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Convenience – Blog No. 5

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In my personal experience, life is not convenient.  Neither is it a convenience.  It is a gift, given.  That is not to say that it always feels like a present, because it doesn’t.  However.  Convenience tends to save time and that is why it is useful.  Convenience is not to be confused with instant gratification, convenience is about making things easier to manage – or handle.  It is not about making things immediately available to a planet consumed by its own inability to curb its inclination to take an arm when offered a hand.  For instance, it is convenient to know that those you can trust are trustworthy.  It is a convenience having an aptitude for diversity, too, particularly when you discover that you have been labelled the ‘Corner Store’.

Change is consistent, constant.  It is not convenient – of that you can rest assured.  Change causes a great many people a great deal of angst – pain, even.  That is unfortunate.  Change is not to be feared unless you are becoming a mutant or changing into a pillar of salt, for example, in which case you were probably not supposed to turn around.  Change is inspiring in a life well-lived.  It brings new perspectives, new world views and new ways of solving persistent issues mired in the denial that has become routine daily life.  It is a privilege, though, to discover through ceaseless change how adaptable we are, how resilient our natures, and that is what makes it possible for us to transcend any reality we are handed – no matter how forcefully we are encouraged to ‘receive’ it.

A convenience store should stock everything that people usually forget to buy at other shops.  Those ‘last-minute’ items none of us can do without.  Like padkos, you know.  Food for the trip.  Or a beach towel, say.  You never know when you might be visiting the beach.  Should a convenience store sell beers?  I would say yes, definitely, but I suspect it depends on where the convenience store is situated.  A convenience store selling illicit beers in the UAE, for instance, would be liable for a hefty fine.

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Senses – Blog No. 15

5senses1-01-01-01You have physical senses of which you are (mostly) aware.  Apart from those that you have purposely suppressed, repressed.  In your allegiance to society’s flawed say-so, you are subjugating yourself by denying the truth of your reality.  If you concentrate, your senses explain your true reality to you.  Do not be fooled, listen and learn.  You let your senses get bent by conditioning, you allow your senses to be told what to feel and what to do.  This is not productive.  You need to change your circumstances so that society listens to what your senses have to say, not the other way around.

Celebrate your senses.  Know that you have more than five.  You have a sense of being, for instance.  A sense of balance, of understanding.  Use every sense made available to you, do not be afraid to succumb to their pull, their sway.  Your sense of mind is another valuable gift given to you by Nature.  Do not shun the given.  Should you not realise that your suppression – repression – of your senses is a fatal flaw in your being, you will find yourself on the outside of the inside.  You do not want to be on the outside.  Bring yourself in, into yourself, embrace your understanding.  You have every capacity to understand and mould your reality, and then you reserve the right to break that mould.  Your mould, your right to change its shape.

Consider that you see only what society wants you to see.  Change that.  Consider that you smell – on a subliminal level – the subtle musk of other human beings, the ‘attraction scent’ given off by women, men, despite the inappropriateness of this reality in our über politically correct society.  These scents are enough to mess with your head if you are not aware that you are affected each day by the raw Nature of others.  The subtleties happen to you all day, every day, should you be in contact with other humans.  If you should spend a lot of time with others, your senses will quite likely be more developed than you perhaps give them credit for.  This is an advantage.  Know that being alone does not preclude you from sensing to perfection your actuality, it simply means that you must become more attuned to your wants, your needs, your knowing.  Senses are knowing; all-knowing.  Trust them.

 

 

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