Many of us are relatively fortunate. We probably haven’t had our lives affected by gross trauma. We might not have been subjected to gross poverty, war, violence, alcoholism or drugs, etc. But could we somehow still have been traumatized and not even realize this? PAST TRAUMA IS AN ADDITIONAL CHALLENGE TO OVERCOME! There is an ongoing stress that follows a traumatic life-event. It’s not just the event itself. The resultant subconscious memories can be considerable. These ar
Our lives seem to lack direction! We just don’t understand the meaning & purpose of our life. So, we can wander aimlessly. We get trapped in the material world, with its temporary pleasures & tempting distractions. Is it just about competition & survival of the fittest? CONTEMPLATE THE TRUE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE! The discussion below is an opportunity for you to START this important INNER process. Seeking your true purpose is an important part of personal development and your
We have been socially conditioned and ‘herded’ to respond to controversial ideas in a certain way. NEW & INDEPENDENT IDEAS ARE VIEWED WITH SUSPICION! Instead we been taught to accept strategies produced by government committees & scientific organizations. Anyone advocating an alternative and non-conventional solution is readily branded a misfit or a radical. In the political sphere, they are automatically considered a revolutionary or a terrorist. We have been taught to be fe
Our world is in chaos. Most agree it’s a real mess. So, what do we usually do? WE LOOK TO OUR POLITICAL & COMMUNITY LEADERS FOR A SOLUTION. We have been socially conditioned to elect them and grant them authority to act on our behalf. Their motivation & priorities are unfortunately usually very different to ours! Survival for them means staying in power! Success for them means being in control! CREATING LASTING PEACE & HARMONY IS NOT A POLITICAL PRIORITY. Our politicians & co
The world is in a bad way! What a mess! Everything seems in CHAOS. This seems so apparent. Bad news is everywhere! We watch it on television, read it in the press, hear it on the radio and view it on our internet feed. If it’s not overt conflict & death, then it’s fear of more terror. WE EXIST IN A STATE OF GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY & GREAT TURMOIL. Political instability contributes to this uncertainty, triggering uprising or revolt. Each nation fears some other. One community rese
What is Truth? Where does Truth reside? This enquiry might at first seem esoteric or strange. But ‘this understanding’ is very important! So, hang in there! Let’s first establish what we mean by this ‘Truth’ with a capital ‘T’. What we’re talking about is a fixed Reality, a permanent reference point. ‘The Truth’ means having a TRUE REALITY & true reference point! One that is precise, permanent & universal? One that would likely apply everywhere in the entire Cosmos… That’s a
Sometimes we glimpse the potential benefit of changing our life. Then doubts arise: Should we attempt changing? Will it really succeed? Is it worth the effort? What problems will it produce? OUR DOUBT, DISTRUST AND EVEN CYNICISM CAN SURFACE! Often, we don’t fully accept it’s worth the effort or the risk involved. Or, we don’t really believe we can achieve this. We don't trust the process. Sometimes we foresee potential problems in changing. As a result, WE CAN BECOME UNCE
Part 1. All about MANKIND: Where we’re at! We struggle in our personal lives. We can suffer so much, yet we're spurred on by some ‘illusion of hope’. Sometimes we’re encouraged by the material progress we make. Morally, we still vent our rage at some perceived social injustice. Then we pretend this manufactured outrage is righteous. It’s all part of ‘our collective illusion!’ As a Mankind, we are still deluded! So little has really improved in our spiritual outlook & our true
SOCIETY CONDONES THE STATUS QUO of not changing our self, by encouraging temporary solutions! We have previously discussed the usual ‘SOCIAL ADDICTIONS’ commonly used for temporary relief, such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. If we really want to protest our discontent, we might also experiment with additional ‘HARD DRUGS’. We try these to numb our deep despair in this way - to try to artificially break through to who we really are. We seek to distract from or bypass our
