Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger.
Today I pray, “Dear God, It is a new year. What is our strong foundation, what do we need, to create an extraordinary life? Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”
I do not partake in viewing television of my own accord. If I am in the home of a friend who has a television on in the room, I do take part in the messages. Yet I do not set (fun pun) out to find a television and watch its programming. In this, I become a humble servant to my own authenticity. I am not affected by the “matrix” of popular culture. That was stated in haste. I mean, of course I am affected by the matrix of poular culture; I live in the United States of America, I work for one of the most recognized corporations in the country, I drive a car, I own an iPhone and an iPad, I frequently check in to my Facebook account… the list goes on and on.
I will soon be taking a vacation from Facebook and other social media websites as an experiment. As I am about to embark on the launching of a YouTube channel in coming months, I want to first experience if it feels more exciting to do so having not been connected to the world for awhile. Why is “America first!” shouted and broadcasted by our new President (a television was on in the next room at a friend’s house that day)? Is war imminent? Is he doping prospective enlistees? Is he lessening potential conscientious objection in what could be a sudden plight of an impending conscription? This is why I do not care to have television on. I do not care to ask these questions. These questions do not serve my Greatest Good, my Law of Attraction, my high-flying disc.
I will live humbly for my cause, greeting friends here in this medium, and on YouTube in a new community of esoteric enjoyment. I like like-minded friends, and I seldom meet them on television. Television so easily calls me in, and it is simple to understand why so many people are drawn to it. There is a feeling of connection on good terms, right? Only if you are not really paying attention. Television is for conscientious objection what the Internet is for cognitive dissonance – it is all a matter of governing one’s own choices. And so, I choose to live for a cause. Humbly, with merit, receiving the abundant nature of my authentic heart’s desires.