Sonnenaufgang am Meeresstrand
Zitate zum Thema Individuum und Individualität / Individual and Individuality
- Ich bin wie ich bin. Die einen kennen mich, die anderen können mich. Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) erster Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949-1963)
- Der überwiegende Teil menschlichen Schmerzes ist unnötig. Er ist selbst verursacht, solange du dein Leben vom unbeobachteten Verstand regieren lässt. Der Schmerz, den du jetzt erschaffst, ist immer eine Form des Nichtannehmenwollens, des unbewussten Widerstandes gegen das, was ist. Eckhart Tolle (*1948) deutschstämmiger kanadischer Lehrer spiritueller Themen, Erfolgsautor, Leben im Jetzt. Lehren, Übungen und Meditationen aus 'The Power of Now', Arkana, 16. Auflage 5. September 2002
- Ereignisse geschehen, Handlungen werden ausgeführt, doch es gibt keinen individuellen Täter oder Handelnden, der sie ausführt. Gautama Buddha (563-483 v. Chr.) indischer Avatar, Lehrer der Erleuchtung, Zentralfigur des Buddhismus
- Mit jedem Menschen ist etwas Neues in die Welt gesetzt, was es noch nicht gegeben hat, etwas Erstes und Einziges. Martin Buber (1878-1965) jüdischer Religionsforscher und -philosoph
Vereinfachte Grafik der menschlichen Evolution
José-Manuel Benitos, 29. Dezember 2009
- Denn Person ist der Mensch eben kraft der Tatsache, dass er [...] in diesem seinem Anderssein gegenüber allen anderen etwas Einmaliges und Einzigartiges ist. Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997) österreichischer Neurologe, Psychiater, Psychotherapeut, KZ-Überlebender, Sinnforscher, Begründer der Logotherapie
- Eine Persönlichkeit, ein einmaliger, eigener Mensch zu werden, ist nicht Jedem bestimmt. Der Weg dahin birgt Gefahren und bringt Schmerzen. Er bringt aber auch Glück und Trost. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) deutsch-schweizerischer Dichter, Schriftsteller, Nobelpreisträger in Literatur, 1946
- Jeder Mensch ist ein Individuum. Die Psychotherapie sollte deshalb so definiert werden, dass sie der Einzigartigkeit der Bedürfnisse des Individuums gerecht wird, statt den Menschen so zurechtzustutzen, dass er in das Prokrustesbett einer hypothetischen Therapie vom menschlichen Verhalten passt. Milton Erickson (1901-1980) US-amerikanischer Psychiater, Psychotherapeut, Hypnose- und Hypnotherapietherapeut, Autor, 1979, zitiert auf der Webseite der Milton-Erickson-Gesellschaft Deutschland
- Nicht Armeen, nicht Nationen haben die Menschheit vorangebracht: sondern hier und dort ist im Lauf der Zeitalter ein Individuum aufgestanden und hat seinen Schatten über die Welt geworfen. Edwin H. Chapin (1814-1880) US-amerikanischer universalistischer Pastor, Prediger, Dichter, Herausgeber der Zeitschrift Christian Leader, Datum unbekannt
- Alle außergewöhnlichen Menschen, die ich je getroffen habe, waren ihrer eigenen Meinung nach gar nicht außergewöhnlich. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) US-amerikanischer Politiker der Demokratischen Partei, 28. US-Präsident während des 1. Weltkriegs (1913-1921), Quelle unbekannt
- O glaube nicht, dass du nicht seiest mitgezählt;
Die Weltzahl ist nicht voll, wenn deine Ziffer fehlt.
Die große Rechnung zwar ist ohne dich gemacht,
Allein du selber bist in Rechnung mitgebracht.
Ja mitgerechnet ist auf dich in alle Weise;
Dein kleiner Ring greift ein in jene größeren Kreise.
Zum Guten, Schönen will vom mangelhaften Bösen
Die Welt erlöst sein, und sollst sie mit erlösen.
Vom Bösen mache dich, vom Mangelhaften frei;
Zur Güt' und Schöne so der Welten trägst du bei.
