gives security? Or is there another source?
don't appear to be a person without some financial resources. And seems
a beautiful property."
It is not so much
that it will be new, but it will be more essential, what means I will not
depend on a group of people with the same vision. For sure it would be
many times more effective if a few people work together, but I waited many
years that this would happen and it might be that there is not that much
time left. It is clear that I have learned a lot in all this time trying
to establish a community, probably more than it would have been possible
under other circumstances. With other words: I wouldn't be where I am without
this time. And only now I am capable to realize my vision I had all my
Now you will probably
ask what this vision is...
It is not a concept
of something I want to do. It is more an attitude, coming out of a long
history and being realized in my world view and how I respond and relate
to whatever shows up at this moment. This might not be very clear, so I
will give an example: You wrote::
"You don't appear
to be a person without some financial resources."
Yes indeed, I have
some 'resources', but these are quite different than that what you are
talking about and what this society is used. About fifty years ago I had
thought about the striving for money all around and I had 'asked' what
I could do about it because I felt that there must be other things more
important. Out of my meditation came the very clear answer: 'You will have
always money for what you need and enough what is good for you.' So this
was so clear and no way to misunderstand it. And so from then on I had
complete trust and never worried about money. It worked perfectly. I never
had too much money, but enough to be able to do what I wanted to do. I
also worked for money. When I studied, I worked in the evening for a company
as a designer and at the weekend as a waiter in parties. In my vacation
I could go three months to France, then living in a cave near the sea,
after I worked a week at a fair in Marseille. Later when I was married,
we opened a shop nearly without money... But I didn't worry. In the first
few days after opening the shop a lady came into our shop, looked around
and said: "Beautiful shop you have, do you need some money?" I said: "Well,
- - - yes." She said: "How much do you need?" And then gave me a check
about this amount. Sounds incredible but so it went on the next forty years.
I never did something only for money. I did what I wanted and liked to
Many things I did
not at all connected with money and especially the last thirty years working
in this 'Intentional Community', sometimes feeding more than twenty people
and always having abundance of everything.
Yes, I own this place,
but what does this mean? That I have the legal paper? That doesn't mean
very much, the government might change and take it away from me or if they
want to build a highway going through my land they would kick me out. Anyway
I believe that 'owning' land is absurd. I see it more as who takes care
of the land owns it...
My trust goes so far,
that I have no health insurance, no insurance at all, no pension and that
what I have on my bank account is absolutely no insurance.
I know that from the
view of a normal person in this society this is crazy but for me this is
just a step in my (spiritual) growing process. What I see around me, is
often people have a spiritual concept they try and pretend to live. How
I know that they are pretending? Very easy: When they are obviously still
stuck on the material aspect doing things only for money, or when they
pretend to do something for 'free' then they expect donations and are disappointed
when people don't donate.
OK, this might be
enough for now.
But it goes much further:
I also don't need any fulfilling and sense giving concepts in religious
or spiritual aspects. Relating and responding to whatever shows up in my
daily life is enough. About this I could write a book. But I know too well
from long years of experience with people, that nobody wants to hear about
it, they all prefer to hold on their well established concepts and they
will defend these with all means.
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