Do you ever feel like you’re just a bystander in your own life?
Like maybe you’re just existing and not truly living?
I’ve been there. I’ve accepted the fact that much of my life, I have just been “existing” and not truly giving myself the ability to “live”.
I exist here in this place. This “reality”. All of us do. The question is, “How many of us actually do more than just “exist”, or do something with our lives that turns off the autopilot?”
When I think of what it means to truly live, I imagine doing something with my life that has more meaning than just being here. I think of living as doing something for the greater good. Something for a higher purpose, than my everyday routine of “existing”.
I think of using my time; learning, helping, giving, loving, and moving this world forward to a better state.
Living in Industrial America
I like to use my imagination. I think about the future, my beliefs, my life. I think about what I have been taught and how I was brought up in an environment that showed me what it meant to be a slave to the circumstances of life.
I grew up in middle America. Blue collar family, poverty, always left in want. Learning how to survive, exist, obey, follow, live in fear, cope. It was what they say is an average childhood.
I don’t have any ill feelings for anything in my childhood growing up. My entire path from then till now, has led me to where I’m at today. It’s led me to what I consider to be a higher level of awareness of the world I live in and the environment that surrounds me.
I’m just saying it doesn’t have to be that way. My parents were just doing what they were taught. To be successful you need to work hard, something I learned from my Dad. I also learned, that sometimes the price you have to pay to be successful is greater than the perceived rewards.
My Mom was just going through the motions. Doing her best to keep us fed and clothed. She wanted more for our life, but what could she do?
She was another victim of a flawed system, which does it’s best to keep us caged down. She has been battling depression her whole life. Sorry ma.
That was life, more or less. Of course more, but that’s good for now
Not the Life For Me
I always told myself, I would not settle for that type of life. I want to be able to give my daughter a better life. I don’t mean being able to buy anything for her. I just don’t want to, NOT be able to give her what she NEEDS.
It’s hard being poor. Always living paycheck to paycheck. Having to budget your money. Deciding if you’ll have enough money to pay for food and gas to last until next payday. I’ve lived like this for far too long.
I can’t live my entire life this way, and I won’t. That’s why I have done what many have done and are doing right now.
I quit complaining and hoping for life to change, and I started doing something to change it myself. I finally made a connection in my brain somewhere to be on this journey I’m on, and have told myself to never look back.
I’ve found my higher purpose. Now I want to live it, in this, post industrial society. Spreading my knowledge, experience, and stories–hopefully making a small change in the world.
Post Industrial World
As simply as I can put it, there is an entirely different world out there, most don’t see. They see a world in crisis, an economy in ruins, tensions escalating, and are trying their best just to stay above water. It’s the perception they have of the world and their not wrong, but they aren’t doing anything to change it either.
This other world, this connected economy, the new economy, the new world economy…whatever your name for it–gives you the ability to live a life, of your own creation. A life on your own terms. Unplugged, recreated, and your own Dream Design. How?
You start a journey to change your life, change your perception, and become an authentic conscious human being.
Well, that’s what happened to me.
At first, I was out to find a way I could work from home on the Internet and make enough money doing it, to quit my 9-5 dead end work.
After about a thousand failures, money lost to get rich quick schemes, and a ton of trial and error–I finally figured it out.
It wasn’t about the money or quitting my job. Sure I wanted to be able to do those things, but I wanted to do them for a higher purpose. It was about finding myself, and the path I wanted to take for the future. It was about who I wanted to be and what I needed to do to become that.
The road I’ve taken is not a well paved path by any means. At least not in comparison to the 7+ Billion people in the world. I just think it’s a road that more people need to take.
I know how hard it can be to make any changes in your life, especially ones that require more risk and uncertainty than we already see.
But think about this, “At the end of your life, will you be upset at what you didn’t accomplish, or be happy about what you’ve left behind?
Take Back Your Life
You can escape the fallacy of being an obedient member of society, whose role is to be productive, go to school, and get a career in an industry of your choice.
Where’s the choice in that?
I spent years, looking for what “career” would be right for me. You know what I found?
I didn’t want a career. Nothing that was considered a career, enthused me at all. I didn’t want to live a life that I was “supposed” to live. I didn’t want a career, I didn’t want to take orders, and I really didn’t want to waste half my life away, doing work that to me was a waste of life.
I chose to take back my life. I started searching for something other than just what kind of career I could enter. I started exploring myself and why I was having such a hard time, finding my way in life.
I found it wasn’t about what job or career I could strive for. It was about living life on my own terms and not feeling like a slave to my environment.
That’s why I decided to change.
How to Survive in Post Industrial Society
Just for a minute picture what your life would be like, if you didn’t have to worry.
What would you be able to do with your life, if you had the resources you needed to follow your passions and dreams, and do the things that mattered to you?
Why can’t EVERYONE live a life, free from the financial burden that comes with living in the “free” world?
Isn’t that all we really want? A chance to live a life of true freedom? The ability to fully express yourself in life through the things that bring us passion and fulfillment?
Okay. Maybe not everyone wants that. Some people would rather just keep with the status quo and simply exist. I can’t really relate, as I have spent most of my life trying to get away from the negativity that surrounds the status quo way of thinking. But, just like some can probably attest, ignorance is bliss.
On the flippity flip, there’s a way we all can live a truly free life.
Choose to escape the status quo
Gain clarity by becoming more present and self-expressive
Find your purpose & take action on it through your passions
Connect with those who share your purpose and passions
Become your own business, Give yourself to the world
I call this method Dream Design. It’s many things and it is always changing and evolving. It’s the map for your mind. A gateway to positive change and abundance in your life.
It’s not just about designing your version of a “dream life” for yourself. It’s about unleashing the creator within and looking at the world from a higher level.
Dream design is the path I walk on towards my constant pursuit of contribution, fulfillment, abundance, love, connection, inspiration, and hope.
From what I can see, the post industrial world is about creating our own dream design.