Category: Uplifting Posts

Posts that have an uplifting message, but which do not relate directly to optimistic intelligence.

Poems

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
It’s time to believe again, in an America for everyone.

 

Poems by David “Mitch” Sotelo 

 

Wisdom’s Journey

Laugh through the tears and cry through the laughter and remember that only you can know your heart best. Ultimately your greatest teacher and best friend is yourself.

Take the journey that is truly your own, into the universe that is your mind. Don’t miss the wonder that you are…

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Primal Humanity

When I feel the earth again beneath my feet, I am humble in an awesome exciting world of wonder. Content to be me, I can feel then for others. What brings me down only has power when I feel helpless to experience it. Feeling brings the deeper breath of life to me, as if I had been barely breathing and living before.

Free of being controlled by punishing and worshiping views and actions, all the earth seems more friendly. Free of hatefulness, and shallow thought, feeling the truth of me allows my mind to fly with wings of wonder.

There is one great teacher in the world and it is honest feeling, one great challenge: to conquer our helplessness.

I would that the world will listen to itself in time, for it is not politics or other humans that are the enemy of humankind, it is the lack of feeling and the love that allows it, and the help that heals it.

I see farther because I feel more deeply, I see more deeply because I challenge the painful helplessness around my needs and feelings. With the courage to face who I am I rise to educate my too often inhuman mind.

We are our salvation if we look courageously within, and within, we are all friends. But to find our friendship we must look courageously within, feel our helplessness, and rise with wings of honesty lifted by the updraft of a simple thing called love.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

I Am Awakening

I see myself on the shore of a vast ocean of humanity, feeling as small as grain of sand, and deep within me I long to reach that point in each of us, that is all of us. There in that place I am called to dance and to embrace, and to see a friend in all.

Perhaps I have not had the pleasure to meet you, and perhaps I have seen you with my natural eyes. Yet in my heart I see you shining, I feel the warmth of your humanity. And I smile knowing that this shining light comes from the wonder that is you.

This drama of life may cause us conflict from time to time, but the gifts of your unique mind, and the light of your spirit have spoken to me, ancient ever fresh and glowing.

Whoever you are, where ever you are, I wish you well, and blessings for all that lifts you.

Together We Are Awakening

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Humanity Rising

The trampled voices soar and sing.

From the ashes of darkness and lies the truth rises like a blazing sun.

High above the reach of oppression,

and sinking into the heart of humanity with power that cannot be defeated,

history builds virtue,

and the heavens weep for joy.

A sweet rain like a baptism of love,

and tears that clean the heart and soul,

bless the earth with new hope.

Humanity looks to the stars finding humility.

The stars beckon and smile, glory shining in fleeting time.

Humanity Rising

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Hearing the Music

There is a music that weaves through all human conflicts, that teaches us how to harmonize, to bend our time into victories.

When I am out of harmony I feel it, and I know I am not in touch with the music of my time. Then is when I must pause in singing my personal song, and listen.

We must play our part in the music of life, and only that, taking time to hear as it soars above us and beyond us, and lifts us to our better destiny.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Human Hearts Chattering

There is a place in the deepest heart that brings everything together in a music with many songs. In that place there is no importance and there is no guide, and heaven touches the earth with compassion. There life begins where stardust falls, and the meek inherit not the earth, but freedom, and the universe, humbled, bends to listen in awe.

Human hearts chattering.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

 

Calling Out Disguised Evil

The foul fumes of a looming and eminent hell, in which our great nation can and may be cast, is being couched in the flowery and snake like lies and misdirection of a reprobate, anti democratic and un-American Republican Party, that would make Abraham Lincoln cry and even Teddy Roosevelt blush with shame.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Soul

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
It’s time to believe again, in and America for everyone. Bernie Sanders IS the power of myth the call of the ages. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo
Don’t let greed turn you into a slave….

Yoga: The Deeper Discovery of the Universe that is You

The mystery of who you are, the fullness of life that is your soul, is as great as the mystery of the universe and the multiverse.

