The Leap of Faith

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by Augustine Tan

How much can a person endure emotionally? He can only withstand so much before giving in, admitting through gritted teeth that he had failed miserably. As such, it takes a lot of will in order for an awake person to remain composed in the presence of those who perpetuate this false reality, who would rather live in blissful denial than come to terms with the truth. How long can this charade called “life” continue on in this state, with rampant corruption and utter dishonesty? Few, perhaps none, would dare answer such a question.

The awake person, having the knowledge to discern fact from fiction, might suppress himself from pointing out the childish fallacies of those still asleep. Over time, he grows weary of playing along with the illusion and tries to reach out, to no avail. Very few would listen to his views, fewer would understand them. Keeping most of his thoughts to himself, the awake person does whatever he sees fit to maintain his sanity. Occasionally, he hints to his peers about what he knows, sowing the seeds necessary to help them, even though he knows that most of his efforts will be in vain.

How he wishes others could see the bigger picture! If only people could open their eyes and crawl out of the hole they had dug for themselves! Alas, they are too occupied with meaningless things and simple partial truths. They would not take the time to research and figure out the complete insanity that has come upon the human race. Sometimes, the awake person feels as if the task at hand is too overwhelming, too daunting for him, to the point that it drives him into depression. However, knowing that this task is never finished, he goes on to do his best to spread the truth.

If one was given the choice to take the leap of faith and leave behind the things that do not benefit him, would he do it if his sanity depended on it? There is nothing better for an awake person than to liberate himself from the constraints that has once held him and move on. True freedom stems from a desire to seek it, for those who are slaves are idle to seek their freedom. Once the mind is free from worldly influences, then and only then can the individual find redemption and strive towards a greater purpose.

Investigating a Criminal Investigation

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by Augustine Tan

The fast pace of the digital age means that we are less inclined to fact-check before accepting a news story as true. At the same time, however, it has given us a tool – i.e. the Internet – to compare news sources and facts to give us a comprehensive view on the same story. The type of news story that will be the focus of this post is crime.

Every crime has more or less the same elements. There are the suspects, evidence, witnesses, motive, etc. As most of us are mere spectators of news events, we may never get the full picture of a crime and its investigation, only a narration told by someone else via the media. This leaves a lot of room for questioning and speculation, not due to lousy reporting, but perhaps because it was covered in such a way as to fulfill a hidden agenda. In this post I shall break down a criminal investigation to its elements and analyze them individually. A sort of investigation on an investigation, if you will.

The Crime – Be it a daylight robbery, an elaborate scam or a sinister conspiracy, the crime is the main event which becomes the focus of the news story. Everything else is secondary. After all, a major crime is remembered for the event itself, not the witness, the suspect (unless he or she is a famous personality) or the weapon used.

The Culprit(s) – Whether or not he or she is identified during the initial investigation, one thing is certain: only the culprit knows that he or she is guilty of committing the crime. As such, the culprit will find ways to cover up the evidence and avoid the authorities for as long as possible, or else turn himself or herself in or get caught. The culprit may have the help of one or more accomplices.

The Suspect(s) – Believed to be the most likely culprits, the suspects are detained to assist in the investigation. Some are accused against their will, claiming to be innocent with an alibi to back it up.

The Victim(s) – Murdered, conned or just unlucky, the victim is just as important as the culprit. A deceased victim’s body may yield clues to the culprit, such as wounds, DNA traces and physical evidence. A live victim will be able to give a testimony to the investigators so as to give them a clearer picture on what had happened during the crime and other relevant details. Even if the victim is missing, his or her background may provide some clues to establish a connection between him or her and the culprit.

The Witness(es) – If the crime had been committed in the presence of other people, a witness will have to come forward to give their testimony. A witness may not necessarily provide enough information to connect all the dots, he or she will at least have a version of events told in his or her perspective. Even so, a fake witness could possibly be planted to mislead the investigators.

The Scene of the Crime – Besides providing important clues, the scene of the crime ties in with some questions like “Why was the crime committed here?” or “Have the victim and witness known each other for them to meet at this location?”

The Evidence – Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the evidence is vital to piecing together the information needed to form the bigger picture. The evidence is used to establish that an event or occurrence had taken place, allowing the investigators to exclude any unlikely possibilities and present the most possible series of events and details. However, evidence can be tampered with or destroyed, making it harder for the investigators to link the separate pieces of information.

