The story of my intention to establish an 'Intentional Community'...
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Comment: I am glad you told your  story. 
BeiYin: Your 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).

Comment: Don't give up your dream and don't loose your hope...
BeiYin: It 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

Comment: The problems you are describing are cultural related but there is transformation going on... 
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.

Comment: This 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...

Comment: You initiated and prepared with your work an important part of this cultural transformation.
BeiYin: This 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...

Comment: People take always the easiest path available... 
BeiYin: The 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. 

Comment: Your work will be an example for many who are seeking...
BeiYin: One 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, right?

Comment: You 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...
 

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