Reality is wholeness

For most people, “Wholeness” is a mere futile concept, like music for the deaf. They are “deaf” to reality insofar as they take thought for Life.

Thinking – as we know it – cannot consequently grasp “Wholeness”. We can´t heal unless we question and eventually give up thought-identity.

Insanely difficult…- as this is our most precious heritage – our very Identity is and
stems directly from Thinking.

Debra:
I don’t know what you mean by “give up thought.” Have you experienced this?

Me:
I write only about things I have directly experienced.

Most assuredly, I have always wondered what it was meant by “Learn to die before you die”. I have lately understood: it is for sure the greatest challenge for man – to give up the false ego – that is, the wrong immemorial identification with THOUGHT! Thought is with other words, the “me”- identity which is so treacherously opposed to the totality of Life.

TO GIVE UP THE THOUGHT-MADE IDENTITY… – it is not less than a heroic act of courage as I come to realize that Thought has eventually nothing to do with Life…Thought is the greatest barrier to know Reality. In fact, ultimately, I see thinking as the worst disease invented by man, to defend himself from The Wholeness of Reality.

Yes…Thought which is self-imposed psychological Time – our shield defending us from directly experiencing Life.

Says Erich Fromm

“If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being “asocial” or “irrational” in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to “explain,” which usually implies that the explanation be “understood,” i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions …”

(Courtesy of 4allreligion.wordpress.com)

A great quote

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is too become so absolutely free
that your very existence
is an act of rebellion.

– Albert Camus

Says Rainer Maria Rilke

The only courage that is demanded of us, is the courage for the most strange, the most singular, the most inexplicable, that we may encounter. Mankind has in this sense been cowardly, has done life endless harm.

The experiences that are called visions, the whole so-called spirit world, death, all these things that are incredibly akin to us, have by daily paring been so crowded out of our life, that the senses with which we could have grasped them are atrophied, to say nothing of God.

Where are our heroes?

Says Sara Hunter:

Where have our great heroes gone?

Do people do not dream enough these days? Where are those leaders of men and women who can lead the world into a new vision?

My answer:

Society as it is today doesn´t allow the arising of heroes. There is this book I have – Spiritual Emergency and one of the co-authors poses the same question. I will try to find this particular fragment if I manage. The gist of his words is:

Why are we short of heroes today, where are all the great people? He goes on giving a blatant answer:

Our greatest poets, prophets, visionaries, great artists and musicians are to be found in the madhouse. Their message seemed so strikingly different,
far-fetched and outlandish so by the fact that no one took them seriously, not having a fair chance to express their specific gift, – in short – this huge power being locked inside of them not finding a natural course to be unleashed, turned them into misfits…and eventually insanity was the only option.

Also the great heroes are amidst all the “normal people” we know, who at some point decided to keep their mouth shut in order to survive. They have given up on their inner voice, as nobody was disposed to listen to them and take them seriously. So no wonder, in order to protect themselves they keep a low profile.

So really – I nominate you a hero taking up this so incredibly overarching and essential question.

If I am allowed to take a break from false modesty, I want to tell you that I had the guts to go against and put up with all academic and societal prejudice, demeaning ridicule and humiliation, and I have won over them all.

The fruits of my courage are beginning to effloresce.

https://julienmatei.com/2012/08/31/the-most-unusual-piano-lesson/

Be a child again

 It takes a lot of courage to be a child again. That is real maturity!

Yourself

If you have the courage to confront your feeling of loneliness, your sorrow and fears, your sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment without trying to flee, then you might find something incredibly precious:

YOURSELF…

Answering a friend

When we unreservedly start to acknowledge our pain and suffering, both within and around us, dropping our self-importance and self-deceit, when having the courage to heal thoroughly, humbly reaching out to one another encouraging each other in the pursuit of Self…yes, only in that very readiness, the grace and beauty of the Universe can reveal their mighty secret…

Never follow the track – find your own way

If you do not have the courage to defy conformity, deviating from the norm and going your own way, you’ll never find your inner source – who you are and what you can.

Newness

It is an act of courage to leave the past, our roles, our hardly acquired habits and sense of security .

To be curious again, to pose other questions, to explore as if we knew nothing, to start seeing ourselves with the eyes of a child.

Newness is the gift of the unknown…

All great solutions come from a switch of perspective.