and all is known.

If your answer is “No,” then you come back to try again. The purpose of the human Spiritual Family is to lift humanity, in cooperation with Gaia, to an Ascended state. Without Gaia’s cooperation, humanity will fail. Without humanity’s ascension, Gaia’s mission is not yet complete.

So ask yourself, “Why did I come?”

The answer to that, if you are listening, may surprise and startle you. But it will also bring excitement, passion, and great joy.

Another Wildcard is Coming

A wildcard event is coming before November 3rd. A wildcard is something no one expected that affects a great number of people. Two wildcard events have occurred since 2016: The election of TRUMP, and coronavirus.

What we’re seeing in the US today is an all-out attack on the institutions of the Old Order. It is part of the great battle between dark and light that pits a modern-day Axis of Evil against the democracies of Europe and North America, and the world’s greatest democracy, India, which is being attacked by CCP troops on its northern border.  The Axis of Evil consists of the CCP in China, the mullahs in Iran, and Pakistan, combined with our own military-industrial-Big Tech-complex here in the US. It is an all-out information war for the hearts and minds of the entire earth’s population.

War is big business, and so is war’s modern equivalent, surveillance. Surveillance uses AI and modern computer networking to create digital firewalls (like the one around China, brought to you by Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Amazon et. al), and massive campaigns of disinformation such as the CCP’s Wu Mao (50 cent) army of posters paid to spread CCP propaganda and narratives in accordance with President Xi Jinping’s 2016 decree that said, “Wherever the readers are, wherever the viewers are, that is where propaganda reports must extend their tentacles.”

Here in the US, a Maoist style Cultural Revolution is underway, as acceptable narratives are being framed by a corporate-controlled mass-media in bed with Big Tech.  The objective: Stop TRUMP by any means necessary.


Two reasons: (1) TRUMP wants to take down the human/child trafficking networks that are embedded in our corporate, entertainment, and political sectors. These networks are pure evil.

(2) TRUMP wants to withdraw our troops from places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. These are senseless wars that pad the balance sheets of corporations involved in war, and bankrupt the nation.

This was made evident on Tuesday in a piece written by Carl Bernstein, of Watergate fame, in the Washington Post, which criticized TRUMP for withdrawing troops from Syria in another regime-change war. The usual excuse of the warmongers was used: ‘We abandoned our allies the Kurds and let Erdogan in Turkey take over!’  

After TRUMP announced he wanted to withdraw more troops from the insane Afghan war, and also from Germany, "anonymous intelligence officials leaked a series of claims to the New York Times regarding “bounties” allegedly being paid by Russia to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops."

According to the Intercept story above,

Opposition to troop withdrawal in both Afghanistan and Germany was not unanimous. There were elements of the progressive left and the pro-Trump right who supported these withdrawals. Yesterday on Twitter, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, the former co-chair of the Sanders campaign, and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, traded mutual support and vows to work together to defeat the Crow/Cheney amendment:

But this left-right anti-war coalition is no match for the war machine composed of the establishment wings of both parties and the military and intelligence community that continue to use selective, illegal leaks to sabotage any plans to reduce the U.S. military presence around the world."


Wait a minute. I thought we were supposed to want peace, not war.

The strategy of the Maoist Cultural revolution in the US is to erase culture and history by tearing down statues, rewriting history (The NYT’s 1619 Project), and Balkanizing the country by setting up independent/autonomous zones that declare themselves to be separate countries. This has been tried in Seattle, Portland, and in DC.  

These events have been perceived on the right as a communist takeover, and there is some truth to that. The motivation for these groups is revolution and destruction..

But here’s the thing: If we want peace on earth we need massive change. These assaults on our culture from the left are slicing through long-held beliefs and “business as usual.” Even if the intent is to harm, ultimately this chaos will force people to decide what kind of country we want to have.

TRUMP, COVID, riots, and culture change all seem chaotic and anarchistic, but they are occurring because the light is shining brighter and brighter. By that I mean a change in human consciousness is occurring on the planet. People are waking up.

