med that there would be plenty of opportunities
to visit her and say the things that needed to be said. TIME, it seemed, was elastic -
I could stretch it to accommodate my blinkered and, let’s not dodge it, self-aggrandising
behaviour. Sadly, I failed to hear what the poet Andrew Marvell identified as -
“time’s winged chariot hurrying near ”. The upshot was distorted priorities. Illusions
of urgent demands – career, status, approval – were given immediate attention.
By contrast, precious, unrepeatable moments with loved ones were squandered.
everything that has ever happened on this planet has had at its source the idea of a single individual. For sure, there are groups we can look at throughout history that have been responsible for a lot of things, but the genesis of that group came from someone. And the best of those groups were those where those who made up the group were being ‘someones’ as well.
So in reality, the individual and his individual actions are the only things we have that will make a positive difference. If you’ve ever been led to believe that that isn’t true, that’s because, unfortunately, there are some not too nice people out there who don’t want you to make a difference. And in fact, our society is full of efforts to make people not only feel like they can't make a difference, but that the only way they can survive is to be dependent on someone else, such as the government.
So we are all here to make a difference. We are going to make significant changes in this country and we’re going to look in the mirror every morning and know that we have made a difference. The difference.
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nt to push the boundaries of our own spiritual development need to discover.
We have to find a way to meet one another in a place we've never been before, in a higher state of consciousness and a higher stage of development that are unhindered by the influence of the narcissistic ego and the less enlightened values of our modern and postmodern culture.
Anyone can experience egoless consciousness in the stillness and solitude of deep meditation. It is easy to be egoless when there's no relationship.
But if we want to catalyze evolution in consciousness and culture, in the world of time and space, we need to make the heroic effort to go beyond ego not only when we are sitting quietly but, most importantly, while we are creatively interacting with one another, in the midst of all the complexity of human life.
~ Andrew Cohen
Gravitation (also known as Gravity) is a mixed media work by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher
which was completed in June, 1952. It was first printed as a black-and-white lithograph and
then coloured by hand in watercolour.…
l shape should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: “This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.” Whatever is feeling, whatever is perception, whatever are habitual tendencies, whatever is consciousness, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is“This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.”
Buddha Gautama (born 563 B.C.)