22 Nov 2013 · 07:50
The drive to go home is a strong pull. Every one of us has a sense of ‘home’. We will spend our entire lives travelling there. It is the wild in you that will direct you to your beginnings. That is why it is important to acknowledge your wild. You will take its direction. It is worth realising that ‘home’ for you is not necessarily ‘home’ for your partner, or others in your immediate family. You can all be travelling, simultaneously, to different places. Home is a resting place. You will feel this, it is a knowing. You know when you get there, when you leave. The place in which you live is not necessarily your ‘home’. It depends on how fully you inhabit it.
Home is where your heart is. Your heart is where your truth is. Where you send your head is where you end up. Every time. Home is a sanctuary. Establish early where your ‘home’ is and map the maze that life builds for you around it. Home will be at core. Source. Like a salmon can find its way miles back upstream to its beginnings, you can find your way back home should you need to. Time and again. For some, ‘home’ is that safe place they have in their heads – where there are sunny beaches, rainbows, fluffy bunnies. For others, ‘home’ is their union with another person. It is quite possible to have a relationship deep enough that it takes you both ‘home’. I suppose in an ideal world that level of devotion would be evident in every relationship.
Home replenishes the soul. The starving soul. And at times every single person on this planet has a starving soul. When you hunger for ‘home’, that is when you know. It is visceral. A calling. And it grows larger the longer you ignore it. In fact, your longing for ‘home’ is metastatic. It starts in your heart, then it begins to overwhelm your reason for being and it conquers your conditioning, the will of the system. You become acutely aware of its impatience gnawing at your insides – at the edges of your mind – and at some point, you must obey its call. It is advisable to explain your call to ‘home’ when it comes, before you act on it. Partners can feel abandoned if you should disappear for a time, on a mission to take yourself ‘home’. Children will miss you whilst you are gone. But partners will get over being left, and children will be happy to be reunited with you when you return, refreshed. Going ‘home’ is cyclical. Roll with it.
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25 Oct 2013 · 13:04
When are you most productive? When you are doing something you like, or when a whip is at your back. Both methods work. For some, deadlines motivate. The chase to the end, motivates. For others, the push is in an obligation, a feeling of being responsible. Why is it that some people feel the need to do something about the state of this planet and others will not be bothered? It is time to kick these sleeping people out of their beds. I am tired of hearing the old story that it is no one’s job to bring the humans along, kicking and screaming. That it is no one’s job to force them to wake up and take stock of where they are so they can decide where they want to be. Who made up that story? The same people who sit on the sidelines and watch this world implode? Too bad for the silent fence-sitters. The story has changed.
You are productive when you are driven, inspired. If you lack inspiration, what can you do? You can search for new experiences. If you are averse to new experiences you must ask yourself why. What is this need to live a traditional life? Why are there not more pioneers? Life is a construct. Construct a model that works. Why are there inflexible missionaries striding around making noise about choices? Just because another’s choice is not yours, you cannot condemn it. Do not hide behind God and shout about what is not right in his eyes when you have no idea what he likes and what he doesn’t. When last did he pass comment on the way humans behave? Does he even care? The problem is that people are still whispering the same Hail Mary the priests were prescribing last century. It works no better now than it did then.
Be productive in your thinking. There is no point dreaming up doom and gloom for yourself. Take your thoughts and modify them to include new possibilities that will improve your life. Know that a productive life is a life well-lived. However you choose to live well, is up to you.
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