“We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand...
and melting like a snowflake.”

The Question

The most ignored questions are most often the ones that require our most attention. I'm talking about from a point of view of the common, everyday human being.

Asking these questions, or reviewing them and trying to conceive of an answer, places our consciousness on a road to a destination that, although we might never get to, will inevitably make us cherish more this moment and each other, and lead to decisions and actions reflecting just that.

Our day-to-day routines, habits, and cultures are distracting us, distancing our minds from noticing this ever-present questions. These questions are right here right now right in front of our eyes, constantly challenging us, like an itch, an unconscious unresolved fear or doubt that won't go away no matter how much we try to distract ourselves.

The fact that we have a mind that can ask these questions, or The Question, might just be what has separated us from the answer. Our burden is that we need to get back to the question and forever contemplate it, forever ask it. But asking it can at least allow us to find a path that redeems ourselves and lets us find a certain amount of release, peace, happiness, harmony, with ourselves and each other.

Trust the Flame

Life feels easier if we pass down responsibility of choice to something other than our own mind: Authority. We are socially conditioned to remain in a child-like state of mind and therefore, sadly, most of us do not realise self-awareness which is adamant to truly assume responsibility for our own thoughts, beliefs, feelings and choices: the entirety of our Being. That's what freedom is. And so we sleep and remain as children for ever searching for safety under our protectors' shadow blindly and happily followings its dictates. 

Children come to this world as a bright Spark. This fragile Flame get's squashed by not being allowed self-cultivation and growth. That blockage of the natural growth towards self-awareness is brought about through a traumatising process which artificially diverts the natural flow of the Will from realising self-awareness, to a path of obedience and dependency. 

After the fragile Flame fades, later in life, if we dare to listen to its whispering calls for attention and search for its source, we will be confronted with the pain of the trauma. This is one of the hardest things a person can do and most of us don't want to walk that path. We are weak, afraid and under a very strong spell. 

The world is going bananas. Everywhere we turn we're being confronted with the most insane levels of irrationality, lies, propaganda and injustice that we've ever seen. This current situation has a positive side however: whenever we are confronted with information that has potential to make us question Authority or our internal reality tunnel, it is an opportunity for us to defy an unconscious father-like mental construct running on the back of our minds that was put there as a replacement for our True Voice. This mental form is the gate keeper which needs to be confronted and seen through before we can embrace our pain. It's not easy and once we see through it we become very vulnerable because now we have no guidance, no reality map, nothing is true anymore: the Dark Night of the Soul inssues. And after that dark night, a Star rises.

This present system looks like it is undergoing transformation and I suspect it carries the seed of it's own collapse. As this present paradigm becomes more and more irrational and destructive more and more we are being confronted with our own darkness. It's not going to be an easy ride for any of us that's for sure. Let us not be afraid of being afraid because we will be. Amidst the chaos we'll need to find the Courage to do, think, speak and bring about into the world that fragile Flame within. 

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One Buddhist teacher that I respect once said:
"If it shouldn't be it wouldn't be."

The Fountain

“Asia, Europe are mere nooks of the universe. Every ocean is a drop in the universe: Mount Athos a spadeful of earth in the universe. The whole of present time is a pin-prick of eternity. All things are tiny, quickly changed, evanescent.
All things come from that other world, taking their start from that universal governing reason, or in consequence of it. So even the lion’s gaping jaws, poison, every kind of mischief are, like thorns or bogs, consequential products of that which is noble and lovely.
So do not think them alien to what you worship, but reflect rather on the fountain of things.”
Marcus Aurelius
Meditations, Book Six, 36


Happiness is measured by the unconscious through the experience and presence of Love, friendship, humour, gratitude, hope and Truth.

These elements are cultivated and paid for with sacrifice, resilience, loyalty, courage, Honor.

This is the true value of our lives and it follows us onto our next journey.

The rest stays.