I have met 3-5 people in my life that actually fit the description of enlightened people on this planet. they look you in the eyes, and it is as if they see everything you have ever done, and still love you anyway. if you have such an experience, you will probably be shaken to your core AND at the same time realize there is something far more powerful and potent in this universe that resides inside each of us. call it pure love? the love of the creator? once you realize how amazing this force is, it will be hard for you not to want to change.
we have heard lots of preachers and speakers talk about the subject. yet, while the words might sound great from a pulpit and the folks are giving great chats about the idea and subjects. there is a chasm that is usually lacking between the words, theories and the reality of walking the process out in real time on the planet -and actually doing it well.
that is the difference between the two groups. the first is they have worked on themselves to heal themselves, all to gain the understanding and wisdom to help others. the second group is more like consultants that read a few books and are considered experts by society. I don’t mean to disparage consultants, but there is something with that group where the industry is created to pass along information, yet, when I ask, “have you ever done…” or “do you know how to do this…” few can reply, “yes.”
it is like the internet. remember having to go to libraries to learn about something, of which, there was few images or diagrams to explain quickly and simply, how to do something. so you have to either have someone to guide you, or you have to do a lot of trials and errors to figure out what they book was talking about. today, you punch a question into google, and usually you can find someone with a moving video explaining how they did something. it is great and it saves a lot of time. as computerization and robots take over the world and the automation of elements of fabrication come forth – what one human can think, design, build, create – is amazing.
but when it comes to the human heart and soul, we still need 20-30 years before the sensors and the questions of can technology help people heal their insides vs. get completely encased in some algorithmic bubble will be worked out. I write this not because I am some great spiritual person, but rather, as an excellent sinner and prodigal son, my journey for a lot of my life was looking at how technology can enhance or change human sense and emotions. what I found it “wow, you can manipulate anything” and then one day when I looked into the old man’s eyes who lived in the desert, I realized, what he has, you cannot get from your “self” or any technology or substance on this planet.
this is what bothers me about the path humanity in the developed world is heading. you need the time to go inside yourself and strip away layers of thoughts and feelings to get to space, should we all be so lucky, to experience a taste of the essence I will call pure love – aka god.
you can take an empathogen and experience some really amazing things. you can wire your mind up and alter the state to either relax, create, calm more (or the opposite as well) and you can read until you die and probably never make a dent in reading all the religious, psychology, philosophy books on the planet. you can build and sit in rooms and sensory deprivation chambers and have all the moments you want. but none of them ever got me to a space where it was simply working hard to be still and allow myself to see the reality of what was inside myself and have some unseen element seeming to be a teacher and say, “all that stuff you were trying to find out with your logic? well, you really can’t explain it in words or human terms.”
and then, maybe you get a Nano-second of pure love and the truth is, if it went longer, would probably die in your human form.
but that is the moment you realize and start changing from the way the world operates and things, to try to work out your time on earth and change. when you start that process, you will realize that much of the planet really doesn’t have any altruistic goal or purpose in life. few will go off and take some time, for example, to sit in the middle of the desert – alone. and just sit and wait.
people ask me all the time, “how do I ….” and I tell them that response and 99% of the time I hear, “I am too busy.”
thus, while we have some amazing tech we are working one, of which, I am going through years of sketchbooks and ideas – I can see the progression of the path from pure manipulative entertainment shows (too bad we never made “you” – as it really is a cool idea) but the smaller units probably are the urban world’s best chance for quiet inside the heart and soul for the next 20-30 years.
I am not sure if people will really be, “too busy” in the future, or will the algorithms tell them they are, “too busy” and keep them locked inside some digital bird cage? time will tell
ok..back to trying to take several hundred sketchbooks of ideas and make a data base out of it so others can see and follow the progression. it is time to build with the time I have remaining on this planet and see where this journey ends up. god willing, maybe I will get a moment where my mind, body and soul all align for more than a nano-second. I can only imagine what that might be like, as I realize why the monks go into the desert away from the world to acquire that inner healing and fitness.
funny, if you get a taste and realize there is more to this amazing cosmos…well, you look around at normal human life and think, “we all are a bit goofy…sad we can’t figure out how to live with each other in love and peace.”