I'll just throw this out there, because people are doing it, and it is working. If you want a different reality, create it. I don't mean that in the sense of becoming a certifiable psychotic and get yourself locked up. There's a phrase floating around, and the phrase is, BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE. It's really that simple. I don't believe that I accept the reality of going to work and making a living and coming home to dinner and watching t.v. or doing puzzles or whatever until bed time.
Four years ago I had a strong desire to quit my job. After twenty years of working to make good money! I pursued the American dream using the recipe my parents left me. At the end, I just didn't see the point in it. I became disillusioned a few years before I left my job, and ended up having a heart attack. I managed to drag myself to work a very stressful job for a few more years, despite my personal opinion and personal advice that I wasn't doing what I wanted to do. I guess somewhere in my self-empowerment of moving out on my own when I was sixteen, traveling the world, having children, and just living by the seat of my pants and enjoying life, I had gotten lost in the rat race. (Boy does that sound cliche)
It took a severe situation to stop me from working. I became honestly and truthfully disabled. In a most painful and awful way. I lost the ability to walk, and endured pain that would send me spiraling into major depression, suicide ideation, PTSD, and a reliance on prescription drugs. I would spend DAYS, literally, sleeping or screaming in pain.
In August of last year, something inside of me clicked, and I woke up from my life. What a nightmare I woke up from. I can't even say that I'm really awake right now and posting this, for all I know, I'm still taking 120mg of morphine and as much oxycodone, with the booster shot of dilautid to keep me from losing my mind.
I woke up and started paying attention to the world, and come November, I decided to refuse to participate in the voting process out of a very self-righteous decision to reject government that was not self-government. I conveniently overlooked the fact that I was on disability which is a government program. In January, I decided to be selfish and get myself off of drugs, and I felt that I was going to will myself better. I really have been told since I was a child that I was willful. I cold turkey'd the morphine, and let me tell you, morphine was my sanctuary, it made all of the pain stop. February to March I left off oxycodone and dilautid and ended up "finding" a method of re-balancing my brain with a frequency of sound including a binaural beat that literally recalibrated my pain receptors. The withdrawal sucked, but it mostly happened in my brain. I went on a three week (living in a forty year old RV) sabbatical to the deserts and mountains of Texas, N.M, and Arizona, and gave up the meds I was put on by a shrink. It's April something now, and no, I'm not cured, I do still have debilitating arthritis, lymphadema, and fibromyalgia. But I don't take pain meds, it is pain I can manage now. I don't despair my life and find the only answer is an end to it.
I'm now working on something new. I'm letting go and forgiving, and not judging. Boy is it hard. I don't know if I'd have gotten this far while I was doing my job, I doubt it, or I would have. I'm not sure what I'm planning on doing, but I do know that I will find a way to make a living that will be my own way of getting by. I don't really need money do I? No, I don't think so, I'm hoping to move away from money and towards a fundamental design of true necessity that is both sustainable and rewarding. I'm choosing to move into a more service-to-others versus a service-to-self modus of operandi. The reason? I strongly feel that by helping others, you help yourself. By fighting others, you fight yourself. By feeding others you feed yourself. It's a literal comprehension of the phrase, as you do unto others, so do you do unto your self.
So, to finish my thought.
Create the reality you want. Be the change. Find like minds to create what you want as part of a collective.
I can't make people quit going to work at Monsanto. I can't even convince my uncle to leave his job, he works at a factory in Texas that makes bombs that kill people. I am not young. I'm 55 now. I have a responsibility to become the best person I can be, to allow others to make those decisions for themselves, and to know the difference between the two.
Don't do things from a place of fear.