INSPIRATIONAL Holiday Greeting from the Desk of Dr. Hildy®
From the Desk of Dr. Hildy
Different Ways to View Life
What is life from its beginning to end? All of us feel this silent calling within each of our own hearts’ and then as our heart opens to the creation of life, we feel its resonances deep within our being. We shed a tear or two at the movies, while reading a book or even with a conversation with a friend. Sometimes we are deeply positive within our own being that, we do not even know how to comprehend “depression or a depressing time,” because we are just a soul that rejoices each morning with the birth of the SUN each day. A happy heart is always smiling from within as it gives rise to a seedling of hope to bring forth faith throughout its own existence and the souls that are touched by this heart throughout the Milky Way and all the other universes within the limitlessness of the COSMOS.
Every evening each and every soul on this beautiful jewel of the sea of life – Earth – we look up into the heavens in search of what – life and the knowing that we are the dust of God and his creation – Man.
All at once the universal quickening of the essence of life within each of our hearts as radiated by our souls to shine the brightest lights in the heavenly stars. Everyone of us start life as a cell – a reflection of a universe with its nucleus being its central sun to burst forth in its own quickening – a cosmic cellular burst of life from deep within its existence.
Each religious tradition has its own ideas about the nature of life. Different people and traditions see life differently, whether as a game, as a series of challenges, as an opportunity to grow, or as a divine play. Some believe that life is made of suffering, while others say it is of the nature of supreme bliss. Seen from a more universal perspective, these views are neither right nor wrong, but merely different faces of the ultimately unknowable nature of life. Just as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King would use 6 masks to cover his existence within his life – the hermit, the monk, the warrior (rebel), the prince, the emperor, and the peasant. The very existences of his masks were the various stages of his life and its co-existence within life itself.
Ever since Creation began – LIFE – has been receiving the truth of heaven, the beauty of Earth, the essence of the Sun and the splendor of the Moon; and as it had been influenced by them and for so long as there was the will of being miraculous powers, to unfold from pure consciousness into the world. The awareness of the world, as it came into being within each of our minds, intelligence and self-awareness, was born as it brought forth the blossoms of the senses to take physical form in this life form.
One common analogy used to describe how seemingly opposing theories can fit together within an unknowable bigger picture is the story of six blind men who came upon an elephant.
The first man touched the elephant’s leg and announced, “The elephant is a pillar.” The second man touched the tail and disputed the first, saying, “Oh, no, it is like a rope.” The third touched the trunk of the elephant and said, “It is like a thick branch of a tree. The forth touched the elephant’s ear and said, “It is like a big hand fan.” The fifth blind man touched the belly of the elephant and declared, “It is like a huge wall.” And the sixth man touched the tusk of the elephant and said, “It is a solid pipe.”
Different philosophical approaches to the nature of the universe are like the different interpretations of these six blind men. All these blind men are both right and wrong, with each giving a different piece of the puzzle of what an elephant really is. Each viewpoint is valuable to consider and contemplate, but you wouldn’t want to limit your understanding of the elephant or the universe to any one definition or close the door to other possibilities, especially when opportunity may come knocking at the door through a storm of chaos.
May the Holiday Season of 2013 bring you inspiration, peace, good health, fulfillment of your dreams and prosperity for you and your family and friends.