While we are Busy Organising, Managing and Fixing we Never Get to the Truth

I read a blog today by Terri-Anne Connors titled ‘Organised versus True Religion’  and was curious about how much we ‘organise,’ ‘manage,’ ‘fix’ so many things – including religion.

I know I have spent decades ‘organising,’ ‘managing’ and ‘fixing,’ yet despite this I find myself wondering if I have been going around and around in a circle (like a dog chasing its tail) in a bluster of activity, but not actually truly developing or evolving.

In looking at life, we could say that we fix, manage and organise our health, we fix organise and manage our relationships, our lives, our work, our finances, we fix and organise culture, behaviour, education and so on, and yet in the fixing, organising and managing, are we appeasing, putting sticking plaster over something or stirring the same pot, yet never getting to the root cause? And in the end, what actually changes? Or do we find ourselves fixing, managing or organising the same things over and over again?

If we look at some other examples of this (aside from what Terri-Anne presents in her blog about organised religion) we could include:

  • Cancer – “’Effective cure will happen in five to 10 years, says leading expert.’ Advances in genetics mean doctors will be able to prescribe drugs to treat each individual’s unique form of cancer, turning the often-deadly disease into a chronic, but treatable condition” (1) – and whilst that is a great advance in genetics, are we not ‘normalising’ cancer in that it becomes a ‘chronic condition’ – and just a normal part of many other ‘chronic conditions’? Despite ongoing research and studies, medicine does not have clear answers as to why we get cancer in the first place. How long can we ‘fix’ or ‘manage’ cancer before the epidemic of cancer cases reaches bursting point?
  • Gender pay inequality in the UK – “Companies that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables.” (2) Whilst it is great to highlight and act on these things – how far have we really come when we still have Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in many parts of the world? Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer of NHS England, said recently, “No area of England has finished the work needed on FGM.” (3) A report from City University in 2015 showed that across every local authority area in England or Wales, there are families affected by FGM. Nearly 6,000 women who had FGM were treated in NHS services during 2015-16.” (3) Why are we ‘fixing’ and ‘managing’ gender pay inequality when there are many other issues facing women in our world today – in fact, there is nothing in our world today that is universal to all women. While we are looking at gender pay equality, why are we not also looking at the root cause of all of these issues about women?
  • Sickness Absence in our work places – “Managing sickness absence is a key issue for employers. Employee absence is a significant cost to the majority of businesses in the UK.” (4) Whilst it is natural that people get sick and need time off work, we have ‘managed’ sickness absence at work for aeons – why are we continuing to ‘manage’ sickness absence and why are we not looking at how we can enable people to be sustainably ‘fit for work’, and why are our workplaces not founded on wellbeing at their very core?
  • Obesity – “Global obesity rates expected to soar in next decade” and “One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date (5). Obesity has steadily been growing in the last decade and as yet there is no end in sight. Whilst sugar tax and initiatives to promote healthy eating and exercise are good, why are we not asking the question “How come so many in the world today are either overweight or obese?” – What is behind this obesity epidemic that doesn’t look set to stop in the near future? How much longer can we continue to ‘manage,’ tip-toeing around the edge of the obesity crisis? Are we really getting anywhere in ‘managing obesity?’
  • Environment – “The government is working to protect our environment by reducing pollution, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, protecting areas of parkland, wildlife reserves and marine biodiversity, and enforcing regulations that keep our water and air clean.” (6) Again, whilst it is great that we are constantly looking for solutions to manage our waste, our rubbish and to protect our environment, is there more to it than this? Do we need to look deeper at why the world is as it is? Why we have so much waste? Why is marine biodiversity suffering? Is there another way to look at these issues?

The point here is not to belittle what is being done, or the many great solutions we have come up with, but to raise the question – how much can we continue to fix, organise and manage everything in our world today?

And how much time, energy and resource are we spending on ‘managing’, ‘fixing’ and ‘organising’?

What if there was another way to be and live in the world?

What if there are questions for us to all consider about our world that we are not looking at?

What if in ‘organising’ we are merely ‘moving the deck chairs around on the titanic,’ only moving things around on the surface, and never looking underneath at the root cause of these issues? And, while we spend endless hours ‘organising’ this world, are we not missing the point that there is far more to the world than meets the eye, a far deeper, greater purpose, and a true opportunity to turn things around?

What if we all have a responsibility for everything that is going on – and together through talking about these issues, having conversations with our friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues, and with our local MPs, Governments and so on, we start to get a deeper understanding firstly of just how much ‘rot,’ abuse and disregard we are living in, but also why we are choosing to live in this way?

