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 towards 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


Wanty-wanty cyaah get...

...and getty-getty nuh want.

You ever notice that the person that you want the most is always the person that eludes you? While in the same breath, the one who is hankering after you, messaging and calling you all the time, you won't give the time of day.

For whatever reason, as humans we always want the unattainable and are discontent with that which is right in front of us. So instead of turning to face the once who is chasing us, we turn away and run towards another who shows little if no signs of interest.

As if, just knowing that you have already "won" your admirer's affection makes the conquest less appealing and you instantly lose interest. While the one who poses a challenge gets more and more attractive to you the more they resist. Even when you're probably not really interested in them per se but rather the conquest.

It's like being on a treadmill: you keep running and running but you never ever get anywhere.
Of course, the exercise is good and it elevates your heart rate, but when it's all over you get off the treadmill, get into your car and drive your ass home.

Until one day, you finally find that one who pursues you but doesn't chase and you stand and face each other secure in the knowledge that the race is finally over and you've won first prize.


feel like I'm chasing my own tail

NadYa Dee

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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."