Drugs, arms, and human trafficking, and the networks and groups who participate in them, are preventing the human race from realizing its potential. The darkness must be exposed, and it is being exposed. Along with that comes social upheaval.

These are all signs of huge and rapid change as the light penetrates the darkness and exposes the ugliness that has always existed on this planet for millennnia. It’s going to be exposed, there is no stopping the forward march of human consciousness.

Is it ugly? Yeah. But that’s because the ugliness must be exposed to the light of day. And it is being exposed..  

The Coming Wildcard

Another wildcard is coming that will change the direction of the current chaos. I don’t know what this wildcard is. I don’t have any “insiders” with secret info. By definition a wildcard is something that no one expects. But it’s coming, and it’s going to be positive.

The human race is on a path to higher consciousness and eventually, peace on earth. In order to get there we have to clean out the old meme structure that has been based in struggle, contention, and problem resolution through conflict and war for the past 6,000 years.  

We’re doing that now. The New Cultural Revolution looks like the murderous one began by Mao in 1967 in China. The people behind the New Cultural Revolution have the same idea as Mao did when he said, “All power comes out of the barrel of a gun.”

But this one is going to have a twist, a positive twist, and the coming wildcard is that twist.

It’s been a wild ride in 2020 and it’s going to get even wilder, but stay the course. Chaos is necessary for a while. It’s always darkest just before the dawn.

The Coronavirus, according to some experts, is going to be with us for years. This means that the way we live our lives will have to change. We may have to maintain social distancing, or at least be cautious about interacting with others, for a long time.

How will this affect people in cities?

Many people who live in cities, especially large cities, are extroverts. They like to hang around with other people, party, go to public events like baseball and football games, hang out in bars and clubs, go to concerts and cultural events, and generally be around other people. However, if this activity is restricted, the benefit of living in a city will diminish. Of course many people will still like to live in cities because of public transportation and the close proximity of grocery stores, hardware stores, and other places where the necessities of life can be bought. However, property taxes, city income taxes, and state taxes are higher in states with large cities such as New York and California. High taxes will also depress the benefits of living in a city, especially if the feeling of community brought about by association with others is restricted by social distancing.

Therefore, more and more people may be leaving cities and ruralizing. This will benefit city dwellers in densely populated areas as the population density decreases. Moreover, dystopian futures where millions of people are crowded into high rises and apartment buildings, ruled over by totalitarian regimes, will become less probable. We are seeing this now as the ruthless dictatorship of the CCP in China is beginning to meet with resistance from the Chinese people.

Here in the US, I look for a more decentralized country, with some power moving out of DC and into the hands of states. This is already happening as state governors are deciding when and how to open their states back up for business. Trump has had to concede the issue even though he has broad executive powers during the coronavirus emergency. This will become a political trend of the future.

This development fits in perfectly with our Federal system of government where the 10th Amendment to the Constitution says that all powers not specifically delineated to the federal government are reserved to the states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” States are sovereign entities. The Articles of Confederation, which preceded the Constitution, states that “each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”

We have a flexible system here in the US that can easily adjust to changing circumstances.

Social distancing is easier out in rural areas, where people are spread out more. If some social distancing must be maintained, it’s a lot easier to do it not cooped up in an apartment building, or in close-packed houses in large cities.

I live in a rural area where everyone has an acre of land, and walking is easy. I often meet my neighbors on the street and say hi. It’s a nice way to live.

Look for at least some decentralization during the next several years as the putrid stench of corruption in Washington DC is exposed, and people become more aware of how centralization has led to stagnation, political bribery, and economic power handed to sociopathic elites who have used the system to monetize their own lives at the expense of the people. Look also for populist parties to arise on both left and right, independent of the corrupt establishment parties.

All in all, coronavirus will be looked upon by future generations as the beginning of the end of the old, corrupt, political and economic systems throughout the world.     

Decentralization and Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces are facilities that provide office space to professionals who may not even work for the same company. These spaces are for independent professionals who prefer not to work at home. Before COVID, coworking spaces such as WeWork, The Wing, and Soho Work, were  becoming more popular. As the economy opens up the question will be: should professionals work from home, or in a traditional office environment? The folks at have written an intelligent article that describes the pros and cons for these different work environments.

