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Robin
Orthodox Inquirer
From the Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle
commenting on the current situation:
′′ This moment humanity is experiencing can be seen as a door or a hole. The decision to fall in the hole or walk through the door is up to you. If you consume the news 24 hours a day, with negative energy, constantly nervous, with pessimism, you will fall into this hole.
But if you take the opportunity to look at yourself, to rethink life and death, to take care of yourself and others, then you will walk through the portal.
Take care of your home, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual home. When you take care of yourself, you take care of everyone at the same time.
Do not underestimate the spiritual dimension of this crisis. Take the perspective of an eagle that sees everything from above with a broader view. There is a social question in this crisis, but also a spiritual question. The two go hand in hand.
Without the social dimension we fall into fanaticism. Without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and futility.
Are you ready to face this crisis. Grab your toolbox and use all the tools at your disposal.
Learn resistance from the example of Indian and African peoples: we have been and are exterminated. But we never stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire and rejoicing.
Don't feel guilty for feeling blessed in these troubled times. Being sad or angry doesn't help at all. Resistance is resistance through joy!
You have the right to be strong and positive. And there's no other way to do it than to maintain a beautiful, happy, bright posture.
Has nothing to do with alienation (ignorance of the world). It's a resistance strategy.
When we cross the threshold, we have a new worldview because we faced our fears and difficulties. This is all you can do now:
- Serenity in the storm
- Keep calm, pray everyday
- Make a habit of meeting the sacred everyday.
Show resistance through art, joy, trust and love.
Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle
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This is honestly and unironically beautiful to me and almost seems like something Jesus himself would have said. I will pray for this man.
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
Fantastic to dream away to. Compare this rest, peace and compassion with the high paced, full gear, smokescreen society of modernity.


I used to love to read about history. I find myself now just fascinated with the Middle Ages and simple life. I'm sure it had it's downsides but I just imagine such a peace and joy in the simplicity.

There are some amish on the road I am currently living, I find it fascinating, and I wonder if they made the right choice staying out of the industrial revolution.
 

SpyofMoses

Sparrow
I still love reading about history. Human nature is brought to light through history in a way that is better than fiction stories.

Over the past few years I have tried to simplify many aspects of my life. To cut out screen time by just cooking. Staring at the night sky instead of watching TV. There truly is inner peace that comes with simplicity.

One thing I've found incredibly rewarding is just to find a vantage point and look out at the world. When you watch the same trees over and over again, in the morning then at night, you start to see when the birds fly, the repeat commuters, the weather patterns, all fitting into their place like someone composed the symphony of Earth that way. We live in a complicated era, but if you look for the simplicity it is there.
 

911

Peacock
Gold Member
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