SHARE THIS STORY WITH SOMEONE ELSE
What does this story mean to you as you reflect, pray, think or meditate on it?
How does ‘the cave’ and the people in it, show up in your life, and in the lives of the people around you?
How do the story relate to what is going on inside of you, to your actions and how they affect 7 future generations?
Who will you share this story with? Who would you introduce and talk about it with them?
One way to introduce it is to ask them if they have ever heard of the story written by Plato, about the Cave? If they say no, ask if they want to hear it. If they say yes, now there is an opening to talk about it…
Ask another person what comes up for them, or what it means to them, as they hear the story.
THE CAVE WITHIN US
The Cave is inside of everyone. There is no one that does not have a dark cave inside of them. Anyone who is human has a dark and a light side. The words used to describe the two sides may change and differ, but they are always there. Light/dark, conscious/unconscious, awareness/denial, sleep/wake and many other words can describe the different and opposite ‘sides’ inside.
This is also a subject worth discussing in greater depth, such as religions as outer representations of these inner states of being.
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What are all of the opposites states of awareness and feelings inside of us? What are all of the opposites outside? How can they be integrated and made into one greater whole?
THE CAVE AND DOUBLETHINK
As a person travels down A Green Road, there is often a seeming battle, between good and ‘dark or evil’ thoughts and emotions inside. The choice is; does a person fight these thoughts and emotions and thereby become more and more consumed by them? In other words, how much is a person feeding the dark side or cave inside? The following story illustrates how and why this battle plays out inside of people, and why most people are caught in this battle between two sides, (dark and light). In the world, one way that this battle shows up in people is called doublethink.
Doublethink In History And Present Day
DON’T GET STUCK IN DENIAL OR ISOLATION
Another aspect of this story about the Cave, is that most people want to fit into the group, and seem ‘normal’. So those inside the cave want to seem just like everyone else. If the group thinks or believes a certain way, then that is ‘normal’ and everyone else is in the dark cave, needing to be saved, or shown the light.
But taken to extremes, feeding the ‘normalcy’ dark side can also result in something potentially very terrible happening, such as getting stuck in denial or ending up isolated and alone, in a dark cave.
Another way that the Cave shows up is in a way that is called the normalcy bias or cognitive dissonance.
A person ideally responds in the present moment, and does not get stuck in the past or the future.
Wanting to be ‘normal’ can also mean getting stuck in denial and not seeing reality as it really is, which means that a person cannot respond in a healthy, light illuminated way.
Titantic and Costa Concordia – Example of Normalcy Bias In Fukushima Mega Disaster; via @AGreenRoad
Seek out the company of other people who are in the ‘light’, seeking greater awareness, a more expanded consciousness, and that share your interests and values. Or, create a venue where people like you can gather together and advertise it via Craigslist, etc.
WAYS TO FEED THE LIGHT SIDE
Everyone has a light side of themselves that they can feed and nurture.. Here are some ideas and concepts or values that may work as you feed your light side, who is also called Dr. Goodheart.
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EXPLORE THE MYSTERY OF LIFE
Anyone who focuses on the light side of themselves are curious, so that inner light will lead you into more and more mysteries as you unfold into greater states of awareness and consciousness.
CAN YOU SPOT THOSE WHO ARE FEEDING THEIR DARK SIDE?
Can we spot others who are feeding their dark side and learn to stay away from them before those people harm your family?
How To Spot A Sociopath Or Psychopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job; via A Green Road
Online Disinformation Guidebook, And 12 Step Pro Nuclear Troll And Shill Recovery Program via @AGreenRoad
THE BATTLE BETWEEN DARK AND LIGHT OUT IN THE WORLD
There is also the battle between people feeding their light side and people who are feeding their dark side outside, in the world. It helps to recognize what it looks like, when someone is feeding their dark side inside of themselves, and how that shows up in the outer world.
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For a deeper view and analysis into the world of the dark side and how that darkness works to control your thoughts, actions and where you spend your money, click on the following links;
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Low Dose Radiation Dangers, Symptoms For Children And Adults
IS THERE AN END TO THIS BATTLE?
