Wednesday, January 4, 2012
"Occupy your mind. Occupy your mind means first of all not to allow it to be an empty coconut; then not to allow it to be a garbage disposal unit for the inferior ideas of others. Right mind must be able to see through and not allow itself to be manipulated by the orgy of advertising and clever pseudo experts. But above all, right mind must be creative and resilient as a coordinator of all other “ occupy” sub- movements. Thus, the roles of mind and of soul are stupendous in coordinating the grass root movement of Occupy. The lucid mind can surely help all other branches of the Occupy Movement. We need a guide and a compass, which would help us to arrive at the land of justice, compassion and harmony among people. The lucid mind could be this guide.
When I speak about the spiritual aspects of “Occupy” movement, people occasionally get uneasy, as if saying: but we are about the economy, about our jobs and life. Yes, these are important. But equally important are your dignity, the meaning of your life and the inner core of you, which is called the soul. It is all connected. And unless our minds and souls are straightened, we shall not regain our jobs and life.
It is amazing and significant how this whole movement has developed. Out of the belly of the beast, a spiritual spiral is emerging. Talk about the unpredictability of history. This is it. Who would have thought that out of the scores of maltreated people so much strength, hope and vision could have been generated? And this hope, strength and vision are not economic commodities but spiritual qualities. Never underestimate your inner strength because it is the source of your capacities and your spirituality." Henryk Skolimowski