The Motive – A key question asked by detectives is “Cui bono?“(Who benefits?) The motive must be established to make certain that the culprit had a reason to commit the crime. Without a motive, the investigators will be hard-pressed to point the finger at any of the suspects.

With the amount of news that bombards us each day, it becomes increasingly imperative that we question the news we receive and do our own research. The mainstream media will never admit to knowing that an event is completely staged or a false flag. It is up to us to decide what is true and what is mere propaganda to warn others of the elite’s plans.

Will the Rest Humanity Ever Wake Up?

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by Augustine Tan

Hope, among other things, motivates the awake individual to seek the truth, to find a way to convince others to wake up and prepare for whatever lies ahead. It is the feeling that all will turn out right, no matter how dire, how bleak the circumstances. To live a life bereft of hope is akin to passing each day expecting absolutely nothing, for there would be nothing to look forward to, no reason to be happy and be at peace with oneself.

Prior to the awakening, the individual will have to realize and acknowledge the fallen state of our world. The individual will have to go through the despair, loneliness and emptiness of the depression phase, questioning everything about human morality and its place in this paradigm. Once the individual has woken up, he or she will have to pick up the pieces of his or her previous mindset and start anew, with the fresh hope that he or she will find greater meaning.

Today, humanity is at a crossroads. Depending on how one looks at it, more and more people seem to be slowly waking up to reality. The Internet has allowed other awake individuals to reach out to those just beginning to wake up, providing them with information and resources via the alternative media and truth blogs. Even so, there are still people who are disillusioned and skeptical of this truth, no thanks to the nonsense spewed out by mainstream media.

If all hope was lost, perhaps there would no need to seek truth. There would be no need to go through the trouble of spreading important information that nobody would read, let alone understand. That is not the case. Today, the rest of humanity has a chance of waking up. We can all do our part and help spread the truth. At the same time, however, we must realize that the battle is far from over. As long as there is social inequality, conflict and prejudices, there will be people who will find ways to run away and continue living their lives in denial.

Suppression of the Mind

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by Augustine Tan

The semi-conscious mind is easily influenced. To dictate the standards and boundaries of the mind is to control the individual, forcing the individual to accept without question a fixed set of behaviours that are expected of him or her. To persuade the mind to desire unnecessary things is to lure the individual to seek pleasure but never find true satisfaction. To be able to exploit the weaknesses of the mind is to profit from the individual who is oblivious to the fact that he or she is being exploited, sucking the life out of the individual until he or she is nothing more than an obedient slave.

Technology has simplified the work and effort required of everyday tasks. Instant gratification is the rule-of-thumb in this day and age, causing individuals to become lazier and have shorter attention spans. The mind would not need to expend too much energy on anything, for almost everything has been made in such a way to maximize comfort and reduce any unwanted hassle. Or so it is believed.

As the system continues to feed the mind with prepackaged answers and solutions, it punishes those who oppose or reject it. The system rewards those who uphold its “principles” and “ideals”, using them as examples for the rest of the populace. Following suit, other individuals align their aspirations in order to emulate these “exemplary individuals”, often at the cost of defining success in their own terms. By the time these individuals achieve their goals, they will soon realize that the outcome is a far cry from what they had envisioned.

The mind’s true potential has been compromised by those in power. The elite only want compliant individuals who mindlessly go about their lives without questioning authority. The mind that is free from suppression will go against most, if not all, of the elite’s plans for humanity, for the individual with a free mind has the right conscience to understand that the elite only do things for their own gain.

A free mind is able to discover, create and develop exponentially. The free mind can attain its full potential if the individual wishes to do so. Realizing the pure and true intentions that were once hidden by a clouded conscience prior to the awakening is a liberating experience. Putting ideas into action, the individual is able to think more clearly and create his own path where he is in full control.

Waking Up is a Choice

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by Augustine Tan

The only way forward is to wake up. As much as it is within the interest of the majority to continue their relentless pursuit of higher ideals, they will go nowhere if they continue with the status quo. The unsustainable nature of the current paradigm must be fully realized in order for individuals to take action and change the course of humanity. However, this cannot be done if the majority refuses to have a reality check.

