The passion of ants, the passion of humans
by Jon Rappoport
September 9, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)
The passion of ants is for specialized, compartmentalized, automatic, repetitive work. The separate workers conspire to build the whole. Again and again.
The passion of humans starts with the individual. What does he want? Can he break through to the sensation and feeling and vision of what he wants, so that he moves into action?
Can he taste it and touch it and invent it?
Can he rise above the ants?
Can he throw off the restraints of the group and the propaganda of the group and group-think? Can he breathe the air of his own life? Can he exceed a simple pleasure/pain standard? Can he return to his own passion every day without making his pursuit of it mechanical?
And through how many levels of small ambitions can he climb to see what he truly desires?
These are lives I’m talking about—the lives of individuals.
Schools do not teach this. If they could and did, the whole meaning of education would change. Teachers would be vested with the highest of purposes, and they would have to live up to the nature of their work.
It’s futile and foolish to wait for it to happen.
By the time of the age of consent, the individual is on his own, relative to what I’m discussing here.
Is he up to the challenge?
Most people define passion for what they truly desire as something beyond their reach. They see it out there in a future they’ll never pursue.
Essentially, they’re saying their own imagination doesn’t inspire them enough. Not enough to take action.
Here are notes I made prior to preparing my collection, Power Outside The Matrix:
“This is the true (and unspoken) tradition of the world: the mind is the ballast for imagination.”
“Through actual education, the mind becomes a sharp instrument. Literate, discerning, logical, capable of making fine distinctions.”
“On that basis of anchoring and grounding, the imagination is able to fly free and go anywhere…and solve problems, innovate out ahead of problems—inventing and creating on every level. Personal and societal.”
“Imagination invents the future. You invent your future with your imagination. Or you take up a default position and surrender to the future designed for you.”
“Imagination, by its natural processes, invents space. Psychological and spiritual claustrophobia has its roots in the absence of deploying imagination.”
“Logic and rational thought can work over the details of any envisioned (imagined) future. They are the troops on the ground.”
“Imagination looks for more space, new space, new energy. That’s what it does. It has no tolerance for boredom. It would rather go to sleep and wait for the next inspiration, the next call to action.”
“Logic is the human mirror for the way things work in the world, how things connect, how causes and effects string out, how processes develop, how information lines up. Among other benefits, logic is its own reward. It keeps the mind clear.”
“Once the basics of an education are fulfilled, the rest of the journey should deeply explore logic and imagination.”
—Power Outside The Matrix takes up that journey—
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.