What makes you such an optimist?

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What makes you such an optimist?

I think above all, I am a realist, although I don’t like any conceptual descriptions of my person. I try to stay in tune with reality, which saves me a lot of misconceptions, disappointments and frustrations. The conviction, for example, that what resides in my body is immortal, permits me to be unafraid of death. Rather, it’s with immense pleasure that I live this life to the fullest with the time that I have here. While living this wonderful experience we call life, it is with great respect for the Divine that I try to let love prevail at every level and with every situation.

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Communion With Nature…

The sky was turning more and more crimson, as the sun began to descend. Nathan went back to the high dune to watch the sunset. Once there, he had an open mind to the power of the images. He remarked that he had overcome hunger and that he was in a state of higher awareness. He could now concentrate with ease, and felt at peace with what was waiting for him. Daylight was coming to an end, and the dunes were taking on the color of dusk. Nathan associated this phenomenon of nature with all his feelings. He not only felt in perfect communion with the sun, but equally with the whole universe.  He perceived intensely the connection between all the elements of the universe, and of all as a whole. Feeling blissful, he lay down on the sand.
 

We are connected with everything and everyone, but there are moments where this connection is so clear! Where we can actually feel ourselves blend in to all that’s around. It is not necessarily a “feeling”, but more a state of Being, where we feel like we are the sun, the mountains, the ocean, the trees, everything, and the “feeling”  is an immensely blissful one. These are the moments where we are truly in reality, and where we’re truly ourselves, our essence, …where we’re truly “aware”.

The word “God”

The word “God” refers to something that is inexpressible, and therefore, no description or interpretation of it can ever give it a true meaning. Due to the abuse and misuse of that word over the course of thousands of years, the word “God” has become almost meaningless. The best term that comes close to giving any significance to what is “god”, is “Great Mystery”. By using this term when we are referring to “God”, we acknowledge an essence that goes beyond the mind’s understanding. Continue reading