Mark Ruffalo Occupies Wall Street with passion, compassion, intelligence, charisma ~ Ben Ralston

Via on Oct 14, 2011

I was an actor once. A terrible actor. I made audiences cringe. I myself cringed inwardly on stage. I had no confidence. I was in a play at the National Theatre once (just the once) and my parents got in the elevator with Neil Kinnock (head of the opposition party at the time). That’s my claim to acting fame. That’s how bad I was. Thank God I don’t have to act anymore; I found my real purpose in life.

Then there’s Mark Ruffalo. He’s a great actor. I could watch him all day. There’s an openness and an integrity about him that is very attractive. I’ve seen a few of his movies and I always felt like he’s the kind of guy I’d like to get to know. A good guy.

Then there’s Occupy (Wall Street). I love that movement. I put the brackets around the Wall Street part because I don’t feel it’s really about Wall Street any more. It’s about… no, wait.

Occupy has become a global movement and it’s only going to get bigger. It’s going to get bigger and bigger because more and more people are awakening to the simple truth of who they really are. More and more people are becoming conscious of their own innate power. We are not sheep. We are not here to be herded around like cattle, victims of a system that is based on greed and fear, so that 1% can prosper and be free while 99% live without dignity…

We are human beings: perfect, beautiful, powerful expressions of pure consciouness. We are free already, and as more and more people awaken to that simple truth by letting go of survival based fears, the system in which we live is changing. Occupy is a sign of that change – and I for one am overjoyed to see it happening.

So what’s Occupy about? I’ll let Mark Ruffalo explain it much better than I can:

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And an equally intelligent, even more eloquent ‘call to arms’:

About Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston almost joined the army when he was 18. When he was 32 he almost became a Swami. *** Now he is a healer, Reference Point Therapy teacher, and advanced Yoga instructor in the Sivananda tradition . His work as a healer acknowledges trauma as the underlying cause of almost all human problems, and resolves trauma at the causal level: gut-based survival instincts. The intention behind all his work is to empower others. *** Ben splits his time between his busy international practice, training therapists, and writing. As an experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher he also runs retreats, usually on the beautiful Croatian coast. *** Connect with Ben on Facebook. Read more of his writing on his new website with integrated blog! Yes, he's excited about that :)

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8 Responses to “Mark Ruffalo Occupies Wall Street with passion, compassion, intelligence, charisma ~ Ben Ralston”

  1. Fantastic Ben. I love that Mark Ruffalo has gotten involved. He's awesome!

  2. fivefootwo says:

    Whoooo!

  3. By the way, a good one to read for context: http://wlcentral.org/node/2305

  4. allison says:

    Wow. This is amazing. Well said, very passionate and intelligent

  5. Why are the intellectuals missing from the Occupy Wall St conversation? An essay by @annacod http://thebrooklynink.com/2011/11/01/34004-where-

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