Friedrich Rückert [Freimund Raimar] (1788-1866) deutscher Übersetzer arabischer, hebräischer, indischer und chinesischer Dichtung, Lyriker, Die Weisheit des Brahmanen, Band 2, Leipzig, 1837
Du bist einmalig!
Weißt Du, was Du bist? Du bist ein Wunder! Du bist einmalig!
Auf der ganzen Welt gibt es keinen zweiten Menschen, der genauso ist wie Du.
Und Millionen von Jahre sind vergangen, ohne dass es je einen Menschen gegeben hätte wie Dich.
Schau Deinen Körper an, welch ein Wunder!
Deine Beine, Deine Arme, Deine geschickten Finger, Deinen Gang.
Jawohl, Du bist ein Wunder. Und wenn Du nachdenkst,
kannst Du dann einem anderen weh tun, der, wie Du selbst, auch ein Wunder ist?"
Pablo Casals (1876-1973) spanischer Cellist, Komponist, Dirigent
Zitate von David R. Hawkins
- Äonenlang hat sich Bewusstsein als die Seele entwickelt. Sie verkörpert sich in aufeinander folgenden Lebenszeiten, physisch oder anderes, die alle in der Gewahrseinsebene des Bewusstseins als Karma aufgezeichnet sind. Das Zusammenspiel der karmischen Muster mit der Ganzheit des Universums wird in den Einzelheiten einer bestimmten Lebenszeit ausgedrückt. Sobald einmal die nicht-lineare Realität als Existenz manifest geworden ist, identifiziert sich Bewusstsein mit der Form als Ort des Ichs eines scheinbar getrennten Individuums. Dieses Selbst nimmt für sich Urheberecht in Anspruch und glaubt, es sei die Quelle seiner eigenen Existenz. So wie sich das Bewusstsein der Seele entwickelt, versucht sie sich schließlich mit der wahren Quelle zu identifizieren und wieder zu vereinigen. Wie eine Waise ihre Eltern sucht, verlangt das verwaiste Ego selbst, nach Hause zurückzukehren, aber es hat seinen Weg verloren. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 369, 2006
- Die einzigartige Individualität ist eine Illusion, die sich auflöst, wenn sie nicht mehr mit Energie versorgt wird und keinem Zweck mehr dient. Audiointerview 'Ohne Titel' mit Dr. David R. Hawkins, präsentiert von dem aufgelösten US-amerkanischen Webradiosender "Beyond the Ordinary", Gastgeberinnen Nancy Lorenz und Elena Young, 60 Minuten Dauer, gesendet 13. Juli 2004
- Frage: Ramesh S. Balsekar (1917-2009) aus Indien behauptet, es gebe keine individuelle Seele.
Antwort: Dies ist eine spitzfindige Frage. Wenn dem so wäre, wie kommt es dann, dass Menschen mit unterschiedlichen Bewusstseinsebenen geboren werden? Karmische Verdienste sind individuell. Wenn nicht, dann brauchen wir die Lehren von Jesus und Buddha nicht. Ich stimme nicht mit Balsekar überein. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Spiritual Traps, 3 DVD-Set, 15. Oktober 2005
- My first question when I was before the Light was "Are you God?"
