Rediscover your Kindred Star

“Aim for the brightest star to know who you truly are!” My personal mission statement can also be treated as an allegory by which to reveal more subtle layers of being. It is a reminder to reach for what is good, harmonious and true so as to be the best version of one-self. Stars are known to give order and stability to the planetary systems that come into play. They also move in alignment with one another – like a great dance – indicating that they too are an offshoot of something just as majestic as our solar system. Though our telescopes may never capture this illuminating source as existing out there – shrouded in grey matter – I feel we can experience it directly in the here and now. In truth our connection with it may be more apparent than we think. In some respects it is our habitual manner of thinking that stirs the muddy waters, preventing us from detecting that which is clearly visible, immediate, inviting, uplifting, and personally experienced by the wise. How easily we get caught up in our cerebral chatter, our mental concoctions, it’s a wonder we ever get the time to experience such solitude. In his own way of understanding this phenomenon, Plotinus says that ‘our glance is not always fixed on the One; but when we contemplate it, we attain the purpose of our desires, and enjoy the rest taught by Heraclitus.’ In other words, as we enter into this non-reactive space of being, our impulses & urges no longer distract or divide us; it is as if we fully arrive, and are no longer waiting for the next thrill to happen. Even though this subtle form of mind may have no addictive quality to it, all our desires, once turned & aligned, becomes love for this oneness of being.

About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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2 Responses to Rediscover your Kindred Star

  1. zennfish says:

    Loved this post, Jason! There is so much here. Witnessing instead of engaging in thought patterns can take us to a space of being that changes how we experience living.

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