Tirade: Politics

Tirade: Politics


There’s one thing i want to share really
quickly. It’s we commonly call these Michael Mirdad’s tirades – but i just
want to share one brief one because this one seems to be coming up a lot for
folks and that’s hesitate to even say the word politics the capstone of
dysfunction on planet Earth it’s the insane of all insane thought systems on
planet Earth and if you’re into politics than just be patient space out for just
a few minutes I met this gallon and airport on the way here from Dallas and
it was interesting you know just a smile hi how’s it going and then she starts do
you vote do you know are you registered were you voting for Donna you know it’s
hard for me to explain in the few minutes you have in an airport that I’m
not at all going to be interested in anything she has to say I don’t mean
that offensively I mean just I’m coming from a spiritual perspective and when
you come from a spiritual perspective you know you usually don’t find quotes
from Buddha and Jesus about candidates and all this kind of stuff and yet I
understand it’s very important to people too here’s what Krishna would tell you
he would tell you to follow the highest path whatever that if you have a
candidate you believe in follow it just fought whatever whatever you do follow
what you know to be right he of course doesn’t say to wrong everybody else but
follow what you you know what you know to be right so I think there’s an
integrity that can go with things as mundane as politics it’s not my thing
but I think that there’s something that could be said to you know to be true to
yourself I’ve never really believed in obligatory you know following because
you’re a Republican and Democrat and you know I hear people use terms like left
wing and right I don’t even know what those mean I actually don’t and I don’t
want to know you know I’ve never read a paper and I’m not interested in reading
newspapers so you know for me you could look at me and think I’m the most
dysfunctional human being on the planet because I’m not at all interested in
mundane things but that’s the way it is you know and I feel good about that but
I think that that people say consistently met whatever you do never
talk about politics and religion and it’s funny why why not
because there’s such garbage related to these things you know there’s such just
messed up minds about these topics and they’re not actually that far apart
because when politics entered spirituality it became something called
religion think about that sentence we can have spirituality but as soon as you
start mixing it with their the the rules and the end the politics of a spiritual
thought system it becomes a religion so from my standpoint the concept of
politic messes things up when it’s used improperly what I also believe is that
it may have had at one point a pure intention and we happen to be lucky we
can say our country is the greatest on the planet we can say that and it means
different things to different people and that’s a great statement it is the best
country the best government or whatever on the planet it’s just that this planet
is so messed up it’s no longer that great of a trophy ooh anyway I honestly
do not believe that once something gets that entrenched into our minds in other
words my addiction dysfunctions the world’s addiction dysfunctions once they
entrench into the mind they’re hard to get rid of so I don’t think there’s an
easy way out of the situation’s we have people are talking about voting for
candidates but there if you listen to it it’s like the worst choices we’ve ever
had on the in history and what really disturbs me as people keep talking about
that they have to vote for the least of two evils that’s not how you’re supposed
to do things in your life you’re not supposed to date the least of two evils
you’re not supposed to vote for the least of two and if you have too messed
up parents be free leave you don’t have to go all I got to choose one that’s the
least dysfunctional so I think there’s other ways around this but I don’t think
their ways that would be typical or accepted so I think we’re in a very
precarious kind of a place it may sound a bit serious but you know that’s that’s
it and I don’t think it’s anything we should get ourselves too enmeshed in and
too entrenched in arguing points all I’m saying is get in touch with God that’s
it get touch with a candidate you know if
everybody spoke up and didn’t bother voting let’s say for example not telling
you what to do but if everybody said you know what we’re not voting because you
didn’t give us good candidates I wonder if that could change something where
they go you know we can’t just throw him somebody and tell them and they’ll just
through obligation vote because they’re Democrats or Republicans or whatever
other names they have for those kinds of things instead we’re we’re making
conscious choices and you know what there have been spiritual presidents it
is possible they mean they may still be human but there there have been
spiritual people in presidency and usually they get shot like Abraham
Lincoln there are people that know how to hold integrity even even President
Carter was a good man but he was totally ineffective because he wasn’t playing
