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“Out beyond idea s of wrongdoing and
rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about. Ideas,
language, ev en the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.”
~ Rumi (13th century)
et’s meet in this field, far away
thinking about, a nd just consider
these words printed on your page or screen,
appearing magically, mesmerisingly in
front of you in multicolour. Did you ever
think how your life is created as reality, and
yet how much are you conscious of, and
what is actually real?
We live inside a bubble of perception.
Everything that seems real isn’t.
Everything is an illusion, and arguably the
only thing “real” is the soul.
What people a re seeking is seeking them.
© NOVA AUGUST 2014
What people are seeking is inside of them
already. It is waiting, it is asking them to
wa ke up. It is tapping them on the shoulders.
What you focus on is really reality for
you, but it’s not “true reality”, if there is
such a thing. Absolute reality is beyond
huma n perc eption.
The world I see around me is filled with
people rushing around doing things, a nd
trying so hard to make it in the world. What
would happen if everything stopped – just
momentarily – a nd everything went silent?
Imagine the difference it would make.
Imagine what it would be like to live
in a mindful world, where people could
act ually be f ully present, a nd lend their
National President of the Theosophical Society in Australia
Wednesday, 7.30pm 27 August 2014
“Inner Disarmament: Discovering the Diamond”
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but
between nonviolence and nonexistence.” If this is true, then nonviolence is a choice-
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Stop the Blame Game
Freedom lies in refusing to lay blame and instead taking
responsibility for our own choices, says David G Arenson ND.
presence to their life. Bringing the full
force of mindfulness, one’s conscious
aw a reness, to each instant, would be
power of such magnitud e it would stop
the world. And stopping the world would
change the world.
We could become aware of our choices,
become aware of ourselves and how we
have created our circumstances; how we are
responsible for everything in our lives.
Everything we do is based on the
choices we make.
The deep subconsciou s programs that
run are consciou sness that is usually beyond
our awareness or conscious responsibility.
These programs are often not even ours and
we are probably unaware that they run our
lives. We are victims of our programming to
a degree. The moment you bec ome aw are
of this is the moment you “wake up” and
st art becoming consciously aware of these
programs. At that moment, one become s
resp onsible for one’s choic es.
Everything I do is based on the choices
I make. I am only responsible for how I
perceive what unfold s, which I desire to
be enjoyable. The more responsible I am,
the better choices I will make. Choices are
based on what we are aware of, which is
admittedly – a nd pitifully – little.
Is there such a thing as a “victim”?
From the soul's perspective, there are
Life isn't always straightfor ward. I do
not mean to diminish or neglect suf ferers
a nd the oppressed. On one hand, there are
bullies and perpetrators of violence and, on
the other, are their “victims”.
There's a difference bet ween blame and
responsibility. Actions have consequences. A
cu lture of taking responsibility is really the
ideal, instead of being "victims". Where there i s
a c ase of someone being bullied, it's important
to address it, a nd work with the bullies, a s
well as those being bullied. R ehabilitation is
the ideal. A victim should neither be shamed,
nor a perpetrator punished, to an extreme. A
perpetrator mu st learn there are consequences
to his or her actions. C onsequences don't need
to feel like humiliation or shame. Sensitivity is
required. Call this a mindf ul approach.
I dream of h aving conscious freedom to
decide, to choose my own path. True freedom
conditioning, the one who controls us.
To know that you are a soul – that is
Let’s choose now, together as a society,
to remove blame from our emotional
Let’s stop blaming our parents.
Let’s stop blaming our lover, partner,
children and grandchildren.
Let’s stop blaming our boss, job and
e c onomy.
Let’s stop blaming our social st atu s,
economic stat us, gender, age, skin colour,
religion and nationality.
Let’s stop blaming circum st ances, or
We are responsible f or ever y choice we
make, every decision, every thought, every
feeling, every action.
Make that responsibility count.
Come and live fully in presence.
Come and live fully in the present.
Come and live fully in freedom.
Come and live fully...
David conducts Skype sessions from his Perth
home and is available at http://findshambhala.com
‘And stopping the world
would change the world.’
‘What people are seeking is
inside of them already.’
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