It doesn’t matter how much effort we put into following our life path,
we all occasionally lose our way. Events and circumstances occur that
can change our perspective immediately. When this happens it can create
an environment where we begin to question everything we think we
know,and as a result, we can lose our way and wander aimlessly until a
new path and way of life determined.
This is all well and good, it is the natural order of things. These are the
times when our faith will carry us through. Regardless of what we may
experience , the in-grown values each of us have will eventually shine
through and lead us back to our path.
As cultures and values change, we change also. The Australian Aborigines
are a prime example. Once, as nomadic tribes , they roamed the out back
of Australia and became very much in tune with nature and the
environment around them. They became very astute at being able to
foretell coming events and adapting to a way of life consistent to their
surroundings. With the coming of the Europeans, they now must adapt to
a new way of life, which after living for 40,000 years under a gum tree
it is very difficult to do.
In many ways the life they had was more fulfilling than the way of life
they now have. As a result of the cultural shift, many are now resorting
to drugs and alcohol as a respite from their daily life. Many have
forgotten the teachings of their fathers, and not being able for a
variety of reasons to assimilate into modern day culture, they are
floundering aimlessly through life.
Hopefully one day they will regain their sense of well being and begin to
assimilate into modern society while sharing their their spirituality
Us in the modern day world, with all the advances in technology, have
spiritually lost our way also. It has become apparent there is a great
spiritual void in today’s world, evidenced by the discontent and
disconnect from society. With all the modern technology and conveniences
in today’s world we should be the happiest people to ever inhabit our
Regretfully this isn’t true, modern man has placed too much emphasis on things and
not enough on the more important aspects of our lives. Many haveforgotten the value of friendships and most of all their connection to
their creator, the Grand Architect of the Universe. The one who is
responsible for all we have.
This connection needs to be re-established before it is too late, we have
advanced technology to be able to have more time to enjoy our
relationship with each other, not to take away from it. Technical
advances are well and good, I don’t think anyone really wants to live in
a Tee Pee any more, or suffer the many diseases of the past. However,
there needs to be a balance.
Modern day society needs the inherent knowledge the aborigines and other
native tribes have. If we don’t somehow find that balance we will all
suffer the consequences, and I don’t think anyone wants that. They hold
the keys to our spiritual knowledge.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could combine their knowledge of the spiritual world with our technology?
What a world we would have.
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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com.
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Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.