Wednesday 5th January 2017

After my discussion with Helen I did some further research on the fragility of the human condition, other musical influences and key speeches of which there can only be one for me – the Martin Luther King Speech from 1968 the year I was born.

Fragility of the Human Condition

Fragile is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries. It is about personal accounts, some successful, some shattering. The book is an effort to move intellectual discussions to face emotional realities. It is one man’s attempt to bring this reality to those who may be motivated to affect change.

It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world—the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth becomes distorted. There is a fine balance between suffering and solutions.

Fragile portrays the challenges of life for some four billion people on our planet. Yet it is their perseverance and determination that allows for hope, but it is a hope that can only be realized from action.

A series focusing on the fragility of the human condition, focusing on the eight main emotional archetypes associated with a negative frame of mind – loneliness, separation, anxiety, loss of self, grief, disability, insecurity and pain.

Archetypes of Suffering -loneliness, separation, anxiety, loss of self, grief, disability, insecurity and pain.

  • Suffering is the illusion you are separate from God
  • Separate from Life
  • Separate from Nature ‘the Earth’
  • Separate from Each Other ‘Humanity’
  • This is true suffering that has caused all conflicts on earth
  • Are you ready to come home?
  • SHEKINA The Divine Mother Goddess

“If we wish to know about a man, we ask ‘what is his story–his real, inmost story?’–for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us–through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives–we are each of us unique.” – Oliver SacksThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

“One third, more or less, of all the sorrow that the person I think I am must endure is unavoidable. It is the sorrow inherent in the human condition, the price we must pay for being sentient and self-conscious organisms, aspirants to liberation, but subject to the laws of nature and under orders to keep on marching, through irreversible time, through a world wholly indifferent to our well-being, toward decrepitude and the certainty of death. The remaining two thirds of all sorrow is homemade and, so far as the universe is concerned, unnecessary.” ― Aldous HuxleyIsland

“Humanity is lost because people have abandoned using their conscience as their compass.” ― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on.” ― Virginia Woolf

“The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures.” ― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you.” ― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

 

Even though we live in a matrix like system – if you’re spiritually free – are you always free? – See more at: https://scriggler.com/SharePost/Opinion?cash=9a7f1db7931655c26567cbff3fce12f6#sthash.ibBnj3AA.dpuf

Martin luther king speech april 3 1968

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDl84vusXos

And another reason that I’m happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn’t force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.

And that’s all this whole thing is about. We aren’t engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. We are saying that we are determined to be men. We are determined to be people. We are saying — We are saying that we are God’s children. And that we are God’s children, we don’t have to live like we are forced to live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oehry1JC9Rk

Now about injunctions: We have an injunction and we’re going into court tomorrow morning to fight this illegal, unconstitutional injunction. All we say to America is, “Be true to what you said on paper.” If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn’t committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right. And so just as I say, we aren’t going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around, we aren’t going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.

Artist Quotes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMtsodcAsVU

Humour is vital in my performances, a laugh encourages new insight.

Bill Viola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZcIoGeRIQ

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