Bravo for all of these things that you have achieved and that made you feel good and proud! Your achievements are truly celebrated but your successes do not diminish the value of others. What we want to focus on here is that the willing will become unwilling around you if you start acting in ways that they don’t approve of or acting in ways that threaten them. The most common way that people feel threatened and it’s not very often spoken about plainly is that people feel threatened when they see someone in their circle succeeding. They may not feel threatened when they see someone in the media and they may feel slight envy for a successful stranger. But concerning someone they know? Someone in their immediate surroundings who is more successful than them is seen as an immediate threat because it takes them out of their comfort zone. The can no longer appease themselves by saying: Well, I’m doing so much better than everyone around me. I perceive myself as highly competent and this is reinforced by looking at those around me who I consider to not be doing as well as I am and so I feel better than them.
The pond is a metaphor for society and the goings-on in your current Society. The Pond represents many things. The Pond is the polarity of good versus bad. The Pond is the Us versus Them mentality. The Pond is the media. The Pond is a propaganda machine that you’re all victims of. The pond is corporations that are selling you everything that you think your heart desires. All of you have put your focus on this metaphorical pond and this plan has distracted you from all the wonderful things that you could be doing in your life. And yet you don’t even realize this. You continue to revolve your life around this pond. There is no expansion of your mind. You are satisfied sitting around concentrating on what is being fed to you. You are satisfied supposedly by just looking at this Pond of capitalism, of propaganda, of goods and services that you don’t really need. You seek the answers there. You seek satisfaction there. And yet within you there is dissatisfaction.