Blowing in the Wind

It seems too appealing.  The simple act of thinking about it; pondering it; wondering; hoping…. and then choosing to linger in that not-knowing;  to simply look away and embrace a relevant distraction, just a nano-second before that final, pressure-filled moment where acting on a choice seems inevitable.  Likely, it is in that moment – and in the turning away – that we seek to avoid the inevitable outcomes of having chosen a truth and then, being held accountable for that truth.

To linger in the seduction – in the unclaimed, untested and unrevealed promise –  of the possible rather than risk the unveiling of an actual, relevant and significant outcome is, for many of us, far more attractive than the alternative:  knowing that a presenting truth is of our own making simply because we have chosen to act on it.” ~  Louise LeBrun

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It has always been open: after all, I came through it myself as you all did too.

I always knew, but somewhere on the way, I turned my face away: fear, falling under the burden of pressure and isolation, unable to see the path that used to be so clear…

My brain is buzzing after today’s session: the physical reconnecting with the source of what we are is stronger than the cognitive…a hundred books and all the conversations in the world didn’t have the same powerful effect.

30 years hiding your head in the sand and looking for answers until one day you take the risk to open the door to 14-billion-year-old Trees who talk and walk and come visit you to remind you of who you are. Angels that appear from nowhere and heal you without doing anything but being there, as a living reminder of the younger you, that the door has not yet closed.

How and when we decided that “this” was life as opposed to the life under the sun? Spending eight hours a day watching conveyor belts, packing/unpacking, labelling stuff or interacting with screens and solving artificial problems from closed offices? Trying to help people using systemic tools so they can remain in the same system that trapped them in in the first place?

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“How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea ?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free ?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

~ Bob Dylan

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny
.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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