The Difference Between A World Asleep And A World Awakened

despirited eagle Dear Reader, I need your help.

I am finding that the Spirit is shackled in my students, it has even stopped dreaming about soaring.

Much like as if you had an eagle, and it would choose to stay grounded, no roof, no cage, just enough food for the eagle to not go hungry, and it would say:

"I have enough. Soaring is not my job, it's a lot of work, let someone else do it.

"Maybe the government. Maybe the doctors. Maybe the demonstrators, charity organizations... but I am OK with where I am, I have food, I have a home, I have everything I need.

"So what, that I was borne to fly? That doesn't mean I must. Freedom? Highly over rated, if you ask me. It doesn't call to me at all. Because freedom would mean I have to get my own. I'd rather stay and be given what I need.

"I could see far and wide? Naaah, who needs that. I can watch television. I don't need to see it from there. There are enough adventurous people that do the flying for me: I'll just watch the video they made. Maybe on youtube, it's good enough for me!

"You want to wake me up? You want me to find the inspiration within? OK, I am game, I'll dream for you!

"Here, how about frozen fish from now on, not canned. That would be much tastier... That's been a dream of mine for quite some time. Not like I have to have it, but it would be nice!"

The eagle, of course, was just an analogy, eagles don't talk. Eagles fly. Eagles soar. Eagles are in love with soaring.

My main concern is humans.

Human Being was created to be a Creator. To co-create with its own Creator. To approach and maybe even pass its creator in his speed of thinking.

Human Being creates with his thought. Everything that you can see around you is first was a thought. Then someone went and made it. Alive or not alive, it was a thought.

A house, a fence, a car, a bomb.

Some were co-created with the Creator and say yes to Life. Most, nowadays, are created without the involvement of the Creator, and they are a no to Life, and a yes to comfort, mediocrity, or destruction.

And although, when you look inside, your attitude to the Creator is no longer co-creation, rather begging, your design hasn't changed in all these billions of years: and you still have it in you.

Mind you, the speed of your thought has slowed down to a crawl... but it can be quickened, it can be brought up to speed...

What is most missing is desire. The eagle in the story above, can still fly. It just won't.

And my students, well, they won't either.

I have a homework for you to find a few inspiring verses, quotes, that would start awakening the Spirit within.

This is what I need your help with: would you do us a favor, and find quotes for us.

You can comment anonymously, if you are shy. Just say anonymous instead of your name.

Your email address: only I can see, and I promise I won't tell anyone. And I keep my promises! Always.

I'll put my quote as the first comment, just scroll down to see.

You are free to quote anything inspiring, I can't wait to read.

You will, right? It may mean the difference between a world going into its ruin asleep, or a world awakened and taking control of its future.

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

14 thoughts on “The Difference Between A World Asleep And A World Awakened”

  1. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

    “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.”

    – Paulo Coelho

  2. “What is at the end?
    At the end of sky, at the end of sea, at the end of the road?

    What it is at the end, children would like to know.
    That’s why they eat, that’s why they sleep.
    That’s why they grow faster than their coat.

    What’s at the end of Wednesday? – Thursday.
    And what at the end of Thursday? – Friday.

    At the end of all the ends
    It is always a new beginning.

    The ends get worn,
    The beginnings always last.
    Beginning – this is what it is at the end!”

    (Dushko Radovic, Serbian children’s poet, writer, journalist, aphorist, TV editor)

  3. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself – George Bernard Shaw

    The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be – Marcel Pagnol

    Life isn’t a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘Woohoo WHAT A RIDE’!

  4. “Do your thoughts serve to free you or simply to make you freely serve.” Chris Dwane

    “The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Stephen Biko

    “Between stimulus and response there is a space and in that space is our freedom.” Viktor Frankyl Holocaust survivor)

  5. Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ?
    ~ Oscar Wilde

    “Most people live in a very restricted circle of the potential of their being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their souls resources in general. Much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.” — William James

    “There’s a powerful mechanism that records every single thought, feeling and action in your life. That mechanism is called your results.”
    ~ James Arthur Ray

    “When we take one step toward the Self, It takes nine steps towards us.” — Lester Levenson

    “Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

  6. “The odd thing about inspiration is that it often comes after, not before, a new journey is started”
    The Universe.
    (Mike Dooley)

  7. Take one step, no more, no less
    and the next will be revealed.

    The ship of our lives has crashed on the rocks of our loss
    Now we must rebuild our ship and continue our journey.

  8. Your Greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give.

    The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.

    Buddha

  9. What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

    At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. (Jean Houston)

    Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it before the beginning of the universe. (Rumi)

  10. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford
    Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
    ~Will Rogers
    It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.
    ~Vince Lombardi

  11. FOR A NEW BEGINNING

    In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
    Where your thoughts never think to wander,
    This beginning has been quietly forming,
    Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

    For a long time it has watched your desire,
    Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
    Noticing how you willed yourself on,
    Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

    It watched you play with the seduction of safety
    And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
    Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
    Wondered would you always live like this.

    Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
    And out you stepped onto new ground,
    Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
    A path of plenitude opening before you.

    Though your destination is not yet clear
    You can trust the promise of this opening;
    Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
    That is at one with your life’s desire.

    Awaken your spirit to adventure;
    Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
    Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
    For your soul senses the world that awaits you

    By John O’Donohue

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