I didn’t believe in God at all. The Light is really, as I know now, the oversoul matrix of our system and the sum-total of everything we have ever been to this point. It is, itself, evolving as we are evolving, so the Light seems to know you. It knows you individually and discretely because your light is a direct part of it. I call it the Great Self. When I asked the Light "Are You God?" – and the light speaks to you in a way that you will understand – the Light said to me
"Who and what is not God?" Interview with Mellen-Thomas Benedict, most researched US American near-death experiencer, inventor, author, Interview with Mellen-Thomas Benedict, presented by the web edition of US American Wisdom Magazine, Edie Weinstein Moser, interfaith minister and social worker, 2009
- Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi (1207-1273) Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet, source unknown
- We must not allow the system to flatten us. We must assume our individuality. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. (1904-1987) US American mythologist, expert in comparative mythology and comparative religion, source unknown
- The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. [...] There is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system. Tell me, where in the world do you find those angels that are going to organize society for us. I don't even trust you to do that. Video TV interview with ⚡ Milton Friedman, Ph.D. (1912-2006) US American professor of economy, University of Chicago, statistician, promoting deregulated capitalism of the Heritage Foundation in service of the NWO think tank Club of Rome, Nobel Memorial Prize laureate in economic sciences, 1976, author, Greed, presented by the The Phil Donahue Show by the CBS TV station, host Phil Donahue, 1979, YouTube film, 2:24 14. July 2007
Neoliberal individualized ideology
- There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. Interview with Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) British stateswoman and politician, prime minister of the United Kingdom (1979-1990), leader of the Conservative Party (1975-1990), 23. September 1987, cited in: Douglas Keay, Woman's Own, S. 8-10, 31. October 1987
- We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups. Deborah Tannen (*1945) US American socio-linguist, specialized in gender-specific linguistic differences, author, aphorism
- Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both. Charles Wright Mills (1916-1962) US American professor of sociology, Columbia University (1946-1962), author, The Sociological Imagination, chapter 3, Oxford University Press, London, 1959
- Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. Carl Sagan (1934-1996) US American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, exobiologist, science popularizer and communicator in the space and natural sciences, author, Cosmos, S. 339, Random House, 1980
- Through the Thou a person becomes I. Martin Buber (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish philosopher
Characters and Caricaturas
William Hogarth (1697-1764) English painter, printmaker
- The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant. In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations first take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately spring as a gigantic summation from these hidden sources in individuals. In our most private and most subjective lives, we are not only the passive witnesses of our age, and its sufferers, but also its makers. We make our own epoch. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of depth psychology, author, The Symbolic Life. Miscellaneous Writings (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung Volume 18), paragraph 1400, Princeton University Press, 1. February 1977
- Life becomes richer when we realize each of us is like a snowflake – absolutely beautiful and unique, and here for a very short time. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. (1926-2004) Swiss US American psychiatrist, death and dying researcher, founder of Near-death studies, author, source unknown
- In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, cited in: François Arago, author, Baden Powell, Robert Grant, translator, William Fairbairn, translator, Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men, S. 365, 1859
- An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US American clergyman, activist, African US American Civil Rights leader, source unknown
- The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. (1904-1987) US American mythologist, expert in comparative mythology and comparative religion, source unknown
- The inborn, or, as Schopenhauer has termed it, 'intelligible' character is unfolded only gradually and imperfectly through circumstance; and what comes to view in this way he calls the 'empirical' (experienced or observed) character. Our neighbors, through observation of this empirical character, often become more aware than ourselves of the intelligible, innate personality that is secretly shaping our life. We have to learn through experience what we are, want, and can do, and 'until then,' declares Schopenhauer, 'we are characterless, ignorant of ourselves, and have often to be thrown back onto our proper way by hard blows from without. When finally we shall have learned, however, we shall have gained what the world calls character – which is to say, 'earned' character. And this, in short, is neither more nor less than the fullest possible knowledge of our own individuality.' Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. (1904-1987) US American mythologist, expert in comparative mythology and comparative religion, Creative Mythology. The Masks of God, Volume 4, Oriental mythology, S. 35, Penguin Books, New York, paperback 1. January 1991
: Two worldwide demographic statistics imbue the growing impact of elderhood
- We are living in a mass culture that rejects the subtleties of the soul. That causes us to feel more and more isolated.
- The number of people alive now [fall 2010] is equal to the number of people who were ever alive before.
- And 50% of the world's population are over age 50.
