What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

10.05.2007

What am I writing for?

I have a few, no actually more than a few stories to tell. They come to me spontaneously, often when I have no access to neither pen nor paper. And the words just flow, as if I was dictating the story to myself and it's these stories that have kept me on the brink of insanity, bordering but not quite over. It's time for these stories to be set free, although i'm not so sure how, when or where. I just hope that it will be soon.

Why am I writing? Is it because I think i'll spontaneously combust if I don't? Is it because people have stopped listening to me speak? I'm writing because I should, because I don't know what else to do. I've been groomed to write if not to talk, for the rest of my life.

It's my fate. My mother speaks on end, she's speaking now, to me, and it's this excess of words that have propelled me to collect stories and to continue fabricating story after story, a sort of mental speaking to myself.

What am I writing for? I should just go to bed.

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."