About politics

Western civilization has a lot to learn from indigenous cultures, I believe.
I like the idea of matrilineal family and leadership structure, as with the Haudenosaunee, where Clan Mothers fulfill essential leadership functions, such as picking candidates eligible to be elected to Chief, among other things.
I also believe that new international law must be established to include Nature’s Rights and a Duty of Care for anyone responsible for the effects of a system; political, industrial, or economical.

What is religion?

The Universe knows.
I believe humanity is on the way to transformation of beliefs.
Being as if the God in all life mattered” by Machaelle Small Wright is one of many eye openers for me.
To refer to the Creator as “He”, “Him” or “The Lord” is not good enough for me; ridiculous at best, dangerous at worst.
To me it makes sense to visualize creative energy as dynamic movement between yin and yang. Which is a process that takes place within or between individuals; human and non-human.

A lifetime takes a lifetime to fulfill

Words and music: Peder Karlsson
home studio rough demo, version: Sept 13th, 2016:

There’s a poem in your mailbox
A private piece of paper
will you read it, can you hear it?
when it’s gone before the night
Every day, every morning, the words are new
Every day, all your lifetime
A lifetime takes a lifetime to fulfill
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Why write so others can read it?

Why do I write a blog post? Why write so others can read it? Maybe it has something to do with the urge to interact. I write because there is something that I want to say, and it may take some time to say it. To give appropriate form to a thought or an idea or an experience can take a lot of time for me. In a space like this I can write down something that I’m thinking about without a time limit. Whenever I feel like it, I can revisit a previous thought and improve on its form. At the bottom of the matter, though, I think I’m just writing for myself. I’ve turned off comments to my blog posts. So maybe I’m not interested in interaction with the public at all. 🙂 Perhaps I just want to watch what I wrote from an imaginary point of view – as a visitor to this web site. At the core of the matter lies a dilemma – to read about something is quite different from an experience in real life. Do you identify with what you read? Then perhaps I contribute to separation from reality by sharing my experiences.

Do you believe in the power of love – or in the love of power?

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.Richard Bach

The title question of this post comes to my mind quite often. At the core of all things, I believe that everyone must choose between Love as the primary force in our lives or in attainment of Power and control. Continue reading Do you believe in the power of love – or in the love of power?

All is subject to change

As soon as you begin to breathe in and out you interact with your environment. Some of the air molecules are assimilated into your system, while some other part of your system is eliminated. You and your environment constantly undergo transformation. We change. Old ideas give room to new ideas. People come and go. And every post I write on this blog is subject to change.

A bit of madness

There have been times when I have had a feeling that something is wrong with the way I live my life, perhaps especially during times when I’ve had a major focus on work and career. At the same time I have also felt that there is something quite alright about me and how I live; a lifestyle that may or may not have been in tune with mainstream society.

We all need to find our own way how to navigate in a world that has gone slightly mad, I think. To fully adapt to a dysfunctional system means that one must to develop a bit of madness, doesn’t it? It is almost impossible to detach oneself from mainstream society. So I guess most of us are insane to some degree.

I’m not quite sure which point I’m trying to make with this post. Perhaps I want to encourage myself and others to explore the part inside oneself that shares a bit of the collective madness. To break free from the hypnosis of social conditioning takes quite a bit of breaking free from one’s own habits and behaviour. During such outbreaks, one may get mad, at least temporarily. After such periods in my own life, I have sometimes experienced moments of clarity, especially when I have managed to involve a minimum of other people in the process. Private stuff is private, so keeping it private might be a good idea. 🙂 Sometimes though, things that surface in one’s private life may have universal meaning. And vice versa – events that take place on a collective level may have personal meaning for you. What’s right for me may be wrong for you. The truth is in the eye of the beholder.