The journey within you is an exploration as exciting as travelling into space or exploring the deepest oceans.

You are the development, the evolution of life and the universe, with a mind and eyes and ears and feelings that paint on a canvass that is pure wonder.

All within the marvel of your heart and mind there sings a song that sings itself, a universe of the soul.

The goal of yoga is not in essence about physical exercises which are only augmentations. Yoga is the yoking of all you experience with all that you experience to be yourself. Two phrases in Sanskrit to describe this are aham brahmasmi (I am THAT) and tat twam asi (THAT I am).

Yet the communication of love and need, the forces of the evolution of the universe and life, are the only fuel one needs to find the virtues built upon the perspectives used to love, and the honest need that liberates the mind to open a wonder and deep joy that is the real you.

The ancient yogis say “All things come from bliss and return to bliss.” Bliss is the joy of love, the dance of love and need, the heart and mind set free from greed, a hug of time embracing all that was, is, or ever will be.

Heal your heart and mind, fill your wonder, conquer your darkness, and in your emptiness know your transcendence in your deepest immanence.

You are the call of the universe to your soul, the heart beat of the greater evolution of justice, the wise freedom that wears the innocent smile of a child.

All that said, this path of yoga, expressed in the actions of daily life, is the same as the humble journey of any progressive democrat.

Real progress is born from the creative play of the wonder that is you.

Rev David Mitchel Sotelo

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Teaching the Heart

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
It’s time to believe again, in and America for everyone. Bernie Sanders IS the power of myth the call of the ages. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo
Don’t let greed turn you into a slave….

What is it about teaching that inspires that ignites the teacher in the student and moves their heart passionately? What is it about teaching on the subject of self reflection that connects us to our needs and to our virtues? The power of myth is it’s connection to human need and virtue. My teachers who taught me about myself and about human need and virtue are my gurus. The Honorable Venerable Dr. Thich Thien An, Arthur Janov’s books, Dr. Jason Ellis (physicist), the writings of Bruce Wilson (medical science writer), and the writings of Peter G. Prontzos (political science writer), professor of political science Sam Hamlet of U.T.A. and my dear children Jason Alexander Harold Houghstow, and Amber Brooksie Joni Houghstow.

In Honor of all My Teachers Who Taught Me About My Heart

Attempting to teach my self reflective form of yoga I encounter lots of reactions. Sadly, when you begin to break through to their “feeling soul” they may begin to give you exaggerated praise and sometimes it verges on worship. “Transference” some call this. Regardless, it begins a chance to get them on their feet as independent and free, if you shunt away the “praise”. There are no “gurus” (meaning teachers by the way) who aren’t also students, and no students who aren’t “gurus”.

Below is an example of such a case, which to a good teacher means:

“Wow I’ve got a lot of work to do here.”

One day the student becomes aware that they are also teaching the “teacher”. Putting a teacher on a pedestal is also a convenient way to be able to knock them off of it and negate any teaching that isn’t palatable.

A teacher who doesn’t understand and harness the power of myth is not able to ignite the power of transformation in a student’s heart: the “spiritual” teacher within the student. When you get the mythology in life and cultures you find a way to the heart… This is the root of all “spiritual teaching” that is effective.

What is spiritual? It is the connection of the heart to virtues, virtues which are natural and come from the perspectives we use to meet human need: Creative, to empower the virtue of Art, Objective, to empower Truth, Empathetic, which is the heart of Goodness.

Below is an example of a chat in which I was put on a pedestal much to my disliking. Such “moments” mean to a good teacher:

“Wow I’ve got a lot of work to do here.”

paltalk pal: ha ha – it SHOULDN’T be good though – i’d be doing something far more constructive,, were i a better person
me: That takes work and it isn’t always pleasant so you are a hero for even thinking about it.
paltalk pal: O i Admire Your Light of Optimism
paltlak pal: You Are Beautiful
paltalk pal: those seemingly irking pm’s You would send, were merely Beams of Your Light peeking through the cracks of my private tendencies
paltalk pal: and now it’s broken open, and i have Complete Acceptance in You
Me: That’s ok sometimes I irk myself and I can’t get away from me.

