I’ve been mulling over the idea of ‘karma’ and voilà, the #AshleyMadisonHack…it’s a metaphor, it’s symptomic, it’s #cyberkarma on a platter! It’s like some dystopian PHD diss-ertation (Western Karma and Full Disclosure )
that you write before you move to Bejing to teach English touching on so many layers of duplicity, perceived needs, dissassociation etc etc… What a show about our ability to live in alternate realities!
So would we still act and be who we are if everything about us was disclosed?
Meanwhile, one of 60 million refugees from last year alone … and in spite of the full disclosure of such unnecessary evil, we do not work together to stop this. Should we expect karma to come knocking?
Learning isn’t linear and evolution isn’t something we learn from ‘out there’ and then ingest and feel better …
I think we have to do something, show something, We must evolve ourselves. But for what purpose? Would you wish to reincarnate here again? Is this a world you would want to come back to? Am I getting too woo-woo?
woowoo (Secret Knowledge … invoking Neo- Platonism and Rosicrucianism; rejection of ‘rational’ logic while preaching a reconciliation of science and mysticism: a smorgasbord approach to other revealed religions and ‘teachers’; and a final opt-out to the ‘inner self’ when the going got sticky. Equally significant was the need for lots of money (which was duly forthcoming), and the way that exposure of fraud and scandal perversely strengthened the authority of the most unlikely people, often through their manipulation of paranoia and conspiracy theory.”
If I only consider my own life and I end up despondent and sad because I have only created memories —my karma is not the instant payback variety a la #AshleyMadisonHack, it’s much worse than that. It means I haven’t created anything of lasting value.
Meaning requires creation otherwise it’s ephemeral – like memories.
It’s not ‘pollyannish’ to say that humans have shown the ability to work together along with the worldwide immediate needs of so many – Karma means action and work as well as cause and effect – and everyday we have a choice #HeavenOnEarth or #HackedHellOnWheels ?