The most important question anyone can ask themselves, yet do not, is “To be or not to be?”
These are my observations why this question is relegated to the Bard’s repertoire of theatrical commentary.
You are, no doubt, a human being, as I am, and about 7.2 billion others on this planet Earth, yet, most, and that means about 99.999% of the entire population disregard the ‘Being’ part of being human, and supplanted that concept for ‘Doing!’ By this I mean we are Human Beings not Human Doings, yet humans have an undeniable predilection to ignore their ‘Beingness’ and concentrate purely on what they are ‘Doing,’ or supposed to be ‘Doing.’ In other words, what they do, what they earn, the nature of their work, the power they wield, or the authority endowed seem to be far more important that knowing who they truly are. They ignore the opportunities to ascertain their authenticity as a spiritual biological being that has the potential and capacity to Be far more than their limited imagination allows them to know.
This limitation of perception began eons ago, when we were all programmed to believe what someone wanted us to believe in the fields of fiscal achievements, in industry, in politics, in the medical field, and last, but not least, in the field of religious dogma. Little does the average human being know that they are as free as the wind, if only they chose to be free, rather than adopting all the rules, regulations, laws, covenants, conditions and restrictions, all of which are human made, or at the very least interpreted by human beings. In my opinion, even the Bible is included, because there is no visible proof that God wrote the Bible, and that all the Bibles were scribed by human beings, who believed they had some telepathic connection with God. Most people, the vast majority, including rabbis, priests, and all clergy have never had a subjective experience of what could be called God. There are a few, but the vast majority have acquired their knowledge from study or from the mouth of another human being. The truth is that it is not difficult at all to have that subjective experience of God, but most are dissuaded from doing so, in order for the clergy to have a job.
There are many who ask what is Being? What is the Authentic Self? Two incredibly pertinent questions that if asked sincerely, and one is willing and be open to seek and find the answer, the querant will embark upon a journey that will have positive effects that can last for eternity.
William Shakespeare, or, as many believe, Sir Francis Bacon masquerading as the Bard, more than four hundred years ago penned this mighty question, and whether he knew the import of both the question and the correct answer, is open to conjecture. I happen to believe that the question was consciously loaded to instruct those who would listen, but, alas, most were incapable of such in-depth self-introspection. It for us, in this Now Moment, before we enter into that deep rabbit hole of all that has gone on before, on our planet, to learn how we have been manipulated to put aside any notion of Being, and of knowing who our Authentic Selves are. The purpose of which is to fulfill their nefarious agenda of those who have distracted us to the point where most humans have no idea who they are, where they came from, what they are doing here and where they are going. In this respect the ‘dark side’ has successfully perpetrated a great deception, hoping for its fulfillment, which can still be thwarted by those who are sufficiently awake, by Being the Spiritual Human Beings they are, and projecting their essence, their Consciousness, their Light so as to dispel the darkness. The hour is late, but not too late. It is time for as many as possible to BE the true and Authentic Selves we are, that are beyond the frailties and beyond the deception. There is no time to indulge in innocence and naivete, there is no time to wait for the Saviour, because that Saviour, that Messiah is already lodged deep within each one of us. It only takes the conscious choice to find that Divine quality deep within, and let it Shine Forth. In other words, we will either save ourselves, or help destroy ourselves. A matter of choice.
If your choice is Divine in nature with an understanding of how to BE, then share your knowledge with others. If you lack the understanding, seek such knowledge and educate yourself, even as it is the eleventh hour. The internet is plentiful with everything you require. You can even visit my website for further information and many books on this subject. If you require help send me a message from the website.
The potential for human beings to BE much more than they knew is incredible. We have a great opportunity to undo so many wrongs on our planet, and put much right. All we are required to BE is that Love, that Light, That Compassion and do what we are thus inspired to do, as we BE more Consciously Aware.
The destiny of the Human race is in the hands of all Human Beings, not a few corrupt politicians. We can do it! So, let us do so!!
Anthony Altman is an author of books on Self-Empowerment, Self-Help/Improvement and Self-Healing, and also provides lectures, workshops and seminars on these subjects. For further information and contact, please visit his website.