There are many who have "awakened" into a larger, broader and deeper
of the fundamental nature of Reality.
is very relative. In my estimation it is about one of one million but not
more than one of one hundred thousand, that's about fifty to five hundred
people in the whole Internet. Sometimes it seems to me between five and
fifty is more realistic.
Why this is a subject for
me? Because I am working in the Internet since ten years and feel sometimes
totally lost. I continue even there seems to be no sense in it because
hardly anybody is responding.
The Internet is still in its
beginning and mainly commercial, that's pretty clear, that means something
like 'awakening' is hard to find. Yes, it exist, but the presence is not
yet visible. What shows for example in search engines. The categories 'spirituality,
consciousness, transcendence, awareness, etc.' doesn't exist. That is because
too few people are interested. But this might change.
Most of spiritually interested
people reject the idea to have a Internet connection because of its low
level, apart of its technical impersonal aspects. With the result that
the level stays low.
I am trying to do something
about it. My articles in news groups and mailing lists trigger hardly any
response and it seems like that by looking at those last four years it
is becoming worse now. The level of the news groups is going down because
the few people who had to say something essential disappeared. Mailing
lists with a certain level doesn't exist and the Web sites with something
worthwhile are hard to find in the mass of commercial crap.
So I wanted to create a new
searching engine and tried to find interested people for this. My effort
was without any result. I was even kicked out of two mailing lists!
It is the same with my intention
to initiate a spiritual community (Eco village - intentional spiritual
community). With this I am busy since more than thirty years and still
there is no real team together. The living space is installed and everything
is ready for about twenty people. It is hard to believe but hardly any
body is interested. In the first place because we don't want drugs, alcohol
and tobacco and people must agree to meditate at least once a day. That's
all, but this is too much for people...
I am convinced that if a few
people would come together, they could do something essential and effective.
In a community and as well in the cyber space. The difficulty seems to
be that this only can happen in a 'new way' that means without concepts
or leader, just with one's own responsibility and awareness...
Obviously there are too few
people who are capable for this, any kind of self discipline or responsibility
(or a minimum of awareness) seems to be ask too much for, so 'awakening
of many' seems still pretty far away...
Perhaps your community will just need to grow more organically... I know
that living in community can be very challenging for many people. And rules
about behavior can, for some people, feel very prescriptive and restrictive....
Indeed it is growing organically, that's the reason why it is growing since
30 years. That's what I understand by 'organically: NOT trying to live
a concept, a dream or an ideology. What you call a challenge might be that
people going out of the normal social life with its structure and that
they adapt then a new concept. This will be a challenge because they will
be in conflict with their old way of thinking and behavior and the newly
adapted concept. That's not what I mean. A true challenge is the confrontation
with life how it comes to someone, without being protected, directed or
ruled by a concept (or leader). The challenge would be to relate to whatever
comes without restriction of any kind of blinder. (This is a subject I
am writing about in my Web site. It is all about: "Relating to Life - The
Art of Living")
We have no rules in FalconBlanco.
The fact that we don't take drugs, that we don't drink alcohol and don't
smoke, is no rule. We just don't have the need to do it. It is not part
of our life, so it can't be called 'rule'. Not having the need to use certain
things is the condition of ones individual structured personality and it
is the precondition to be here. The same with 'discipline': There is nobody
who tells what has to be done or what the different members should do.
There are things to be done, every day and new things in each moment. So
we need to be aware of this and we need to respond to it. What includes
that we talk about it: what, when, how and who will do it. For this 'self
discipline' is essential. But of course it can't be a rule.
The same with 'meditation':
We meditate twice a day together. This is no rule. We do it because this
feels right and is a necessity of all and each of us. If this feels like
a rule for someone, OK, then this person can see it like this and just
agree with it for the moment. If after some time it is not felt and seen
as something of one's own, then this person should better look for another
place, because in a long run this person will not feel good. This is one
of the first conditions to be here: That one feels good about being here.
If someone feels good and after a while this changes, then we must
find out the reason. This might come out of the background of this person
or it might be something what happens being together with the other
members and doesn't feel right. (Maybe we are betraying ourselves by seeing
things in a certain way? Or one's expectations are not fulfilled.) So at
least once a week we are talking about it. This is no rule, also this should
come out of the need of each of us. What means that if somebody is not
part of the 'organically growth' of FalconBlanco, can't be a real
member of the team.
Yes, it is possible to imagine
that one day humanity will be such a 'team', but this kind of image is
useless and even dangerous because it can be converted into a dream, a
kind of utopia, which then might be molded into a new concept. People will
adapt it and will come together to form 'Intentional communities' or whatever,
trying to live it - and this will not function. They will have to come
down from their dream cloud and respond to real life...