Today I discovered something shocking to me.

I was raised in Detroit, in a working class neighborhood. I went to school with whites and blacks. In the summers during high school, I worked downtown at the Wayne County Road Commission, earning money for college, in primarily black neighborhoods. I learned to love the heart-centered nature of African American culture. I grew to love jazz and soul music. I lived in cities until 1991, when I moved out to the country to avoid high property taxes I couldn’t afford to pay.

Now I’m an old fogey who lives in a white neighborhood next to a big farm. I chose the area primarily because it is beautiful, and quiet. I live on a dirt road in a little one-story ranch house with an acre of land. I do a lot of writing so I like the quiet. I love to go for walks in the neighborhood. I still listen to jazz and soul music (mostly James Brown) but I’ve been involved in metaphysical pursuits for the past twenty years. I don’t think about race because I grew up in, and lived a lot of my adult life in, multicultural areas.

But today I read an article on a website called, a site I came across while doing research. I want to show you what it says.

Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.


On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated ‘Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.’

A highly significant 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.”

The birth rate for the African American population is now less than two per 1,000. This is below the replacement rate.

Is it an exaggeration to claim that "the black man is near extinction"? Yeah, but this is a serious situation.

In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported on this issue in an article titled, “Let’s Talk About the Black Abortion Rate.” The sub-title of the article is, “In New York City, thousands more black babies are aborted each year than born alive.”

Wow. Why haven’t we heard more about this? Why are most abortion clinics in neighborhoods where people of color live? Your guess is as good as mine.

I’m cognizant that I’m an old white guy and should leave this subject to those better qualified to speak on it. My wife tells me that it’s a woman’s issue and I don’t understand it, and I should just shut up. That’s probably true. But...every time I listen to John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins and Robert Glasper and Sean Jones and Joshua Redman I wonder how many other great musicians (and people) we’ve lost.

I saw this tweet last year. It visually expresses the thought I had about this after I read the article I quoted above.


Re my last blog post: Is Stacy Washington just another right-wing conspiracy theorist? Maybe. But I wonder.

The Science of Human Beliefs

Is scarcity a law of nature, or something peculiar to planet earth?

Observing nature, we see that species populations are regulated through predation, or when resources become scarce. Almost all species fight to maintain territory and secure food. In human societies, the prevalent mode of problem-solving is to war upon other groups to secure scarce resources, such as oil. The system, and nature itself, seems to be set up for a zero sum game. Scarcity – of energy, of food, of water, of medical treatment, and a host of other resources, seems to be an underlying principle for the human race. Is this natural? It obviously is on earth.

But what if the scarcity we observe all around us is merely a result of our own belief systems, and not a law of nature? The human race’s total immersion in our own belief systems – a form of blindness -- even leads us to conclude that earth is the only planet in the universe with intelligent life. We assume that if there is life on other planets, it will have evolved in a similar fashion to earth, and have similar belief systems. Like adolescents (or monkeys who hold their hands in front of their faces) we project our consciousness onto the rest of existence.

The human view of the universe, I would argue, is as parochial as the small-town hick who comes to the Big City (and soon finds his narrow worldview overset). It is as parochial as the squirrel who chitters on the tree and sees himself as the center of the universe, and, in his limited understanding, thinks that he knows all there is to know.

Our narrow view of life also applies to the human view of the race itself. And the way humanity views itself is vitally important in determining our evolution.

Scarcity (or any limiting concept), I would argue, is a state of mind. A military man sees the world in terms of armed camps, and the only reasonable method of gaining resources or power is through armed conflict. Thought and belief determine action, yet the importance of thought and belief in determining the direction of our species is ignored.

We all, obviously, see the world through the filter of our own belief systems. It is apparent that through 5,000 years of history, humankind has created a consciousness that resonates to the idea that there is only so much to go around. This has led to a “have and have not” mentality, which creates hierarchical societies shaped like pyramids, with a few at the top who make decisions for the rest of us. It has also led to a science that believes in the inefficient and forcible extraction of energy from the explosion of fossil fuels. Such a belief is perfectly consonant with a consciousness of scarcity.

