Do you remember how we were talking about the Occupy movement and whether it would last, whether it was just a leftist “Tea Party” movement or something of that sort, and what were the ramifications of Occupy?
Well, now I finally know that it is different and that it isn’t just occupy wall street, it is occupy everywhere.
It all hit me at 4:40am in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after watching three videos about the movement, in this order - Are you Awake? Radio Show on Occupy, Human Microphone Buzz Feed, and Michael Moore “This is a historic day” (I promise you that some of what Moore says is profound and universal, just transcend his leftism if it is not your taste.)
For the longest time, I have been consciously trying to ignore the Occupy movement back in the states. I closed my ears to it. I don’t know why… trying to save my political activism for when I get back… trying to subdue my revolutionist tendencies maybe. Either way… the movement found me.
And I think that there is some incredible implications in that it could find me when I didn’t want to be found. Like when a rock is dropped into a lake, the movement rippled and finally the water washed over me, awakening me. And it no longer could be ignored. Once I saw it, I felt it like when you hear a simple truth that rings so deep for you. And I have this feeling that it isn’t simply me, but a lot of people feeling it.
I felt it when I heard the human microphone for the first time on a Youtube video. It was similar to chanting mantras in temple for me. Repeating, hearing, feeling, and internalizing the sound vibrations. That attached me immediately to the movement. The unity of voices rang to me as something so pure and simple - the telling sign of any good truth - that I understood that this wasn’t just an anti-Wall Street movement, or even rich against the not so rich movement (though it may appear that way at first). There is a change of thought occurring, a revolution of the mind. And we are no longer thinking disconnectedly, we are thinking collectively. This really is not Occupy Wall Street, this is Occupy Everywhere, this is Occupy Together.
And when I was finally awaken by the voices while quietly meditating, trying to stay distant and apart, I realized that the movement and I were simultaneously focusing on the same thing: How do we unite ourselves for evolution and revolution?
Ultimately, we were never apart. We have always had this connection with each other. You, me, them. It’s about time we all affirmed it.
"The only solution is world revolution"
which starts within, at the individual level.