“If you understand, things are just as they are… If you do not understand, things are just as they are.”
– Zen Proverb
Everything is as it should be. Daily life provides us with the lessons we need to learn, grow, and evolve. These experiences are necessary for our highest good and learning.
The world is perfect as it is. Many people would find it hard to agree with this statement, but that’s only because they are viewing the world through the limited perception of the human mind.
Humans create judgments about people, events and the world; labeling things in terms of being good or bad. However, “good and bad” are merely concepts and opinions that vary from person to person, place to place, time to time.
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time, but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle
When we think of time we think of clocks ticking, alarm bells ringing, the sand draining from an hour glass, the sun setting and rising again the next day. We think back into our memories of the past and how far we’ve come. We dream of who or what or where we’ll be in the future.
We think of the history of our country, our civilization, of humanity, the planet and our ever evolving and changing universe. We think of Einstein and his theory of relativity. We think of the space-time continuum, time travel, and the movie Back to the Future! Yet, what is this phantom we call time?
Do we really have a past and a future… or just memories and aspirations of what was and potentially could be?
Is it a real, scientific phenomenon to be respected or just a fleeting delusion and construct of the human brain?
Inquiring minds want to know…
“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it’s price.” – Sun Tzu
After attending the awesome Victory Motorcycle ride this past weekend, I started to think a lot about VICTORY. Not only victory, but the high price of victory…. and I’m NOT merely referring to the cost of the sweet bikes you’ll see featured in this article…
What I’m talking ’bout is the price we have to pay to be victorious in life!
We all want to live the dream; to be successful in every aspect of our lives. We all want the beautiful, loving wife or strong, loyal husband, the luxurious home, the sweet, pimped out ride and the lean, hard physique of an awakened warrior or goddess.
We ALL want it (or some version of it)… yet only a small percentage of us will ever make it our reality!
“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
– Alan Watts
The sheer magnitude of our universe is literally beyond all human comprehension. It’s hard to fathom, really… Even so, we’re doing our best to make sense of it all. Considering the grand scheme of this magnificent, mysterious macrocosm… Have you ever wondered if your life is of any real significance at all? Are we all just meaningless microbes floating in a sea of endless proportion? Or is there some deeper purpose to our existence here? Are we all ONE and connected… as many of our spiritual teachers have promised us? Or are we as separate and isolated as many of us dishearteningly feel? Inquiring minds want to know….