the game so he leaves that and just continues being a good man and that’s
amazing look at the difference between what a good man can do going in and
coming out of such a position and then the ones that go in and come out and do
nothing but do million-dollar lectures all around the world there’s a
difference one guy’s building houses for poor people and others are cashing in on
their former position so we have a very precarious place and I’m sharing this
for various reasons but it’s such a hot topic and you can even get cornered in
an airport people you know come at you and it’s I’m sharing this partly to say
isn’t it amazing how in mesh and how entrenched it all is and some of us
actually think if your guy wins the whole world’s going to change we have to
get right in our own heads and right in our own minds if you can’t pick a good
date how do you expect to pick a good candidate you’re you’re you’re choosing
history is not really great you know I don’t have a you know a good track
record of that you know that’s how people sometimes refer to it we have to
learn that we can actually be spiritual beings and have spiritual leaders it is
possible but you can’t change something with the same mind that created it so we
have to exit the ego-mind we have to exit the way that people do things don’t
vote out of obligation and don’t vote for your party I guess they call out of
obligation we all learn to tune in and see not the
least of Evil’s but what person God show me what person whether I’m dating or
voting what person has the most light what person demonstrates and Holden
anchors and lives by that kind of a light that’s the kind of person I want
to know that’s the kind of person I want to to associate with and it isn’t always
going to go our way you can put a guy like maybe the current president you put
him in office and some of you may not like him but I think he was never even
given a chance to do anything because he’s outgunned he’s outnumbered by
people that don’t want good things to happen so we have to start sticking to
that forget about who’s running and get right let’s get righteous people let’s
let’s choose righteous people as our friends and other politicians and
whatever else it is possible to have good people I’m not going to go through
history and name the ones i thought had good energy about them because you may
you may you know you know you may differ lastly again which I’ve already said are
we being great examples ourselves whether you’re a parent who’s
participating at your kids school or you’re a board member at a church if you
can’t get that right we don’t really have the right to overly criticize other
people in higher positions how are we doing in our own positions well I do
nothing to change the world whatsoever well what can you do what you know when
we leave this world if you die tomorrow did you make a difference did you do
anything from a righteous place I would never be proud to say I always voted for
the party my parents told me to vote for I would never be proud of that instantly
I would my guilt would send me back to another lifetime and that’s enough you
know I’m stuck now I’m stuck because of that oh that again what’s right in my
own heart and so when I’ve been out and visiting other churches for example guys
there’s politics in churches and i will use another word there’s corruption
because of the politics in sure people don’t know how to follow their heart
anymore because everything so enmeshed in the politic of even in churches
people aren’t free so lastly kind of a funny story
at Dallas unity they’ve gone through lots of ministers and lots of changes
and and it’s amazing because each person thinks they might make a difference but
everything’s so messed up that each person that tries their two hands are
tied before they even get a chance they might have had good ministers but they
weren’t allowed to be good medicine they might have had good board members but
they weren’t allowed to be good board members so the corruption in itself the
mess itself kept good from happening so I was sharing with them and I knew I was
hearing some of this as I was there so I thought well very tactfully let me share
some suggestions I was I swear I was tactful and and um so I’m saying you
know guys remember you know give people the chance and and I also said if it
were me and hear that they even have new new board members of new minister you
know they’ll having to be very careful but I said if it were me and I were
asked to come in and help make a change in and help this church or any church to
work and any church that I get invited to to help advise to get it to feel like
this there’s one common thing that has to happen I say fire everyone fire all
the board more fire everyone then asked the congregation to come in for a
meeting and ask them what they want instead of the board and ministers
telling the people what they’re going to get asked them what they want now that’s
not because I’m being mean to the other actually it’s right for them because
they may be the wrong person for you and now it will ruin their life to be voted
to be your Minister board members it could ruin their lives because they’re
