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The Heart’s Longing – Blog No. 1

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Those who have hearts will recognise the familiar deep ache that signifies the alignment between the longing and the longed-for. A heart grown of patient longing for the long-awaited is not a weak heart. It is the heart made stronger than the divide between the two. That strength not only generates an unbreakable bond linking the beginning of the longing and the end of its trajectory, it provides both sides with the power to align at any point with one another – regardless of space or time – and find their way home to belonging.
A heart that longs is naturally a pained heart. It is apt to be so. A self denied is a tortured soul indeed and I suspect that this, for many who soon realise they have rejected their own essence, will in due course become patently clear. Perhaps that is why most people will do anything to distract themselves from the actuality that an age-old longing pre-exists every one of us, and is inherent in each of ourselves. That longing in itself alone is the reason we are actually here and it would be wise for you to try and remember at least that.
The Heart’s Longing is an inspiration, its manifestation a miracle. Implicit trust, the application of absolute faith in the pure heart’s true vision and the willingess to serve its subsequent longing is what finds you the necessary capacity to match the laws of attraction resonating from the beginning of the longed-for’s trajectory.

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Time’s Wisdom – Blog No. 17

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Wisdom evolves in the way all things that evolve, do.  That is its wisdom.  There is profound clarity in the statement:  ‘Wisdom is choosing now what will make sense later.’  That later – when it comes – will provide in its demonstration evidence of wisdom’s consistent evolution.  Wisdom trusts instinct.  Instinct stems from experience.  From time to time it bypasses instinct on its Wisdom Business of researching some learning and as such, focussing on the horizon, it trips over a growth node.  That Wisdom has tripped once (or so) is not of much consequence in the big picture.  In the big picture space has been made for tripping.  Besides, trip-wires are made to be tripped over.  It is how you fall that matters, and whether or not you get up.

It would seem that we do not all subscribe to the same Wisdom System.  That is a good thing.  I trust in what I trust, I believe what I do.  That is because I have time-trialed my years and let them come to their own conclusions.  It makes sense to work your learning to your advantage, given that true learning does not come easily.  Being ‘at an advantage’ does not – in this context – mean that you will find yourself in a privileged position through virtue of your learning, it means that you will find yourself in the perfect position to do what it is in your life that needs doing.  The degree of personal work you did with the experiences you chose to have determines your capacity to handle further learning.  Handling capacity is what further learning is all about and a life without further learning is pointless.

Naturally, Time’s Wisdom flies.  If it was always to walk, it might miss some of its own most important points.  It is important to understand that although Wisdom is conveyed by every language on the planet it does not rely on verbal communication.  That is why the link between Wisdom and instinct is a strong one.  Some things you know.  And when you know that you know them, then is when you learn the extent of your experiences’ evolution.

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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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Obedience – Blog No. 4

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It would be incorrect to say that I do not believe that obedience has its place.  It does.  However, it depends upon who it is that is demanding from you your acquiescence.  It also depends what their intentions are.  As is said – the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.  Pure motivation relies on one’s intuition – when to do what one has been told, and when not to.  Unless you trust implicitly those that give you instructions, do not ever act on an imperative without thinking it through for yourself.  When you can feel that an instruction has your best interests at heart you can act freely, according to your betters’ suggestions, without questioning your integrity.  That is a luxurious position in which to be.  As is understanding that the word ‘welfare’ is not synonymous with the word ‘charity’.

Children are motivated by the tone in your voice, not by the words you use.  They can hear when you honestly mean something and when you don’t, so when you don’t mean something don’t say it unless for some reason it becomes necessary for your child to hear you lie.  That may happen purely so they can discern a lie from the truth.  Like if you have nothing to compare something to you cannot state categorically whether a thing is one way or another.   It is best to be able to state any truth categorically.  I do not see the point in illuminating a truth with grey areas?  The reason for this is to ensure that the ‘cycle of Life’ with which we are familiar now becomes a framework – a firm foundation – upon which we can all build without the mistrust that has thwarted every successive attempt at transcendence.

