17th March 2018, 01:35
Years ago after I had started my journey to find the truth and when I was starting to find the answers to the problems of humanity... I experienced something on my path. Ironically it was a very simple thing, but also life-changing at the same time. I think it must have been a warm summer night. Outside in the quietness I was sitting and I was observing nature.
All I could hear was the occasional singing of birds and the summer wind going through the trees. I was observing the tree tops and their leaves waving in the breeze. It didn't take for long, but suddenly a profound feeling of blissfulness embraced me. I felt the boundaries vanishing between myself and the external world. There were no longer any objects to be perceived because I was completely part of them. There was no longer a separate body, mind or a person with it's individual problems.
This experience completely overtook my consciousness and for a couple hours after it I still felt like a different being. Unfortunately after that lightness had left me, I returned to my normal thinking state more or less. I have never before or after it experienced anything like that. I must admit that I haven't managed to replicate the experience either even though I haven't been desperately trying to do so anyways. Not even deep states of meditation have brought me to that kind of a state of peace. I can only assume that by observing nature in certain conditions one can attain such a state, but I think there's a mystery to it which I cannot fully explain. I believe that everything happens on it's own time and when it's meant to happen.
I have to say that moment made me realize even more that all the problems of the present day and of the past have been created by the human mind. Yes, perhaps with the influence of some forces, but still the human mind is responsible for all the atrocities we have seen in the world. That is undeniable. That's the whole joke, with our "free" will and mind we are capable of creating the most marvelous things imaginable. Yet also we are capable of inflicting the most incomprehensible pain and cruelty towards others. What concocted Auschwitz or the Gulag? What came up with the invention of the atomic bombs? Because it thought that it was a marvelous idea to split the atom. The human mind, of course. The most brilliant and the most dangerous thing known to man. This is coming from someone who's a very cerebral, thinking person. Yes, I'm a feeler too, but I don't like to advertise it.
So, after experienced that profound moment of oneness I realized that only way to solve the crisis of humanity and save this Earth from ourselves would be the realization that we're all one. You can't conceptually explain that to seven billion people. It's just something you have to see, feel and experience yourself. It made me think how could people all over the world see that we are the same organism, the same Being? If we cannot see that, I'm afraid we are doomed to a catastrophic collapse and it won't take long before it happens. Even in this point of time we have weapons of mass destruction aimed towards all the major cities, at least in the western world I would assume.
I don't have any fear about it, I feel more sad about it. Sad about the wasted potential and destruction of human lives. I just feel and have felt a deep urge to do something about this and spread the message about peace. I suppose it's all I can do and it might not change much. It's still a ripple in the pond though. I'm just one person and there have been millions of others too who have at least once in their lives experienced it and seen how much more there is to life. Millions, if not billions more could experience it too and we could save this planet. We could stop the hate and find love, together.
Last edited by Wind, 17th March 2018 at 01:39.
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17th March 2018, 01:45
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