Life should be like exploring unknown lands. You are in a canoe and the river turns around a bend and a whole new vista opens up, and you say, “Wow, isn’t that beautiful,” and immediately the river of the past is forgotten. No explorer compares this moment’s discovery with yesterday’s find. When venturing into the unknown, everything is new, everything is fascinating, and everything has untold potential.
But in the conditioned mind of our civilization and it members, there are few gold nuggets in our present moment. To us all our treasures are buried in the past, and we spend all our efforts in keeping our inheritance intact. We store our gold and conserve it, and if we spend it recklessly, then we crash because there is no more gold. We live a life of defense and protection, and fear keeps us from turning that next bend in the river where the nuggets are lying on the ground ready to be picked up.
For the explorer, every turn in events is an opportunity. So we need to took at the current water fall our economy is going over as an awesome event that because of its greatness has even more potential power waiting to be developed. We are experiencing great energy in our civilization now—the energy of a giant earthquake—and as the ground shakes we feel the power of the unknown ground that we thought was secure. But that power is not good or bad energy—which is a relative judgment measured by the past—that energy is available energy ready to be tapped to lift our awareness to the next level of our onward march of human consciousness. This is true for each of us individually and as a society.
Great trauma is great energy, and its potential is entirely up to us to see and use it. In this universe every event is part of the whole, and in the whole there is infinite potential because that is what life is, pure, unconditioned potential. While we as individuals can’t do much about the economy except vote wisely, we can do everything about our own lives. Be a fearless explorer that welcomes this turn in the bend as an integral part of the voyage. We are here to discover life and its perrennial secret that in ever down there is also an up.
Posted under General Observations
This post was written by ed on September 30, 2008