I suspect the Catholics had a very serious reason for their ubiquitous statement:  ‘thou shalt obey’.  Unfortunately, for some, the mere mention of the word ‘obey’ rankles – and deeply.  Those are usually people who have once trusted – and obeyed – those giving them instructions only to discover on the other side that ‘obedience’ was used for the purposes of oppression, or abuse.  I understand and would accept an imperative, for example, like:  Do this or you could die (and let’s not split hairs).  I would not accept an order which translates into:  Do this because if you don’t I will keep kicking you in the head until you are dead.  That is not the way to motivate obedience.  In fact, that is probably one of the fastest ways to incite defiance.  But then, perhaps defiance is a new-age obedience?  I guess it depends on who it is that is saying what, and to whom it is that they are speaking.

 

 

 

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Keep life in perspective – Blog No. 45

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Finding reasons to treasure your life is one of the best ways to ensure that you are capable of keeping it in perspective.  When perspective spins out – which it can do from time to time – it is fair warning that your treasury is nearing empty.  No matter who you are, an emptying treasury is not a good sign.  The way to manage a deficit – when you become aware of it – is to deal with it, for starters.  That means looking first at the problem, and then solving it.  There are times when an awareness of this nature is valuable, even though it can be painful.  It is a stark reminder of what an epic task it is to fill our treasuries in the first place.

Life was created to be lived.  It can be a beautiful experience, but you have to be open to it.  Open means open.  It does not mean 80:20.  It does not mean 50:50.  It does not mean 180°.  It means a full circle, 360°.  In other words, it requires total acceptance from you, the liver of it, the giver of it.  If you cannot find it in yourself to accept the life you have chosen for yourself to live – and a very important distinction to be made here is that YOU have all chosen your lives, i.e. you are neither random happenings and nor are your projected experiences – then you are not only betraying your pure self, you are contributing to the façade behind which a truer humankind once thrived.   The understanding of that particular point is an important lesson in accountability.

Keeping life in perspective means keeping yourself in perspective, too.  That can also be tricky, given that most people have no clue who they are or what they want to be.  However, that is not the biggest problem and can be overcome with some self-discipline and a bit of forethought, hindsight and intuition that you can trust.  If you cannot trust your own intuition, find someone whose intuition you can rely upon.  You cannot go through life being entirely mistrustful, it is important at times to take people at their word, whatever the consequences.  When you believe that a person will honour their word, they will often be more inclined to do so.  Of course you can learn about being too trusting and you can learn about extortion and racketeering, but those kinds of things you need only learn once.  Once – in that context – is enough.

 

 

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Timbuktu – Blog No. 28

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As a child, when I discovered that Timbuktu was a real place – that it actually existed – I was delighted.  For me, that put paid to the fallacy of urban myths and legends.  I grew inclined to listen to them all because in part each one tells a truth.  There is always comfort in the truth, no matter what the cost.  The truth IS what brings inner peace – eventually.  Before peace comes the inevitable facing of facts and figures, the empirical equation-solving.  If you are an empiricist, yippee for you.  I, fortunately, am not one of those.  My truths come hard, and fast, and I assimilate them quickly.  You can do that when you trust yourself implicitly.

If you should find yourself in a predicament, not knowing which way to head except Timbuktu, it is helpful to remember that Timbuktu is absolutely the arse end of nowhere.  It may take the longest time to get there but when you do, you will understand why it takes such a long time to arrive.  Timbuktu is home to a great many wayward pilgrims.  It is the resting place of the brave.  And ‘resting’ in my world is not synonymous with ‘dead’.  It means repose.  Reflection.  Ultimately, contentment.

I think the houses in Timbuktu are probably invisible.  Like its people.  That is why Timbuktu became an urban legend – because no one ever got there before, or saw it.  It decided it would one day become real, like a town on a map.

And that – is actualisation.

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Love Letters

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TRUTH

How can it be said that the truth is unkind?

It may sound harsh to uninitiated ears, but it is kind – always.

This is because the truth knows what the truth is, and some clever marketing lies cannot hide that.

There is an advantage to being straight with yourself at every given opportunity.

When you can trust yourself to hear your honest unadulterated truth without being a self-righteous bigot

You might be ready to embark on your journey to your hereafter.

If your hereafter is there, after all is said and done.

Winds change.  Things move.

Like wind and footprints in the sand.

