The degree to which we dismiss or ignore the evidence of our efforts is quite staggering. Often we limit ourselves to specific outcomes or evidence. Because of this, the treasures reflected by the evidence cannot be seen as it does not resemble our narrow expectations of the path forward.
Note: Although much of this analysis might appear to be more Western world related, it all trickles into other cultures. The Western world has tremendous influence on the rest of the world, from extreme subtlety to the extremely obvious. Please note that when I decided to write this article I had no knowledge that this was the month for breast cancer awareness. Food for thought!
posted 19 April, 2019 (Wednesday, 17 April, 2019) - Sonia Barrett
Our lives are run by ideas that we hold allegiance to, ideas that institute restrictions in the human experience. We are run by dos, don’ts and suggestions of impossibilities. What is seldom realized is that we live a life of suggestions.
This is a question that is well worth examining from many different angles. Who is in charge of the humans, do humans need handlers/controllers? Humans are hard wired to be controlled; hard wired for slavery. Because of this the vast majority readily accept the need for control by government, corporations, religion/spiritual constructs and education.
We ultimately exist in the realm of imagination…who or what is imagining us? Are we the ultimate imaginer? Why are we so afraid to own that position? Perhaps it is because for so long we have been convinced that someone else is at the wheel.
Is there ever a moment when there is truly nothing left to give. Everyone has experienced that moment of spiritual exhaustion. It’s that feeling of having tried and tried yet things seem to take three steps forward and two steps back. The idea of being positive becomes more of an annoyance especially when others attempt to be encouraging. It’s the journey through the valley and into the dark night. What is perhaps perplexing is the certainty held in believing that one has exceeded a reoccurrence of that experience. One is left speechless, exhausted, a little ticked off and thinking what that *%#@ !.
Being spiritual is in some respects an overrated concept steeped in all sorts of conjured up rules and expectations. Instead it becomes a state of being that we try to achieve yet every act is in honor of the spiritual experience. It is how we experience being human.