Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Another beginning.....

Seems my life is made up of constant beginnings - new jobs, new locations, new friends, new starts, new practices, new visions. Not just my life, though. Everyone has them, all the time. Every moment is a new beginning...and another....and another.....this moment...now this moment....now...right now is all there is. No tomorrow. It never arrives. No yesterday. They are but memories, constructs of how I wish they had happened, and not necessarily the way they did. Anyway, they too, no longer exist.

This blog is also a new beginning. What does it mean to live an integral life? Do you do it unconsciously or consciously? If you do it consciously, is it embodied or just a practice toward embodyment? Is one aware of it, or does it just happen?

Yes....No....Ah....a paradox! I love paradoxes! The ability to hold paradoxes (two seemingly opposite positions) is a clear indicator of more complexity in one's thinking. For instance, everybody is at least partially right, no matter what their position. If you think the world is full of miserable people that are out to get you, guess what? You're right! On the other hand, if you think the world is made of generous and loving people, you're also right. Each of those opposing views is correct from their perspective.

I've started this blog sooner than I thought I would. I got invited to join a blog circle, or something, connected with iSalons.net. It coincides with the launch of my new web portal that brings together the different web properties I've created, to get them all under one umbrella. I hope to examine what it means to truly lead an integral life on a deeper level than can be found in an article I published on my website. You can read that article here.

1 comment:

Frank said...

Gary, congratulations! I really like the direction you are taking with this. So my paradoxes to contribute to this thought process: to receive is to give; to have it to release. I think that is what this is all about... So, may you receive and have much!