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Note #6. Back to Square One, A New Turning Point – Life is Exchange: On Encounters
by Anita H. posted on her profile on LinkedIn: sg.linkedin.com/pub/anita-hoang/86/b1b/b39/
Dear LinkedIN friends,
My iPad still brings me wonders. Other Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress channels brought me Joy, the joy of discovery, the joy of new encounters.
Deepak Chopra, my preferred author, cited in his “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5 the following:
“Your are what your deep, driving desire is,
As your desire is, so is your will,
As your will is, so is your deed,
As your deed is, so is your destiny”
and further, in his conclusion, he said:
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey – stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient.
Gautama Buddha once said:
‘This existence of ours as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain’
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile.”
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And then this moment will be worthwhile, How I love this very wise comment.
For me, every new encounter through Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress and others, is a worthwhile moment, because I know why I am living for.
Krishnamurti, in his “The First and the Last Freedom”, defines Relationship and Isolation as follows:
“… LIFE IS EXPERIENCE, experience in relationship. One cannot live in isolation, so life is relationship and relationship is action. And how can one have that capacity for understanding relationship which is life? Does not relationship mean not only communion with people but intimacy with things and ideas? Life is relationship, which is expressed through contact with things, with people and with ideas.
In understanding relationship we shall have capacity to meet life fully, adequately. So our problem is not capacity – for capacity is not independent of relationship – but rather the understanding of relationship, which will naturally produce the capacity for quick pliability, for quick adjustment, for quick response.
Relationship, surely, is the mirror in which you discover yourself.
Without relationship you are not; to be is to be related; to be related is existence. You exist only in relationship; otherwise you do not exist, existence has no meaning. It is not because you think you are that you come into existence. You exist because you are related; and it is the lack of understanding of relationship that causes conflict.
Now there is no understanding of relationship, because we use relationship merely as a means of furthering achievement, furthering transformation, furthering becoming. But relationship is a means of self-discovery, because relationship is to be; it is existence. Without relationship, I am not. To understand myself, I must understand relationship. Relationship is a mirror in which I can see myself. That mirror can either be distorted, or it can be ‘as is’, reflecting that which is. But most of us see in relationship, in that mirror, things we would rather see; we do not see what is. We would rather idealize, escape, we would rather live in the future than understand that relationship in the immediate present..”
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I am so grateful that through the socio-media available to us, lucky sentient beings of the 21st century, have allowed to fulfill that relationship between myself and the others, to create this worthwhile moment which is life.
Have a nice Sunday,
You can join Anita H. on LinkedIN. See her profile. sg.linkedin.com/pub/anita-hoang/86/b1b/b39/