What if it starts first and foremost with our relationship with ourselves? To look at the way we are living, the quality of our relationships, the daily living choices we are making, and how much disregard and abuse we not only accept in our own lives, but also accept on this planet?

And what if there is another way to live that is about responsibility, integrity, universality, and truth? A way to live that is readily accessible to us all if we so choose?

“The Livingness is simply you living the real you in a world that has yet to allow this to be. It all begins with you choosing to be the real you and not what life has made you.(Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, p. 396)

By Jane Keep, London

References:

  1. Johnston I (2017), World Cancer Day 2017: Effective cure will happen in five to 10 years, says leading expert. 2nd February. Independent. [Accessed 12/2/17, http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/world-cancer-day-2017-effective-cure-will-happen-five-to-10-years-expert-karol-sikora-a7558846.html]
  2. BBC News (2106), Firms forced to reveal gender pay gap. [Accessed 12/2/17, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35553573]
  3. NHS England (2017) Our fight to end Female Genital Mutilation must go on – Professor Jane Cummings. 7th [Accessed 12/2/17, https://www.england.nhs.uk/2017/02/jane-cummings-31/]
  4. Personnel Today (2016) Managing Sickness Absence. (Accessed 12/2/17, http://www.personneltoday.com/wellbeing/sickness-absence/]
  5. NHS Choices (2016) Global Obesity Rates expected to Soar in the next decade. April 1st. Accessed 2/12/17, http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/04April/Pages/Global-obesity-rates-expected-to-soar-in-next-decade.aspx]
  6. uk. Policy Area: Environment. [Accessed 12/2/17, https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/environment]

Related Reading:
It’s Time for the World to Wake from Its Sleep
How Wrong are we Willing to Be to Get the Answers we Seek
The Importance of Self-Responsibility

513 thoughts on “While we are Busy Organising, Managing and Fixing we Never Get to the Truth

  1. We can get so carried away with behaviors – and I see organising and fixing as a behaviour that is not who we truly are. When we want to actually see who we are under the behaviors – that is where we are choosing to love a very different quality in our day.

  2. I totally agree with you, Jane, and even when true truth is offered, we still try filtering it through with our well-used familiar sifter to reduce it to fit into a framework that we are comfortable with. This is actually very timely read for me as I have been recently becoming more aware of this being enacted at a very personal level quite often, thinking that I know what I am doing and how that should look like, and not really allowing myself to feel the fullness of what is being presented in front of and around me, and I am swimming in a lukewarm water of comfort thinking I have got it under control. Quite deadly, actually.

  3. How super gorgeous and inspiring is this ‘ choosing to be the real you’ – all we have to do is honour who we truly are in all that we do – this is how we change the world, not by butting up against it and fighting but by walking in our fullness and therefore de-constructing the false, disharmonious and very broken life we currently have.

    1. Agree – as while we fix things we have a smokescreen that looks like things are changing but they aren’t. No amount of fixing will get to the root of what is going on.

  4. ‘What if in ‘organising’ we are merely ‘moving the deck chairs around on the titanic’. Absolutely what if? I feel as a whole some within the world are great organisers but without understanding and having awareness of the truth it is exactly that organising a mess and not dealing with the true root cause.

    1. and what if all of those who are great organisers (and there are many) were to turn to ask what truly needs organising – what is truly needed right here in the world today? We have work to do and this planet is on our watch – for instance, when we choose first to look at the way we are living our own lives, to deepen our honesty, our self care, that has a ripple effect – so if we put our organising towards learning to live from our innermost, deeply honouring ourselves, then we may begin to understand what is truly needed for us, for us all, and for the planet – before we get into the false haze of organising stuff that does nothing to truly support what is needed.

  5. It would seem that we have become masters at fixing, organising and coming up with solutions that give us the illusion that things are changing but without getting to the root cause. So eventually, the rot will start to show through and we will then start the process over again but on a different day and a different flavour.

  6. ‘What if in ‘organising’ we are merely ‘moving the deck chairs around on the titanic,…’ This is an apt analogy Jane. The fact of the Titanic sinking would not have been altered by the amount of tidying and cleaning the deck. We live life like this… using so many distractions to avoid the inevitable. Yes, it is time to look underneath at what is really going on.

  7. We are trying to make something whole in a way that it still stays the same, just another flavour but not the truth of who we are and how we can live when we take a step aside, observe the mess we are in and truly become responsible for what we now keep going that is not of truth.

