“A brilliant and scathing expose of the factors in modern society that enslave us both mentally and physically…You will learn what subtle and not-so-subtle forces are at work to fill your mouth with poison, control the thoughts in your head, and steal the time you need to make life worth living and to enjoy the fruits of your labor.” ~ Howard Patterson, Reviewer
“You can’t solve a problem on the same level you created it.” —Albert Einstein
“As without, so within. As within, so without. We can be much more then mere human doings. Awaken the hibernating human essence and help to change the unhealthy culture we created.” These few, deceptively simple, sentences might be said to sum up Suzanne Meier’s new book, Becoming Human Again: From Sheeple to People or Infusing Culture with Consciousness. In it, she points out what dehumanized and empty lives most people lead and strenuously encourages readers to escape society’s predictive programming and instead start thinking and feeling for themselves.
“We have let our human core wither and rot,” claims Meier, “and therefore the outer world resembles this.”
By being still, turning within, instead of toward shopping, entertainment, political groups, or any of the myriad mind- and life-numbing distractions available to us twenty-four hours a day, Meier says we can activate the human core again. She affirms that a life disconnected from the inner, from nature, and from others causes grief. To sum it up, she quips, “The masses choose screens over greens, which creates the dilemma at hand.”
Chapters include “Why Our Way of Life Isn’t Sustaining Us,” “Work Isn’t Working,” “Relationships Don’t Relate,” “Food Gone Wrong,” and “Dumbed Down – Deliberately.” Meier also addresses what she calls “The Governmental Veil” and concludes with “Becoming Human Again,” from which the book’s title comes.
She notes that for those who are not naturally inclined to explore the inner life, understanding the issues laid out in Becoming Human Again will be a huge motivator to first disconnect and then to embrace change. She also discusses the provocative idea that wealth and spirituality can and should co-exist, and that when they do, individuals have won the gamble of living and are able to be fulfilled.
Affirms Meier, “According to Lao Tzu, knowing others is wisdom; knowing yourself is Enlightenment.”