Most of the time our beliefs about what constitutes our essence come from a space of lack rather than from a space of appreciation for the fullness of our being. We seek to fulfill that space of lack with external things that we think will complete it. Of course this does not bring us completeness.
Most people act and think in this contradictory way – more money, more comfort, more things, more, more, more means happiness and unfortunately most people take too long to experience the disappointment that this is not true.
In the end I can tell you what to do but the circling only stops when what creates the momentum to do the circling disappears. I am not saying that basic comforts are unimportant but they will not fulfill your inner joy. It is the embracing and the experiencing of your inner joy that will enable you to stop the circling.
At this point of human evolution it is the optimum moment to transcend these circles by utilising some simple wisdoms.
Measuring ourselves against others in a very competitive way, or dualism, creates an attachment to certain ideas and from that attachment we judge what is right, what is wrong, what is similar, what is not so similar. If you have a different set of rules, then these things become a mere theatre and you simply watch it rather than be part of it and as you do this you are much more free to act in a very intelligent way addressing the core rather than becoming a puppet to the ups and downs that happen to everyone.
My deepest goal is that we all remember who we are. But, in a personal sense, I don’t feel caught up in the need to do this, as I believe that the future goal is an idea of people wanting something to change rather than themselves; hence my distaste for politics and very zealous people on their missions.
I feel it is more important to open our minds and hearts to everyone so that we can understand the depth of a person, the uniqueness of a person and with that complex understanding be there for that person rather than try to change the world.
I meet many managers and politicians who having studied and read much of the formal knowledge needed to be in the position they are in and they now realize that something more is needed.
I have been working like this for more than 30 years and believe that now is the time for these people to take the jump and look at where else wisdom and knowledge can come from in order to assist in a very practical way to change what needs to be changed to create a more happy and wealthy society for all to enjoy.
About: Tony Samara:
Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” He had curiosity to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. Now people from all over the world visit Tony Samara to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. http://www.tonysamara.org/