not right for you so find out the vibe of the people which is what they should
be doing in politics as well find out what the people really want and then
assign the right person for that you almost can’t go wrong with that so I
explained that to them and I said and and you’ll watch for silly little things
that that sometimes people focus on flaw you know fault finding so I made up an
arbitrary example I said for example guys if you’re all trying to get your
your church to have a spiritual feeling be careful not to get caught up with you
know ridiculous things let’s say for example there’s a wall in the church and
somebody we paint it blue you’ve always got some nag that’s going to say I’m
never going to that church again because I don’t like blue walls and you know
what there was this silence and this lady stands up and goes actually we had
a blue wall that everybody was fighting over him like I try to make up the most
arbiter and I get these psychic it’s and I’m hearing you know there’s God going
to him about the blue wall i’m like yeah that sounds pretty arbitrary let’s say
for example there’s a blue wall to me that’s like saying imagine that a red
Martian beamed onto the stage I figure I’m safe and they all go aw God not the
blue wall story I’m like I so I didn’t know about that sorry man but they were
also able to laugh and realize and I said you know what if everybody’s pretty
cool about the blue wall and some of the ushers and volunteers and so forth they
said we actually wanted the blue wall because the church is huge and when
people arrive we would say to them just go to the blue wall and turn right
there’s the sanctuary to them it was a really you know and we complain about
things not knowing why people choose things so instead of being that typical
argue just to argue and politic just for and checks and balances just for the
heck of it you know learn to find out what people are about you know find out
why they painted the wall blue and I explained to them I said what if you had
somebody come in and say to you as a church guys my child just passed away
it’s a little boy and it just passed away and I have a fund that was left in
their little bank account it’s a hundred dollars I bought paint to remember them
just for maybe a year would you mind paying this wall blue just so so it’s
meaningful to me I’d be all over that and there would be people sitting around
complaining wait a minute where’d the blue who chose the blue I didn’t get
asked if I wanted this is what people do in politics and religion and churches
and I find it to be ridiculous and that’s why we didn’t do things like that
here we asked before i arrived i asked the members the leaders of the church
right dear i want you guys to have a meeting they invited me and that was
flattering but you know what you need to ask the people there if I’m even what
they’re looking for because if they want traditional I’m not it kind of you know
so so I would actually be the wrong person and it sounds like we’re you know
who would do that who in a movie would say I’m not the right actor for your
movie if you’re gonna be paid 20 million dollars you know like put me in there
anyway that’s not the way to live go with what’s the higher good go with
what’s right and not what the head tells us so I felt right to say you guys need
to find if I’m the right person get past that hurdle then I come in and then we
work it out and then we worked everything collaboratively and I don’t
think commonly people do things this way but it is possible so in that guy’s even
though we’re a humble little church you know a couple hundred people attending
on a Sunday the unity of Sedona is only a small town really in comparison of
things on this planet and yet think about this we’ve accomplished what
nobody seems to have been able to accomplish thus far we’ve accomplished
something you know some of you are just sitting here to you know just to hear a
talk or whatever or just the music or whatever there’s something bigger we’ve
accomplished something that people haven’t been able to accomplish not
legally politically spiritually religiously all those things we did it
all different God first how can we bring spirit into board meetings how can we
bring spirit into decision-making into policy making all the things we do how
many hours were open we try to go from a place of inspiration so you should be
very proud you really should you should be very proud to have been part of
co-creating something that planet earth it would have such a hard time trying to
adapt to and yet it would bring great things to everyone so you’re part of
planting seeds that will one day become the majority instead of the minority but
what’s going to happen between now and that time remains to be seen I hope that
we learn the easy way instead of the hard way all right thanks guys and I’ll be running for office as of
next year no with a view wild anyway do get into politics and start telling them
all we don’t care we’re gonna do it differently yeah fire fire everybody and
welcome everyone goodbye and when I say fire you bring them back if they’re the
right people but you find out what’s right first

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