am glad you told your story.
response is uplifting for me, not so much what about you wrote in your
comments but more the fact that you wrote at all. There also is one post
today in this list about 'communication' and I believe this is exactly
what is needed and missing all over the place.
If this could open
up communication between people - you responded - then this for sure will
be a step forward, although the communication via email is different and
in person is a much bigger step. An example: This morning I gave my story
people to read who are at the moment here as aspirants for becoming members
of our community, they read my story and didn't say one word as comment.
A friend who is also here as a guest said: "Well, this I have read before
in your Web site." Yes, I have written similar things before. I am putting
always the same words together and what comes out is always more or less
the same and the responses are also the same: Nothing or similar remarks.
This is no communication of course. What is it? Are people afraid? Has
it to do with showing one's feelings? With compassion? With being able
to express oneself?
This friend is a professional
cook and owns a restaurant in Sweden, he cooked the dinner today with various
dishes and excellent done. I didn't feel well and only eat a cup of rice,
which was delicious. Nobody said anything about the food. Maybe if he would
have ask me I could have said: "Well, you had cooked things like this before..."
(Maybe I will say it tomorrow when I eat the leftover).
give up your dream and don't loose your hope...
is true that my vision was motivating me for fifty years and I see it like
a carrot which was moving the donkey to move forward. So even he never
reached the carrot but he did his walk... I have learned a lot about reality,
during the time I tried to establish an 'IC': About this world and people,
which otherwise wouldn't have been possible. It was a long and difficult
walk. I don't feel that I will give up my vision or dream, but it might
be that I need to respond to reality and this has to do with my personal
condition and the one of this world. About hope a few days ago I have written
a poem, have a look at: http://falconblanco.com/beiyin/poems/p69.html
problems you are describing are cultural related but there is transformation
BeiYin: I would
say it is a lack of 'culture' which is causing the problems: Lack of communication,
lack of self expression, lack of awareness, lack of honesty, lack of love,
etc. What in the first place is caused by peoples clinging on their 'lousy'
personality. For sure there is a transformation happening, although this
is extremely slow and hardly visible.
transformation will reach a critical mass soon and all you have suffered
over all the years will be transformed into joy.
BeiYin: I don't
know from where you are getting your information. I know about this kind
of prophesies but what I see all over the place doesn't show me much about
it. Joy is something which is always present in a certain way, this is
not depending on any condition and for sure is not the transformational
result of an disappointing experience. At least I can say that I have enjoyed
all the time, although there are different levels of enjoyment. Maybe the
word 'joy' is not the right one, because one doesn't really enjoy when
one is hit on one's nose or is suffering. But is has to do with 'existence'
and this always can be enjoyed, it's a kind of 'pure existence', not depending
on conditions. If people would be able to realize and live this then there
would be less disappointment as the concepts how it should be would have
less value and importance. But this is already a result of a transformation...
initiated and prepared with your work an important part of this cultural
transformation can only be the result of the transformation of many individuals.
I agree, this happened more or less within myself and with me, but this
doesn't mean that it happens with other people. Probably it does, although
I have met in fifty years only very few and so that's for sure also the
reason why an 'Intentional Community' doesn't work yet. The 'cultural transformation'
can only happen when a critical mass of people are ready and this might
need a few generations more, - if this will happen at all, because every
thing around us tells that humanity is destroying itself...
take always the easiest path available...
easiest path is to join the mass, to cling on authority and on common behavior.
This is always available and so will not change because there is more or
less oil available. People's lifestyle is the result of their dependency
inside not because of outside circumstances. If people becoming fed up
with their consumer lifestyle because they are coming to the point that
it doesn't give enough satisfaction, then it might happen that they ask
themselves questions about the sense of their life and what they are doing.
This might be the moment that my 'work will come into play'. But for sure
not by replacing one authority for another. That's what happens: People
tired of making money and striving for materialistic goals, are looking
for something more satisfying and then grabbing an 'spiritual' concept.
This might be a step but it is no transformation.
work will be an example for many who are seeking...
thing is for sure that people will make a concept out of any vision they
adapt and then try to live it. As long as I live I will try to point out
that this is not the way. That people are ready to accept that this is
a pathless path, and this will be part of the common consciousness, for
this they will need probably a few generations more. But you are right,
there might be a few. Anyway, I was kind of surprised that my story was
accepted in this list, as I am becoming used that I am kicked out of mailing
lists and it looks like that I am becoming known, because it happens more
and more that owner and moderator reject me as a member in mailing lists.
Yes, this is incredible, but part of the reality in the Internet, where
control and manipulation is growing stronger. Not really a sign of a transformation,
have inspired me with your story. For sure it would be inspiring for others
if more people would share their experiences during the process of trying
to develop intentional communities.
BeiYin: I appreciate
that you did the effort to write your comments and I believe with this
there can start something we might call 'communication': An exchange not
only about our experiences, but also about our reactions and our personal
process, so that other people also might learn from it and be inspired.
Thank you very much, indeed you gave me some light. So indeed it is an
exchange of 'light' and that's what is the most needed...