“Waking up” is an ongoing life long transformation rather than a one time event (Derrick Broze)

Litteral Truth

By Derrick Broze

Friends,

Activists will often talk about when they “woke up” and first realized some new set of ideals, principles, or perhaps a paradigm shift that rearranges everything they thought they knew about the world. I tend to view this process as an ongoing life long transformation rather than a one time event whereby the individual is supposedly completely born anew with no further layers to shed.

For instance, in September 2005 I realized I was tired of being around crack and meth heads and wanted to do something different with my life. That was the first step in a process that continues to this day.

In late 2005, after getting locked up, I started practicing meditation. In 2007, after getting locked up again I started taking it even more seriously.

In late 2009 I “woke up” to the various forms of authority that attempt to rule over…

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