Inward Revolution Creates Outward Revolution
Eric Allen Bell
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Funny thing about the way we were indoctrinated. If you were raised in front of a TV set, as I was, as most of us were, you learned that life is about waiting to be entertained or seeing what you are going to get. Our minds move like sharks you cannot stop, with sharp teeth ready to devour the next shiny thing and the next. Each shiny thing is a false promise that you will find satisfaction, but want is an endless pit….
Inward revolution starts with having the courage, honesty and humility to be able to recognize such indoctrination. Most people would prefer to insist they are already indoctrination-free, rather than to take at fresh look, an honest look. But to overcome this delusion and really take a fresh look will actually set you free. Consumerism and entertainment addiction is bondage. It is also the social norm. The social norm is bondage.
At first breaking free may seem like a lonely path, but as one declares an inward revolution, we see that what we are leaving behind was in fact the lonely path. To declare inward revolution is to violate every social code. To declare inward revolution is more powerful than signing a petition, carrying a sign, shaking your fist, chanting, voting, all of it combined.