  8. All the time we are organising and managing our lives we are doing so from images, pictures, how we think people want us to be or do, and all the time we are missing that simple ingredient, us being our true selves – and when we do reconnect to our essence we realise how simple life is.

  9. An opportunity to embrace the beautiful responsibility we have to simply be the real us and that this will have a far greater impact than all the fixing and organising we are so keen on making our focus at the moment.

  10. Jane – this highlights what we ‘fix’ in our lives and how much effort we put into making things better when in fact this does not get to the truth of the matter. For instance, I spent a lot of time thinking I needed to ‘fix’ the partner I was with in order to make a great relationship when in fact I wasn’t considering the purpose of relationships or even my part in this.

    1. And we can for instance redecorate our homes, or even have a facial or wardrobe makeover and whilst these things can be beneficial, if we are not looking more deeply at the way we are living our life, the movements we make, the thoughts we have, the way we regard and care for ourselves and others then we can make a busy life of upgrading and decorating but still find we feel the same even with a redecorated room or new wardrobe.

  11. I just re-read your blog and find there is a sentence in here that offers a really good starting point to understand why we do what we do and that is to take time to question ‘what has made us the way we are?’ Clearly there are influences all the way through our lives that influence, but which ones have stuck and we wanted them to stick and which ones have stuck but we actually don’t know why we would have taken them on…

  12. All the ‘doing’ is not actually making any difference except to build a sense of inevitable doom for people because for all the intellectual advances we are still not resolving the abuse in the world or the high rates of illness and disease. Until we take a step back and consider purpose as part of health and well-being I suspect we will keep going round and round learning, or not learning, from the same lessons.

    1. I agree Lucy – all that doing doesn’t make a difference – so it’s a set up as we either keep trying using more force, or we give up and withdraw – either way we are moving further away from our true essence.

      1. I am realising more and more what a set up it is, because we either power on or give up but rarely consider acceptance and how that is not saying it is OK but it is offering the space for others to choose for themselves and for us to take responsibility for what we are investing in. We choose to be the change we want to see in the world.

  13. What if it all starts – all the things we profess to hate in the world – with us, our relationship with ourselves and one another? Yes.. we are not as powerless as we sometimes give ourselves the excuse to be: how we live has a ripple effect on all others around us, and once we start to take notice of this, we cannot but see it, and to feel the effects.

  14. ‘Organising,’ ‘managing’ and ‘fixing,’ are three patterns of movement sourced from the acceptance that life is essentially what it is. It is a deep acceptance of moving unidimensionally. That is why there is no evolution through them. Evolution only comes through multidimensionality.

    1. And in that we race against time, we go against the natural cycles and rhythm of life that is all there if we simply choose to connect to our inner essence and to realise that there is more to life than meets the eye.

  15. For me trying to fix things is like “putting sticking plaster over something” but forgetting to clean the wound before doing so which leaves it festering under the covering material. And of course, when we finally take it off the wound has grown in size. We can cover problems and issues up non-stop but this is not solving anything, simply putting things off to another day hoping they will go away but in this we are simply deluding ourselves and ‘never getting to the truth’, a truth which is actually always available in every moment.

    1. I hadn’t really considered that this word ‘fix’ could share with me the intention behind my action, but I can see from what you have shared this may be a word to pay attention to if I find myself on the ‘fix-it’ bandwagon.

      1. great point – and great marker – we want to better things and fix things and sometimes it is true for them to implode, or we let go of them, sometimes we need to get to the root and foundations rather than skimming over with a fix. If we find we are ‘fixing’ its great to stop and consider what is going on.

  16. I agree Jane, we do need to look deeper into the many issues we are all facing and find another way to truly address them. It starts with looking at ourselves first and being honest about the way in which we are living. In settling for far less with every detail in our life we drop our standards which leads to greater irresponsibility, unease, tension, increasing disregard and abuse separating ourselves ever further from the truth of who we are.

  17. ‘And what if there is another way to live that is about responsibility, integrity, universality, and truth?’ If we began to make this our new ‘normal’ life would be very different, our work productivity would go up, our relationships would be more true and loving, and our vitality and health would improve immensely… and this would just be the beginning.

    1. Yes indeed! In the UK at the moment there is a productivity issue in that it is at its worst for a long time – yet, more people are ‘present’ in the workplace than ever and sickness absence rates are low – so more people are working, yet not necessarily well, fit, healthy or vital – this would make a great study – as to what it is that is truly going on in relation to productivity – e.g. if we equate productivity to activity e.g. fixing managing etc then are we really being productive? And if we add into the mix that many are feeling more tired, exhausted or suffering other workplace issues or health issues then we can clearly see there needs to be another way for productivity.