I started out putting a lot of my teachers on pedestals, and to them I give my sincerest apologies and my appreciation for their patience.

Life is a dance where we can expect that we will step on toes and have ours stepped on as well, the trick is to see the dance in all the stepping, and laugh with delight.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Light to Darkness

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo
Don’t let greed turn you into a slave….

Light: Conquering the Dark Side

When seeking the light of virtue, we must conquer our darkness. Democrats and progressives around the world are motivated by this quest, the most progressive have felt the darkness in themselves and found the light within them.

Everyone has a dark side. Many know of it. Few have felt it. Those who have felt it feel only its power. Some have healed from it and brought the light of day to who they were, who they became, who they are, and have lit the joy of the innocence in their deepest selves. Behind the pain that keeps them from living life fully as their genuine selves lies their ties to virtue, their renewable faith in life and love: their optimistic intelligence.

Those who walk in their darkness are ruled by the desire to punish instead of heal, to blame instead of understand, to fear instead of love, to see an enemy in the deepest heart of those who they have come to fear. They love war more than diplomacy, greed more than the joy of others, or the love of others. They fear change, they rest uneasy in their skin, they are allergic to life and to progress.

Those who are on the path that heals the darkness love progress, and healing, and building solid ground for trust. They are progressives, they are those more liberal with love than desiring of defense, for they see the friend in the deepest heart of everyone.

When the Democratic Party, or the more progressive parties in any land, strive to seek their deepest soul and highest virtue, they must return and feel the darkness that is the blindness in their vision, and stand solid for progressive virtues. They must embrace and love the progressive mind that lies shimmering with real hope and potential in the hearts of all. They must feel the hopelessness, the helplessness, within themselves. They must unlearn it and rise, rise with the joy of life that conquers the fear of dying, that lifts up all around, and breathes life into the darkness of despair.

The Democrats are now in a great internal battle, deciding how much of their message can be brought to the nation they love, but in the end they must and will rise together with the same optimistic faith in all humanity and life, the same faith that unites them.

Blazing into the darkness of fearful hearts with tolerance and love, and conquering the urge to punish with the power to heal and forgive and come together, Democrats will bless this nation and this world once again, and be the reason others will see us truly as one nation united by love, a light on hill, calling to the lights in every land “Let there be peace, let there be justice, let there be rivers clean and skies shining with hope. Rise with us, we are one. Rise with us together for we are one family. Rise and bless the children of all the earth. Rise and be free. Embracing our higher destiny. Together let us rise and sing a song that will make the heavens smile and the emptiness full, and every child to dance.”

Let the progressive mind in every optimistic heart be free, Democrats will hold the torch up high that will light the way. We who are first citizens of the world then citizens of our great nation and lovers of every family, we salute you, whoever you are, with the hope and the promise that is you.

Awaken with us, join us, and let our world be free from hate and fear, and free in deeds of virtue that will shine through the ages. Join us in our journey, help us, as we help you, and let us truly make America, not great again, but greater still.

Yours Sincerely,
Just another Democrat in Collin County TX,

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Progressivists

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Progress: What is it? It is the result of being progressive!

Progressivists compose a wing of the Democratic Party, and are almost nonexistent in the Republican Party. Teddy Roosevelt tried to establish a more progressive party called, perhaps affectionately, the “Bull Moose Party”. Sadly, it failed to have the influence it needed to have. Surely though, some progress was made by Teddy in promoting progressive political concerns.

