Logging Out of a Monkey Mad World.





Hi Everyone:) I want to introduce my guest today, Buckminster Fuller, as someone worth logging into.


“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– Buckminster Fuller


I was asked by a client this week why I thought opiates has been declared an epidemic, and why so many people were affected by it.
The first part is easy: it’s an epidemic in most part due to the increase of overdoses and deaths. That is to say the emergency room numbers have grown quickly (defined as a epidemic). Unlike other drugs, heroin, or opiates mixed with other pills can lead to faster overdoses.
The second part is the root of the problem; people are in pain. We are living in a mad world- literally– the amount of anger growing is the real epidemic.  Lately, as humans, we  sometimes look more like monkeys fling poo. Research shows that monkeys flinging poo is a sign of ordered behavior- for monkeys– not humans.
If we eat poo long enough, life gets painful, hence the need for pain killers, and hello opiates.
When we stay logged in, we are eating the poo and it becomes part of our internal system. In a very real scientific way becomes part of our being; of who we are becoming. The more poo we eat, we become poo- and when we are full enough-full of shit– we biological have to unload. However that comes out is different for all of us.
Stop eating the poo. Log out.
This is not an act of putting our head in the sand. We can keep up with the news, but it’s best to log in and get out as fast as we can before we digest too much.
We then decide what we can do about the madness. For most of us, like myself, I have no connections to make a difference at the larger scale, but I do on a smaller scale.
Here are five things to stop doing, and five things to do instead.
  1. Stop eating the anger, fear, and madness. Instead, find something else to chew on that tastes better.
  2. Stop throwing anger and fear in your home, to your loved ones, and co-workers. Instead, consider silence sometimes is the best solution.
  3. Stop being “full of shit”, and instead, find a way to be someone of value and integrity.
  4. Stop being a critic on the sideline, and instead jump in the arena with swords that heal, not harm.
  5. Stop connecting to madness, and instead, log more into your power to change.
“The best way to predict the future is to design it .”
– Buckminster Fuller


“The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.”
– Buckminster Fuller
To a new future!


* Laura C Meyer, MS, is a mindfulness instructor at The University of Virginia School of Medicine, a mental health and behavior therapist, and founder of livemorestudio.com.

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