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External Struggle, Internal Celebration

Fleet Foxes – Bedouin Dress

“Banish the word ‘struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we have been waiting for.” — Hopi elders

I know its been a while, and my message for this post is simple. We are not here to struggle through life, fighting the things that hold us back. We are here to find a way to live the best we can in the environment we have been given. We all are put through events that are meant to shape us, and how we are shaped is entirely up to our choices. We can choose to be overcome by the obstacles put in front of us, or we can choose to overcome them.

People have been choosing to Occupy various places of power over the past few weeks. While the change these people want might be good, the internal changes they are offered will have a much greater effect. It is your choice to rely on large corporations and other centralized institutions, and while the path of decentralization is much tougher, the payout is much greater. Creating external change in the world is a struggle, whereas internal change is sacred to only you.

Whatever you choose to do, do it in peace. Understand that external change never occurs exactly as you want, and you can not rely on external change to make you happy. These centralized banks, investors, and governments get their power from us, and the best way to remove this power is at it’s roots in the decisions we make every single day. It is time once again to become responsible for the outcomes of our own lives and to experience life the way we want it. That is what this collective mind shift is all about, and it precedes politics, it precedes money and debt, and it precedes any form of ruling body. Understand that you have the power to do this only within yourself and the only one that can accomplish this is you.