Dear Blog Writer:

Comment written on a blogger’s post tonight, had to share because well… just had to for some reason:

I read this and liked it. Then I went away for a little bit. Could not stop thinking about it. So now I’m back. Here’s what I’ve been thinking. As a PTSD survivor struggling against many things (none terminal that I am a aware of), I really have no right to comment on anyone’s journey.

Let me just say that giving myself permission to just feel what I feel, as and when I feel it, has given me a profound freedom from that human need to always have balance. Now, when I have days of imbalance, which far outnumber the days of balance these past couple of years, I let myself be.

My heart goes out to you in your journey and struggle to find your equilibrium. For what it’s worth, I like you just the way you are and I think you may have already found you.

While it’s true nobody likes a pity party, when life throws us turd balls, the best we can do is the best we can do. A title of a book I once read was All you can do is all you can do and all you can do is enough. You are enough. This offering of a glimpse into the very soul of you is enough.

The balance of you was well delivered and at no time did I feel inundated with bleakness, the ilk of which I am guilty of pounding out for readers when I could do nothing else. Breathing and writing was all I could do, is all I can do some days, still.

It is enough.

We may not have the power to right the wrongs in life but we can write the wrongs and write on.

Right on.

(c) AuroraMorealist

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FREEDOM from FEAR

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I am a resident of Canada.

We have what is known as a Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Should anyone request information from their own files, because of protection of information, most documents are heavily blacked out and there is little to nothing to read that we don’t already know.

What on earth is the purpose of information if one cannot read it?

What, indeed, is the purpose of any information if one is no longer allowed to think it? Or share it?

Imagine having such a lovely government job where you simply read and black out lines all day for a pretty penny and a tidy pension with the end result that there is virtually no information remaining on the page. Please sir(s), may I have one of those jobs?

A comedic example of what I mean (shared on Facebook by a friend of mine who is in the Masters Publishing Program at SFU):

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I say we vote for a whole new movement called Freedom of Information and Mind Thinking Act. If it is my file, shouldn’t “I” get to decide if I wish the information blacked out or not?

Why are service providers everywhere making decisions about who I am and how I want to be in the world, blacking me and my information out… without even asking me. Or in the case of social sites, sharing it without even asking me so that I have to set my privacy settings high and check them all the time to make sure they are not altered with every new update to the site.

Who is deciding what for whom? And why do we sit for it instead of standing for the right to think, the right to speak and the right to know anything directly related to us, while congressional conglomerates rule the order of the day.

Go IP Blackout Protestors, I am right beside, behind and with you all the way. Yes, yes, I know money makes all the decisions but money cannot keep a man in China who is banned from writing on the internet, from sharing his journey with us. I join his voice because his is one of purity that needs no public body censorship, he thinks for himself.

So do I.

If anyone bans our sites from speaking about certain topics, matters or issues, voicing our opinions, they will have their hands full policing it because I dare say there are many more of us who are not afraid to speak against the machine than there are simpering obedient cogs turning only out of fear. Fear of loss of money. Fear of loss of status. Fear of punishment. Fear, fear, fear. Well nobody stopped publishing thought-provoking books yet, in fact those works are a publishing house dream because controversy sells so well.

Whether they are in print online or other media, the stories exist, always have and will continue to exist. And so will we, written, spoken or otherwise, our voices will not fall silent just because someone says so. That’s how abuse and oppression are enabled. Personally, I have no interest in being party to either.

No fear here. Not shutting up and the more they censor the more, to borrow a phrase from my mother, the more I will catterwaul.

Freedom from fear = voices aloud. We always find a way. History is the best indicator of the future. Need I say more. Rather, say no more.

IP CONTROL PROTEST? PLEASE SHARE…

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I just read something both startling and interesting on the blog I will list below. I did not watch the video. If any of my regular readers, comrade bloggers know anything of this, kindly share please as I know nothing of it and don’t want to join or support something I should not.

http://fourbluehills.com/

Thank you for any feedback you may have. Also, if you know more of this situation, I would appreciate it very much if you share with us. Thanks again :)

UPDATE

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SHARED WHAT THEY KNOW OF THIS. I HAVE SINCE JOINED THE BLACKOUT WITH FULL BLACK OUT UNTIL TONIGHT AND PROTEST RIBBON AFTER THAT. SHOCKED. WHAT THE HECK. WHAT IS NEXT. SOCKS STUFFED IN OUR MOUTHS. TOTAL MIND ERASURE??? HONESTLY. I’M NOT HAPPY. CAN YOU TELL. THANKS FOUR BLUE HILLS FOR BRINGING THIS TO MY ATTENTION. HOPE OUR COLLECTIVE VOICES WORK :)