The modern Western mind has stopped listening to Life. We have insulated ourselves with walls of many dimensions: including physical walls that separate us from the environment and mental walls that separate our ideas of who we are from the simple truth that we are Life Itself, in living, breathing Unity with all of Life. These are truths understood by Hawaiians and other cultures.
Although our science, knowledge and philosophies may have a place, they are no substitute for Life. When we are on our death bed, I doubt we will care about the knowledge we gained. We will likely be more concerned that there is someone there to hold our hand, touch us with love, laugh and cry with us.
My Kahuna teacher teacher taught that Life, in all it's infinite forms, is to be met, recognized and honored. In the ways of many Indigenous people, we respect the Life in all things big and small. In the heirachry of thinking man does not sit at the top of all things, and the simple rock below all things, but the other way around. Man is humble, his life is temporary, he borrows, he takes, he needs. The rock, just is. It needs nothing.
It's possible that many of us have separated ourselves from the Sacred inside of us..........and that Humanity may be on it's death bed. We are being shown what is truly important by our Indigenous 'Ohana (family).
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I write about things that I myself need to be mindful of. ways in which I would like to improve. It is not from the perspective of preaching - but rather writing helps me work out what I myself need to do - we are all in this together.