“An enlightened man had but one duty–to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led. The realization shook me profoundly, it was the fruit of this experience. I had often speculated with images of the future, dreamed of roles that I might be assigned, perhaps as poet or prophet or painter, or something similar. All that was futile. I did not exist to write poems, to preach or to paint, neither I nor anyone else. All of that was incidental. Each man had only one genuine vocation–to find the way to himself. He might end up as poet or madman, as prophet or criminal–that was not his affair, ultimately it was of no concern. His task was to discover his own destiny–not an arbitrary one–and live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would-be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one’s own inwardness.” 

― hermann hesse


“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny–he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.” 

“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.” 

― Osho


“Since life is infinite, the concept of an ultimate destiny is inconceivable. When we understand that consciousness is the only reality, we know that it is the only creator. This means that your consciousness is the creator of your destiny. The fact is, you are creating your destiny every moment, whether you know it or not.”

“However, the understanding of the causes of your experience, and the knowledge that you are the sole creator of the contents of your life, both good and bad, not only make you a much keener observer of all phenomena, but through the awareness of the power of your own consciousness, intensify your appreciation of the richness and grandeur of life.”


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    1. alec.martin.fraher

      yet on the knowing 9f nothingness he shall return as if always at one with his eternal mother, it 8s only in his union with her that he shall be complete, no domination and with no claim to a dominion is her way, it is as simple as it is not to know, the mothers way.

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    2. alec.martin.fraher

      i find that it is far from harmonious but rooted, rather in facing fear. The fear of really not knowing anything. I have to write from the heart space but am also guided by both a knowledge of phenomenology and a sociology. Jung hit the spot in his 1974 lectures on making the unconscious conscious. Yet like many other writers before him confused crossing the shore or sailing the void with a deeper understanding of the womb. For an examination of the this see Complex Society-In the Middle of the Middle World by Bojan Radej and Mojca Golobic pgs 184-7…for a tour de force see Snow Cone Diaries and for a chartered path toward sovereignty i have found that the Sophia Code by Kaia Rá has the architecture needed to travel safely on roads less travelled. Great Post. For readers concerned about the undertow of right-wing references then a detour into Heidegger is recommended.

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