HAPPY TIMELESS YEAR!

You might not know, but January comes from “ianua” which means door, entry or prelude in Latin.
So since thousands of years we still celebrate what the Romans considered “the beginning”.

Why are we still celebrating according to their Calender…?
Why obsessively and uncritically reiterate this legacy?

However, I do not know about you, but I have never had any fulfilling or memorable
New Years Eve.
Every year the same nuisance – I never manage to bring together people I like,- as
everybody has a different agenda, everybody is celebrating “elsewhere”
so you either end up with people who you have no real connection with,
or prefer to do nothing at all. None of it is satisfactory…

Since I started Mirrors of Encounters, I have “met” some very nice souls with whom
I share the same wave of vibration, and with these people I would have spent this
special(?) evening.

I feel like wishing you all A Happy New Year, but as I do not ascribe chronological Time
any sense or significance, I am in a bit of a dilemma – I cannot wish anyone something
I do not believe in.

To be perfectly honest I do not believe in anything but THIS MOMENT as
– again – ONLY THIS MOMENT IS REAL.

For the record, I am in Bucharest celebrating this evening with my girlfriend and
two very good-looking but lonely girlfriends of hers. Kind of weird,
I feel a bit spoiled. 🙂

That being said, I wish you all A HAPPY TIMELESS YEAR NOW!!

Let us forget linear thought and measure at least tonight!
MAY WE ALL FIND THE TRUEST AND MOST FULFILLED VERSION OF OURSELVES!

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Find out for yourself

“It is a pity that you depend so much on hearsay and you don’t try to investigate for yourself.
Your knowledge is confined to your body and borrowed knowledge.”

Nissargadatta
(courtesy of heartflow2012.wordpress.com)

What do we pay for really…?

Paul:
Humans are the only species that has to pay to live on Earth.  But who are we paying?Honestly, I am calling into question the power structures that have been in existence for centuries because I find them to be absolutely ludicrous!

Why on EARTH (pun intended) should we, everyday humans, PAY to EXIST?!?

Me:
Very good point.
Indeed, most people never question this fact,
but do we need to pay in order to exist?…
Utterly speaking, what is the act of paying about…?
What does it entail, Who is paying who…and for what?
And again…- WHY?…

Is our breath expensive…?
What about our Being Alive…?

Water in the desert is surely expensive.
For the drowning man, water has no longer
such a high price…or does it?…
Or maybe we can both drown and pay.

Paul:
I just find this so troubling, and yes you are right in asking these
questions which I have asked myself.

I will quote Raj Patel in saying:

“People know the cost of everything, but the VALUE of nothing.”

What do you think?

Me:
Again, how do we value our breath, or a sip of water when really thirsty?
How much does this moment cost…? Are these words of mine “expensive” or “cheap”?…
What price shall we put on this very dialogue?

How can people ever know the value of anything if they never allow themselves to really
live…and do anything which really counts?…

Value derives from motivation, and motivation is Being Alive.

Let´s celebrate this Alive-ness!

https://julienmatei.com/2012/07/10/we-are-very-busy/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/20/paul-asking-vital-questions/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/05/23/a-disturbing-truth-by-lucianus-mauricius/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/19/do-you-recognize-what-you-ask-for/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/01/what-is-money-really/

If you want to know, you have to even let go of your yearning

Heartflow:
My process has been one of realizing that my deepest yearning is to deepen my experience from moment to moment of what I (and many others) call the NOW. This space of the NOW, for me, has the meaning of entering each new moment in this mysterious life with an untouched direct perception, not tinged by past experiences, be they pleasant or painful. It also means to not waver from this immersion in this NOW and entertain mental images about what we call the “future”.

Me:
What many people call “now” is oftentimes another illusion.
NOW has nothing to do with “yearning”, “deepening” or “experience”.
The hardest one is that if we yearn, we will have even more yearning but not the object of yearning…
Now is inconsistent as It exists in non-existing.

It is like trying to seize a dream. How can we then long for something non-existent?

Can experience ever know anything about something which is totally unknown,
outside its “tinged” range of perception?

When we become immediately aware of this subtle insight, only then
What Is Beyond Dream can make Itself known.

Christmas carols and an encounter with “Fred Flintstone”

Fred Flintstone

Fred Flintstone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Earlier tonight I went to a concert of Christmas carols at the Romanian Athenaeum.
I was moved. The conductor and the orchestra managed to render these well-known melodies
as if they were played for the very first time. Enchanting.

Afterwards I was invited by the soloist to a great dinner at a fancy restaurant outside Bucharest.

In front of me at the table, there was this Romanian guy. He was tall and big,
a robust down-to-earth man, slightly reminding of Fred Flintstone.
He was enjoying his giant T-bone steak. 🙂

He emanated massive inner force – indeed, a very strong presence.
You could sense he was loaded. I kind of liked him. He was not the sort of fussy “nouveau riche”.
He spoke most naturally and with great ease about his trips to Africa in his private jet,
about having a Hungarian cook with him everywhere he went – what a blessing,
imagine to have a cook of your own… – about
having I don’t know how many residences in different parts of the world.
This kind of life-style seemed to him the most natural way of living.

The money I made is the secondary effect of having followed my bliss doing what I love.”

If I said this, you most likely wouldn’t believe me, as I am not a billionaire.
This unusual man was. Not only rich but generous too – he paid the bill
for everybody.

If not me, you may want to believe him as to the rightness of following your dream.

Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Athenaeum

A great line in a great movie

Even God has bluffed a little when he created this world.

Choose to be free

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open…?