There are idiots who will try to convince themselves that they don’t know what they are feeling.

That I don’t either.  On both counts they would be wrong.  I do.

It is not possible to convince someone that they are mistaken when they are not,

no matter which tactic you choose to use.

And that is not arrogance.  That is confidence.

i.e. there is irrefutable proof.

I intend looking at it all.  I am sure it tells an interesting story.

The story of the truth began many moons ago, and it is set to continue.

Illumination – and the translation thereof – are not for the faint-hearted.

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Foreigners – Blog No. 33

WorldLanguagesCF1Wherever you are in this world, you are likely to encounter foreigners.  If you should travel, you yourself will be a foreigner.  Feeling foreign is stressful.  Being treated as a foreigner is an uncomfortable feeling.  Particularly when that treatment is ongoing no matter how long you stay in a place.  Perhaps it is simply suspicion that makes people treat foreigners as if they were a lesser breed.  Perhaps it is more than that.  Fear of difference (… yawn …) keeps guards up, and this prevents open exchange between strangers.  You cannot have an open exchange with someone you mistrust.  It is important to trust yourself, too, it enables you to trust others without fear.  Foreigners are not usually dangerous.  It is safe to say there are more people on this planet that can be trusted, than those that cannot.  Just open your ears.  You will hear the difference, no matter what language comes rolling off a tongue.

Foreigners are a valuable source of income for any country.  They can also be an education if you can be bothered to give them the time of day.  Prejudice against anything foreign, or new, is not productive for anybody.  You cannot hope to grow when you are not interested to learn from another how they happened upon life, how it has moulded them.  The way you are – and the way you feel about that, as well the way you feel about your place in the world around you speaks for you when you enter into open exchange with someone from another country.  If they are interested to speak to you, they will read your ‘type’ in your eyes.  Your upbringing will show itself, your conditioning.  If you will not meet the eyes of a foreigner simply because they are foreign, you are rude.  If you will not meet the eyes of a woman, for whatever reason, you are even ruder.

Being foreign in a place should be enjoyable and exciting.  It is a learning.  Everyone should be bothered about learning from each other.  You cannot make the jump you need to make into your future without the insights of people who are not like you.  You cannot get where you need to be without cooperation.  We are like keys and locks – each one of us.  Give benefit of the doubt where possible.  It is good for you.  It is also good for the other person.  If you are taken advantage of, you will learn what not to do again.

 

 

 

 

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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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Faith – Blog No. 9

faithThe bottom line is that it does not matter what you have faith in, as long as you do have faith in something.  Perhaps in these fractured times the only thing you feel comfortable having faith in, is yourself.  If that is the case, know that that is enough.  When you believe in what you can do – in your individual capacity, and as part of a collective – you harness a power that will surprise you with where it can take you, and others.  Should you wish to believe in a power higher than yourself (which is all relative, for what you find in yourself is what has existed for centuries in all of the gods, God, Allah, Dreamtime, Nature, etc, feel justified in doing so.  You are a reflection of what you find admirable in your chosen deity/deities.)  You can believe in more than one deity, if you so choose.  All the ‘good’ characteristics that you try to adopt, emulate, exist inside of you already so it matters not which ‘good’ you ultimately choose to follow, it is all the same thing, really.  That should be a comforting thought.

Faith means dedication.  It means understanding and application.  Simply believing in something and trusting its say-so is not enough, you need to do something with your faith.  Make it work for you.  That is what it is for.  Faith is not there to subjugate you, to cripple your progress, so if what you choose to believe in makes you lesser rather than greater as a human being, then perhaps you need to shuffle your belief systems a little, or change your faith.

Faith is a symbol of hope.  It keeps you striving for better, going forwards.  Faith should have no boundaries, no restrictions.  Nor should a person’s faith receive criticism or judgement from another person.  You should be able to open wide to the understanding that placing your implicit trust in something is not a weakness.  It is a strength.  For one reason or another, humans go far further in life when they believe they are supported somehow, by something, in this world.  Perhaps what you believe in is not ‘of’ this world, technically, but faith means you know it is out there and it makes a difference to your everyday, the knowing.  Faith has extraordinary power, and this power – when properly directed – can change an entire existence.

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