School?

Most education has, and is still, been all about preparing a workforce for the industrialised system, to be compliant and not question the rules, not about bettering society for everyone. The current education system is one of shaming us into the unattainable goal of perfection and actually preparing us for a world that will no longer exists as it is by the time most children have completed school.

What if the school curriculum was centred on respect, kindness, empathy, understand, love, worthiness and compassion? What if we were taught properly how to listen and then communicate with each other?

What if you taught meditation, spiritualism, and learnt about awareness, being in the moment, consciousness and acceptance?

What if we were taught about respecting nature, growing organic food, caring properly for animals and the environment? What if were educated in respecting and honouring our own bodies and looking after them?

What if school was soul, body and mind? Not a glorified memory test to be graded for employment.

I wonder if the world would become more kind, more empathetic, more compassionate, more understanding? Would we be more in the moment and more connected? Could we be more at peace within and to world around?

It’s possible and surely worth a try? After all what we have tried hasn’t gone all that well.

The labelling machine.

The road to ruin and the road to success are the same ones. We can not have good without bad, it’s how life will play out. Ups and downs.

The thing is, it is all played out inside us, so we choose what is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’. We can choose, of course, that nothing is either ‘good’ or ‘bad’…it just ‘is’. So ruin is subjective, the same as success. Whatever occurs on our journey there is a purpose to it. There are no good or bad people and no good or bad situations…just teachers and teaching. It is all a choice of how we want to see the world.

Once we label something ‘bad’ it is and once we label something ‘good’ it is. The mind is a giant labelling machine and it subconsciously labels everything according to our story and our conditioning. We then view the exterior world through that lens and we create our interior mood too. This affects how we react. If we accept what is, then even in bad situations, we can react from a place of peace. We may not be happy about ruin, but accepting it will enable us to react from a positive position not one of misery.

The path will be the path and whatever happens along the path, we can remove suffering by choosing not to label and always accepting what is.

Switch off the labelling machine, accept, and we can live a peaceful life no matter what.