For the first time, something that woke me early in the morning to be
written disappeared during the day. Two things actually.
Here are some remnants --I know we keep saying the same thing:
We have absolutely no idea of what is reality (presuming there is such a
thing) and the world is very, very different from what we think we are
Just watched another doco on Ferrell Children -- those brought up in the
wild -- by animals. Seems that the very early years of the developing brain of a child are the
most important for essential learning. If a child does not learn to speak in
those early years it is most unlikely that they ever will -- especially if
they have been brought up by animals and have thus learnt to communicate
So, as we keep saying, in those essential early developing years we have
been programmed to see what we call reality in a certain way -- and we are
told, the only way -- so we are most likely stuck with that conditioning for
the rest of our lives -- unless we have an awakening.
Of course most children in the West are conditioned in such a way that there
is no possibility of even hearing about the phenomenon of awakening let
alone having one. It is not something we see on television, or our local
And in the East, although they are told about enlightenment they are
programmed to accept that it takes about eighty thousand lifetimes to evolve
to that point -- so will not happen to them their lifetime. And now Western
standards have arrived ,even less likely.
There are now many legitimate scientific studies that say reality is not the
way we think it is. We only feel, see, hear, experience one billionth of
what is out there -- let alone what is in there. There are studies showing
that when the brain experiences something it has experienced before it does
not actually experience the situation live again but just reproduces it in
the mind. And the illusion of time, and space, and --- everything really.
For those of you who are interested in something more than just existing,
how about taking this theory as a hypothesises, just for a while, and look
at existence in a new way -- in an attitude of not knowing. Maybe what your
brain is telling you is not actually the way it is -- more like a desert
mirage. And all your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and what you think is
and is not possible.
Take a deep look at the people around you. Are they really present to the
moment? Are they really saying what they are saying? Look deep into their
eyes, and body language -- are they there, present?
If you are present to the moment yourself you will easily see when someone
is present -- and not just regurgitating their habitual story/behavioural
Look at the images of the people on the screen -- isn't it obvious who is
sincere and who is not? Just look at those faces!
Innocence is so clear, and sweet.
All part of the game...
Reply to reader:
As you say, I find our human arrogance almost unbelievable. Almost.
Covering up fear.
We have invaded, murdered, plundered and pillaged almost every country,
and then not only not acknowledged the actions, but act as owners of the
countries and the world we have occupied.
Then there is the tendency to disown our own responsibility -- it is 'them'
those in charge, they did it. But they didn't -- they sat in their
comfortable homes and offices and sent out their slaves -- us.
And we did it! And we are still doing it.
I could go on -- and I do. I used to travel the world attempting to share
how asleep we are to reality, but now I just have the web site, and more
currently I have an almost-daily newsletter: The Inspirational Mailing List.
Next time I send something out I will send you a copy.
All to be found on: www.paullowe.org.
In my experience travelling to many parts of the world I have found some
very lovely and genuine people, but scratch just below the surface of most
people's lives and the same arrogance and aggression is there. Maybe just to
their partner, or employee, but the energy is the same -- and it accumulates
and beams out to the weak people -- those in power.
If there is a purpose at all to us being here I see it as recognising,
accepting, and going beyond that aggressive part in ourselves and into
caring for everyone -- equally. Especially the aggressors as they need it
As a species we are not doing too well are we.
If enough people had a change of consciousness... then, maybe....