September 7, 2014

We Were Born Free…& Naked.


“The eye goes blind, when it only wants to see why.”

~ Rumi

Unconditional mystery exists in perpetuity without needing a name, a formula, a substitution. The mystery prevails beyond our perception, beyond our conception and way beyond our wildest formula.

“We never catch up with reality itself. The real nature of mystery always evades our attempts to conceptualize it, and escapes the nets of our language and symbolism. Its depths are never plumbed.” ~ Leonardo Boff

In a continual state of becoming, we stare out at each other, at life, at the universe, at why things don’t work how we want them to.

Liberation? From what!

Freedom exists already. We were born free…And naked!

We do not need to be free from something or someone necessarily in order for it to still resonate as something real.

For us to be free, is to acknowledge that we are free.

There is no formula for success, no formula for being human, no formula for being good, no formula for being happy, no formula for being wealthy. 

Yet, as human beings with egos and the “reality bubble” of our times being one of fear and limitation, 
becoming liberated is about freeing oneself from the lies and deception of the society around us, and believing ourselves to be limited and separate.

Despite the English language describing us as “human beings,” it’s very clear something has been lost in translation, for we are judged as human “doings.”

I don’t know about you, my dear readers, but I often judge myself. I am all too aware of my fragility and immanent  humanity. I am filled with thoughts filling me up to the brim. Not all are of the positive variety. As a writer and humanist, there’s the stuff I put out there, and then there’s me—me, myself, I. That’s the real me who exists without having to “do” anything. That’s the person beyond the comings, goings and doings.

These thoughts can haunt me, hurt me, persecute me, annoy me. Thoughts swirling around sometimes sound like this, a collection of doubts that scuttle across my mind like a centipede:

How many read that? Did I appear on google searches? Twitter feeds? Did anyone notice me? Does anyone care? Did I get some feedback? Did someone write to me? How many? Why am I doing this if nobody is out there listening? Am I making a difference? Can I even make a difference? What’s the point?

What if I am a free man willing to stand naked before you, without judgment or the strain of performance-anxiety?

What is holding me back from such freedom?

Are we separate—me the person, me the thought, me the reader, me the screen, me the vast abyss of space, me the space between spaces? You and I?

The cult of separation can wreak havoc on people undergoing strain or going through changes, as it can feel like we’ve been cut off from the tribe and hence in crisis mode.

When we feel “lost,” or “lonely” or “sad,” our soul has not gone off track. Our soul is a light, it’s never lost. It’s more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We grow more on the edge of our comfort zone.

It’s also inbuilt that if we feel discomfort, we would begin to judge our path as a mistake.

Coming in and out of co-creation and empowerment is what we do as humans.
 In our current evolution, that’s how it is for most people. Certainly not a failing on anyone’s part.

We just want to be natural and authentic and not feeling like we need to “try” to be anything we are not, or feel like we are judged just for being ourselves.

The reality of these times is that money is the chosen currency of control, and there is much evil in its distribution. The limitation we feel is part of our current paradigm.

I believe the time is coming where freedom will be natural and spontaneous and people will be free to follow their soul’s calling.

I believe one day, the world will be ready.

I know I am, when I can escape from those limiting thoughts that follow me around like a spectre.

Even if I am not yet ready to be free, I declare:

I am freeing you to be free.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Apple Inc.


Breathing in: “Mys . . .”

Breathing out: “…tery.”




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