… that’s all food that feeds the soul. If everything is all things, all functionality, then where is magic, marvel, where is the soul.
… just an open heart. No feeling of possession, just one of sharing, giving and loving. A love that is not looking for pleasures as much as it is looking for love itself. A love that is not for one or another but rather for one and all…
… finding true love is a process of purifying and opening the heart. True love and the truth are one and the same – a person that has become perfectly pure will simply merge into them; and love… for the sake of love.
What s going on in London?? What s going on in the world?
We ve been witnessing – at least in the news – quite a few revolutions, riots and violent outbursts in the last months, even years or decade. After 9/11 there were bombs and terrorist acts, war in Iraq, Afganisthan, Palestine; there are revolutions taking place in Tunesia, Egypt, Syria, … . The world is watching how dictatorships are taken down by the people. In Europe countries are bankrupt. Is economic recession spreading over the world? Even the United States drop through the back door and postpone their financial woes for some other time. Who s got the money that is missing everywhere? Does it even exist? How can oil companies and retailers be richer than whole states? Who is dictating the prices? What s more to come? What the heck do I know??
A lot of questions and no answers. But something must have been wrong in the system. There must have been a mistake in the financial system as much as there must be a basic problem to our way of life, our values and interests. There is something that hasn t been working and most of us know that. Just look at the paradoxes of our time: companies getting richer – people getting poorer; more food producion – more hunger in the world; more people on the planet – becoming lonlier everyday; bigger houses we live in – less time to spend there; more cars, more televisions, more computers, more more more… less time, less love, less freedom, less understanding, less happiness… .
What s going on in London now? What are the people doing? Smashing shop windows and steeling sneakers. There is no common goal, there is no reason to fight for, there is no light at the end of the tunnel; there is only a whole lot of dammed anger. We re living in a violent society with poverty, robbery, murder, betrayal, lies, inequity, falsehood. What do we expect? How long shall people who are the victims of injustice pretend everything is okay?
Is there right or is there wrong in what is happening? Who will we blame? Will the army come out and silence people through more violence? Is there any difference between cause and effect? Is there any difference between what you do and how you do it? Are the consequence of an action and the action itself not ultemately connected? Is it not the time for us to change our way of seeing the world, living, communicating, exchanging, working, existing?
Many questions, missing answers…
There s always been the problem with the rioting when people know what they are fighting against but not what they are fighting for. We don t seem to go anywhere if we don t know where we re going. Even though we know there is a reason to fight. Let us stand together and give hope, love, laughter and a positive vision for the future to our close ones, our neighbours and the people out there on the streets – no matter which side they are one.
we ll be burning and a-looting tonight… burning all illusion.
If I want change in this world I need to change my way of thinking: stop putting emphasis on failures and constraints, as I m just making them stronger; I ll fill my thoughts with positivity and optimism, trust and reciprocity. I ll embody these values and they ll enter the conscious of people.
I ll build communities where there is reclusion, i ll build bridges where there is walls, i ll show hope where there is despair, bring love where there is hatred, silence where there is anger and laughter where there is mourning…
Will you join me!? We ll stop accusing people and places, stop calling it fate and acting helpless and recognise that it s our own attitude that stands in the way of a fundamental change.
When a tree grows, taking all its strength out of a tiny seed – a mystery in itself -, then the essence of this seed spreads into every part of the tree; in every branch and every leaf, in every flower and every fruit it is present. They are not separated from the seed that once was.
When we water a tree, we only water its roots, its foundation, the place where the seed is staying. From there the water will find its way into every branch and every leaf, every flower and fruit. We will not go and water every leaf seperatly. If we do so, the tree will lose its strength and rot.
If we see life as a tree, bringing forth branches, leaves, flowers and fruit, we will not restrict our love to a small, chosen number of these creatures. The simple act of giving water to the seed will make our love spread to all of its parts. In disconnecting ourselves from the seed, the primal source of life, we fail love.