You will never find your vocation unless you give up illusion

The worst and most paradoxical thing about human nature
is not that man fears unhappiness and death,
but invariably dreads Happiness and Life.

Thomas Ross:
Your words resonate with one of my most treasured Tao passages.
“[The Master] holds nothing back from life; therefore he is ready for death, as a man is ready for sleep after a good day’s work.”

And perhaps even more, you send me again to the Auden passage – “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.”

Isn´t it so? When we really LIVE and hold nothing back from life, doing the best of our ability to fulfill our Real Call, we have enough time and are no longer afraid to die. When we fear life, we are always short of time, and being short of time, means not pursuing our real vocation.

Change is more feared than death…

Accordingly, this passage by Auden is breathtakingly true…”We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die”…

Alas, give us today our daily distortions as Righteousness and Truth scares us…


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.

9 Responses to You will never find your vocation unless you give up illusion

  1. Radu says:


  2. goldennuggetde says:


  3. Raunak says:

    awesome stuff!

  4. reikiheidi says:

    Hear hear! Absolutely true! People will cling for as long as they can to their familiar misery, rather than make the effort of will to do something new, for where will it lead them?… Fear of the unknown, even if that ‘unknown’ is to be beneficial. Why why why?!

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  7. Lightrays says:

    Reblogged this on God is not a bully and commented:

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