Perfection is uninteresting, it is the imperfections of life that is lovable. We are so involved in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the joy that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. To be aware of this is a blessing.
What can destroy reason is perspective bias. To find peace within ourselves we have to get back to learning from nature and the animals. The Native Americans related everything as a “YOU,” the trees, stones, animals, sky, by doing this you can feel a change in your own psychology. The ego that sees a “YOU” is not the same ego that sees an “IT.” With everything as a “YOU” one sets themselves up to learn from everything; trees, stones, animals, sky. This is known as THE SONG OF THE UNIVERSE.
The Native Americans have their doors facing east so that the new spirit can pour in. Buddha sat under the tree of illumination facing east to greet the rising sun. There are those that are fixed on their desires and fears. Here their ego blocks them from seeing the “YOU” in others. The transformation from perspective bias to compassion is difficult. Visualize the wheel of fortune, if you are on the rim of the wheel you will have your ups and downs. But if you are at the hub of the wheel you are in the same place all the time. No ego, a “YOU.” LISTEN TO THE SONG OF THE UNIVERSE.
The world without spirit is a wasteland, you must find the life within yourself and become alive with it. THE JOURNEY IS ITS OWN REWARD. Compassion is the awakening of the heart away from self-interest. There is something inside you that knows when you fall off the hub of the wheel. THERE IS NO REAL END TO THE JOURNEY. THE JOURNEY IS ALL THE BLISS THAT YOU WANT.
THE JOURNEY IS ALL THAT YOU WANT. LISTEN YO THE SONG OF THE UNIVERSE.
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Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
Yes. Imperfection is a beautiful thing and often that which we relate to our “human-ness”. I often reflect on Leonard Cohen’s lyrics from Anthem…he writes, “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Such is a beautiful Song of the Universe. To see our interconnected-ness, cultivates harmony of the soul and our honoring of The Force. Grateful to share the journey with you Numero Uno Papa.
Thank you for your always wise words and wonderful reminders. I think we often forget the joy assoicated with being alive….we take it for granted. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it – Psalm 18:24 💜