Tuesday 24 June 2014

Why Not Be A Nobody

Leunig has the magical and artist knack of being able to capture, with a single, simple drawing, the tragic self incarceration of individuals living in modern societies which revolve almost entirely around the attainment of money, goods and services.

Where there is no due consideration for the deep inner spiritual awareness and interconnection that permeates the entire fabric of life upon our planet, existence becomes artificial and meaningless.

It is little wonder that there is so much profound inner dissatisfaction, which in turn expresses itself in all manner of negative ways. The majority are locked into a system that compromises inner spiritual wealth for short term material gain. Such an orientation is bound to lead to frustration and imbalance in people's lives.

We may be able to dull our sense of growing inner 'dis-ease' by distracting ourselves with the endless calls to our attention, time and energy, but we can not make it go away...

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Friday 13 June 2014

The Mystery of Awareness

Snoopy Wisdom

If your awareness comes knocking, will you hear it and will you take heed of its call?

When a friend of mine was very young, barely seven years old, the mystery of being jumped out right in front of him and looked him straight in the face. This moment of crisis; this merging into 'being,' was so utterly riveting and compelling that 'rediscovering it' shaped and moulded his life for the next three decades.

Once one has tasted the 'truth', (for want of a better word) there is no turning away from it. Truth follows you like a shadow. It will never leave your side. It will pull at your shirt sleeves, it will invade and permeate every single aspect of your waking life...

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