In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of getting in touch with the invisible world, the world beyond our five senses, as a way to loosen our attachment to the idea that we are material girls and boys, living in a material world.
“Buji” is a Zen word meaning no affectation or nothing special and is assigned to those who are masters in Zen. For the western mind this makes no sense, as surely someone who has mastered anything should be described as “special” and be worth of praise. Yet this Buji consciousness is something that we can all aspire to in order to break out of the need to constantly prove ourselves worthy of being alive.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do you favour logical thought or make decisions based on how you feel? Are you intuitive or do you focus mainly on what is happening around you? Understanding your own personality type helps you to understand why you have conflict with certain people in your life, whereas others seem to understand you perfectly. By understanding the differences in the way we each perceive the world we can move away from judgement and towards being more tolerant, so we can improve our relationship with others.
Progress is measured by our technological achievements and yet we still live in a world where many are starving or homeless. Before we launch ourselves into the future by merging with machines, we need to understand why we are so afraid of confronting the darkness within ourselves and society otherwise our evolution will only be skin deep. Viewing the full spectrum of life gives us the power to make the radical changes necessary to turn this world around.