As consciousness rises, one’s worldview expands. An expanding worldview facilitates a greater manifesting of a world that is far more compassionate, healthy and happy.
This is really important.
Below is a video of a chap who makes a very well stated, and crucial, word of caution about how manifestation is brought forth in each of our lives.
It’s a worthwhile watch and only 5 minutes, but if you’re a little short on time, the central point is stated at:
2:20 – 3:40
Acknowledging the paradoxical nature of your assertion is vital.
At 8:55 you state, “The fact that it (everything) is happening is all there is.”
This is intrinsically paradoxical. And I would like you to acknowledge the paradox. The general logic of your argument is sound, however the paradox is (always) where the crack is.
The assertion that everything exists without consciousness (simplistically speaking, a knower) makes everything unknowable, by definition, and it is intellectually dishonest, therefore, to speak of epistemology in any sense – including speaking of mechanism/determinism.
You want to have your cake (deconstructionism) and eat it too (mechanism).
Duality is a fiercely jealous mistress. And you fancy yourself free of her, (yet assert isness).
The old Zen Koan in this regard is: What is the sound of one hand clapping?
NOTE: for those who suppose this line of inquiry is non-relational to “Over The Peak”, on the contrary, our state of consciousness is precisely why we are in the mess that we are in.
Egypt, World population, US deficit, Chinese currency manipulation, The Yen, Private Equity, Spanish housing, German inflation.
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No discussion about wages should ignore listening to a certain US businessman discuss wages from the perspective of what is best for America, as opposed to the concept of what is best for your expanding global corporate empire. In that regard let’s go back to the 1992 Presidential Debate and independent Ross Perot’s prediction about where US wages are going under either Clinton or Bush.
His final remark was that jobs would stop leaving the USA and that the global environment would be rebalanced only after wages in Mexico (and today also read China) move up from $1/hour to $6/hour and US wages move down to $6/hour. Of course Perot throws in the fact that wages really include pensions, social security, medical plans, etc all of which developing country workers do not have and which are part of that Giant Sucking Sound.
I call Ross Perot a patriot businessman because he is big business, but big business from the perspective of American society first and corporate greed second.
Of course other globalists, even non corporate types, might think it is more important to raise developing country living standards even at the expense of American living standards! I guess that might be viewed as the global fairness doctrine!
However the best political response would be that wages in developing nations will rise, without impacting American wages, if we operate under a global growth strategy! Is that really possible? Bottom line you can make a great deal of money in the process of proving it right or wrong! That is a win-win for politicians and large corporations.
So what do you think?
Japan, UK, US, Ireland, Europe, China, MBS, Revolting Arabs.
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This is a good interview from Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, in Davos.
He covers off a great number of issues around the subject of wages. I think starting a series of posts with a union representative is a great idea. He covers topics like the widening wealth gap due to lagging wages, governments and corporations hiding their pension costs without paying into their pension plans, and that countries that have great export industries today in the developed world (Germany, etc) have unions. More importantly he points out that shared sacrifice to save the US economy includes more than just union workers making a sacrifice in isolation of all other participants.
Here is the short CNBC interview.
So will it be unions that hit the streets first in the USA ?