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the paradox of life

The paradox of our time in history:

The result of separateness is taller buildings and shorter tempers.
There are wider freeways but narrower viewpoints.
More is spent, but less is noticed;
Some drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and seldom pray. We have multiplied our possessions and have superficial values.
We talk too much but seldom feel love, we deny our experience but accept it less. We believe this is a part of us.

We’ve learned how to make a living but have lost the fruit of life.
We measure life in years instead of life in life.
A man can travel into space but can still have trouble crossing street to meet a new neighbour.

Some have been to outer space, whilst being unaware that inner space is.
We have all done things and assigned value to them, we judge in terms of value.
The soul has been covered up by the illusion.
We’ve conquered the atom, but do not realised we are the atom.

We write more but can’t see why we understand less.
We plan more but miss the point.
We’ve learned to rush, but we never make it.
More computers are built and more people are buying them,
We communicate less and less but the supply is still meeting the demand.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes.
These are time of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small characters, steep profits and shallow relationships and judgements that hold them together.

These are the days of instant gratification, disposable values, ambiguous moral conditions, sexual suppression, progression, pills that do everything.
It is a time when there is much in the show room window and nothing in the stock room.
A time when technology can bring an e-mail across the globe in seconds and a time where we take life for granted.

But you can change all this by remembering a few things:

Be able to say “I love you” to yourself as this is a powerful thing. Love is actually a default emotion.
To deny this is a lie, the construct of mind covers it up.
A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to express yourself freely in the moment, to live as every moment is the first. Many feel they need to confront life, but life already is, life is as we speak.
Western culture seldom confronts death until it has arrived.
See it today, and life will shine though.
No matter who you think you are or what you think has mattered;
Give time to express, give time to speak, and give less time to that which separates and stops you.

If we suddenly think of time through thought, then we have lost what really matters.
We will experience a feeling, no matter how much we think or understand, that is relentless and unforgiving.
This feeling will always be whilst separateness exists.
We lose all that matters in this place.
Buildings are reduced to buildings, people are reduced to objects and the light of life is covered by clouds, a disposable means to an end.

Start living
Peace.

( ripped off a mail )