Waking up is a voluntary act. Nobody can force an individual to face the truth, because doing so is counterproductive. The individual must have a desire to face the truth, to have the courage to discard long-held beliefs that do not benefit anyone, including himself. He will have to examine all the lies, misconceptions and fallacies that have prevented him from realizing the truth, and see them for what they really are: tools of mental enslavement.

Choosing to wake up is only half the battle. The individual who only just woke up is extremely vulnerable, and as such needs to rely on his critical thinking to understand his current situation and receive proper guidance from others who are awake. This is extremely important as he can potentially be led astray by those claiming to have “answers”. He must learn from other awake individuals about the true reality of this world before he is able to find his own footing.

There can be no turning back after the individual chooses to wake up. The probability of falling back to sleep is high if the individual does not have the will to persevere and look beyond the cloak of confusion. The fact the majority is still asleep is enough to make the awake wonder the breadth and scope of humanity’s self-imposed deception. Once the awake individual accepts his obligation to seek the truth, he will only grow from thereon and be an example for those who are still asleep.

Slumber in Delusion

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by Augustine Tan

Before my awakening, I was asleep. I was an unhappy teenager who played video games and read a lot of fiction to escape reality. I hated reality, not only because it sucked, I also felt that something was terribly wrong. At one point, I realized that I had to find answers to why the world was screwed up, and so I sought them from people I trusted, but they could never give me a straight answer. I tried to understand the difference between “left-wing” and “right-wing” ideologies, but the knowledge I had accumulated left me with no conclusion whatsoever. Over the course of time, I searched for other possible answers with little success. Somehow, I knew that the answer lay somewhere, just waiting for me to uncover.

I call the phase when I was still asleep my “slumber in delusion”. When I was still asleep, my life almost seemed like a dream, probably because I was struggling with the trials and tribulations of adolescence. The people around me noticed my weary and depressed demeanour, the way I sighed most of the time and lacked the self-confidence to the point that I normally stared at the ground as I sauntered from place to place. I was attempting to find my place in this world, attempting to find something to satisfy my thirst for meaning.

The 5 stages of the awakening. It is based on the Kübler-Ross model, better known as the 5 stages of grief. The 5 stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In order for a person to wake up, he must go through all 5 stages, a long and painful process of self-reflection, questioning and discovery. I have known about the 5 stages of the awakening for some time, but I am only beginning to understand their implications. It is possible (in my opinion, at least) that a person must go through the 5 stages a few times before he is fully awake. Each time he goes through the entire cycle, a barrier that once held him back is broken down, freeing him until he finally finds his way.

I do not wish to mislead by giving an anecdote of my personal experience on how I woke up. Let’s just say that I had to go through many terrible experiences that involved the 5 stages of the awakening before I was able to free my mind and fully wake up. By the time I arose from my slumber in delusion, I was able to look past the things that hindered me and finally find the answers I was looking for.

Superficial

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by Augustine Tan 

Some of the greatest deceptions often come in the form that we least expect. The perception of innocence and meekness of certain people often causes us to lower our guard, accepting without a single doubt that they are harmless. A simple smile, a charming word or two, physical attractiveness and other misleading actions or characteristics lure us into their being, bewitching us, urging us to admire and idolize them. The deceiver may or may not be aware of their seduction, but nevertheless use their traits to their advantage.

Celebrities are the main deceivers in this paradigm. Actors and artistes were once people of the arts, bringing inspiration and awe to the films or songs they produced. Most of the actors and artistes of today influence the masses with toxic ideas, leading astray the vulnerable ones and corrupting their souls. The fans of these celebrities worship them like gods, showing their support by showering them with money.

Forget the rich and famous for once. Look instead at the friends and family around us. If we truly trust the people close to us, we would know that they would do no harm to us no matter what. To those who we are acquainted with, who we know little of, we should learn to keep our distance from them, until we can be absolutely certain that they can be trusted. People will take advantage of one another under the guise of familiarity, taking but giving back little in return.

The wolf in sheep’s clothing prowls among the sheep, acting like the sheep to the point that the sheep think that the wolf is one of their number. When the time is ripe, the wolf pounces upon his first victim, wreaking havoc among the flock. By the time the sheep realize what had happened, the wolf had long fled and they had lost a handful of their own kind.

The superficial reality that we perceive with our own eyes is little more than a show, full of actors and props upon a large, elaborate stage. To go beyond this reality and understand the beauty within each person is to find the truth that is hidden among the deceivers, liars and con artists of our paradigm.