This is an essay I was asked to write for the Berlin Future Forum (BFF) which I’ve been invited to participate and speak at, October 25th – 29th, 2017. This year’s conference theme is “Healing the Self, Healing the World”.
I’m honored to have been invited to speak at the 10th anniversary of the Maitreya Festival in Australia March 11th-14th 2016. I’ll be part of several panel discussions and giving one talk at the Maitreya Pata Mumunya Chill Space/Fire Side Chats. Matt Violi, one of the organizers of the Pata Mummunya Chill Space, asked me to do an interview via email prior to the start of the festival.
It is often the case that those people who are engaged in sincere self-work – and seeking truth whilst walking upon their individual path of “Awakening” – experience a conflict between the demands involved in “making a living” (i.e., their job/work/career) and staying true to themselves.
We live in precious times. A lot of darkness is coming to light for us to look at and become conscious of. The brutal attacks on Gaza, where people are trapped with no way out, ask us to listen to our conscience and empathy and act on it. …
There is one topic that stands like the proverbial elephant in our collective living room, still unacknowledged, ignored or misunderstood by many people. It’s the underlying issue for our society and world’s problems.
Facing the truth about our history and what has really happened in our world as opposed to what we’ve been told and taught by official culture is not an easy task. Not only does it require discernment, critical thinking and research, but also, most importantly, sincere self-work.