Be here now.
“It is good that you are becoming aware of a very essential phenomenon, that in the marketplace you had become mechanical, robot-like. Coming here you are more relaxed. The speed of the mind is slowly slowly getting less, and as awareness is becoming clear, your mechanicalness is disappearing.
You have to see that awareness and mechanicalness cannot exist together. There is no coexistence possible between those two factors.
In the marketplace, you are not expected to be aware. You are expected to be efficient. Efficiency is a quality of machines. Machines are more efficient than human beings. Because efficiency is required, you become more mechanical and as you become more mechanical, your awareness disappears, and your awareness is your real being. By efficiency and mechanicalness, you may succeed in earning more money, more power, more prestige, more respectability, but you will lose yourself.
And you are losing yourself very cheaply.
What you are gaining in return is worthless. Do you know how many people have lived before you on this earth? Do you realize the fact that millions of them were successful people? Millions of them were famous in their time and now people don’t even remember their names. They have disappeared like dreams without leaving any trace behind. We are also going to disappear in the same way.
The only few people who have died and yet continued to live on in people’s love, in people’s trust, are not the very successful, the emperors, the world conquerers, the richest. These few people who are in spite of their death, still beat in the hearts of men, belong to a totally different category. They were the people of awareness, people with soul. Their impact has been so deep that it will remain until the last man. Gautama Buddha, Lao Tzu, Kabir, Christ, Al Hillaj-Mansoor, these people cannot be forgotten. They will go on living in the deepest parts of your being for the simple reason that they never compromised their awareness for the expectations of the marketplace.
So, the first thing is that you have become aware. Make your awareness more sharp and next time when you go to the marketplace there is no need to become robot-like. Perhaps you will not be so efficient like robots, so what? Perhaps you will not be so successful as the mechanical ones, so what? Let them have their day. And then they will disappear like soap bubbles. Don’t feel jealous of them. Be compassionate towards them and remain contented with your awareness, risk everything for awareness, but never risk awareness for anything.
There is no other value that is higher than awareness. Awareness is the seat of godliness in you. When it comes to its full growth, you have come to the fulfilment of your destiny. The deeper your awareness will go, your actions may not be efficient, but they will have a new quality, the quality of grace, which is far more valuable.
No machine can have the quality of grace. Your actions, your words will have a beauty of their own. The way a man of awareness lives each moment is filled with tremendous grace and beauty. It is reflected in his actions, even in his smallest gestures, just in the gesture of his hand. Or just the way he looks, in the depth of his eyes are the authority of his words or the music of his silence. His very presence is a celebration. “
How present have you been today?
With yourself? With your closest ones? With your…Essence?
Are you satisfied with your day?
If it would be your last?
Please be aware though, that you do not need to answer…
You decide. Always.
Which questions you ask yourself and others.
And no one can make you believe anything that doesn’t resonate with you.
To make you believe anything at all.
What’s more, me only having copy-pasted above quote into this post, might somehow prove that efficiency could coexist with awareness?
But I’m not taking the Risk to delve further. At least for now.
Now, I feel compassionate towards my Curiosity to continue my investigation…but in another Sphere.
With more Grace towards others. Towards myself.
With more Love.
And maybe a little slower this time…or maybe not?
I do not need to answer…
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that
is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.”