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Are you closer to where you want to be tomorrow?

Are you doing the right things to reach your goals? You know, im asking because very few of us live in the present, most are trying to get somewhere and when they are there, little or nothing is taken in as experience – sure we will look back every now and then and remember what we did to reach there but we as humans, do not really tend to achieve new lifestyle heights every time we achieve something.

I believe that people need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy¬†– meaning grandiose gestures must take place in their lives so their consciousness shifts back to the present moment. – This is how governments fooled everyone to believe that 9/11 was an act of terrorism by muslims – life was good and suddenly – shake down – buildings collapse and people started feeling fear towards the so called “terrorists” – in the meantime, life keeps passing by behind the scene – in that war on terror context, our every world citizens rights were being stripped away, all to make us again apathetic towards other beings – the world we live in today, it is a fact that we are just one more number. (this was not the case pre 9/11).

So the question remains, how often do you pay attention during a week to your goals, whether you are stuck in a routine or just living life on auto-pilot -. You see, people who work, have it harder, cause they will be facing a dialy routine and they will come home, eat dinner, make love to their wives (even that in most cases is an autopilot move) – and go to sleep to begin their same routine the next day. All in the name of a goal which might come when they retire and have saved up enough funds. In the process they loose part of themselves and leave behind their original selves… so if the original self is left behind, who is there in the future who will enjoy the so called “achieved goal”?

Ask yourselves daily, whenever you are about to make a decision, be it eating food, or at work – dealing with a client or when relating with people, are your actions getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow?

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Enough of it

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Garden of birds

Enough of it
Come with men
Do not follow me.
You have followed many for centuries.

Listen to me,
Do not repeat my words.
You have repeated words for centuries.

Understand me,
Do not adore me.
You have adored many for centuries.

Love me,
Do not worship me.
You have worshipped holy persons for centuries.
I say – enough of this immature authorization.

Embrace me,
Do not bend and kneel.
You have bent down and knelt for centuries.
I say – enough of this self- humiliation.

Befriend me,
Do not condem me as an authority.
You have condemned enlighted ones for centuries.
I say – enough of this callous condemnation.

Excerpt from A Friendly Communion by Vimala Thakar

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