The hidden unity behind life is trying to create a group of elders, a group of people that would be wise
enough to bring back the notion of living with meaning
and living for the individual value of life. That is what creates community
and that's what could restore culture and even assist nature. It's a personal struggle
to be an individual, but the benefit of doing it serves other people as well. Video presentation by Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Michael Meade reads from "Fate and Destiny", sponsored by Elliot Bay Bookstore, Seattle, filmed by Never Not Here TV, Seattle, 2010, Youtube film, minute 1:17:43, 1:29:31 duration, posted 23. December 2010
- Individual means undivided. That's the meaning of the word. When a person gets to a place of fulfillment [influence, leadership] they are supposed to be undivided. And the undivided person will act in the interest of the community unity rather than the interest of dividing into factions. So one way to critique the people on top if they have the opportunity to use power and they are not using it to create unity and benefit for other then they are not truly an individual. They are still divided and they are acting out that inner division. Audio radio interview with Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, The Pathless Path MP3, presented by US American web radio station KBOO, Portland, program Radiozine, host Ralph Coulson, minute 14:39, 29:24 minutes duration, aired 13. May 2013
- Not armies, not nations, have advanced the race; but here and there, in the course of ages, an individual has stood up and cast his shadow over the world. Edwin Hubbell Chapin (1814-1880) US American Universalist minister, orator, poet, editor of the Christian Leader, source unknown
- Greatness is the culmination of individuality. Few of us are great, but all of us try to be great whenever we try to be individual. Individualism is the situation in modern democracies when individuals feel themselves to be incapable of acting on their own. […] Each impotent individual gives up on the effort to distinguish himself, retires into his family or circle of friends, and delivers his hopes or demands for society to government. […] The cure for individualism, Tocqueville shows, is partly to release the human impulse of intractability, the grouchy desire not to be governed by others. This negative sentiment is much in evidence in modern democracies, and it is mostly wholesome because it curtails ambitious schemes of patronizing control from big government. Harvey Mansfield, Ph.D. (*1932) US American professor of political theory, Harvard University, author, Democracy and Greatness, presented by the US American conservative opinion magazine The Weekly Standard, 11. December 2006
- I am talking about the divisions of human beings into the cults of masculinity and femininity, into false divisions that conceal both our shared humanity and our individual uniqueness. We are trained into this division very young, usually in our own families, and it normalizes later divisions into
➤ leader and led,
➤ subject and object,
➤ rich and poor,
➤ even conquerer and conquered.
Vimeo video presentation by Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, founder and editor of the feminist US magazine "Ms", journalist, writer, When Women Are People… and Corporations Are Not: Why the First Inequality Will Also Be the Last, presented by Bioneers Live, host Nina Simons, Bioneers Conference 2011, San Rafael, California, 14. October 2011, minute 6:41, 35:27 minutes duration, posted 10. November 2011
- Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead (1901-1978) US American cultural anthropologist, sociologist, biologist, lecturer, popular writer, source unknown
- The individual mind is immanent but not only in the body. It is immanent also in the pathways and messages outside the body; and there is a larger Mind of which the individual mind is only a sub-system. This larger Mind is comparable to God and is perhaps what some people mean by "God," but it is still immanent in the total interconnected social system and planetary ecology. ⚡ Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) British American (visual) anthropologist, biologist, social scientist, linguist, semiotician, cyberneticist on the concept of the CIA, information flow in nature, philosopher, OSS agent, co-initiator of author, Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology, S. 467, Chandler Press, San Francisco, 1972, University of Chicago Press, 23. May 2000
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
- The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before. Poster by Francis Phillip Wernig [Ashley-Pitt], 15. July 1970
- The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will often be lonely, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Interview with Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) English journalist, poet, short-story writer, novelist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1907, Interview with an Immortal, presented by the US American general-interest family magazine Reader's Digest, Arthur Gordon, 1935
Quotes by David R. Hawkins
Personal' avowals / recognition
Receiving guidance by one's "own" SELF
- The incredible beauty of all things shone forth in all their perfection, and where the world saw ugliness, I saw only timeless beauty. I spent years in inner silence, and the strength of the Presence grew. I had no personal life; my personal will no longer existed; I was an instrument of the Infinite Presence, and I went about and did as it willed. People felt an extraordinary peace in the aura of that Presence. Seekers sought answers from me, but as there was no such individual as David any longer, I saw what they were doing was finessing answers from their own Self, which was not different from mine. Excerpted from ⚡ D. Hawkins, Power vs. Force, presented by the US American magazine In Light Times, August 2004; cited in: Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, "Preface", S. 14-15, Hay House, February 2002
- Question: When a person reaches Nirvana, does their spirit or soul lose it's own personal existence by dissipating into the Divine Self along with all the other souls that have reached Nirvana before it, so that you have only the One Divine Self? […] Or, does one's soul maintain itself as an individual entity within Nirvana?