What many progressivists fail to realize is that progressive politics isn’t either far left or far right. Why? Because neither pure Communism or pure Capitalism are progressive, for in the first case the government is taken by force and greed grabs all the money, and in the second case some grab all the money and then buy the government. Neither of these options are progressive, and neither create real human progress. They, in fact, work against it…

Progressive politics is based on a concern for the everyone, which requires the right kind of empowerment of voices in the society, voices that focus on cooperation and empathy, voices that are four kinds: Objective, Creative, Empathetic, and Optimistic (the voice of honest need, the absence of learned helplessness around needs and feelings). These voices need clear communication, with none of them overwhelming the others.

How does this look in society? There are points of powerful voice in the main organizational types that reflect in emphasis the four voices: Government which is more about objectivity, the media, which is more about putting many voices together in helpful creative ways, the extended family organizations most often classified in the United States together as “Church”, and finally the Optimistic voice is about healthy fair trade which benefits all players, this is most often referred to as “Business”.

Democrats are to various degrees mostly progressive, and actually, many Republicans, and even some types of Socialsts as well. Democratic socialism is what many are, without their knowing it, here in the United States. Why? Because Democratic Socialism is about a balance of these voices centered around fair trade that creates the optimism we need to be a healthy society honest with its real needs. So, most people are progressives, but to widely varying degrees, some leaning very capitalistic, and some very communistic. Progressives can be more or less limited in their visions, as selfishness is not progressive, and nationalistic leaning progressives are not at progressive as international progressives.

We need to focus on something I call “progressive health” in order to understand how progressive we are or are not, or how progressive our society is leaning. We need to see how balanced the four voices are, but more crucially we need to see how fair our trade is in helping the Optimistic voice of the society.

There is a disease that affects trade and optimism. I call this disease “greed”, meaning greed for power and wealth that ignores one’s real needs or the needs of others. We can call this disease “corporate capitalism” or “crony capitalism”. Within ourselves this disease manifests as “learned helplessness around needs and feelings” brought about by trauma and deprivation. When this disease sets in, it turns us away from real honest need to symbolic needs in order to help us with the intense anxiety engendered by this form of learned helplessness which could also be seen as “damaged faith in love”. Greed, in short, is the disease, and it exists in various degrees. It is also the root of all “evil” for the human race, and even now is affecting our global climate in dangerous ways.

The answer lies in various kinds of communication that balances these voices, which weakens the symbolic needs that cover our real needs. Symbolic need, or greed, keeps us from the despair of our hopelessness, but in the end shortens our lives and the lives or our societies, and the duration of human life on this planet.

I support primal therapy and the writings of Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos, Arthur Janov, and France Janov, because they focus on this disease and it’s cure: honestly expressing (voting) our real needs by unlearning the helplessness around them.

I support the Democratic Party and Mike Rawlins, and Michael Handley, and Sajeel Khaleel, and many more of my friends, because they all are voices for progressive politics. I especially support Bernie Sanders because he is a nationalist progressive.

Changing a person or a country toward being more progressive is about incremental changes not violent outbursts or harsh demands.

Within the Democratic Party there is a debate about just how incrementally we have to approach this change and still be heard. That is a valid debate. I think we are ready for Bernie, and some say our nation is only ready for Hillary. But this is an intense family quarrel, not a war. There is a difference between integrating more populist caring politics which is a healing, a slow unlearning, and the psychotic fit within the Republican Party. We love these Republicans, but this family quarrel is about whether grandma and grandpa are a threat to themselves and need to not be out driving the political car, or whether we let them just drive to the nearby grocery or not. Within the Democratic party either argument will produce some progress, it is just a question of how much progress will be created.

To sum this all up: Being progressive isn’t about individual issues or whether we are liberal or conservative. It is about what works. And quintessentially, what is love, and how tough love needs to be.

The whole world is leaning progressive, because it has to in order to meet its global needs well. The question is: Will we be active enough and promote proper communication enough to achieve this over arching goal for humanity.

A note here about emotional/social intelligence classes in our schools: This is a very progressive concept because it teaches all of us how to communicate with ourselves and others with empathy, self awareness, and self control. I have promoted a resolution which speaks to this with an emphasis on lowering bullying in our schools, which is of course, like war, the least progressive thing imaginable.

