Living Without Direction

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At times in life we are all asked to live without a sense of purpose. This is especially common for those living on the fringes of society or those who are quite advanced on the Path.

Whether we’re aware of it or not, society has always shaped us and given us purpose. We are programmed from a young age with clear expectations, landmarks and milestones to navigate life; have a lucrative career, buy a house, find a husband/wife, raise a family, become successful (whatever that is) and so on. These expectations (or goals) serve to protect us, motivate us and give us direction, and allow us to compare ourselves against others to determine our worth.

So what happens when you can no longer rely on them?

This article is for those who feel aimless in life, but in particular, for those old spirits who have reached the point where they no longer need or care for other people’s expectations. Read More…

The Power of Language

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Language has power.

It gives us the ability to express ourselves, to question, to inspire and to call to action. It allows us to convey meaning to one another and to share in experience.

It should come as no surprise that one of the first things an invading force does when it aims to conquer a people is to strip it of it’s language. Without language, there is no meaning, without meaning a person is stripped of his or her spirit and cast adrift, aimless and without hope.

The language you use therefore is of the utmost importance. What you tell yourself defines the way you feel and the way you feel is mirrored in your reality, in the chances you receive in life and the people you meet. For you to have even found this website tells me something about you and the language you use, be it your search terminology, self talk or so on.

In this article I’m going to look at how language is constructed, how it’s being controlled in the modern world and how to use it for maximum impact. Read More…

Away for a while

Hi everyone. Just letting you know that I’m going away for a week, or perhaps a little longer, now that school has finished for the year where I am.

I’ll be back soon and ready to get back to work.

 

No Second Prize: A Tribute to Those Who Assist

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I don’t care who you are or how influential you’ve been, your greatness has always been a team effort.

Whether acting as a sounding board and moral compass, offering words of encouragement, or comforting us when we stumble, the ones who support us are always with us in our hearts, cheering us on. Their presence enables us to tackle goals we otherwise wouldn’t (or couldn’t), yet sadly, what should be celebrated as a team effort is often solely credited to the individual who ‘kicked the goal’. It’s a travesty of the human spirit and something I simply can’t abide.

This is my love letter to you, the ones who choose to come second, whose generosity of heart and selfless character enables spirits like me (the ‘goalkickers’) to do our job. Without your love and support, we are mere shadows of who we might be. Read More…

The Longest Fight

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Every day we fight.

It’s a constant battle to remember who we are in a world determined to make us forget (and a society eager to label us outcasts for defying it’s social norms). We find ourselves assailed on all sides by those wanting to bring us ‘back into the fold’, mostly to avoid facing their own fears, and torn between our compulsion to remain true to ourselves, yet still being a productive member of society. This battle is made all the harder by the fact that we all value different things and the the quest for meaning and truth (placeholder link to What is Enlightenment?) is often rejected by people in favour of material pursuits and wilful ignorance.  Read More…

The Game of Life

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Life is a Game. That’s all it is.

In any Game, there are rules. The rules dictate how you play the Game. Without them there is no Game and the whole structure breaks down.

Life too has rules. One of these rules is that you are unaware that you are playing. Think of a character in a novel (or TV show/movie). That character knows its world, it knows who it can and can’t relate to, who the good guys are, who the bad guys are and how to win.

The one thing the character doesn’t know, is that it’s a character. Read More…

12 Reasons to Not Awaken

DontAwakenTooEarlyThere are so many articles online about why you should awaken, but so few that examine why you shouldn’t. This forms part of the “welcome the good, ignore the bad” narrative formed by the hijacking of the spiritual/New Age by the positivist pop-psychology movement and leads to awakening having some kind of mythical superhuman status.

Well, I’m here to give this narrative a dose of reality. I want to make it very clear to people that awakening is not something you do because you want to be superhuman/not feel pain anymore (if anything being conscious hurts more, at least for a while), or discover latent psychic ability. It’s not an escape.

It’s a last resort. Read More…