in·frac·tion ( n-fr k sh n). n. The act or an instance of infringing; a violation.
Are we not living in times where infringements and violations are endemic? It appears so, hence the reasons for the blog’s name. (Or perhaps I just liked the phonetics…)
However, I think there is an upside: gaining knowledge and aligning to Truth as best we can, offers opportunities to ignite a fire of genuine change within ourselves. But to strive for authenticity is a tough road to tread in a world that thrives on the exact opposite.
As I’ve discovered for most of my life, such a thing is designed to be arduous and seemingly hopeless. For how can we change within without the friction needed to create those sparks of awareness? We can’t. Suffering is inevitable until we learn how to navigate with higher purpose. You might say that we are led to cultivate an Aikido of the soul, where unconscious reaction is slowly transformed into an awareness of reality as it is, not as we would like it to be.
At least, that’s how I see it right now.
What is true from my perspective and increasingly many others, is that we are living under social systems which have been corrupted in ways so deep and for so long that we no longer realise it. We have been conditioned to accept it as normal. What is normal? Well, anything that has at least the kernel of conscience within it, something that is an anathema to most of the movers and shakers who create the societies in which we live.
What also appears to be true is that any attempt to alter this world without addressing the shadows within ourselves will be doomed to failure. They must go hand in hand otherwise we merely add to the confusion and deluge of lies which characterise the mainstream media and the mediocrity that passes for much of our present culture.
Individually and collectively we can be so much more.
Deep inside many of us know this, but we have allowed this creative and cooperative nature to be padlocked away by trauma, wishful thinking, apathy and willful ignorance. I unreservedly included myself in this category. Hopefully, I’m now moving toward a state of Being somewhat more aligned to truth. This blog is an attempt to maintain that alignment.
It seems it is only when we truly experience a “Dark Night of the Soul” are we able to begin to grasp the enormity of Life and our place in it. Paradoxically, this is when true freedom of the mind seems to offer itself as potential. Yet, we cannot be aware of that which we are unaware. Nothing can be forced. It has to come from within after a sufficient amount of suffering has destroyed our false Self used as a buffer against the uncertainties and horrors of the world. A measure of harmony can then be maintained at a point of creative tension.
It seems we are entering an historical period where certain collective shocks will define our reality for us so that we may be given a choice to SEE ourselves and our world as it truly is. If we do not, then our denials will manifest externally as projections of our own unresolved chaos which will inevitably encroach upon our daily lives until we are forced to make a choice anyway. In the same vein, if humanity does not rise up and wrest back control of its spiritual destiny then it seems the cosmos will do it for us.
Perhaps all we can do is be willing to take the steps to grow in order to achieve some measure of “response-ability,” or, as Mahatma Gandhi mentioned: ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world,’ step by step and at one’s own pace.
With that in mind, this blog is a place to write my thoughts on a variety of subjects from social science to the occult; 9/11 to technocracy; Zionism, ponerology, Anglo-American geostrategy to self-development. The article series date from scattered notes circa 2004 to the present.
“M.K. Styllinski” is a pseudonym which I use due to the nature of the subject matter. Since there are some pretty odd people out there, the last thing I want is for my family and friends to suffer any aggravation (or worse) from my digging into subjects deemed taboo. This way, it keeps it safer for all and limits breaches in privacy – at least as much as we able in this day and age.
While I don’t claim to have all the answers by any means, I do eschew dogma and blind belief with a passion. So, I generally don’t respond to those who exhibit those tendencies. But those with an open, serious and playful mind – are warmly welcome.
For a fuller introduction to the concepts and themes explored on this blog please visit: An introduction to this blog.
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