John Rabe was a Nazi expelled from the Nazi party because he had a Jewish grandparent. He went to China to work for the company Siemens. When Japan invaded china in 1937 he turned down the chance to flee, instead he decided to help the people of Nanjing, the former Capital of China.
The Japanese had no care for life when they overtook Nanjing, they would rape, kill and destruct. The Japanese did what they wanted with the poor common people of Nanjing.
Read More: The Good Nazi
Over the last week or so, the word ‘Duality’ has come up in different media forms and also in books I have read. Because this word kept ‘popping’ up, it made me think. I thought, what does this word mean to me. So I decided to write about it and this is where my thoughts took me. I’d like to share them with you.
Duality, to me represents division, or an inner pull in two directions. This can be taken as a contradiction within our natures or personality. For example a spiritual aspect or facet of the personality, pulling against a more pleasure loving in its base form, or materialistic aspect of the personality. This pull between the esoteric mind with its higher spiritual aspirations and the desire for more physical gratification, often presents itself as a dilemma for someone who seriously wishes to follow a spiritual path, believing that they must be of either one or the other mind set.
It is often said that there is strength in numbers, many souls standing together in unity. This same analogy could be used with regard to ourselves. By bringing your internal self together, into balance and harmony.
When someone experiences conflict within themselves, the results can be disastrous. For a clouded mind cannot see clearly, emotions unrestrained like a riderless horse, galloping ahead without thought or consequence.
I recently read a quote that really made me think, it said…
” Listen! Or your tongue will make you deaf. ” Cherokee saying.
I do believe we often forget that the ‘art of communicating’ is a two way street. Being able to articulate and speak well purely in itself is not enough.
I read this passage recently, from the book ‘Living Magically’ by Gill Edwards. I would like to share it with you.
“When the god’s created Heaven and Earth, according to an old Eastern story. They were left with just one problem; Where to hide TRUTH. They did not want it to be too obvious, since observing the search, would provide them with great amusement. One god suggested, placing it at the top of the highest mountain; another on the furthest star. A third god said, it should be hidden in the deepest and darkest abyss, and another the dark side of the Moon; the oldest and wisest god said, ‘No. We will hide the Truth inside the heart of each and every human being. That way, they will search for it, all over the Universe, before discovering it.”
Read More: The Inner Journey
Humility and selfless love are the signs of an awakened spirit. Part of having an awakened spirit is the eagerness to learn, understand, and work for the well being of not only ones self but of others as well.Pride and arrogance are not really marks of a good person to begin with and even less so in a person with an awakened spirit. The same thing goes with unconditional love. With an awakened spirit, people will begin living in harmony with both nature and other people. Compassion and love would be equal regardless of race, nationality & culture.An awakened person, is intuitive, empathic and sees the world around them with intense clarity. Every fibre of your being is heightened and joy can be found in the simplest things. Sounds, light and movement a cacophony of delight that intoxicates the senses.
Read More: An Awakened Spirit