Democracy is an attempt by mankind to organize itself based around the idea of liberty and equality for all. However, practically, democracies have evidently devolved back to the old ideas of scarcity, which results in favoritism and aggrandizement of resources into the hands of a few (banks and corporate interests) to which the government shows undue favor. Throughout history our societies, even though they may have experienced golden ages, have eventually devolved back to the same set of limiting beliefs, and have imploded. This argues that mankind has created a consciousness mired in limiting and destructive beliefs. If your thoughts resonate to scarcity, you will create societies that resonate to scarcity and that reflect the belief in scarcity: greed, poverty, injustice, control from above, problem resolution through argumentation and conflict, and all of the ills we observe in human organizations. And, of course, they will eventually fail.

In all cases, what is manifested in our societies comes forth from the set of beliefs held by the population as a whole. If you believe in the idea that there is only so much to go around, your political structures and your economies get set up that way. Not only that, but your science also gets set up that way.

Science has become the new religion of our materialistic culture. Science is so complicated that only a minuscule fraction of the population can understand the complex mathematics that science uses as its language. Therefore, scientific pronouncements go largely unchallenged. But the accepted scientific paradigm is based upon the same set of limiting beliefs that form the whole of our human consciousness. Science is not exempt from the strictures of belief! And these beliefs are wholly uninspected.

Only maverick scientists, in this setup, have the credibility necessary to challenge the religion of science. But their voices are drowned within the mainstream. For example, plasma physicists challenge the idea that the sun is a hydrogen-helium fusion reactor. They state that the fundamental state of matter is a plasma, a gas composed of charged particles that exists throughout the universe. The plasma theory leads to a whole new way of looking at matter and energy, but it is largely ignored by the mainstream. In plasma physics, for instance, black holes are completely unnecessary, for black holes evolved as a necessity from gravitational theory. The point is that mainstream science is the ultimate authority figure, but science itself is mired in the same consciousness of scarcity and limitation that affects the entire race.

Is scarcity a law of nature? Or is it merely a result of the collectively held and agreed upon set of human beliefs? I would argue the latter.

Because science believes in the idea that consciousness is biologically based, the importance of thought in shaping our world is ignored. After all, what is a thought? Merely an adjunct to the firing of neurons in the brain. In this view, human beings are biological automatons, and our beliefs are largely the product of our environment, and the chemical structure of the brain (which is why our medical establishment is largely based on the idea of drugging the patient). This can be summed up by the sentence: “what you see is what you get.” Matter and energy are all-important, and thought is a mere by-product of biological processes. In this view, human evolution and human nature is merely ad hoc to the rigid laws that govern the interaction of matter and energy, and which lead inevitably to largely unchanging conditions throughout time. In other words, we observe that almost every civilization that has ever existed on earth has risen and then fallen, and we assume that “rise and fall” is a law of human behavior. But perhaps this phenomenon actualizes from the matrix of human beliefs! Like biological robots, in other words, we think and act in the same ways, generation to generation.
Has anyone ever tried to compile a list of widely-held human beliefs? If this were ever done, I am sure that this matrix would correspond precisely to the conditions that exist on our planet. (What is the belief system of the Hindu civilization that has allowed it to exist uninterrupted for 5,000 years?) It is time for a new science of belief systems, based on the simple but powerful idea that thought precedes and dictates action. This puts the cart before the horse, and places consciousness in its correct relationship to biology, matter, and energy.

