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The people who are meant to be in your life are the ones who know how to gently wait for you to heal. — The Good Vibe

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“Hatred will never let you face the beast in man.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

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“He looked around, as if he was seeing the world for the first time. Beautiful was the world, colorful was the world, strange and mysterious was the world! Here was blue, here was yellow, here was green, the sky and the river flowed, the forest and the mountains were rigid, all of it was beautiful, all of it was mysterious and magical, and in its midst was he, Siddhartha, the awakening one, on the path to himself.”
― Hermann Hesse,

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The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.
— Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We live in a physical world that rests on a pulsing magical energy source. At the subatomic level it seems everything is singing and dancing, returning rhythmically to an invisible source of in-spiration. Nothing is what it seems. Solid matter doesn’t exist, it only seems to because our eyes are not sensitive enough to register what’s actually happening to create the illusion.

But why does the world exist in any form at all? Why would life require a theater of evolution full of different kinds of consciousness. We like to entertain ourselves with demonstrations of magical tricks and conjuration as we fail to notice the everyday wonder and magic of our very existence.

We take for granted the world around us as we go about our daily tasks. Off to the side, we may notice that poets and artists are pointing out beauties and asking questions that we are moving too fast to consider. We merely wonder where they find the time to occupy themselves with such things.

Humanity has been privileged to live in a state of quasi stupor up until now, but that time is coming to an end. It’s becoming more and more crucial that we wake up and see the magic of everything. It’s now time for humanity to see the gift of life with love at its base.

That perception will change everything, because not loving the world will condemn it to death. It has come down to survival whether we can answer that question intelligently or not.

There are always a few human beings in the spiritual avant guard and our time is no exception. Artists and thinkers are always going beneath the surface and reporting back to us what they find. Consciousness is evolving even though it looks like it isn’t. I think that the devolving visions that have possessed the masses and the news belies the fact of the burgeoning islands of awareness around the world.

I wouldn’t be able to quantify it, but I have no doubt that the ignorance and destructiveness we see everywhere is not the whole story by any means. The next few decades will tell the story. Our media is more interested in crime and catastrophe because it sells. Who’s interested in people loving each other and taking care of the earth? Who cares about spiritual growth outside of organized religion?

It may happen, though, that the human family wakes up and suddenly finds the time to attend to the magical theater of life it belongs to. The heart and soul of the world has been waiting for a very long time to be treated with respect and love. If humanity has reached that turning point, we may grow ourselves into a golden age.

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I occasionally write fiction and also about creativity, loving, language learning and travel. I’m a longtime painter and reader.

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