Here is my resolution for anyone who wishes to write a version and promote the concept of it politically.

Here it is:

Bullying

“Whereas, there is wide spread bullying and violence in our schools, especially against our most vulnerable children, which lowers academic performance and has caused the deaths of our precious children (sometimes by violent acts and sometimes by suicides), Let it therefor be resolved, that we as a Party, endorse the implementation of emotional intelligence classes. These are classes which have been proven successful in many pilot studies to lower violence and increase academic performance by ten percent and more. Let it be therefor further resolves, that such classes be implemented in selected schools at all grade levels for the sake of our children and grandchildren.”

And the good lord said: Let there be light…

David “Mitch” Sotelo

sites to consider The Primal Mind, Primal Therapy Emotional Intelligence

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Stop Bullying in Our Schools

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. David “Mitch” Sotelo

Bullying is rampant in our schools, children cannot learn in the darkness of their fear and anger. Emotional intelligence classes in schools is very important and effective here is a very effective presentation which argues for the implementation of emotional intelligence classes.
Please watch and listen carefully.

You may well ask, “But what can I do about this?” I hope that what I say next may give you ideas, but it is really up to your own creativity and heart.

For the Sake of Our Children

It seems in politics, as in trying to influence mules, you have to get the attention of those stubbornly stuck in their ways.

I propose that we are all handicapped or variously “enabled”, and part of our common social inability that affects our children of all abilities is the inability to pause and reflect and be smart about how we express emotions. This is something called “emotional intelligence”.

What is emotional intelligence? In layman’s terms it is simply the ability to be empathetic, self aware, and in control.

Given the widespread bullying in our schools, which lowers academic performance and increases violent outbursts and reactions, it is plain that we need “emotional intelligence” classes in our public schools. Not classes that single out and embarrass a few children, and their parents, but classes for the kids.

Let us submit a resolution to be considered for placement on all state platforms, that reads:

“Whereas, there is wide spread bullying and violence in our schools, especially against our most vulnerable children, which lowers academic performance and has caused the deaths of our precious children (sometimes by violent acts and sometimes by suicides),

Let it therefor be resolved, that we as a Party, endorse the implementation of emotional intelligence classes. These are classes which have been proven successful in many pilot studies to lower violence and increase academic performance by ten percent and more. Let it be therefor further resolves, that such classes be implemented in selected schools at all grade levels for the sake of our children and grandchildren.”

Copy the above or write it in your own words and submit this resolution to your various political parties. It is time we stood up to bullying and the lack of loving mutual support in our classrooms. This is truly the most important issue of our times, because love, yes love, smart love, really is the answer for the world today.

Discuss this in your churches, and clubs, and call your representatives in government, discuss this in your schools, and help fulfill your obligation to our children: the leaders of tomorrow.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Conquering

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Conquering helplessness requres that we answer back to our darkness. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. It conquers the very power of defeat and shatters our needless fears.  David “Mitch” Sotelo

Conquering the Helplessness that Cripples Your Soul

 
Conquering helplessness requires the courage to rise above the meaningless hope dope beliefs of society. Religious affiliations are measures of the inner unconscious pain born of helplessness that keeps one from knowing or enjoying either work or play.
 
This darkness within causes us to live shallow lives struggling for symbols of things lost long ago.
 
One can’t reach a better future by symbolically reliving one’s past, and there are few who will relive their helplessness after it is gone and be free.
 
True progressives seek freedom in the very helplessness that robbed them.. They know that real progress is more than the hope dope sought by those entrenched in greed and the search for power over others.
 
Before they seek wealth or power they seek to serve others.
 
Before they try to help others with their faults they seek to be in the process of removing their own.
 
Free from highs and lows, they are full of the resilience I call optimistic intelligence.
 
Free from fighting the desires of their heart, they conquer all needless selfishness.
 