There is a seemingly endless battle between the darkness and the light in our minds and emotions. These battles waged in mind and via the thoughts plus emotions are endlessly restless, like the waves in the ocean. But the deeper one goes down into the ocean, the more still and quiet it becomes. And the same is true of the air. Close to the ground, the air is restless and constantly moving. But the higher up one goes, the more still and quiet the air becomes.
Can we go to this same place, where everything is quiet and still and the dark and light sides within quit fighting? The answer is yes.
Mind often thinks it is in control, when actually, it is all just a grand illusion, created by the same mind that creates this black and white duality and all of the inner and outer friction/strife that results from this. Bottom line, there is only A Green Road, nothing else… Travelers on A Green Road learn to let go and surrender, totally and completely, thus eliminating all friction and duality. Learning to travel the middle way, down a paradoxical and mysterious Green Road, is a noble effort and worth doing.
ARE YOU READY TO INTEGRATE THE TWO SIDES, AND BUILD A GREEN ROAD FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW?
To build or follow A Green Road, step out of mind, step out of thoughts. How is this done? It is easy…just stop. Realize and stay in the awareness that pure consciousness is actually who we are. Who we are is not about thinking, ego or mind at all. We are NOT our thoughts. Stop the battle. Give it up, give it all up. Surrender to your true Self, which is beyond all duality and mind thoughts.
The process of traveling down A Green Road is much like walking on the sharp end of a sword. A Green Road is narrow, and only a few find A Green Road. Although many are invited, few choose to accept the invitation and travel down this road. This is not a religion, but it can work within any religion or belief system, to gain even deeper insights and to draw out the deeper meanings and truths.
Traveling down A Green Road consists in part, the art of pure BEING, with no thought, while also learning and growing in awareness, often through exploring and learning truth or becoming more aware of the many mysteries of life, while also learning how Nature’s laws work on many levels. There is no end to this Green Road.
Travelers on a Green Road stay open, curious and ask questions such as; Who am I, and Who am I NOT? What are Nature’s laws, and how do they work? What are the spiritual laws, and how do they work?
See how long you can stay in a non thought, non duality awareness. See if you can deepen it by meditating, or by focusing on what your heart is feeling at any given moment, as one example. Build and explore your inner Green Road by just ‘watching’ your thoughts as if they are clouds in the sky, either from above or below, by looking up. At the same time, learn the science of sustainable health, so that your actions do not harm seven future generations of your children.
As you travel down A Green Road, watch for the empty spaces in between thoughts, and ask the question; ‘Who am I”, and; “Who am I NOT”? Keep bringing the awareness to the spaces between thoughts, and see how those spaces grow, become larger and the clouds of ‘thoughts’ slowly dissipate. One definition of enlightenment is to have no thoughts for 30 minutes. Of course, this state of awareness is not something that is easy to accomplish.
Like any worthwhile goal, it takes inner practice, discipline, and daily repetition to work towards this, but it can be accomplished. So what if it takes one lifetime to accomplish? What if it takes even more than one? Isn’t it worth it to be able to leave the cave of duality and suffering, in order to live out in the sunlight of pure consciousness and bliss?
By contrasting who we are NOT, with who we ARE, while also paying attention to what our heart is feeling, we may very well gain clarity, wisdom and grow in consciousness. Is there a limit to consciousness? Is there a limit to love? We may choose to travel down A Green Road together with others who are also traveling this way, or creating their own Green Road and potentially explore the infinite expanse of our inner and outer world. There is no limit in the inner worlds or dimensions where anyone can build an infinite number of Green Roads through consciousness.
In the outer world, travelers and builders of A Green Road often support or make a difference for endangered species, affordable housing, human rights, global warming, protecting forests, children’s welfare, or saving the planetary blanket of life from dangers such as nuclear energy.
A Green Road travelers often choose to make a difference for endangered species, affordable housing, human rights, global warming, protecting forests, children’s welfare, saving the environment, corporate responsibility, women’s rights, and green living.
A Green Road builders and travelers often have an interest in learning, teaching, networking or debating ecology, alternative energy, zero carbon emissions, recycling, composting, green business or organic food
Here is an example of what one person in the sacred circle may share about this story;