The Life Process -
a gift to give
Welcome dear reader to the Art of Being Human, which is a process dedicated to finding peace, happiness and fulfillment, within a world that is constantly changing and a future that is uncertain.
Planet earth and its peoples are undergoing a massive transformation: society has reached a tipping point; the cult of self-serving individualism, appropriation madness and, ‘I can have what I want, when I want it’, is unsustainable. Human beings are part of a greater whole: we all depend upon each other and the biosphere that we inhabit. The population of the world is also expanding fast, putting strain on our resources; especially those of power consumption, food production and water supplies. We cannot carry on in denial of this reality; in the vain hope that market growth strategies, which aim to strip the world of even more of its resources, will somehow provide us with the security we all crave. To ensure that we can continue to have a reasonable quality of life, we need to re-evaluate this current paradigm of ‘acquisition fulfillment’, funded by credit, to one of ‘relational fulfillment’, based upon the value of cooperative human relationships.
The truth is: aspirational vanity; appropriation gluttony; intellectual hubris; financial narcissism; media voyeurism, and political correctitude, is unsustainable, since it does not recognise human fallibility, or our need to belong, share and care. Alternatively, each one of us has the power to find inner fulfillment, by understanding the true nature of being human, and in that process, be the change we wish to see in the world. I believe that if we develop the courage to face our fears and look within, we will discover a whole new world that is based upon who we truly are, rather than who we think we should be. Inside all of us we find our true nature, the reason for our existence and the pattern of the life we were born to live. Facing our fears is the route to realising our wholeness and healing our insecurities: it is the most effective way of finding the peace, happiness and fulfillment that we all strive for, but very rarely find, whilst consumed by the process of consumption.
The system I am proposing I call the Life Process and is introduced here and in my book: The Art of Being Human (see below); The Life Process is a method for healing the trauma of separation from our true nature, and is the result of my extraordinary life journey: as a child I was exposed to severe abuse and suffered three near-death-experiences before the age of ten years old. Although my life has been very traumatic, I have been able to transform my pain and learn from it, by facing my fear of physical death. What this has shown me is that we are more than our physical body: we are pure eternal consciousness that has manifested upon earth to experience being human, and the difficult global changes we are now going through, are a necessary part of our evolution. It has also taught me that the only thing in life that is sustainable is the meaning we give to our experiences; the only thing of value is the beauty we carry within us, and our only abiding purpose is to love one another...Read More
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