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"Everyone's chance to do something that matters"
When asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement, some will talk about corporate greed, the potential impact on government, the injustices of waging war for natural resources or how to turn public frustration into real action on jobs, healthcare and a list of other vital issues.
But there is also another element to this peaceful uprising, one of those deeper meanings that we can all feel but few can translate into words. A spiritual aspect that is calling out to millions for reasons both esoteric and unknown.
Kyle Szlosek, as much as anyone I’ve met so far, is in tune with this subtle vibe.
“This idea is nothing but infinite potential, everyone’s chance to do something that matters. What failed in the 60’s was people putting their weight behind figures, not the meaning” of what they were doing. When prophets such as Dr. King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were taken from us, the masses’ desire to force social change had also become a victim of frail mortality.
“We each only have one cognitive consciousness and we can do anything with it. That is our gift. Instead of killing ourselves by wasting finite resources, we can use this power to mend the loose ends of the past.”
Kyle is a proud Mainer who has traveled across the country four times in the past few years. He has abandoned the concept of money to focus his own life on inspiring hope, leaving an eternal impression on every person he makes eye contact with. Often he will speak to hundreds of people every day, discussing destiny, the connective power of the internet and some fascinating ideas on time and the true depth of love.
He was arrested this past Sunday, standing on the steps of the Supreme Court with Cornel West. Kyle, however, will not be discouraged in his quest to stop the 1% from destroying the rest of us. “If we focus on the negative, we can never progress. We will never realize the bigger accomplishments if we don’t effect the world in the most positive way possible.”
In the biting autumn chill falling over Washington we spoke at length about humanity, karma, lunar versus solar paradigms, “wearing your life” and all of the steps that have led society to this very moment in time.
“When you take from the world with a closed fist,” he explains while talking about the uninhibited greed dominating our culture, “you will receive the wrath that the world will bring.”
Nature thrives on balance, on reaching a peaceful equilibrium with everything it touches. Matter and reality exist because every atom in the universe is also engaged in an eternal struggle, the desire to become hydrogen – one positive particle and one negative that together equal a charge of zero.
In a very cosmic kind of way, this is exactly what the 99% are also struggling to achieve. The bigger accomplishment is not a violent overthrow of capitalism or the dissolution of America. It is to restore a natural balance to our lop-sided society, before all of us are crushed beneath the overwhelming mass of the top one percent.