You Unplugged…Learning to Witness Our True Connection


Humbly and respectfully, what could be more important than working to make the world a better place each and every day? What is more important than realizing that we are much more connected to each other — and to our environment and the Universe as a whole — than we are trained to even be remotely aware of?

We are all so very much more in the same common boat than we think! Spending a lot of time each day on our devices does not necessarily bring us together as much as we might think. Being so overly connected to our modern devices may be unhealthy and detach us from ourselves, others and the Universe as a whole.

What would it be like to complement this healthful outlook, this splendid protocol, with the idea that we can better learn to play the part of a less-blemished witness both within ourselves and outside of ourselves — realizing that, yin to yang and yang to yin, they reflect back and forth upon each other, in an infinite fashion?

Is it possible that, through true meditation, we can learn to witness objective truth and objective insight? Is it possible in realizing the genuine skill of becoming a less-blemished witness that we will then know it is a truly healthy means by which to embrace the truth that we are so very much more connected to others and the Universe as a whole? What would it mean if we truly realize that each and every thought, word and action are shared with an intrinsic part of infinity? And that each and every thought, word and action have an effect on the quality of the moment, day and life as a whole?

Isn’t this all about a splendidly healthful spirit of true appreciation and gratitude?

Would embracing a daily ritual of meditation possibly make your world, THE world, a much better place? It has been scientifically proven that trying to learn to meditatively empty one’s mind of thought is so quite healthful, on multiple levels! Even mindfulness meditation — focusing all of one’s attention on one, two or three aspects of what one is doing at any given time — is equally healthful. Maybe there is nothing more healthful. There is one way to find out!

Albert Einstein once said:
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

“This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

“Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”

He also said, “The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which one has attained liberation from the self.”

Please be aware that our thoughts and feelings are not as personal as we have been taught to believe. Each thought and emotion has an impact on our world — today, yesterday, forever. All things are connected. Every thought, word, emotion and action affects all other entities/things, throughout time, space and distance. Positive, negative and indifferent thoughts and feelings manifest within this paradigm.

Yes, we are all in the same common boat, yet this logic, this thesis, this reality, is much broader than even that important age-old notion. True responsibility is not only about what you do but what you think and feel. This means that, on a splendidly positive note, doing, feeling and being the right thing for the right selfless sake has a quite healthful effect, not just on oneself, but on everything.

It is of great import that we be aware of our true responsibility in this fashion.

Our responsibility goes at least as far as being mindful of our thoughts, feelings and actions — fine-tuning them to be more splendidly consistent with the kind of world we desire. This awareness, especially objective insight, prompts in us a level of true freedom that assists us in a deeper realization that really is so much about true health through true responsibility. It is so very much about the truth that we are so very much more in the same common boat than we so often think and act.

The more responsibility we learn to take, the more significant our sense of true honesty, appreciation and lightness of being will be — and there will be less and less to hide behind.

This all may take true effort, but the effort can yield true happiness — glimpses of Heaven! If there is a heaven, a key to the universe, even a sixth sense, they are rooted in true honesty, promoting true happiness and true freedom. We can be more healthful conduits between Heaven and Earth. Oh boy!

Through a clear vision of this healthful outlook, we can learn to better witness the magical things going on within us, and all around us, All of the time! And I’m not talking parlor tricks.

“There are only two ways to live your life,” Einstein said. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

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Dr. Glen Hepker
Dr. Glen Hepker is an author (A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health), a blogger, a part-time counselor, wellness coach, life coach, and a master instructor of tai chi chuan, chi kung, kung fu, refined meditation/guided imagery, and associated health/wellness arts (which are intrinsically inclusive of the quite broad and ages-old benevolent, altruistic, and empathetic health/wellness philosophy set forth in his book - along with acupuncture/pressure, nutritional arts, herbal arts, tui na, stretching arts (though he does not practice acupuncture or nutrition as a living), at Mason City Tai Chi~Chi Kung~Kung Fu & Wellness Center LLC, Mason City, IA USA


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