We believe that gravity only works one way, for example, as an attractive force, and we do not even consider that a counterpart – a repulsive force – may exist. Because our belief systems do not allow for something outside the accepted norm, we do not consider – or investigate – anti-gravity. We see, in the middle of the Egyptian desert, a carved sculpture from one single piece of stone that weighs over 100 tons, and we simply ignore it, because to carve and transport such an object is beyond the scope of our current technology (and it also violates the cherished belief that our ancestors were ignorant savages, and that our modern mechanical society must therefore rest at the top of the evolutionary pyramid). At the base of the Sphinx are cut blocks of stone over 50 tons in weight! If someone were to suggest that our so-called primitive ancestors had access to anti-gravity, or some technology in advance of our present knowledge, that person is simply regarded as a kook. Egyptologists proclaim that no pyramid is over 6,000 years old, even though scientific evidence shows pyramids much older than that. In order to get a degree in Egyptology, however, one must parrot back this line of nonsense. That is because, in Islam (Egypt is an Islamic country) the world was created 6,000 years ago. Here is an example of religious beliefs – total absurdities -- infecting the belief systems of otherwise intelligent persons.

When a group of people operate from a certain set of beliefs, it is impossible to be aware of anything outside the box of those beliefs. Humankind has imprisoned itself in a set of limiting beliefs. But what are they? This is a vital question that has never been seriously researched.
We believe that it is impossible to solve problems without eventually resorting to conflict, because resources are scarce. We believe that cancer is an incurable disease. We believe that human nature is primitive, and that civilization is but a thin veneer over an inherently barbaric, instinctive nature. We believe that energy must be extracted from fossil fuels, and that it is impossible to create overunity devices that extract energy from the vacuum. In short, we believe that what goes up, must come down. And that is how we create our lives. We apply limiting concepts not only to our conception of gravity (and science in general), but also to human relationships and our political and economic structures.

I ask, you, what would a planetary society look like, that believed in this way?
Precisely what we have created on earth: a fragmented planet divided into artificial nation-states that fight each other for scarce resources.

Is this any way to run a planet? I think not.

There are no “laws” of human nature, or of science, that we have not ourselves created. When we embrace new beliefs, we will also become aware of new ways of looking at the universe. Our limited scientific concepts will expand, as well our view of ourselves and what we are capable of. Perhaps we may even learn how to carve and transport 100 ton blocks of stone across the desert, just as our primitive ancestors evidently were able to do! Perhaps we may learn how to cure cancer, discover a way to extract energy from the vacuum, develop clean, alternative energy sources and, most important of all, learn how to cooperate with each other on a planetary basis to create abundance and prosperity for all.

What is holding us back? Our own, largely uninspected, belief systems.
When we allow “tradition” to bind us to old concepts that are no longer serving us, we experience the same old problems. We get into a rut that then manifests itself in similar experiences, and we then proclaim “laws” of nature and “laws” of human behavior. And of course, when something has gained such strong acceptance, it becomes even more firmly entrenched in our belief systems, perpetuating the cycle of stupidity. (The cycle of stupidity as in the war on cancer, terrorism, poverty, etc. all of which only lead to a perpetuation of the unwanted thing).

Until we learn to accept change and break out of the box of our pathetically limited belief systems, the 21st century is going to look a lot like the 20th. And that would be a shame, because humanity has an unlimited potential. That potential is sitting right in front of us. We are like the dog and the invisible fence, believing that to change would result in some sort of unpleasant shock. But a belief in abundance, prosperity, and cooperation is just a collective thought away!

It is time to launch a science of beliefs. It is time to dispose of widely-held, ludicrous, and limiting concepts of humanity. Let us expand our conception of who we are! Let us assume first that human beings are not biological robots, and that we can change what we think and believe about ourselves. A science of belief would look, not as Jung did, at the “collective unconscious,” but the collective consciousness. We would start by compiling a matrix of the widely-held and agreed upon beliefs of humanity. Are their common denominator beliefs that all human beings hold, cross-culture? Is there a relationship between human belief systems and the actions we take? If so, what is that relationship? What beliefs are particularly insidious or destructive?

In academic circles, this entire discussion would seem ludicrous. As Eldon Taylor, author of “Mind Programming” says,
“…a hotly debated issue among many academics today is essentially an argument for the absence of free will. There are many reasons for this. In recent years, numerous studies have demonstrated that the conscious mind only thinks it’s in charge. In fact, it appears that the subconscious is making decisions and the conscious mind is making up stories to explain those decisions…. Within the halls of academia today is strong support for the idea that humans are no more than ‘meat machines’—biological mechanisms programmed to behave in certain ways.” In this view of the species, a human being is nothing more than a stimulus-response mechanism; a mindless animal who can never rise above the impulses hidden away in the subconscious mind, and a slave to his or her own chemistry.

