I am responsible for everything: I Care for Commons
Here is my contribution:
- LANGUAGE OF COMMONS. I love to repeat myself, like an old gramophone, that ‘we are all in the same boat’. For me, the language of commons is about RESPONSIBILITY.
I am responsible for the way I think. I adopt good mental habits.
I am responsible for how I feel. Anxiety, OUT! Bad temper, OUT! Fear, anger, OUT of my life! I don’t want to obsess over risks. I don’t want to worry about the future, or believe there is no hope. ‘Foi, espérance et amour, mais l’amour est le plus grand’. - I Corinthiens 13
I am responsible for how I perceive the world. Max Planck: ‘When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change’. Shift your perception, and reality will shit too. The more expanded your sense of self, the more possibilities are released. I try to face every problem.
I am responsible for my relationships. Of course there are two sides in a relationship. I can only be responsible for my own part. I don’t wait for other people to change things. Otherwise, I would be pretty disappointed and might end up waiting forever. Otherwise, I would feel dead inside and my live would have no purpose. I try not to impose past relationships on present ones. I try to make people feel enhanced, encouraged, appreciated. Of course, I’m not perfect, I don’t always succeed in doing this at every second of my life, but I make efforts, I try to shine light on people as much as possible. I am generous in giving, rather than in taking.
I am responsible for my role in society. I understand the power of social contagion. I understand the power of my own individual empowerment. I applaud people, when they raise their individual empowerment (I don’t get jealous or scared by them). I know that positive influences have their own infectiousness and far-reaching effects, beyond what my humble brain can imagine. Wherever I go, I try to make a positive, detailed contribution. I always talk about my highest ideals. I hang out with people much more brilliant and evolved than I am… and I don’t care if I might look stupid or say stuff less brilliant than they say. They help me grow, and I am grateful to them. I keep very close in touch with the people that matter to me, and they know that I care about them.
I am responsible for my immediate environment. I know that it does not matter if I just sit quietly and say nothing. My influence vill still be powerful. Most people I meet in person do not know about my real identity, and it makes me smile. I know that the projection of my self is total, and it does not matter if people do not see me for who I am. I just Am. I make efforts to better understand this: ‘We seldom take pains to correct the common error that it is not we who dwell in the universe, but universe dwells in us.’ (Gopi Krishna) I try to stay open for every avenue of information and opportunities.
I am responsible for my speech. Words have an effect on others. Because I take responsibility for my speech, I go beyond its content, I allow for its additional dimensions. I let people read into me, by being open and transparent. Yes, it makes me vulnerable, but people can read in me all kinds of things, beyond my control. Their impressions of me are their own creations. Therefore, I try to shine my light as fully as I can. I am consistent in how I speak. I am not afraid of talking about my experience, even if I know that it might be unusual, or that people might not understand. Speech is supposed to be the window of the soul. I try to have as big a window as possible! This is a hard one for me, because I’m an introvert, and I could be happy by just keeping shut. Social media helps me speaking out, and allows me to find a balance between just saying ‘yes’ and ‘no’ (which is my natural trend) and making my voice heard. I know that am growing and making progress, and this encourages me to speak out ever more.
I am responsible for my body and my life. I realized a long time ago that my body is not just a machine made of flesh and blood. It has a soul. I am linked to consciousness with my body (with what else could I be linked?). Every cell of my body thinks, and is connected to everything else. My brain is not just located in my brain, but in my whole body, and probably beyond. I see that my body is a consciousness that has a material form. I am conscious that I am in a physical state of consciousness. I know that my behavior, my thoughts, contribute to raise the consciousness level of my community. Day after day, I want to live in greater truth, I want more. There is a great thirst that pushes me to be more.
OK, to sum it up, I tell myself that am responsible for EVERYTHING. This way, I truly and deeply CARE FOR COMMONS.
The fight for water… the fight for breathing fresh air, the fight for protecting trees and beautiful forests, women rights, the fight to stop abuse, the end of war, the fight for global peace, making efforts toward a more balanced economy, respecting diversity, celebrating healthy bodies (end of disease), appreciating clean cities, spreading beauty, wishing happiness for everyone, you name it, bring on the causes! I want this world to feel like we are living in Heaven. I would like everyone to be stuck with bliss, and reach a perennial state of happiness, that leads to a modified perception of reality.
Critical consurism campaign. I prefer to propose concrete solutions to replace critical consurism by another model, another way of thinking and living. See my model of a Luminous Man, Michel Filippi, Des hommes et de notre civilisation.