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Originally posted by MessengerBird
All we need to do is practice clearing the mind and remove the clutter from our consciousness, then we will surely hear, feel, taste, touch, and ring in tune with the chime of our calling.
There is nothing you need to wait for or anticipate, except your own awakening which is what you, and only you can initiate.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by smyleegrl
This is going to be an extremely morbid reply, but...since you asked...
I'm waiting for something miraculous to happen. I'm waiting for a reason to live. In the absence of that, I'm waiting to die, because right now I don't see much justification for being here in this plane of existence. It certainly doesn't feel rewarding.
Again, morbid...but it's the most honest answer you'll get from me on a subject so vague.
Originally posted by uthu74
I hope it is not Godot...
But I feel the same, my hunch is we are waiting for the spiritual realm to take hold upon us. And all that this will burn!.
Originally posted by MamaJ
reply to post by kauskau
There is always only NOW..and NOW is the time to do something.
Some members are saying the same thing. There is only a now... do something NOW.
I just have to ask. WHAT? Do what NOW?
It's not like everyone is sitting around idle, not doing anything. lol
As I said previously in this thread... I live life to the fullest!
I am a busy mom of three... my boyfriend should count as four really.
We are busy with two kids playing Hockey and baseball. We travel a lot, take vacations, and are extremely active with life. I have always been a busy person, doing something all the time.
There is still this "greater purpose" feeling though, that is instilled in my heart. I look at the world around me and notice it has strayed from the good life of nature. We have become a selfish people who doesn't know or care about his neighbor. We rape our home for its resources, we war with our brother, and on and on...
This above cannot last, in my opinion. The above will indeed cause nature to turn on us and I believe we are already experiencing such. More people awaken to this fact, we may could change the course of nature that we set in motion from our choices.
Tomorrow may mean nothing to you as a NOW person, however it does to me. The choices we make today matter for tomorrow. The ones who come after us, if this is possible, deserve a bright future created by us.
The past, present, and future matter.
Originally posted by AceWombat04
reply to post by Res Ipsa
Yes, I would say I'm entirely skeptical of faith in terms of certitude at least. Actually, I have a lot of existential doubts. I.e. by my standards I can't even prove I'm here right now as I seem to be, or that reality is what we perceive it to be at all, whatsoever. For all I know this is some sort of elaborate illusion I don't necessarily really believe that, but it's a possibility I consider. "I think, therefore I am" has never quite been enough evidence for me. There might not even be an objective "me" in the first place as far as I'm concerned, at least not as I experience it subjectively from day to day. But that seems to be the framework in which this existence proceeds, so I have to go with it whether it's illusory or not. Much like the unconditional love philosophy I adhere to. It might be illusory, but it seems to indelibly be a part of my nature, whether biologically or for some other reason, so I have to go with it.
My problem is that I have no way of determining definitively by my standards if that ultimately means anything or not. It seems like it does, but - and this is applicable to a great many things people have stated in this topic in my opinion - to quote a musician I love, "Just 'cause you feel it doesn't mean it's there." Or, as I would put it, just because it exists as an ontological entity in some way, shape, or form, does not necessarily mean it exists or has purpose as I perceive or feel it does. This constant conflict between what I feel, and my doubt as to what is and what its true nature is (something I feel I cannot objectively know because of the myriad possibilities I am open to) is what torments me.
I hope that makes some sense.