By Georges Carlin
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Our Time is Now
by Tameer S.
If this is our time...
How can this be?
Take a step back.
Look around you.
You will find Life has never left your side.
Love is all around you, beauty is not left behind
Stop searching for the rewards
the hard work will get you there.
Look, feel, and listen as the wind whispers through the air
"Seek not outside yourself"
Who you are can only be understood from within
You want to make progress?
Let go of your illusions
All that you really want
Is all that you already have
So Know your worth; know Thy Self
To see all that you are
Fear not the truth within
take the blindfold off
let your eyes open
Sell yourself no more
Settle not for any less
See all that you are
In God there are no compromises
Surrender yourself to a greater purpose
Let the River of Life flow through you
Let the Deep Sea of Truth lead you
Into Eternal Sunshine
Into the Goal
Into the Reality
Into the Soul
Spirit will take you and from there...
You will see for the first time your own perfection
You will remember the person you were once then
You will understand that Time has fulfilled its function
You will smile and laugh
You will cry no more
You will see that Our Time is now time to go
The paradox of our time in history
is that we think we know...
but the reality is
we must simply let go
of all the answers we think are there
of all the questions we think can make clear
all the confusion and all the pain
all the torn pictures and all the broken frames
let this be the new beginning
let us correct our mistakes
we must see Our Time is Now
we must make this change.