WE YEARN FOR INNER-PEACE… Inwardly we long for inner contentment & fulfillment in our lives. This state can ONLY be ACHIEVED THROUGH SELF-REALIZATION & TRUE SELF-EXPRESSION. This means understanding our inner-most needs & releasing our true potential. A different way of conveying this concept is that:
Lasting happiness and inner peace can only be generated from deep within our self, not from the outside world. FINALLY, SOME OF US SEE THIS TRUTH. Some achieve this realizatio
Others might see us as being in control, polished and sometimes even clever. OUTWARDLY, WE CAN APPEAR SO CONFIDENT & SUCCESSFUL. That’s however ‘a mask’: just our usual practiced responses and our deeply ingrained habits. INWARDLY WE FEEL EMPTY AND UNFULFILLED. Inside, we are unhappy & discontent. We are in inner turmoil with needs that we can’t quite recognize. WE YEARN FOR A DEEP INNER PEACE. We have not yet found what we truly need. Deep within us there exists a need – a
Some of us have had a major life crisis. Many more of us instead experience a CHRONIC DISSATISFACTION…A SLOW SUFFERING! Some in this ‘dissatisfied’ category view their life as ‘predominantly unsatisfactory’. They experience CONSTANT LOW-GRADE STRESS OR INNER TURMOIL. A crisis in slow motion! A bigger subgroup of dissatisfied people just ‘ lack inner peace’… They’re NOT FULLY CONTENT and CAN’T FIND FULFILLMENT in their lives. They don’t understand the meaning of life and the
What is it that sustains and drives YOU? Is it an addictive tendency? Are you driven to success or to distraction? We have become so addicted… so dependent on living the same way.
We have become our habits… and our habit is so hard to break! Are you living a lie? Can you break the habit? INSTEAD OF BEING DEPENDENT ON OUR LIFE FOR THE SOURCE OF OUR MEANING... WE SHOULD EXPRESS OUR MEANING THROUGH THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIFE.
Let’s start with THE BACKGROUND on how this all begin
Let’s consider a more controversial life lesson (No. 29) which is: WE ARE TRYING TO LIVE SOMEBODY ELSE’S ‘IDEAL LIFE’. Unknowingly, thought our childhood & social conditioning, WE SUBCONSCIOUSLY CONCEIVE A CONCEPT OF WHAT ‘OUR IDEAL LIFE’ SHOULD BE. We usually don’t realise this has occurred, or to what extent. Instead we should utilise our unique individuality and deep knowing regarding this. However, the contrary has been deeply ingrained and conditioned into us. We have b
For so many of us, life FEELS LIKE A CONSTANT STRUGGLE. It’s a daily battle, just ‘to survive’. We try hard to do what’s expected of us or do even more! What we don’t realize is that by just CARRYING ON IN OUR USUAL WAY, we deny ourselves so much. Usually we just conform to OUR PRIOR SOCIAL CONDITIONING. We became trapped in these HABITUAL PATTERNS. However, we sacrifice an important part of our real self in this process. We sabotage our true inner desires and needs. This
WE USUALLY DON’T LISTEN TO THE NEEDS OF OUR INNER-SELF! We figuratively dam up these inner urges behind ‘a wall’ and defer them; until FINALLY A BREAK-DOWN OR ‘LEAK’ OCCURS somewhere. A small leak corresponds to a small crisis. A larger crack in ‘the wall’ - a larger crisis. A major break in ‘the dam’ - a major life-threatening crisis. However, we do then get A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY… an incentive to change our lives! This is another important life lesson (No. 23): A CRISIS F
What can happen if we keep denying our inner needs and our need for unique expression? This leads to an important life lesson, No. 21: RESISTING INNER SELF-EXPRESSION CAUSES UN-EASE. The IMMEDIATE RESULT of deferring or denying this deep need for self-expression is UN-ease. If not recognized and corrected this leads to DIS-order and then can become DIS-ease. Initially we ignore our UN-ease or distract ourselves from the discomfort. This becomes the low-grade dissatisfactio
Unfortunately, most of us downplay our special inner needs. We also deny our vast untapped potential. It all just seems too vague or difficult! We resist our life purpose.
We hold back! This is expressed as life lesson No. 18: WE USUALLY DENY OR AVOID OUR FULL POTENTIAL Most of us delay our inner self-development. We distract ourselves with other things. We waste our energy in denying this inner urge and suppressing it. We hold back the realization of our full potential. I