Oct. 11, 2011
From Mindful In Bedlam by Daniel Labbe (author's profile)
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LinqWise Posted 7 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 9 months ago   Favorite
Hi Daniel,

I read your blog text several times to let it sink in. The American Dream... I´m not an American, so this dream is to narrow for me.

Your three main importancies are a general human dream. A human hope. Because, how else gain more harmony in the world I wonder.

Compassion, that´s a beautiful word including myself and others, emotion and action for me. Passion as a drive, the ´com´ component like in together.

I think the old systems are collapsing, new will arise. It´s up to us all how the new building will look like, if it´s including and how strong it will be.

for now, kind regards

Marianne
The Netherlands

Wakwakav Posted 7 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 9 months ago   Favorite
Hey Daniel,

First of all I want to say that I really enjoyed reading your post! I am impressed with your clear view of this world, and believe people like you can make this world a better place. Keep up the good work!:)

What my life is about? I have absolutely no idea. The reason I don't know the answer is not because no one asked me this before. In fact, people have asked me this question many times.

The problem is that every time I decide to take some time to answer this question, the thought process in my head gets way to complicated, and after just a few minutes I end up with more questions than I started with. I end up with the feeling you described perfectly('What the #!@*!')

'There are only two tragedies in life: One is not getting what you want, the other one is getting it.'
Just like you said, in the end, the American dream does not make people happy. People always want more and more.
Enough of us know that the american dream is not the answer, but sticking with our current ideals feels much safer for most people because we have been 'trained' to live life by the ideals of The American dream ever since we were born.

Indeed it would be wonderful if we would be taught about inner peace, respect and your 3-point ideal at school, it would make life much better.
But the problem is, our teachers are as lost as we are.

I like your 3-point ideal (Can't think of any other name for it yet), and I strongly believe that if people set an example, people like you, this ideal will spread. It probably won't spread as fast and widely as we would like, but every human being is one.

Much respect!

Mike
The Netherlands

GroveArmstrong Posted 7 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
Danny, good thoughts. I enjoyed reading them.
The name for your three statements is Jesus Christ. He embodies every one of them and he rose from the dead, so the abundant life he lived and gives will never end. In him is life, and life eternal. One cannot find the kind of life you are talking about apart from him. The better you know him, the better your life shall be. I’m now 79 and happier than I have ever been and know that the good times are not all in the past. Grove Armstrong.

GroveArmstrong Posted 7 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
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Danny, good thoughts. I enjoyed reading them.
The name for your three statements is Jesus Christ. He embodies every one of them and he rose from the dead, so the abundant life he lived and gives will never end. In him is life, and life eternal. One cannot find the kind of life you are talking about apart from him. The better you know him, the better your life shall be. I’m now 79 and happier than I have ever been and know that the good times are not all in the past. Grove Armstrong.

Cursed8Blessed Posted 7 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
Hey Danny - great post, thanks for sharing. i kinda on the same tip, i spent most my life trying to escape pain via drugs and stuff. it reminds me of the native american story about the white man they gave everything to but had a hole that couldnt be filled. I also kinda behind the wall but i think its because i a fallen angel or soemthing and God got me locked down, i in more pain than before both physically and mentally but sametime i often feel better. is like the song by Zounds called dymystification it got a lyric goes i not looking for escapism i just wanna escape. i dont think i gwan escape this hell though sometimes i little more hopeful but either way i often more happier than before and just try meditate on Yashua/Jesus. Best of Luck in this new heaven on earth ya'all are building, wish i cud live to see it. God Bless You, Michelle.

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