or Not To Be, That Is The Question
On one of his tapes Rama mentions that
this is a world of Power, and that beings
incarnate here to learn how to deal with
Power. Places of Power are one aspect
of this education. They are a natural
component of this existence.
Rama went on to say that anyone seriously
interested in managing their personal
energy should set aside at least 1 weekend
per month, to break with their routine
and reconnect with the natural world,
"recharge their batteries" as he put it.
This would preferably be a place of solitude,
away from the general auric noise of civilization.
This does not necessarily mean going there
alone, rather going to a place where there
is the opportunity to disentangle from
the thoughts of others, to rediscover
what thoughts are really your own. A place
where meditation and solitude will allow
you "not to be" for a while. Then return
to the world of busy-ness and "be" with
We live within a social structure where
daily human activities and adventures
often totally disconnect us from the natural
world. That natural world is (almost totally
due to human demands) under extreme stress.
Being out there and in touch with the
woods, the lakes, the deserts, the mosquitos
that bite and bugs that buzz, the furry
things that scamper through the twilight
... this all serves to remind us, of our
place in eternity. We are guests in this
life, just passing through. A brief visit,
a quick photo opportunity, before we move
on again. Others will come after us, we
should do them the courtesy of leaving
the natural world in good order, so that
they too can marvel at creation.
The saying says that, "Seeing is believing".
Perhaps, if the seeing is not with the
eyes alone. Personally I believe that
feeling the energy of a place is far more
convincing proof of the wonder of life.
It is also far more likely to generate
the respectful awe of nature that may
save it from ruin at our hands.
The bottom line though is power, personal
power. The power to make the most of the
life that you are experiencing as you
weave your way through countless states
of mind in this transient existence. All
evolution requires energy, even spiritual
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