Samuca Love is a visionary and sweetheart who's committed to opening up into the freedom of the gift world. When I read his simple statement to the Occupy movement, I melted and opened. I know you will, too.
Occupy Your Heart
Who are you?
What is it that you desire?
What kind of world do you want to live in?
You are a unique and beautiful being that has infinite potential. In fact, you are the only expression of you that will EVER exist. You are loved and you are part of this vast web, our community here on Earth. I know that sometimes it doesn't feel like it; sometimes it feels like you're the only one here, isolated, alone in an alien world. You might sink to the depths of despair, of hopelessness, feeling so small and inconsequential. But here I am telling you that I LOVE YOU! Just for being you.
I know who you are, because ultimately you are who I am- a human being on Planet Earth who wants connection and deep relationships, who wants to love and be loved, who wants to help others and be a part of something greater than oneself, greater than that skin-encapsulated ego, that Cartesian mote of consciousness, that bubble of psychology. Who are you, really? See we've come to live in a world where people are scared of each other, scared of ourselves because we've forgotten how special we are as human beings. You don't have to be afraid to hug people. You don't have to be afraid to love people, to look in another person's eyes and SEE them, to see your own humanity mirroring back in those big, bright eyes.
I want to live in a world where people don't just understand this as an intellectual concept, but feel it so deeply and viscerally that it melts into a daily, lived reality of being. I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE. I AM BECAUSE THE TREES AND RIVERS ARE. I AM BECAUSE THE BIRDS AND THE BEES ARE.
Ultimately this movement (Occupy) isn't about the 99% v. the 1%- it's not about further fragmentation and separation, because even the financial elites are part of this community, even THEY are because YOU are. They've just forgotten, compensating for their lost deficit of being by accumulating to assuage the searing pain of disconnection, the painful void of being cut off from the rest of one's self, that is to say, from everything else. When one is being one's SELF, it's impossible to clearcut a forest, or dump toxic waste into a river, or profit from the suffering of other beings, because one feels quite immediately that she is clearcutting and polluting a part of her self, that she cannot be fulfilled when other parts of her self are suffering. No matter how hard we may try to insulate ourselves from our actions, from the harm we've inflicted upon 'others', our efforts will be in vain, like pouring cement over a toxic waste dump. CEOs, bankers, and politicians weren't put on this planet to increase market share, nor were you put on this planet to do anything other than participate joyfully in a beautiful, healthy world.
I encourage everyone to listen deeply to your SELVES, listen deeply to your hearts, and envision with all your imagination the more beautiful world your heart tells you is possible, then go do whatever it takes to realize that world. The time of settling for anything less is over. We're the ones we've been waiting for.
Wasn't that lovely? Now go ahead and check this out...
Here's Samuca and Liam Madden proposing a radical new demurrage currency system to Occupy Boston: