Live Now Die Later: A Book for the Sensitive Mind and Rugged Individualist
The sensitive mind and the rugged individualist are portrayed in the literature of antiquity by two brothers, the first-born and the second-born. The mind is the father of two sons. One side of us is conservative, cautious; the other side is radical and adventurous. A part of us is content with the status quo; another part of us seeks change and improvement.
The mind perceives first with the outer five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. Those perceptions are recorded and processed for future use, and thus the mind has five inner senses, the second-born son.
In the Old and New Testaments this concept is expressed through several pairs of brothers. Cain and Abel, Ishmael and Isaac, Esau and Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin, Aaron and Moses, John and Jesus are all characters created to illustrate the mind's journey.
The eastern Mediterranean became a marketplace for the exchange of ideas that had their provenance not just in Athens or Alexandria, but made their way westward from India and China well over 2,000 years ago. The lunar calendar and the appearance of the full moon was not just vital to agriculture in Mesopotamia; it spawned metaphors that illustrated the mind at its brightest. Abraham, for example, Hebrew for "father is high," was a moon god who symbolized the full moon, i. e., the moon straight up or high. "Father" is high because the mind is the father of two sons.
Obviously, many concepts evolved independently, but migration and commerce exported and imported more than just figs and wine. Adam and Eve, the male and female of Genesis, are reflected in the yang and the yin of Taoism in ancient China. Elizabeth, Mary and Jesus are a variation of Demeter, Persephone and Dionysus.
Thinkers over the ages have struggled to come to terms with the rough and tumble of daily life. Some have even suggested that life begins in some faraway place after death. Others have tried to find the way to live now and die later.
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When you subconsciously save or conserve energy , it becomes an investment that accumulates to serve you when you really need it . When you exercise your body , you may do so slowly , cautiously at first .
There is , right now , a choice at your fingertips . You and you alone have the power to withdraw the conscious mind from images of despair and allow your innate , deep - seated energy to rise to the surface and change your world .
The Japanese words " ki o tsukete , " " Be careful ! " mean literally " turn on ( your or the ) tree . " The word ki also connotes the seat of 10 Genesis 3 : 1,4 human energy . Trees were planted around graves in Greece 4.
human energy . Trees were planted around graves in Greece . In Roman thought groves were associated with the souls of the pious . The tree is famous for oracles . The oak of Dodona in ancient Greece was tended by priests who slept on ...
It is a senseless waste of energy to fight opposition to your desires on a negative level . You must go above and beyond that level and concentrate on the positive aspects . As the cliche goes , focus on the solution , not the problem .