By Reggie Smith
Every generation has things that are unique to their social history. For instance, during my lifetime I have experienced the evolution of some great musical genres that have become the soundtrack and driving force of all humanity. R&B (soul) music and the hip-hop culture have contributed to many aspects of our lives in America, and the lives of many people worldwide. Music has a way of connecting us no matter where in the world or the space-time continuum we may be. A song can transport us to any point in our lives where we can remember what we were doing and the way we felt. What were you most likely doing while listening to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” back in the day?
History is both general and specific to our own lives. Sometimes it can be quite a task for us to maintain our bearing as we deal with the way life unfolds. It is probable that every generation thought it would be the last based on the behavior of the world. As individuals, we go through our own personal experiences that shape us into who we are. Our choices are often based on how we react to those outside variables. We all have a life purpose, but do we know what that purpose is? The quality of our lives is affected by whether or not we are able to negotiate our circumstances in order to make sense out of our lives. We all want to leave a legacy in the world when it is time for us to die, don’t we?
Understanding, or even knowing our history is a way try to learn how we can grow as individuals and as a species. Technology is changing our lives. Social media provides an opportunity for us to share ourselves more openly and universally. There are cameras and microphones everywhere, and our expectation of privacy has diminished greatly. Maybe there are reasons why many older humans are upset about losing many aspects of our privacy; while younger people in this newer generation are choosing to be more transparent about their lives. Some of us want to have some personal privacy, but as we evolve, we have to acknowledge that the only place we can truly keep something confidential is in our own minds.
We are living in the age of information. Each one of us has a piece of the puzzle that is pushing the evolution of the human race forward. It may be in our best interest to accept the fact that we need new ways to maintain a level of privacy and individuality in the face of the intrusive technological advances that are only getting more pervasive. We might need to find a balance between living our lives like it’s an open book, and spending time in meditation. By sharing our truths about the past and the present, we may be able to reconcile the way we interact with each other on this plane of existence. By spending more time in meditation we may find ways to have privacy, as well as explore other realms of reality while we are here on this planet. We would do well to remember this is all a big show, and you are playing a starring role.
RISE4WAR is one aspect of our love for you, and every time you open, read and share it, our love multiplies and intensifies. Thank you, because love knows after all, you are more than a follower; you are a WARrior! It is time to RISE4WAR!!
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