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Posted: June 25th. 2015 5:07:30 PM
by Gwydion Ap Alder
Age Group: Adult
Love… such a sweet sounding word… the English word for a precious gift given from our heart to those we care for and connect-with along our Journey…. Right?
Love… such a misunderstood and confusing term and emotion for so many, just turn on the TV and you can witness our culture’s skewed, twisted, and warped views of Love.
Artificial and empty, disconnected and soul-less ‘love’ crafted from mask, convention, and presentation, an un-connected ‘Seeming’ emphasized over heart-led ‘Being!”
Our culture seems to be all about “the Show” all about the message that life-long maintenance of society’s false-front coupled with close adherence to cultural norms is what Life is about.
Unhappy with life?.. Never let it show!.. Unfulfilled in love? ..Work hard to subdue those feelings!….Seeking Connection?... Egad you are so selfish and needy!….Don’t Question the Norm….Ever!
Tune Out, Turn Off, Fit in, and Shut Down (apologies Timothy) Surrender now to the siren song of Madison Avenue, give yourself over to mainstream religion’s restrictive dictums and harsh judgments and live….. small.
Don’t FEEL…Don’t SEEK freedom…and for their god’s sake, DON’T THINK, especially if thinking becomes reflection on what life could be and who you REALLY are…deep inside of your core.
Keep up your mask, pretend throughout your walk in this life that you are “OKAY” , then if you are a “Good Person” as defined by our diseased cultural norm.. maybe then you can claim “Happiness”.
But why?.. Why pretend, when with awareness and self-knowledge you might be …who you truly ARE? You could be living LIFE Free from masks, conventions, and Ego-fear imposed restrictions.
Would that make you ‘Happy’? Maybe, ..but truthfully, .. maybe not … but aren’t authenticity, truth, and self-knowledge Sacred Doorways to find Inner Peace and Connection with all that is?
What is the greater need? ‘Fitting-in’ with society’s long held cultural norms or…. with authenticity and inner reflection striving to find Peace and True connection to Self and Others?
Each of us must answer that question for ourselves, as most questions in life must …for our pathways are ours alone to decide how we’ll walk them …
For it is our Choices that define our Journey through this life.
Blessed Be My Friends.. ) O (
May Harmony and Truth Dwell Within You and
May Your Inner Light Illuminate the World About You!!!
Gwydion…) O (
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