Answer: It would still be one with the complete Allness that is God, but yet it would exist as "itself" within that Allness. It would be like a drop of ocean water returning to the ocean; but although that drop of water has dropped back into the large ocean, it is still identifiable as a drop of water within the ocean; whether it moves all the way to the middle of the ocean, or sinks down to it's depths, it still remains an identifiable drop of water within the ocean. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, offering Title unknown, date unknown
- [T]he extreme negativity of a few perverse individuals can sway entire cultures and produce a global drag on the general level of consciousness, as history illustrates too well. Kinesiological testing indicates that a mere 2.6 % of the human population, identifiable by an abnormal kinesiological polarity (testing strong to negative attractors and weak to positive attractors), account for 72% of society's problems. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter, 5 "Social Distribution of Consciousness Levels", S. 101, Hay House, February 2002
- The ubiquitous human ego is actually not an "I" at all; it's merely an "it". Seeing through this illusion reveals an endless Cosmic Joke, where the human tragedy itself is part of the comedy. The irony of human experience is in how fiercely the ego fights to preserve the illusion of a separate, individual "I" – even though this is not only a metaphysical [ontological] impossibility but the wellspring of all suffering. Human reason exhausts itself ceaselessly to explain the inexplicable. […] The mind, in its identity with the ego, cannot, by definition, comprehend reality; if it could, it would instantly dissolve itself upon recognizing its own illusory nature. It's only beyond the paradox of mind transcending ego that what IS stands forth, self-evident and dazzling in its infinite Absoluteness. And then all of these words are useless. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 24, S. 291, Hay House, February 2002
- Question: What is the 'I'?
Answer: The "Infinite I" is that subjective reality which underlies the individual "I" and allows for the experience of 'I-ness" as one's existence. It is the 'absolute' that enables the statement "I". It might be said that Descartes [LoC 490] had it backwards. The truth is not "I think therefore I am" but it's corollary, "I am therefore I think". ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 177, 2001
- Throughout eons, consciousness has evolved as the 'soul'. It reincarnates in a successive series of lifetimes, physical or otherwise, which are recorded in the awareness level of consciousness as karma. The interaction of the karmic patterns with the totality of the universe is expressed as the details of an identified lifetime. Once the nonlinear Reality becomes manifest as existence, consciousness identifies with the form as the locus of 'I' of a seemingly separate individual. This self claims authorship and believes it is the source of its own existence. As the consciousness of the soul evolves, it eventually seeks to identify and reunite with its true source. Like an orphan who searches for its parents, the orphaned ego/self longs to return to a home but has lost the way. Although the ego identifies with the linearity of form and time, its source of life stems from the nonlinear. This is intuited as an ephemeral, intangible, indefinable reality or ultimate Source. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 16, first page, S. 273, 2003
- Below consciousness level 200, the attractor fields of consciousness are primarily of an animal-group nature. Above level 200, the etheric brain emerges as a differentiated area of energy that supersedes the life of the physical body. [...]
The etheric brain thus becomes the nonphysical vehicle of an individualized spiritual content (i.e. karma). Below consciousness level 200, the individual is dominated by the collective field of consciousness of that level from which a uniquely personal, spiritualized etheric brain has yet to evolve and only does so by the exercise of free choice, which can take the individual consciousness level above the critical point of 200. [...]