David “Mitch” Sotelo
 
For more information on true self realization and personal freedom contact Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos, Arthur Janov, or France Janov.
 
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David “Mitch” Sotelo

Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights. David “Mitch” Sotelo

When Despair Engulfs

Sometimes look into your pain and feel what you never felt before.
That is where I find hope in my hopelessness.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Who Am I and Who Are You?

I am guruji, the light in us,
and like you and everyone,
sent to all of us,
lights calling to the darkness,
we are here.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

What We Do

We all sing in our souls things too beautiful for our minds to conceive,
And then forget our songs as we forget our dreams,
And say of the world “how dull”.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Alone

When the world turns dark and the skies cold,
And you feel alone in your soul,
Be the warmth and the light for someone else stranded in their world.
Make a bridge where there seems only sky, a road where mountains of impossibilities rise,
And you will bring a world of many isolated loves together,
In a paradise no one ever imagined.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

A Message to Citizens of the Earth

I thought I would share my wishes for you. In all your troubles and cares you are a wonder that no one can fathom, judge or diminish. Look into your eyes. When you seek the wonder of the universe: You are that one.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

Alone

When the world turns dark and the skies cold,
And you feel alone in your soul,
Be the warmth and the light for someone else stranded in their world.
Make a bridge where there seems only sky, a road where mountains of impossibilities rise,
And you will bring a world of many isolated loves together,
In a paradise no one ever imagined.
David “Mitch” Sotelo

To all my friends, and to those who feel I am their enemy:

I sincerely from the bottom of my heart, desire that you find joy and love today,
A sunshine of human warmth surrounding you, embracing your heart with healing and hope.
I hope today you find your dreams coming true and letting you fly without wings and be blessed without effort,
Until love lifting you, is like a song whispered to your heart with your every breath.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Bernie Sanders

A man standing alone,

True to himself,

True to you,

A measure of the hope,

That lifts us from the insanity of greed,

To a love both practical and inspiring.

A man that lights the lights of those

Whose hearts light the world.

And they say he cannot win.

I say,

If you hear him,

How can he lose?

Feel the BERN

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Arthur snd France Janov

From the depths of despair they find what lifts the world,

From the depths of hopelessness they find the science of love,

From the depths of greed a crying child,

From the child in you the life in you.

From the life in you the hope of the world.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Bruce Wilson and Peter G. Prontzos

Friends from the depths of our common humanity,

Stalwarts of truth and virtues of the heart,

Minds on fire with compassion,

For a world shuddering in the coldness of humanity,

Lighting the warming lights of a journey to hope,

Found in the courage embraced in our helplessness,

Minstrels singing to the heart of our sleeping greatness.

My friends,

Friends of our world.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

When there is a song in your heart don’t be afraid to sing it.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

Yours Truly and with hope in a dismal world, I offer all these thoughts with compassion and mercy for all of us.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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Virtues: Progressive

Teaching, spiritual, the self, guru, teacher, student
Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.

Virtues that are progressive can heal our world. Real virtues are progressive. They are the gift of someone with insight into themselves and society, someone who can think creatively, objectively, and with empathy that is altruistic. Such insight, born of such abilities is the root of all virtue and the definition of anyone truly about human progress, and human progress must be the core definition of what is a progressive.

We are all progressive to some degree, so striving together to increase these abilities is the mark of a someone worthy of the title. These abilities are the foundation of real or progressive virtue.

Progressives are about real progress, they are not about punishment or greed, they are supporters of help and emotional healing. They support real and effective communication that supports the progressive virtues that evolve from creativity, objectivity, and empathy, which are respectively: Art, Truth, and Goodness. These are progressive virtues.

Progressives challenge their own beliefs, they no more follow belief without doubt as a copilot, than a sane person would drive a car with a gas pedal and no brakes.

What blocks our progressive virtues and abilities? The answer is damaged faith in love. This damaged faith comes from conditioned helplessness attached to needs and feelings.

