I don’t know if I can take it any more. I think I’d rather wash in toxic waste than read another article that cites a numerical designation to solve your problems, allay your anxieties, improve your life.
There are such heart catching gems as, 5 Steps to Improving Your Love Life, or even better 3 Steps to Great Sex, that’ll get you reading every time. Then there’s the (add any number you like here) best supplements/exercise for weight loss/flabby tummy reduction/reducing cellulite/or making you wrinkle free. Next category is the regimes or operations that will make you beautiful/slim/desirable/more socially apt.
Then comes the therapies and courses that will change your life, the fire walking, courses to render you into a productive, acceptable member of society. Well I say phawu to that, it renders you invisible. Acceptably thin, acceptably nice, acceptably acceptable. I call that a little death. Then there’s the word Authentic, I think I’m going to be sick, authentic must be one of the most horridly used words in the English Language. It has many meanings and implications and implies and perpetrates the greatest lie of all. You are a fake now and if you drink this, eat this, do this, think this way you’ll somehow magically become real. Well here’s the cut folks it’s all real.
I’m as susceptible as anyone to a catchy title that eats into the fabric of my confidence and make me believe that I am not doing something correctly, and that somehow it makes me not such a good person. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some great advice out there but it often is given in such a way to make you feel insecure, as if you don’t feel insecure enough already.
My legs are not perfect, my butt is too small/big. There are enough depressed people out there with low self esteem issues, who are anorexic, bulimic, who have mental imbalances without rubbing faces in how ugly, undesirable you are judged by some spurious measurement born of conservative rigidity and arbitrary notions of attractiveness or acceptableness.
Itzhak Bentov (1923 – May 25, 1979) was a Czech-born Israeli scientist, inventor, mystic and author. He wrote a book called “Stalking The Wild Pendulum” he is one of the most brilliant men ever born. He was being interviewed and spoke of spiritual leaders, pre imminent thinkers and suggested that rather than them coming from the high echelons of the corporate world, or universities they might often be found in mental institutions where all the misfits are put so we don’t have to deal with them. Itzhak is not suggesting that we should be led by mad men but he is suggesting that we do not listen to the thoughts that we are not comfortable with and that these thoughts are often the way ahead of their time.
You can see some of his interviews on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=movwZd36kyI
There’s a 10 part series of talks on You Tube called “From Atom to Cosmos.” that will enlighten you on what are the mechanisms of the evolution of consciousness.
So back to the topic at hand I’m not saying don’t read articles that contain information to improve your quality of life. I am saying read, study, because you are curious, interested or desire a specific knowledge not because you feel guilty or ashamed of who you are. You are where you are and to change, evolve, if you like, begin being free of fear. Being who you are, where you are is the best and really the only place to start any change.
Regards and love Maggi.