What’s New?

With the obsession to collect filtered news mostly unrelated to our personal lives we spend hours in watching, reading or discussing them with people around us – family, co-workers, friends. But how much time . . . do we spend on sharing our inner development? How often to we express the amazement about new doors that opened inside of us? How often do we discuss the widening of our perception? And do any topics related to these very personal but nevertheless shared issues appear in those profit-administered TV news fighting for approval rates?

It seems that an awful lot of our energy-time is spend with pondering and discussing second hand issues or, even worse, sensationalized no-issues. This way our perception of ourselves, our fellow humans and life itself gets terribly distorted. We are misguided because we have come to agree on guidance from outside. This is the only way we can be controlled by anyone. We have given our power away. Once we realize that something has gone wrong, we immediately start re-acting, meaning we blame others (or ourselves). Any conspiracy theory develops around those lines, be it of private or public nature.

But there is a very uncomforting truth in it: we do exactly what controllers want. Controllers are themselves controlled by emotional greed or neediness. When we play their game by staring at their misconduct and abuses we play a losing game: if it comes down to the power game, it’s us who go to jail, not them!

So what’s really new?

Can something be new outside my perception? Not really. Can we expand our perception? Of course we can. So why don’t we just focus on ways that initiate internal openings?

Questioning existing private paradigms is a difficult task exactly because they are threatening the old ones: our home turf. Habits is the common name for this home turf. Repetitive concepts and cheap opinions, mostly without any present value and with outdated data. In fact they rob us of precious time and any fresh idea. Addiction is a better term for habits which have only one strong point: they are familiar. Our inertia is familiar but makes us robotic.
 
Those repetitive thoughts and the robotic behaviour that accompanies them make us righteous and
pretty miserable fellows. What is wrong with righteousness? See above: it is build on misconceived or/and outdated data.

We fear to lose ‘ground’ when we doubt our dependency on the familiar. That is where a strong practice comes in. Meditation is one of them.

Inner light is never righteous because it understands human existence and therefore human suffering.
Everybody has this internal light. But we built systems to avoid it (our weakest point). Anything else than this core of human existence is a projection of our failure to manifest the wholeness that is in this inner light.  It is the source of wisdom. It doesn’t belong to anybody but can be discovered by everybody.

Have you ever noticed that people who continue to question their old beliefs are better listeners? They seem to have room for the other.

What could we learn from the mystics? If we understand the word ‘mystic’ as a denomination for an explorer into an previously unknown inner realm (which is a mystery),  I have a provocative thought: were the mystics the ‘newsanchors’ of humanity?

 

One Response to “What’s New?”

  1. Laura P Says:

    thank you for your article..was just what i need to read..