The deepest truth exists far beyond the limitations of time and searching.
To look without the background of what others poured into you… may be of pristine clarity and wholeness beyond description.
We tend to cling to groups (involving separative countries and religions) and are afraid of standing alone on our own.
When we were young, they taught us that doubt is a very bad thing; on the contrary, doubting often involves the beautiful awakening of true intelligence and wisdom.
The human body is a miraculous, delicate, balanced instrument. We must take precise care of it with tremendous care, concern, and natural, healthy processes… not abuse it with thoughtless neglect and misuse. A healthy body can nourish a healthy brain.
To holistically perceive without separation may bring real compassion and wisdom.
A very beautiful mind inwardly… perceives beyond the dull limitation of symbolic words, fragmentary thoughts, and habitual acceptances.
It’s very comfortable to remain entrenched in traditional beliefs and groups, but it may not at all be wise, noble, or highly intelligent.
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I love these Tom. I hope you don’t mind that I have paraphrased thus:
We rarely have the time or resources we would wish for
Search with an open mind
Our individual thoughts and ideas are always of value
If there is no doubt, there will be no new learning
Healthy body, healthy mind
Consider the whole to fully understand and empathise
We can often say more with actions than with words
The status quo is often a quagmire. Do not be averse to stepping outside of it.
Thank you, Peter. Keep probing deeply! 😊
And Happy Holidays!
Any way it’s said, is very true.
Well, how it is said matters. Happy Holidays, Marlene! 😊
To holistically perceive without separation may bring real compassion and wisdom….. yes, perceiving holistically allows us to move into another reality – one that isn’t split.
Yes, Sara! I sure wish that people in this area of the world understood that better (and worldwide, for that matter)!
Happy Holidays, Sara! 😊
I really agree with this Tom. I wish too, that parents would let their kids know; that the way they are being raised is only one way to navigate the world, and when they are older they can change it up if they like, make better rules.
In the current system, by the time they are old enough for a right of passage they can only get it through psychotherapy—Undoing what has been done to them.
Yes, thank you, Jim. 😊 There are not very many parents who truly encourage the children to navigate freely, with a sanely open mind that truly questions and investigates. And notice that i said “the children,” not “their children.” Children, really, are not owned or held as somebody’s (to indoctrinate). Teachers too, need to be less dogmatic and more holistic and flexible. It isn’t happening enough!
Too many of us have to survive our miseducation! 🙄
That ant seems to be living your words!
That ant, Harini, is probably a lot freer than a lot of people are. (Our “colony” needs to get its act together!) 😉
Happy New Year, Tom
Thank you, Michael. And Happy New Year to you! 😊 (Let’s hope it’s a peaceful one!)
Well ants are industrious and also smart as you have mentioned before; it would be nice if we could attach those descriptions to all humans, but I guess that won’t happen in our lifetime, will it Tom?
Very interesting point, Linda. As i was sitting on the floor by my Christmas tree earlier today, i pondered about what my magical wish for the world would be. I came up with: Less suffering for everyone and having everyone be wise and compassionate. (And the lack of compassion and wisdom actually is suffering.)
Yes… won’t happen in our lifetime.
Hoping you have a healthy and happy new year! 🙂