A break in Romania

So my friends,

Let me tell you that I am presently in Romania visiting my mother. I left Stockholm yesterday, needing a break from the limiting, frustrating and evil conformity with its constant absence of life, which is the everyday menu in Sweden.

So here I am, in my childhood city – Ploiesti. I have to confess that I wanted to take a well deserved break from Mirrors of Encounters too, but I just couldn’t keep these reflections away from being written down here.

This is an unfortunate valid truth everywhere, but something which you can flagrantly feel even more in this country :

Many people’s life is a frustrated constant struggle to survive. After so many years of reckless communism, they no longer know who they are. Due to a blatant lack of self-knowledge, they usually have no clarity, sense of order or understanding of the mechanics of Life. That’s the reason why, despite talent and ingenuity they fail mostly in whatever they enterprise. Failure has become some kind of virtue here.

It is evident – many are afraid to dream. ‘I am afraid to see how rich and irresistibly interesting life is.” Since many’s  knowledge of life is conditioned by the narrow frame of chaos and inertia of failure, they don’t trust that they can also succeed.

So they continue with what they know best : distrusting any new or healthy different way of looking at life, as if “different” doesn’t exist in the dictionary, they continue with the same mentality of suspicion and ill-founded fear,
all in all, due to a twisted and sick mentality, they are stuck in the obtuse identity of a loser.

A “loser” can never succeed, irrespective of the effort, hard work or ingenuity he puts in a project. It is evident that an unhealthy self-image, cannot be counteracted by any effort, talent or deliberateness.

Consequently, as long as Self Image is not going to be an individual and collective priority, most people’s life are going to remain a senseless struggle, a scary “shadow land”.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to A break in Romania

  1. goldennuggetde says:

    Hello my friend,
    all that seems to be a clear proof that the whole thing about being really alive doesn’t deal about nationality or a state or similar. It can be achieved anywhere in the world …. and nowhere as well. The truth lies inside everybody himself or, even more likely, within the whole universe.
    Have a nice time there and say hello to Your Mama here from southern Germany. Just give her some additional hugs.


  2. julienmatei says:

    For us to understand truth, we have to have the courage of confronting and questioning our own point of view, which, alas, it appears to be the hardest trial for each and everyone of us.

    We cannot understand Truth through the filter of Illusion, that’s for sure. It requires – as I said – incredible strength, finesse and willpower to question our issues and illusions, cause it is each and everyone’s self-deceit and and illusory clinging to reality which is the reason for all conflict between us.

    I called my mother forwarding her your greetings. She was pleased 🙂 Greetings back, she said.
    Be well Richard and thank you !


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