“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”
– Albert Einstein
My dad used to frustrate me beyond words when I’d come to him upset and hurt because I had “been wronged” by someone. He was sympathetic to my feelings, and may have even agreed that I was unfairly treated in the situation, but he would never back me up or take my side. Instead, he would tell me not to focus on the action, but to see the intention that the person had in mind when they said or did whatever it was that hurt me. It made me want to scream – I knew he understood why I was upset, why couldn’t he just give that to me?
He would force me to ask why, and keep asking why until I got past the ego – both mine, and my offender’s, and to really see what was going on underneath the surface.
“When we put our egos on hold, we are able to see the truth in any situation. Ultimately, there is either love or fear at the root of our behavior. If it’s love that you’re receiving, respond in kind, and if you are hurt by someone’s actions coming from fear, respond with love, and if that doesn’t work, respond with more love. And if even that doesn’t work, add a little more.”
– Rajni Kurichh
I can almost see my dad smiling down at me right now – that statement just about sums up who he was better than anything else.
Now I realize that he used these situations as teachable moments, to help me become my best self, and be able to see the good in everything. It took me many, many years to get to this point. I suppose I’m doing alright though, as a people, we humans have taken millennia to begin to awaken to Who We Really Are, and start to see our spiritual evolution from a new perspective.
The Second Insight puts our traditional historical perspective into a broader context and offers a different way to thread all the pieces together. This insight asks us to go beyond historical facts, and to see history not from the perspective of the historian, but from the perspective of the time. To actually walk in their shoes and look out, rather than to examine the past from our current mindset – much like my dad asked me to do at a personal level.
This insight suggests what many scientists already know – that there is more to the Universe than science alone can explain. It tells us that in order to begin to understand the mysteries of the Universe, we must take more than science into consideration. We must ask why and how we came to this point in our evolution where we look exclusively to science to explain our world, when ultimately, we know within that there is one source from which all things originate.
The Second Insight: The World has a “Spiritual Design”
“Forming a new historical context for yourself and the world, based on the reality of spiritual evolution.
This awakening represents the creation of a new, more complete worldview, which replaces a five-hundred-year-old preoccupation with secular survival and comfort. While this technological preoccupation was an important step, our awakening to life’s coincidences is opening us up to the real purpose of human life on this planet, and the real nature of our universe.
This step in consciousness happens when we look back on the spiritual journey of humanity throughout history. We see that we are in a new phase of human progress. Humanity is now awakening from a materialistic worldview and moving into a new outlook that recognizes “spiritual design.” This design rewards an attitude of “helping others” and “making the world better.” When we adopt this new world perspective, our soul’s dream, of our mission, comes to us, and we move toward this destiny by a near miraculous “Intuition and Synchronistic Flow.” Thus, we are learning to make our way in the world by finding a spiritual connection and allowing ourselves to be guided. In this way, we’re discovering a more detailed understanding of how the world genuinely works. Together, with this insight, we can shape another historical era of inspirational life for generations to come.”
– James Redfield
When you face a difficult or challenging situation where it is easy to feel hurt or point fingers at the obvious person “responsible” for the negative circumstances, try to look at it from a broader perspective and ask questions to come to the truth behind the action.
When we all begin to look at our lives in this manner, we will collectively evolve to the next stage of our evolution. Look what Einstein was able to come up with by asking questions – imagine what you can do!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!