"I'm not interested about my personality. I'm interested about bringing totality through it." - Osho
Someone has once asked me why do I have to have so high demands for my life: "Why are you so critical? Why can't you just settle for some kind of lower level living?"... "Then it would be much easier" he continued.
The answer for me is very simple: I have always wanted to live as fully as possible. It's not the easiest way but it offers the most juicy life. It also teaches me to allow life come through me: If I'm listening the music I'm doing it with my whole essence, with every cell. If I'm doing my best everywhere, there's no need for anything else.
If you'll let this happen, you'll reach stars because they'll come through you! You are going to become healthier, happier, being more satisfied, surrender yourself more and more in every level in your life!
So don't settle for something which is not fulfilling, don't lay your face down and believe "normal and easy is enough". It might be, but have you really listened yourself is this true?
Let the totality fulfill you! 💗
"We sleep, allowing gravity to hold us, allowing Earth- our larger body- to recalibrate our neurons, composting the keen encounters of our waking hours (the tensions and terrors of our individual days), stirring them back, as dreams, into the sleeping substance of our muscles. We give ourselves over to the influence of the breathing earth. Sleep is the shadow of the earth as it seeps into our skin and spreads throughout our limbs, dissolving our individual will into the thousand and one selves that compose it- cells, tissues, and organs taking their prime directives now from gravity and the wind- as residual bits of sunlight, caught in the long tangle of nerves, wander the drifting landscape of our earth-borne bodies like deer moving across the forested valleys."~ David Abram, Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
One of my earliest memories as a child was my grandfather’s camera, an early Polaroid that he used to make family portraits. Between that and my father’s interest in photography, I naturally developed an interest of my own. So when I saw the path of totality for the most recent solar eclipse was going directly over the final resting place of my grandparents, I felt compelled to go there and make some images of this truly awe-inspiring event. There are very few times in my life that I would describe as spiritual, but the three minutes or so of totality that my wife and I witnessed from a cemetery next to the Smyrna Baptist Church (of which my grandfather was the pastor) were as spiritual as they come. Looking forward to 2024, when the moon’s shadow passes directly over my home town!
According to our pastor, the eucharist sanctifies the totality of who we are in order to keep us unified with heaven and send us onward in mission. This is also indicated in the foot washing before the Last Supper. ..........
Our shadows hold the essence of who we are. They hold our most treasured gifts. By facing these aspects of ourselves, we become free to experience our glorious totality: the good and the bad, the dark and the light. It is by embracing all of who we are that we earn the freedom to choose what we do in this world. As long as we keep hiding, masquerading, and projecting what is inside us, we have no freedom to be and no freedom to choose. However it is only when we discover that by embracing our worst fears, we can step into our greatest self.