How can the human race ever advance itself under the influence of this belief system? The answer is, it cannot. Individuals, in this view, will always be slaves. Therefore, if we actually want peace and prosperity for the human race, if we want to elevate the human condition, we will have to find another set of beliefs: beliefs that come from our higher, conscious selves, not the baser, hidden impulses of the subconscious, or environmental stimuli that have already been created from a world borne from this primitive and degrading set of assumptions.

We need to create a new belief system for the human race: consciously and mindfully, and inspect the belief systems we already operate under.

What do I mean by a belief? A belief is a collection of thoughts that one consciously acts upon. 99% of the decisions we make in life are made consciously. You want to change jobs so you submit your resume and interview, you decide to lose weight so you work out four times per week, etc. Let’s leave the subconscious to abnormal psychology and other professionals who deal with deviant behavior.

A science of belief assumes two things: that human beings are conscious and capable of directing their lives, and that action follows thought. A set of actions may become ingrained or routine and may become automatic (and no longer consciously inspected, which would make them subconscious), but the genesis of any habitual pattern of behavior is always a conscious decision. You may become irritated with a co-worker and respond to him angrily, and continue to do so, which will lead to a habitual response. But the genesis of that response was a conscious choice. And you always have the conscious choice to alter your attitude and your behavior. Defense lawyers use the subconscious to excuse criminal behavior, using the defense of “temporary insanity,” and sometimes win their case. The human-as-meat-machine idea assumes that a human being is insane for the majority of their waking lives. Clearly, such an assumption is itself insane. We can and must do a lot better than that!

To discover a belief just requires a little mindfulness, and the assumption that you are not a mindless biological robot, responding to stimuli from the environment. When you decided to yell at your co-worker, what motivated you to do so? “Well, he insulted me so I gave it right back.” What belief were you operating under? After a little thought you say, “I was taught that when someone hurts you, you have to hurt him back or you will be regarded as weak.” It’s readily accessible thought structures just like that which cause 99% of the actions on our planet, both bad and good. What would happen if we were to create a catalog of these beliefs, so that people could study them? We’d probably end up with a population that was a lot more mindful!

We need to map the genome of human thought, just as we mapped human DNA. Once we have that map, we can look at the structure of human belief systems and change them for the better.
An inspection of my own belief systems led to this (very abbreviated) catalog: “I have to work hard for everything I get” “Money is scarce and when you get some, you’d better hold onto it” “I’m not going to let anyone walk over me” “It’s easier to lie than to tell the truth” etc. etc. If you make a catalog of your own beliefs, you are likely to discover some real doozies! Many of these beliefs are simply irrational. But they are floating around in the collective consciousness of the human species, and are being acted upon every day.

The human race has been operating from a completely uninspected set of beliefs that have been driving the course of human civilization – erratically – for 5,000 years. It is time for us to grow up and mature as a species, to stop fighting each other, and to put away our adolescence. The only way we can do that is to consciously compile and inspect the belief systems that we, as a species, are operating from. Unless we do so, we will continue to run around in the dark. Those who live mindfully are in control of their lives, and live much more happily and successfully. Those who do not drift aimlessly, just as the human race has done since the last ice age.

If you have ideas how a project that would map human belief systems could be rationally structured, please contact Ken at

I found this fascinating quote from Erich Fromm, author of Escape From Freedom:

"A person's main task in life is to give birth to oneself."

This quote really resonated with me because this morning I woke up and realized that being myself doesn't mean egotism or arrogance or detachment from others. The only way for me to really connect with others is to be who I am without reservation.

Sometimes that can be scary, because anything done without reservation might go overboard and upset others. It all depends on the place you are coming from!

When I can be myself totally, I connect to my spiritual side, and the common bond we all have with each other. A person's unique and fascinating personality and perspective then has a chance to show itself to the world, and admire and be admired.

What do you think?