Friday, January 16, 2009

The New Explorers

The New Explorers

I’ve read a lot of books, but these days I mostly just cycle through Michael Brown, Eckhart Tolle and Gangaji. The same books, over and over, speaking new words every time - each from his or her perspective.

Other authors get my thinking mind too involved – with these three it is like what they are saying skips over the mind like a rock on a smooth pool of water – and doesn’t stop till it reaches the other shore.

It must be wonderful to put words together like that, in that way that goes right to the reader’s heart. It must be a thrill to be a spiritual explorer who inspires others to follow them into the mysterious paths of life.

It is easy to consider people like these as the equivalent of Lewis and Clark, charting out strange new lands that everyone else reads about in the newspaper with sighs of astonishment, trying to visualize what this or that thing might really look like.

There is a Hindu Fable about six blind men who go to “see” an elephant.

The first approached the elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
“God bless me! But the elephant
Is very like a wall!”

The second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, “Ho! What have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me ‘tis mighty clear
This wonder of an elephant
Is very like a spear!”

The other four blind men conclude the elephant is like a tree, a fan, a rope and a snake. So each of the six forms an opinion that is both right and wrong, correct but incomplete.

But what about considering something larger than an elephant, such as the universe - or the emerging consciousness of mankind?

I suspect that every person who sets forth on the journey of inner discovery and revelation has something unique and valuable to contribute, by which others can be benefited. They may see part of the picture, but the picture is infinite - so there is plenty of room for an infinite number of descriptions.

No doubt there are as many potential explorers and consequent inspirational messages as human souls. And that is exciting.


  1. Have you checked out I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta?

    Powerful stuff

  2. Your writing goes right to my heart. It thrills and inspires me too. Also, nice to see the windows of your soul peering above PON, if that is indeed you by those white blinds where some of your other pics have been taken. Your writing is as good as MB, ET and Gangaji. Equally emotional versus mental. Equally divinely inspired and lovely.

  3. I appreciate all your writings CD, there have been several that increase my faith in telepathy and make me wonder just how loud my thoughts and emotions are lol. This one is very cool because going into the heart is a whole 'new world' or at least one that we had forgotten on many levels and I am finding it can be very overwhelming, frightening and very trippy at that I am begining once again to come out from under the covers, I really appreciate your insight into being 'explorers' thanks once again!