One Piece at a : Time :

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything-

Awakening experiences in life, are truly positive experiences. Personally and more recently, the Citizens Academy for Omaha’s Future has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for me. Awakening experiences and moments in this thing called “life” are when we perceive reality with a heightened intensity, when a powerful sense of inner well-being – resonates deeply. When we experience a sense of connection and meaning to so many “things” … Even while sitting in a three-hour class where the topic of discussion is community planning. My question through three classes is prolix in nature: Why are these awakening and positive experiences immensely stressful?

Revealing a more nuanced side of myself to you this lovely Spring morning – Let’s discuss attachment. I am physically, spiritually and emotionally attached to a large number of “things“, such as my hopes and ambitions for the future of our community, my beliefs and ideas about compassion, Seva, kindness, life and this amazing planet we call home. I’m attached to the knowledge and education I have accumulated, my physical body, and achievements. At the same time Dear Friends, there are more tangible attachments that have far too much influence on me – possessions, my career etc. These are the building blocks of my ego.

I feel that I am “someone” because I have hopes, beliefs, a job, possessions and because other people prop me up with false approval. Which is why I am so awkward to be around when I have to talk about myself in front of others. I’m torn between revealing my true self and what others, society expects of me.

In these moments of despair, my spirit becomes broken. My sense of identity slowly falls away. My passion(s) in life are revealed as illusions; my possessions and status have been taken away in a few awkward moments, I feel vulnerable, stressed and adrift.

Daily Meditation:

After three weeks of participation in the Citizens Academy for Omaha’s Future and after much thought about my personal attachments, there is a renewed sense of clarity and openness inside me. I am starting to feel a tremendous sense of well-being and energy, now that my outward energy is no longer consumed by maintaining these “attachments“.

To review the convoluted mumbo-jumbo above (I sincerely appreciate your patience in making it this far into the post) – When we surrender to One-ness, choosing to toss aside “I-ness” and “Me-ness”  Some amazing things start to happen! Just a humble thought to digest as we head gently into the weekend – Take care and be well!

CultFit Field

7 Comments on “One Piece at a : Time :”

  1. katelon says:

    So glad you are enjoying that experience. It is time for all of us to come out of the closet as spiritual conscious authentic beings. When did it become more acceptable of us to present ourselves through the 3D lenses of what we own/do/surface stuff? Perhaps the more of us who step out as beings engaged in deeper issues, the more quickly this planet can shift 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      This program really has been a coming out of sorts for me … At first I was very hesitant to put myself in a position of vulnerability, needless to say I’m glad I did. I hope you are having a lovely weekend – Do take care 🙂

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Try looking at “what society expects of me” as something a little closer.

    From my perspective, what “society expects of me” is a cop out. The truth is, I cannot interpret what society expects of me because the whole concept relies on my perception of society in the first place. In other words, I would place much of that stress on myself.

    I don’t do that to myself though. My only concern in life is being the best man I can be, and I call that good enough.

  3. aumunlimited says:

    Love the quote you started with, and how you tidily brought it all back to this oneness at the end.

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