  18. Fixing seems like a behavior we choose as it means the underlying issue is never actually resolved. I have seen and experienced how fixing just leads to something else later and is not us bringing the truth and wisdom that is needed.

    1. I agree. Ive also seen how we try and fix things e.g. in workplaces and they just come back around and around as we don’t get to the root cause. Lot of time and effort put into this – which could be used elsewhere if we truly understood what is going on.

  19. Great blog Jane and I realised as I read it that our health and well-being should not only be a core priority in our workplaces but in our homes, in our relationships with ourselves and others… everywhere.

  20. The title of this blog says it all for me ‘While we are Busy Organising, Managing and Fixing we Never Get to the Truth’ It sums up the world currently!! ..and is something I feel we should all stop, take stock off and reflect on.

  21. I agree with what you shared re Cancer and asking the question if we make a pill that reduces the affects are we not normalising it if we do this. Yes we are and we are not getting to the true root of why it is here in the first place. If we normalise this then something else will manifest because we are not getting to the true root of illness and dis-ease. I am 100% with Universal Medicine in what they teach and present in that we really need to look at the way we live (our livingness) and our choices we have made in order to address any illness and dis-ease (this could even include stress and anxiety) along with conventional medicine in order to truly heal .. something I am continually learning. The other day while driving in London I saw a big billboard saying ‘London will Beat Cancer!’ I felt there is so very much wrong with this but ultimately these feel like such empty words with a force behind them and huge reaction. If we use the words ‘beat’ to do with an illness or dis-ease are we not using the same energy that created the illness and dis-ease in the first place? I feel honesty, awareness, a humbleness, a willing to take responsibility for our lives and the choices we have made and an openness and willingness to truly heal alongside conventional medicine would be a good place to start. Nothing to do with beating! but more to do with loving ourselves ✨

    1. Yup – we go into battle with things like cancer – and beating it rather than truly understanding why cancer statistics continue to rise (given all the medical and pharmaceutical and technological resources we have nowadays – it doesn’t make sense that cancer continues to rise)

  22. Choosing to be ourselves, recognising what life has set us, and then still choosing to be ourselves… This is the path to reconnection, and back to who we truly are.

  23. I love this article and the closing quote. The invitation not to wait around for life to deliver us something before we take responsibility, but to see that our choices can be the catalyst for transformation and a return to responsibility, working in unity, love and respect.

  24. This blog highlights one of our plagues, that we go to a solution and while that may help short term it means we normalise things that do not need to be that way and we don’t get underneath and truly understand what is going on. We are so much more than we often think and allow and it does start with how we are with us and extends out into the world.

  25. Jane you hit the nail on the head -we certainly know how to use time being busy and fixing things when before the doing comes the quality and the purpose of what we do. To look at this, to take a step back and truly consider what our part is in the state of the world opens it up to really support us to see we have a much bigger impact than we think.

    1. And if we used the considerable amount of energy, resources, and time we are using fixing and solving, yet going around in circles, and we put that same energy, resources, and time to true purpose, and true change, perhaps many of the current atrocities in daily life would start to turn around. It all starts with us being willing to see just how much rot there is before we build new foundations, as building foundations that are full of rot will not truly change anything.

  26. It is amazing how easy is it to get distracted by things outside of us rather than actually focus and look at our own lives and the love we are living. The more we bring it back to ourselves the more love we can then bring to everyone else. I used to think as was told this was selfish but it is far from it and is the most loving thing we can do.

  27. There is a different way to be and live in this world and that is to be true to yourself as opposed to putting everyone’s needs before yourself. When we take care of ourselves first, we no longer are needy, or look to others to meet our needs, which makes space for relationships to deepen and evolve. Isn’t that why we are here, to evolve and get ourselves out of here?

  28. A great article, totally exposing that all the work and money in the world to fix and manage has not bought any true energetic change to the issues of our world. So the offering to each of us to live loving responsible lives as the foundation of true change makes a lot of sense.

    1. I agree, Leigh, and it totally dissolves any possibility of being a victim, or at the mercy of fate… the quality we choose to live in and from is our responsibility and does offer unimaginable change.

    2. And yet we keep on looking for fixes, solutions in the world – without looking up, pausing and asking the ‘what is really going on in the world?’ ‘is there more to the symptoms we see and fix?’ ‘What if life on earth has a far far greater purpose?

    1. Struggle, stress and complication is managing life ( my old way) whereas being true to yourself is living life, and my body prefers truth, along with the space for love to naturally flow.

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