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Red Pill - Blue Pill

Yesterday after work I lay in the dark.
Red Pill - Blue Pill

I woke up today.

I felt nauseated as usual.

I took a shower and thought

Something horrible is going to happen.

My mind doesn’t do that usually.

But I don’t feel things are correctable.

Right Wing - Left Wing

I don’t see democracy working.

I don’t see capitalism working.

I don’t see our culture working.

I see the infighting and culture wars.

I see continual fights on social issues.

I see no hope for the unemployed.

I see no hope for the middle class.

I see pedophiles and drug addicts.

I see car bombings and terrorist attacks.

I see spree killings.

I see reality TV eating our souls.

I see friends and families giving up.

Lonely Woman

Elina Brotherus, Le Printemps, 2001, from the series The New Painting, elinabrotherus.com

Giving up on their dreams.

Not remembering when they had any.

I feel like I’m in a movie.

Yesterday after work I lay in the dark.

I thought about my family.

I thought about all the illnesses we have.

I thought about the dreams for our children.

I thought about the world they will inherit.

I thought about the cost of their educations.

I thought about the toxins in the water.

I thought about the crime on the streets.

I watched a show about the drug trade.

I thought about America’s addictions.

I thought about America’s depression and anxiety.

— Byron King

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Voltaire

There's research that confirms what you say. Depressive people tend to think more deeply than people who are jubilant all the time. Great artistic achievements often surface as a result, since depressives tend to be able to ruminate over the tiny details of things more intensely. Hence the reason innumerable great writers, artists, philosophers and the like tend to be habitual depressives. Sadness has its perks.

Voltaire

There's research that confirms what you say. Depressive people tend to think more deeply than people who are jubilant all the time. Great artistic achievements often surface as a result, since depressives tend to be able to ruminate over the tiny details of things more intensely. Hence the reason innumerable great writers, artists, philosophers and the like tend to be habitual depressives. Sadness has its perks.

David Bedicz

thank you for this in-depth review of the soul.
please see nature.
please see love
please see truth

please see balance

please accept being
please accept right now

life is the very rare opportunity to experience existence as a being
so be it

love is the energy to propel us towards what really matters.

we as a society know what we are doing wrong and we know how to fix it, but what will make it happen?

choice.

one of the most fundamental truths of all, is choice. but then again so is love, truth and balance

David Bedicz

thank you for this in-depth review of the soul.
please see nature.
please see love
please see truth

please see balance

please accept being
please accept right now

life is the very rare opportunity to experience existence as a being
so be it

love is the energy to propel us towards what really matters.

we as a society know what we are doing wrong and we know how to fix it, but what will make it happen?

choice.

one of the most fundamental truths of all, is choice. but then again so is love, truth and balance

Anonymous

Thank you for this reminder, i too go beck and forth between the poles of pure hope and absolute apathy at times. We must all remember that everything we have now is a result of choice, by ourselves and others, and everything in the future will be determined by choice as well. Too many have bought into the lie that we can only respond to what happens with other people and the world at large and are not the ones determining what occurs. BUT people everywhere are waking up at an unprecedented rate....!

Anonymous

Thank you for this reminder, i too go beck and forth between the poles of pure hope and absolute apathy at times. We must all remember that everything we have now is a result of choice, by ourselves and others, and everything in the future will be determined by choice as well. Too many have bought into the lie that we can only respond to what happens with other people and the world at large and are not the ones determining what occurs. BUT people everywhere are waking up at an unprecedented rate....!

Byron King

I went to bed.
I slept wonderfully as usual.
I was dreaming and thought
Something wonderful is going to happen.
My mind is usually positive.
I feel like things are great.
I see democracy working.
I see capitalism working.

I see our culture working.
I don’t see the infighting and culture wars.
I don’t see continual fights on social issues.
I see hope for the unemployed.

I see hope for the middle class.
I don’t see pedophiles and drug addicts.
I don’t see car bombings and terrorist attacks.
I don’t see spree killings.

I don’t see reality TV eating our souls.
I don’t see friends and families giving up.
No one is giving up on their dreams.
Everyone remembers them.

I don’t feel like I’m in a movie.
Yesterday after work I went for a run.
I didn’t think about my family.
I didn’t think about all the illness we have.

I didn’t think about the dreams for our children.
I didn’t think about the world they will inherit.
I didn’t think about the cost of their educations.
I didn’t think about the toxins in the water.

I didn’t think about the crime on the streets.
I didn’t watch a show about the drug trade.
I didn’t think about America’s addictions.
I didn’t think about America’s depression and anxiety.

I don’t remember it being better when I was a child.
But maybe that is because it’s great now.
Maybe it has always been wonderful.
Maybe it will always be wonderful.

Maybe we don’t always think the grass is greener.
Maybe the grass is as green as it will get.
Maybe we are thriving and alive.
Maybe we are already in heaven?

My mom didn’t call me to ask how I was doing.
I didn’t tell her how I was doing.
Then she did not decide she didn’t really want to know.
It seems I would have increased her mood.

How are we not going to live in this world?
How are we not going to continue on?
How are we not going to find peace and happiness?
How are we not to smile at our children?

Why are we collectively trying to fix it?
Why are we acting as if everything is great?
Why are we not playing a game?
Why are we not looking for fame?

Byron King

I went to bed.
I slept wonderfully as usual.
I was dreaming and thought
Something wonderful is going to happen.
My mind is usually positive.
I feel like things are great.
I see democracy working.
I see capitalism working.

I see our culture working.
I don’t see the infighting and culture wars.
I don’t see continual fights on social issues.
I see hope for the unemployed.

I see hope for the middle class.
I don’t see pedophiles and drug addicts.
I don’t see car bombings and terrorist attacks.
I don’t see spree killings.

I don’t see reality TV eating our souls.
I don’t see friends and families giving up.
No one is giving up on their dreams.
Everyone remembers them.

I don’t feel like I’m in a movie.
Yesterday after work I went for a run.
I didn’t think about my family.
I didn’t think about all the illness we have.

I didn’t think about the dreams for our children.
I didn’t think about the world they will inherit.
I didn’t think about the cost of their educations.
I didn’t think about the toxins in the water.

I didn’t think about the crime on the streets.
I didn’t watch a show about the drug trade.
I didn’t think about America’s addictions.
I didn’t think about America’s depression and anxiety.

I don’t remember it being better when I was a child.
But maybe that is because it’s great now.
Maybe it has always been wonderful.
Maybe it will always be wonderful.

Maybe we don’t always think the grass is greener.
Maybe the grass is as green as it will get.
Maybe we are thriving and alive.
Maybe we are already in heaven?

My mom didn’t call me to ask how I was doing.
I didn’t tell her how I was doing.
Then she did not decide she didn’t really want to know.
It seems I would have increased her mood.

How are we not going to live in this world?
How are we not going to continue on?
How are we not going to find peace and happiness?
How are we not to smile at our children?

Why are we collectively trying to fix it?
Why are we acting as if everything is great?
Why are we not playing a game?
Why are we not looking for fame?

Anonymous

I dont recall you waking up...
while i think your outlook is fantastic, i think it is important to see things realistically.
what a lovely dream

Anonymous

I dont recall you waking up...
while i think your outlook is fantastic, i think it is important to see things realistically.
what a lovely dream

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