“Wholeness Is Not Optional”

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The greatest task any of us face is to live with ourselves.  It is neither our family nor partners, not the nation next door, nor the boogieman in the closet, that pose the greatest threat to our sense of freedom and fulfilment.  These experiences rest in your own hands.  It is through accepting yourself, coming to know whom you are and living that consciously that will bring you freedom and fulfilment. 

The human condition is one of separation; that belongs there this over here.  We categorise and systemise our lives in order to make sense of our experience.  It is a natural process in growing up, which allows us to form an identity, to know ourselves separate from our parents and society around us.  Yet if we stay clinging to this identity what occurs is stagnation.  We commit to a view of life that does not change or embrace original thought or experience.  Our imaginations freeze our experience becomes repetitive.  We become lost in the territory of our deep unconscious selves.

To wake up and live anew is the task that faces all of us, no matter how sound our upbringing, or functional our lives.  Adolescent chaos and midlife crisis are the obvious opportunities on the path of human development to make the changes necessary to live a more conscious and fulfilling life.  Yet these moments have been glossed over in our current worldview.  No initiation for our youth, and midlife crisis is at its best a platform to change jobs, and at its worse we entrench ourselves deeper into the lives we already live.

If you see yourself as a living organism, with every part of you in relationship with the other, each aspect of you already in dialogue with the other, then what is needed is a new way of listening, a new context for the entire you to exist in.  This does not require you to change yourself rather what is called for is a different relationship with your self.  To learn what skills and attributes are innately yours, what you are passionate about, what your values and concerns are.  When we discover ourselves anew, we realise we have always been there.



blog comments powered by Disqus

About Me


Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

“Wholeness Is Not Optional”

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The greatest task any of us face is to live with ourselves.  It is neither our family nor partners, not the nation next door, nor the boogieman in the closet, that pose the greatest threat to our sense of freedom and fulfilment.  These experiences rest in your own hands.  It is through accepting yourself, coming to know whom you are and living that consciously that will bring you freedom and fulfilment. 

The human condition is one of separation; that belongs there this over here.  We categorise and systemise our lives in order to make sense of our experience.  It is a natural process in growing up, which allows us to form an identity, to know ourselves separate from our parents and society around us.  Yet if we stay clinging to this identity what occurs is stagnation.  We commit to a view of life that does not change or embrace original thought or experience.  Our imaginations freeze our experience becomes repetitive.  We become lost in the territory of our deep unconscious selves.

To wake up and live anew is the task that faces all of us, no matter how sound our upbringing, or functional our lives.  Adolescent chaos and midlife crisis are the obvious opportunities on the path of human development to make the changes necessary to live a more conscious and fulfilling life.  Yet these moments have been glossed over in our current worldview.  No initiation for our youth, and midlife crisis is at its best a platform to change jobs, and at its worse we entrench ourselves deeper into the lives we already live.

If you see yourself as a living organism, with every part of you in relationship with the other, each aspect of you already in dialogue with the other, then what is needed is a new way of listening, a new context for the entire you to exist in.  This does not require you to change yourself rather what is called for is a different relationship with your self.  To learn what skills and attributes are innately yours, what you are passionate about, what your values and concerns are.  When we discover ourselves anew, we realise we have always been there.



blog comments powered by Disqus