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Living true

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“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” -- Charles Bukowski


How many people do you know who live a shadow existence?


I'm not decrying the fact that we live in a world where success is everything, but at what cost?


You might think it easy to park the faux you at the front door (or on a Friday night) and turn on to who you really are, but it never works. You simply carry too much baggage -- the work, the projects, the money.


This week, I've talked a lot about letting go. Some of you might think me a heretic -- hell, I bought into the system hook, line and sinker -- but I now realise that the first part of my life was nothing more than an education for the latter part. You see, when you've spent so long building something up only to realise that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall, you'd have to be mad to keep climbing (the fear of falling is probably what holds most people back!).


In the final analysis, when we have so little time on this earth to live true to who we are -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- the reality is that it's the only thing worth pursuing (actually, you're not pursuing anything, but rather letting everything fall away). To do otherwise, is to live a life of deep frustration with things never being as you want them.



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Your words, "but I now realise that the first part of my life was nothing more than an education for the latter part" remind me of Richard Rohr's great book Falling Upward on the two halves of life.
I suspect that's where I first heard it Jeff; but, to my mind, so much of what I thought would inform the latter part of my life now seems redudant -- blown away by the realisation that we don't need anything: we're already whole.

Peace
Julian
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Yes to our already wholeness at the core of our being from the very beginning of our journey.