I stopped watching the news in the late 80’s. This was such a significant choice, with far-reaching ramifications, though it would take some time to see the stark contrast as the two worlds I lived in (my inner mental/ emotional world and the physical world which I share with others) performed their drastic separation.
In 2013, when my young daughter and I lived with an invalid older woman who pretty much lived in her Lazy-Boy recliner watching TV day and night, I would at times come in her room (the living room) to keep her company. I felt literally “alien” as I witnessed how far the world and our culture had shifted in the roughly 25 years since I had stopped participating in the broadcasted news. “Reality” shows deeply saddened and even horrified me as I witnessed fallen humanity seemingly immersed in the false tinsel and glitter of the carnal world of materiality. A few minutes here and there was more than enough for me to become ever more determined to do everything I can to sound the clarion call to “wake up!”
The outer world conforms to your inner world. When you stop pumping inside your self fears and judgments, then your prevailing inner emotional state becomes your perception of the outer world. When all is chaos inside, the world is likewise filled with doom while unknown global “brothers and sisters” seem like threatening “strangers” and the world is one to fear.
I have experienced many people’s jaws drop when I have responded that I don’t watch TV. What else would someone (me) do with their time? I have wondered how anyone Could choose to utilize their precious time WITH TV viewing. When I gave up the news and TV as a whole, I realized that I would somehow be apprised of any information that was crucial to my world without dipping into or living in negative fears and judgments being pumped into my mind and home. And I have proven this principle correct. Whether by overhearing another’s comment, having a thought or idea come into my mind, or seeing a blip over Facebook, I have always known whatever was required to maneuver through my life. Today, with the internet, one can specifically search for information and, remaining the “master” of their life and emotions, “Get in, get what you need, and get out.”
“An educated person is not necessarily one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge… Any person is educated who knows where to get knowledge when it is needed and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action.” Napoleon Hill
Emotional control and its resultant power along with peace of mind are such valuable treasures to me that there is no way I would choose to allow another to tamper with my neural transmitters and spew cortisol or adrenaline into my mind and body. I choose to be ignorant on subjects that are not directly connected with my life, and maintain my peaceful inner world and the ability to think for myself and think powerfully and wisely at that.
There is an amazing inner world that we each have to explore. Upon finding our own treasury, we then have rich reserves to contribute to humanity. Our True natures are glorious beyond belief, but must be found and experienced to be appreciated.
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.