Thursday, March 27, 2008

Human beings are created with a free will. If the free will is not used it will atrophy, like muscles. Muscles that are not used begin to atrophy within a few weeks, for example when a leg is in a cast.
This applies also to attention and awareness. If you are habitually inattentive and unaware you will lose those abilities. And you might lose them for good. It is terrible. You might end up in mire for the rest of your life.


Christians are deeply convinced that Hindus say their prayers to illusory Gods. Muslims believe that the Gods animists pray to are but fantasies. Most people believe that people of other faiths are misled. Introverted people think that extroverted people try to escape reality and extroverted people think the same about the introverted. Right wingers think that left wingers are jerks. Everybody seems to know everything. Isn’t it amazing? Not many people say that they really don’t have a clue about anything.

What if the God you pray to doesn't exist!
What if also you have got it all wrong.
What if also you have been deceived and misguided.

You don’t tell all the details to a child about how grandmother died. You don’t tell about what happened when you had to kill the cat. You just say: “Grandmother and the cat have gone to heaven now.”
It makes things easier.

3 comments:

Doreen said...

When you speak of "killing the cat" do you mean because it is suffering? Otherwise why would you kill the cat?

In a sense there will arise a post-awareness of the awareness style of writing. I had a thought, after 9/11/2001, that anything written, prior, could only go so deep (notwithstanding holocaust/war/genocide accounts); it would be difficult to read certain pieces with a pre-9/11 world view.

In a similar (my)feeling-way, many books written, today, to help a person overcome this or that problem are filled with unnecessary information, as well as inaccesible by the majority of people. After-awakening, most literature doesn't make sense, a new form perhaps will arise. And at the same time, the desire for it won't be there. (This may seem unbearable to an avid reader but see it this way: We will, at last, have the time to gaze at the stars, watch clouds pass by, and smell the roses. Finally.)

Studying the past will not help us improve the future. We will be able to see the futility of trying. Only out of passion will true creativity bubble up. We are standing in the threshold of the universe with an entirely new configuration of atoms and molecules.

All wildlife; fauna and flora, stones, water, earth, fire, air, humans---everything will be equal. Eckhart says: "Life is the dancer, and you are the dance." (A New Earth, pg. 115)

Doreen said...

"You don’t tell all the details to a child about how grandmother died. You don’t tell about what happened when you had to kill the cat. You just say: “Grandmother and the cat have gone to heaven now.”
It makes things easier if you don't talk too much."

First, are you being sarcastic?

How much you say to a child about these things depends on that child's relative age. Some kids would like to know many things and have lots of questions; it can be helpful in these and all situations to ask questions of the kids. Mostly they have their own answers. I would refrain from planting the concept of heaven in their brains before they are ready to decide for themselves what is what. I do agree that often times the best answer can be silence, "I don't know," or "what do you think/feel?" For some kids these concepts of "heaven" and "God" create more anxiety than peace of mind. Look what they have done for adults.

Doreen said...

So what you are talking about is, truly, how the shift in consciousness is the "answer" for the one "non-answer" (answer).

THE GREAT EQUALIZER