036 26 April 2017
We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite
CASE STUDY – HOW TO ENJOY THREE INSPIRATIONS
A close friend sent me an e-mail suggesting I check out the writings of Alain de Botton.
What an inspiration unfolded as I read about his philosophy made available through the world-wide branches of his “School of Life”.
His book, “The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work” has been summarised correctly as “amounts to a celebration and investigation of an activity as central to a good life as love – but which we often find remarkably hard to reflect on properly. As de Botton points out, most of us are still working at jobs chosen for us by our sixteen-year-old selves. Here is the perfect guide to the vicious anxieties and enticing hopes thrown up by our journey through the working world”
Then another colleague introduced me to Frederick Bailes, a fellow Kiwi who lived in New Zealand from 1898 – 1952. He too was an inspiring writer with a sound philosophy.
Later in his life he entered medical school at a large hospital in London. Here he observed the mental factors which entered into the recovery of patients as certain thought patterns produced similar body reactions.
Like later exponents of his thinking, Annette Noontil and Louise Hay, Bailes discovered that a person who can change their thinking can lead to remarkable healings.
Finally, by chance I decided to view the Zeitgeist movies – “The Movie”, “Addendum” and “Moving Forward”.
Based around philosophies of “The Zeitgeist Movement” and the beliefs of the “Venus Project” the three movies outline the false assumptions of our present civilization and offered a new model to follow.
To receive these three inspirations in a short space of time was remarkable as it was exciting. It was like getting on a high but without the after-effects of taking drugs.
A beautifu,l beautiful experience!
These three new ways of viewing life indicates the need for all of us to learn to become more flexible and adaptable to the great ideals and philosophies as we live on Earth.
All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?