One profound consequence of the emergence of an etheric brain is its survival of a physical death and the accumulation of karmic patterns. While karmic evolutionary patterns develop below consciousness level 200, they do so in the collective field of consciousness that dominates the levels below 200. They actually do not become individualized as such until the consciousness level reach 200. (Calibrates as "true".) ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 65-68, 2005
- [Paraphrased summary] Everyone already has a specific calibrated level of consciousness at birth. Pragmatically, how the condition came about could be viewed as irrelevant. [...] Whatever the reasons may be, each individual has to proceed from wherever they find themselves in the evolutionary process. Without an understanding of karma, however, individual circumstances would seem to be accidental or capricious. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 40-43, 2006
- People congregate in groups because they are aligned with the same attractor field. When fish at the bottom of the sea swoop about in schools or birds fly in flocks, each one is where they are, not as a result of their alignment with the others but because they are all attuned to exactly the same attractor field. Each one, individually, is following a powerful magnetic-like field that in turn is subject to the next higher attractor field, and so on up to Divinity. (The above passage calibrates at 995.) ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, chapter 2 "Guilt and vindictive hate", S. 58, 2006
- The capacity to rise in consciousness is independent of the prevailing level of consciousness of mankind in general. It is an individual matter. The consciousness level of the world does not control you. Interview with ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, A Conversation with Knowingness, part I of II, presented by the US American Four Corners Magazine, Pamela Becker, April/May 2007
- Question: Ramesh Balsekar ([⇓ LoC 760 to ≤200] (1917-2009) Indian Advaita teacher) from India, states that there is no individual soul.
Answer: This is a subtle question. If that were true, then how is it that people are born with different levels of consciousness? Karmic merit is individual. If not, then we don’t need the teachings of Jesus and Buddha. I don't agree with Balsekar. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Spiritual Traps, 3 DVD set, 15. October 2005
- So you work like a dog to reach enlightenment, then you realize there's nobody to become enlightened. You thought there was somebody or some individual that's going to become enlightened and then you find out that that's fiction. [Laughter] You wasted your whole life pursuing the fiction that you [somebody] are going to become enlightened. Then you discover there is nobody to become enlightened! What a relief. Nobody here has to become enlightened. You don't have to buy into that goal in life. You say the heck with enlightenment. I just want to be stupid and ugly. To be happy if you're stupid and ugly means you're enlightened. ⚡ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Cottonwood Seminar Handling Spiritual Challenges, DVD 1 of 3, 24. April 2010
Englische Texte – English section on Individuality
You are what I AM
'How could I love you?' said the owl to the rabbit. 'I am what you ARE.'
'Is that so indeed?' the rabbit replied, delicately munching a dandelion.
'How could you hate me?' continued the owl; 'you are what I AM.'
'I never noticed it', observed the rabbit musingly.
'How could it be otherwise?' asked the owl. 'Whatever we are – I AM.'
'Since when?' inquired the rabbit. 'Is it recent?'
'Since always,' answered the owl, 'there is no "Time".'
'Then where does it occur?'
'Everywhere; there is no "Space".'
'So we are really one?' suggested the rabbit cheerfully.
'Certainly not,' snapped the owl. 'there is no "one".'
'Then what is there?' the rabbit inquired dubiously.
'No "thing" whatever!' the owl replied with severity.
'So what?' asked the rabbit, mystified.
'So, life!' said the owl, flapping his great wings and clacking his beak.
'As the Masters said so often, "when I'm hungry – I eat, and when I'm weary – I sleep!"'
The Gestalt Prayer
I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I.
And if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful,
If not, it can't be helped.
Links zum Thema Individuum und Individualität / Individual and Individuality
Elf Typen von Renaissance-Menschen, Universalisten, Scanner
- Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) Polish-born British mathematician, biologist, author, The Ascent of Man, Little, Brown and Company, London, August 1976, BBC Books, 1. April 2013
- Michael H. Hart (*1932) US American astrophysicist, history researcher, author of controversial articles and books, Hart, Virgil Hart, The 100. A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, 1978, reprint 1992, Citadel, revised edition 1. June 2000
The 100: 1) Muhammad (570-632 AC) ♦ 2) Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) ♦ 3) Jesus Christ (7/2 BC-26/36 AD) ♦ 4) Buddha (563-483 BC) ♦ 5) Confucius (551-479 BC) ♦ 6) Paul of Tarsus (5-67 AD) ♦ 7) Cài Lún (50-121 AD) ♦ 8) Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468) ♦ 9) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) ♦ 10) Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Eleven types of renaissance people, universalists, scanners
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