What causes such damage? The answer is trauma and deprivation. Trauma and deprivation cause a sense of helplessness. This sense of helplessness attached to the needs and feelings Causes what I call “pained need”. Pained need derives from the life threatening anxiety caused by the associated helplessness.

What happens when we are damaged in this way, as all are to some degree? The needs and feelings create such threatening anxiety that they are turned into symbols that can be struggled after, thus alleviating the message of helplessness (which can endanger survival seriously).

What cures this damage? Reliving the helpless conditions and unlearning the helplessness. This must be done though with a conscious awareness, that in the present, you are OK.

What is the proper gradual and safe approach to this unlearning? Janovian Primal Therapy.

What helps short of full access to this therapy? Gradual increase in the progressive abilities of thought that challenge the false comforts stemming from such damage. This damage could be called “pained need” or “primal pain”. The awareness of this might be called “primally enlightened”. Information concerning such issues as well as the facts concerning Janovian Primal Therapy can be found here: PrimalTherapy.
Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson,and Peter G. Prontzos are good sources of information concerning all of this. Primal Therapy is Art and France Janov’s website. The Primal Mind is the brilliant commentary on the concepts evolving from the great work of Arthur and France Janov’s work by Peter G. Prontzos and Bruce Wilson.

These things are more than just what should be “common sense”. They are a paradigm shift in how we approach human society and mental/emotional and social health.

What is also important to understand is that this shift involves epigenetics and the methylation of dna cells which affect the progress of disease including cancer.

Step into a new age. Be brave and turn away from greed, superstition, and the need to punish. Turn toward real progress.

How? Well, in the United States, feel the Democratic Blue, and in the primaries Feel the Bern and vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primaries a man that has always stood for progress, who marched with Martin Luther King in 1963, who was for progressive action in all its forms whether in domestic or foreign policy, from the very beginning.

Feel the Blue, Feel the Bern.

Think and be free…

David “Mitch” Sotelo
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Darkness to Light

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Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos
Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.

The darkness of the soul is found in the helplessness of the heart, and conquering the darkness is found in feeling the feelings once touched by the poison of such helplessness.

Answering back against our darkness requires that we communicate in empowering ways that allow us to feel what was once impossible due to helplessness. Unlearning our helplessness brings light to our darkness, and when we have removed this plank in our eye we can see that the plank in our own is the same as the splinter in the eye of another. Then we can see clearly to communicate in ways that help to remove many splinters and set hearts free.

It seems to me that what is missing in human communication is the understanding that what is empowering in real ways unlearns helplessness around our real needs. This unlearning in connection to objectivity, empathy and creativity, give us the virtues that will enable the better survival of the human race: Truth, Goodness, and Art.

There is hope for humanity, but the journey is from reliving our needs and feelings connected to helplessness, a journey through our darkness toward the light of human honesty, compassion and creative appreciation of life.

There is no progress without such communication that unlearns our human helplessness, and there is no progressive movement or progressive minds without it.

Our choice is plain to us if our hearts are connected to this process: promote healing over punishment, and real need over greed.

The core of the human problem is a common sickness of helplessness that distorts our communications from peace and creative solutions to war and greed.

We must cry out from our darkness, and change the darkness into light.

There is no healing in violence and no peace in the arms of greed.

Communicate with love, and we will rise from our darkness to a better dawn.

Yet poetic words will not save us, we must understand The Primal Mind.

The guides to our better future are Bruce Wilson and Peter G. Prontzos, disciples of Arthur Janov, and leaders of a primal revolution.

Darkness is defeated by empowering messages, the use of empowering needs meeting perspectives and hope. The prophets of real hope are those that can brave the feelings of helplessness, defeat it, and rise from darkness to the light. They are messengers of real virtue and love. Yet, we cannot depend upon them, they are but the lights that light other lights, and until we light the light within ourselves we can never defeat the darkness of the need for punishment and greed.

Do not look for the hero to come. Look within, you are that one.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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