I believe that we are entering the age of Wisdom. I don’t believe that violence is necessary for this revolution to occur. We need only unconditional love, common sense, discipline, and surrender. That is the revolution of peace and ideas that is coming around. It is not about personal glory, and it is not about the warrior as the hero. The heroes in this revolution will be the meek, as stated by Jesus. They are the ones that will inherit the Earth. These are the people who will realize that they are spiritual beings living in a physical world with a mind that is capable of causing them to act on their feelings. By connecting to our emotions first and finding peace there, then allowing our minds direction in guiding our bodies to action, we can connect with the Spirit that has guided all heroes to greater endeavors.
The “Hollywood” version of the hero as a warrior is the same concept of the hero that was found in Odysseus, Greek mythology, and even the biblical accounts of Israel’s quest for freedom. However, what is important is not the methods that these heroes used to bring about change, but the heart of courage that enabled them to do so. THAT is the essence of this new revolution. Living in that reality of giving what you are to manifest positive change in the world around you is the reward. Conscious living is the consequence.
It’s not about America. America is a human experiment in democracy that has had some wins and losses in living up to its ideal. However, America is only a few hundred years old. Just like the Roman Empire, the Tang Dynasty, Mayan culture, or any government ever formed, it is a temporal figure. However, the peace, justice, and freedom that it has always pointed to are eternal attributes which will last long after America has fallen. Connecting to those attributes and leaving behind the ego’s attachment to such petty trivialities as nationalism is part of the new revolution.
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Steve McAllister describes himself as a Renaissance Man. An author, filmmaker, songwriter, and perpetual artistic experimenter, he has recently re-released his second book The Rucksack Letters into paperback to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the journey. A journey of ink and soul, the book recounts his year and a half trek through 26 states, exploring the underbelly of America in order to better know himself. A pivotal first step for a generation in search of a new direction, The Rucksack Letters is available now.