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Airthoughts
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Are we truly seeking answers?
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Are we truly seeking answers, or do we just want to get into an argument?

Most people consider life as entertainment. Instead of finding the true meaning and purpose of life, they do everything else that is fun, interesting, and intriguing. If something is boring and time consuming and it requires a lot of patience, then it’s not their cup of tea.

But then, what exactly is our purpose? Are we actually seeking the truth? Are we looking for the right answers? Are we actually listening? At times, someone might be speaking a lot of sense, but we are prejudiced. We have already made up our mind and because we are being judgmental, we are unable to see the truth and thus our seeking fails.

A true seeker is open-minded. A true seeker wants answers. A true seeker listens, sees, and goes beyond the ordinary. A true seeker has heard something a hundred times. But when he hears something new that contradicts what he has heard over and over in the past for the first time, he doesn’t discount it as untrue. He stops to contemplate, introspect, and evaluate whether what he has been taught all his life is right or wrong.

For instance, we have been taught that practice makes perfect. All of us believe that practice makes perfect, but is it not a big lie? Practice can never make perfect. Practice can only lead to improvement and more practice means more improvement. Still, we are taught that practice makes perfect, and we believe it! It is time to stop believing and start seeking. It is time to understand the truth of who we are, what we are, and what we are not.

AiR

Edited by Airthoughts on 06/04/16 05:18 AM.




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Jimrich
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Re: Are we truly seeking answers?
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quote:

It is time to understand the truth of who we are, what we are, and what we are not.


OK, so, who/what are you?



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Airthoughts
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Re: Are we truly seeking answers?
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I am exactly what you are! You are a body, a mind, an intellect and ego covering a divine soul. You are a spiritual being having a human experience; so am I and everybody else. Most of us haven’t realized the truth because the mind and the senses pull us away from the realization that we are the divine spirit – the divine soul. On realizing this truth, we will actually know who we truly are.

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Jimrich
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Not me!
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Not me! I am Divinity where the soul, body, mind and ego cannot not "cover" me at all. If fact none of those things even exist! I alone exist. All of those apparent "things" are simply characters in my Divine Play which includes not knowing who/what I am so the play can go on for a bit longer. When I get ready, I will wake my selves up, take a break and then start another Play. It's a blast!


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Holly
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Re: Not me!
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An argument, Airthoughts? HECK no. There are some "spiritual" places you can go on the web where it's ALL arguments and people picking apart each other's words to try and prove each other wrong. What's the point LOL? It's not as if you can prove anyone right either! ;)

I don't think MY life is all entertainment. I wish it was. It feels more like...life is a challenge. Don't get me wrong, a challenge is OK with me. It's just it's not always fun. But I take your point. I think a lot of people are only interested in pleasure or thrill seeking, in being entertained and fulfilled, and usually NOT by seeking enlightenment OR God directly. That said...I think it's possible to find God in those activities. But it's easier to find him (her!) by spiritual activities!!

I agree. A true seeker IS open minded but how many truly open minded people do you know? I've searched the web for open minded people. I've found maybe five. In my life, I've known maybe three people who truly listen. My mother, the archangel who guides me, and a friend I have. Most people are too wrapped up in their own lives to really listen and it's TRULY unusual to find someone who will put your needs before his own. You have to be very brave to truly listen, to be truly open minded. It's dangerous to the ego and the mind. It means real vulnerability. It takes true courage and a decent level of spiritual awareness to be that open, that balanced and that COMPASSIONATE, that you care enough about another person to pay attention to him fully.

When I met someone who could truly listen, I realised how much thinking I do! He's taught me to stop and be blank, be open, and be brave, and he is STILL far better at it than I am.

I haven't met many people who show any ability or aptitude for genuine introspection. People want enlightenment, they want ascension, but they want it easy with no cost, packaged with a handy meditation CD. They don't want to work for it, they don't want to change themselves and they certainly don't want to see themselves truthfully. Introspection means seeing our own faults. That's usually too much to ask of people.



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Mystique
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Re: Not me!
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Divine, I am not. I am a humble servant of God. And this is my purpose in life and is what I was created for.

Those who could not hear the music thought those dancing to be insane. - unknown author


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