According to some statistics, 30% of humanity lack meaning in their lives.
I think that this statistics is off by a lot.
There are people who don't have meaning in their lives, but they don't miss it, they live an animal existence and they don't need, don't want anything else.
There are people who don't have meaning in their lives and therefore they don't have any backbone, don't have any organizing principle, and they don't know what's missing, they only know that they are miserable.
There are people who don't have meaning in their lives, so they use some societal meaning, like money to organize their lives, but while they are doing this their soul is starving, and they are finding out that money doesn't do it for them, however good or bad they are at money.
And then there are people that know their lives lack meaning, and they spend their time seeking meaning in religion, in science, in relationships, hoping that something will rub off on them.
No man ordinarily is one, but many. And that's why there is so much noise within - many voices, many faces - and a constant quarrel. One part wants to do one thing. Another part is simply against it and wants to do something else. It is a miracle how we go on managing to keep ourselves together. Otherwise we are constantly falling apart. There is no center. The master is missing.
There are only servants, and each servant is trying to claim to be the master.
For a moment each servant sits on the throne, proclaims himself the master, and in that moment you think, "This is the master."
Some days the DS energies are stronger than others. Today is one of those days.
The energies can effect the emotions (just like the ones in the Heaven on Earth! just the opposite way: make them stronger instead of weakening them), other days the energies are like physical pain... if you imagine someone using a voodoo doll to torture you, by proxy.
I have an appointment at 3 and I need to decide if I should cancel it.
I connect to Source, and I muscle test: "Am I going to be well at 3?" The answer is yes. I know that the question was "illegal", I am not allowed to divinate, ask questions about the future. Hm... I ask another question: "Am I OK now?" and the answer is yes.
I got a brochure in the mail that had pictures of Budapest in it. I left Hungary, and Budapest, the capital I was born and lived for 34 years 32 years ago.
Every time I considered grieving, a song welled up in my head, a song about home and home sickness. It's about longing, and it's about regret. And I refused to regret anything. Like Edith Piaf, Je ne regrette rien. No regrets. 1
It is undeniable that there is more to reality than what you can see with your eyes. The below the water level stuff... or behind the curtain type of stuff... mostly about the invisible dynamics, the invisible motive powers of people, and maybe even stuff.
I grew up atheist, a Marxist, and a seriously anti-religious child. Most of that wasn't from my parents, I don't ever remember them talking about any of that among themselves: they almost never talked to me about anything.
I never thought there were monsters under the bed, or that the Easter Bunny filled the boots in the windows (we are talking about Hungarian customs, don't get confused!) or any other superstition. I was free to observe... unimpeded, unhindered, unguided by others' imagination and fantasies, like religion.
During a recent coaching session, the student was giving the mind1 all the credit for her issues: fear of making a mistake, fear of doing anything new, fear of trusting anyone or anything, etc.
I was listening, and the more she said the clearer it became to me, that she is actually talking about the Ego that uses the Mind as its spokesperson.
My brother is dealing with health problems and he is guided by medicine people, aka doctors. He is getting worse and he is getting more and more sure what he is supposed to do, how he is supposed to eat, how it is... He has the best teachers: doctors.
Medical doctors, organized religion, and Ego have a lot in common.
The human brain may be vast, the human consciousness may be vast, but neither of them compares to the vastness of reality.
So no matter how much human consciousness grows, it will never be able to grasp all of reality.
It's OK... it is just what is so.
Human consciousness, in its ambition, in its desire to comprehend reality, to reduce the risk that life is, to make life predictable and manageable, has been using models of reality: a model is a tool to simplify something complicated, and to make it comprehensible through generalization, imagination. Continue reading "Models of reality: which one is true?"
Every Tuesday my driver picks me up and takes me shopping, to the chiropractor, and other errands.
It makes me look like an old lady, but that doesn't make me an old lady... yet it took me quite a while to warm up to the idea of having no wheels of my own.
I pay her $30 cash, and I didn't have any cash yesterday. So I paid with my debit card and asked for $40 cash back. I normally use the self-checkout line, faster for me.
I was putting away my groceries and I noticed that people were waiting, so I hurried up, and got out of the way. 20 minutes later I noticed that I didn't take my $40, so I went back to ask if the employee overseeing the four self-service checkout machines held the money for me. Continue reading "Pick your battles"