Saturday, October 29, 2011

*Zorba the Buddha*

How to live in this world as an awakener, with all that constant buzzing? How to have fun, and enjoy being in this heavy body of ours in this lifetime, in this frequency, and to sometimes do the not-so-good-for-you things without feeling like we have betrayed our spiritual side? We truly only hurt ourselves by feeling that way, and we know it, we know we are all connected with Spirit, always. But I do feel a struggle, some kind of tension, conflict within many of us who are walking this path of enlightenment. Even up to the extent that ‘Ignorance is bliss’ comes to mind, and for a split second we almost think about how life could be so much easier if we would not have opened our eyes! Just like in the Matrix, that we wouldn’t have taken that darn ‘blue pill’ .

Let us then remember that with a pure heart and good intentions we can never be disconnected with our true Self, even though we sometimes want ‘things’ and we buy the cheaper milk though it’s not organic and we close our eyes and we buy hairspray! That just can’t be healthy for the environment! But hey, perhaps it’s OK, and not because we don’t have to be perfect, it’s OK because we ARE perfect. Each and everyone of us is on an individual path and it is all about making choices and to be conscious. Key word, Conscious!

Now, one might ask, but honestly, where is the line? And when do we seriously cross it? Is it watching porn, getting drunk, using drugs, laugh at black humor and think Quentin Tarantino is super cool?? Again, the answer in my opinion has to be, that what matters is to be truly true to our own beliefs and to be conscious about where we are on our path. To BE aware. Always ask ourselves, “are my actions FOR THE GREATEST GOOD OF ALL CONCERNED?” Ask, where do things come from and how do the ecosystems of this world work? I believe it must be the golden middle way that is the best, and to honor eachother and Mother Earth. We are not less spiritual though we eat meat, or if we like watching bloody thrillers. But perhaps it's time to ask ourselves, is this what I want? Does this make me feel good,  or bad? Why do I choose to smoke? Is it perhaps time to Stop? Am I bettering myself and am I benefiting the next seven generations with my actions? This is what all of us who are aware of the Shift are asking ourselves now.

There is no rule that says that if we want to become involved in spirituality then we have to give up this and that human habit, BUT, we do ask of ourselves to go about our actions with love in our hearts and live a life that is in resonance with our awareness, and to laugh and smile, dance and create. Be aware of The Dream Collage - what we dream awake makes reality*

I'm pretty sure that when we are ready to board the ship we will know what is best for us and all as a whole, and many of those heavier habits will just simply drop of with no effort*

While I was writing this post my mind pondering on issues, my fingers went surfing the net, and without remembering the route to my landing page, I now have a better and clearer understanding of what I was writing about. Please allow me to finish with Osho’s qotes on Zorba the Buddha:

A spiritual retreat with a bistro, tennis courts and a swimming pool? Naturally!

The Osho vision of the whole man is of one who is at home in both the material and the spiritual worlds. The most revolutionary aspect of this proposal is "Zorba the Buddha."

"My whole effort is to bring Zorba and Buddha closer and closer ― so close that both can exist in one human being without any contradiction, as complementaries, helping each other, not fighting with each other.

"My concept of the new man is that he will be Zorba the Greek, and he will also be Gautama the Buddha: Zorba the Buddha. He will be sensuous and spiritual, physical, utterly physical, in the body, in the senses, enjoying the body and all that the body makes possible, and still a great consciousness, a great witnessing will be there."

"My Manifesto of Zen is that Zorba and Zen are not antagonistic to each other. The Zorba can melt into Zen, and only then will both be complete. The man who has lived outside has lived very superficially. And the man who does not know anything about the inner, knows nothing about the existential, about the eternal... The outer and the inner are part of one existence. I want Zorbas to be Buddhas and vice versa... In the completion of Zorba and Zen, a tremendous quality comes to your life: you relish every moment of the outside world, every flower of the outside world. And you relish simultaneously the inner freedom, the inner joy, the inner drunkenness. Humanity has lived in a divided way, and that has been a catastrophe. It is time for Zorba to start meditating, and it is time for the people who are meditators not to allow themselves to escape from the world... Only in completion is there bliss. Only in completion have you come home."