There are several great lessons we learn in life, and one is to never apologize for who you are. Each of us has a unique path, and to realize the fullness of that path, we have to experience life to the fullness with clarity, a sense of adventure, and most importantly an eagerness to learn and evolve. As you climb up that path, you will inevitably be disappointed in the character of many of those you find. However, what keeps you going are those occasional needles in the haystack, and the belief that as you close in on the top of that proverbial mountain, you'll find those in charge are of strong character. At some point that journey ends and you inevitably find yourself alone - alone in assessing what you found at the top of that mountain and what this means for you.
I'm not a humble person, but ultimately all of us must find humility, but meaningful humility. Based off discovery and experience, not fear or shame. I organized a retreat with my collegues (which include the most influential people in the world), to ask them to work together in solving our current crisis, like the Founding Fathers did when they created our great country. I opened the curtain for them, and in return I expected them to honor this awesome responsibility and use it wisely to help guide us all in the right direction considering the global shift that is happening. They failed. They used this information, but eagerly ONLY for their own gain. That they used it ONLY for their own gain, was not nearly as scary as their lack of presence of their own behavior.
The irony is that my collegues now understand their folly, and I believe they truly wish to change. But they can't. They are infected. They are addicts who cannot stop, for their addiction is the very thing that gave them their power.
I have reached the end of this path at the top of this mountain, and am embarking on another path. I bring this fire to you -- videos of a three day lecture I recorded during that retreat. This video was orginally not meant for public viewing, however, it is clear that the stewards of power have failed and are not deserving of the exclusivity of this critical information. Jefferson said that democracy requires an educated population, and the only thing that will ensure our freedom is if information is shared appropriately. All I ever tried to do was to learn how to dance the right dance. Now the dance is going to change -- how, is up to you.
- Bernie Landoz