Nothing shows up the dysfunction in the Mind of humanity better than two similar stories from the USA and Britain . In the USA police had to pepper spray customers who were fighting over Nike Air Jordan trainers .
From a Seattle policeman :
“Around 3 [a.m.] there started to be some fighting and pushing among the customers,” Murphy said. “Around 4, it started to get pretty unruly and officers sprayed pepper spray on a few people who were fighting, and that seemed to do the trick to break them up.”
Yesterday, in Britain it went one stage further when a youth was stabbed to death in Oxford St, London again over Nike trainers .
From Mail Online :
“The biggest sales rush in British history was marked by bloodshed yesterday as a teenager was murdered in a suspected row over a pair of trainers.
Bargain hunters looked on in horror as the 18-year-old was stabbed in a branch of Foot Locker on Oxford Street in central London” .
If an alien from outer space landed, he might surmise these trainers must have special powers which enabled you to fly or run as fast as Usain Bolt . But of course, they don’t – they’re just another pair of trainers .
This mad behaviour comes from the belief we NEED something . Once upon a time, we had everything but for some peculiar reason, we decided it wasn’t enough and hence our world of need, want and scarcity was born . We wanted something more than Life but this is actually impossible as Life is all there is .
It goes one stage further . Not only do we have everything, we are everything .
From “A Course In Miracles – Seek Not Outside Yourself” :
No one who comes here but must still have hope, some lingering illusion, or some dream that there is something outside of himself that will bring happiness and peace to him . If everything is in him this cannot be so . And therefore by his coming, he denies the truth about himself and seeks for something more than everything, as if a part were separated off and found where all the rest of it is not .
The physical world is an illusion and what we seek, for example the Nike trainers, does not exist and even when we obtain the object of our desire, the pleasure is only temporary and we seek again, for what we already possess, in something else .
Nothing outside of yourself will bring what you seek . No house, relationship, job, large bank balance or pair of Nike trainers can satisfy you .
Life is ‘All There Is’ and you are Life – why would you want anymore ?