I share your views, and I appreciate you writing it. I see that they and we are really not that much different. It is fear that is behind greed, behind the thirst for power, and the need to control. Fear is what separates and casts illusions upon us. And we all face it. To me, there is no 1% or 99% there is only the 100% of humanity that all face this human condition. I believe that if we overcome this fear within us, then as the many awaken the world will change.
Those that we call elites are humans that know nothing but fear. They seek more material things to fill their void of real contentment and real value, and calm their fears, but it never does as their emptiness is a void of self-loathing. They thirst for power because they feel powerless in a world that constantly changes, but no matter the power they think they attain it is never enough to them, because as we all know it is not true power. They seek control, because they feel they have none, and the more they get the more they need, because in truth they can't control the world. They can't stop things from changing...as it is the nature of the universe.
They spend all their energy desperately trying to maintain the fear system they created so that they can be free from it, but the truth is that they live in fear, and they are slaves to it. Their sickness will never be cured by the means they try, and so they suffer endlessly from it.
They suffer because they are attached, they suffer because they live in fear. They exist in what many would call hell. For them I have nothing, but compassion. I wish they would change, because so many suffer too, but I believe this is all a part of the experience we all have to go through.
Because in truth they are also we. We all experience this throughout our lives.
It a human experience, and yes those that embody it to that degree to which we see externally can be great teachers. I believe that each and everyone of us has a path to walk and a journey to take.
We can't change people, but we can change ourselves. Through each of us overcoming the fear within, then the world will soon be without fear.
And I believe in my heart, and through my own life experience that this is done through letting go. Letting go of everything, of every expectation, of every desire, of every fear, of every attachment, of EVERYTHING! Allowing ourselves to just be. Letting go, and going with the flow. It is simple to say, and incredible hard to do, but in allowing and in accepting, and in being-ness....we find liberation. Yielding to all that is around us we become one with the world, and we are in harmony with it. In that moment we are at one with the earth, with the universe, and even those who wish us harm.
There is no fear as the ego has let go. There is no need to hold on to the identity of you. No need to fear death or fear change. There is no fear. There is only stillness and motion, and in that there is a center of infinite power, strength, peace, and love.
Through love and oneness can we become one with all that is, and be a conduit for its power and grace. We let go of the desire, of the ego, of the fear, and we become the master within!
I know this from years of training in combat Tai Chi Chuan. In letting go, I do not try to change an attacker, but I follow, and in so doing I redirect. I can not anticipate nor predict. I can only become one and feel. In that oneness I know the attacker. I know their fears, their insecurities, their suffering, and I embrace them. Through not resisting and letting go, I stay grounded, connected to the earth, and centered. I become a conduit for the energy of their attack to meet the power of the earth, and for the earth to give it back to them. In this way, I can allow them to express themselves without either of us getting harmed.
It is very real, and very possible for us all, and it is the way of the peaceful warrior
"Be the change" as Gandhi says....
Learn from everything!! True Mastery is within.
"The greatest gift we can give to the world is our own transformation"
Peace and Love
Yes, it is ironic that we can only truly be... by letting go and not defining our being.
Returning to the source and being whole in it is as good as it gets.
To start.... learn to not need, just to be.
But the true irony after you get there is you still need to be prepared if you desire to make positive changes. Just remember.. no one gets out alive, so what is there to fear.
But since we are here anyway, why not give a gentle push when the source shows the way.