Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We're ALL chained.

We're ALL chained.


“I'm so tired...”

“...but I can't stop...”

“I can only go with the flow...”

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People are caught in cycle, a vicious cycle that goes round and round without kind exits. We can only move on; because there are people in front of us (they drag us forward) and there are people behind us (they push us forward) that keep moving on. We're all the same; for we're all caught in line.

CHAINED. An invisible chain. CHORES. Many meaningless chores.

Like it or not, we can only move on.

Oh, is this the right thing to do? Or are they just bad habits? Unpleasant but necessary? I have a feeling something isn't very right. Why do I keep doing THIS? And THAT? And all so many of THESE? And THOSE?

This goes on until the day we go away from our pathetic lives... And probably even then, we're still caught the same.

You can slow down. You can be sick. You can complain and curse. You can even be dead.

But our bodies and souls will move on – in line. For our bodies, and minds, and souls are already long chained on together with the rest of the people around us.

How many sunrises and sunsets to be leveled?
How many new moons and full moons to be silhouetted?
How many more springs and autumns to be witnessed? - before we can be set free.

MOST forms of resistance are useless.

Most? Ya. Most. There are very few solutions.

Now the question: How do I break this bad cycle? How do I free myself?

My head spins... And good luck to all of us!

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PS: It surely sounds like a very sad story, doesn't it? No, it's not! It's actually meant to be a positive comical reminder of what we're doing everyday – that some of us may have doubts about the directions of things going.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sensei,

So nice to hear from you again. ^^


After reading your post, reminds me of some phrases in a book:
"I have a body, but I am not my body. I can see and feel my body, and what can be seen and felt is not the true Seer. My body may be tired or excited, sick or healthy, heavy or light, anxious or calm, but that has nothing to do with my inward I, the Witness. I have a body, but I am not my body.

I have desires, but I am not my desires. I can know my desires, and what can be known is not the true Knower. Desires come and go, floating through my awareness, but
they do not affect my inward I, the Witness. I have desires but I am not desires...."
(Grace & Grit-Spirituality & Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber.)

Recently, had just read this book.It was pretty good. ^^

Good day to you. ^^
Celeste

John J. C. Lew said...

Hi Celeste,

I have desires but I'm not my desires...

I have a body but I'm not my body...

I have a will AND I AM my will!

Ha! Just teasing with words?

It's so nice to hear from you again too. ^^

John Lew

施维雅 said...

是一份小小的礼物,
时空中有的人事物巧遇; 迁连,是生命里的精华。
为的是。。
要让生命中美好与精彩成为实相。
感恩到来的有情,成就了我们生命的一部份。
增加了我们的成长与学习范围,
增广了我们的智慧与菩提心,
磨练我们人生的六度摄持,
在每一个层次,阶段,角色和步伐。。
实现了我们一生中的经历。。
单独的人生,永远都察觉不到生命中的五味六色。
即使是前方的路会再遥远,再累!!
这一生都是值得的。。。。
感恩我们当下拥有的一切。。 一切。。。
彩虹了我们这一生。。。
幸亏有您们,有您们真好!
双手合十
祝福您,祝福大家。。。
Sylvia

Anonymous said...

hi sensei,

ha! that sounds good! ^^

have a good day to you. ^^

celeste

John J. C. Lew said...

Greeting to Sylvia and Celeste.

We're chained in a positive way anyway. Very soon all of us will break through from it. Ok?!

Have a good day and good life!

John Lew