This blog is a result of my two tenth grade honors English classes studying in our American Literature course the Transcendentalist writers of New England during the 1850's, when it was the beginning stages - the first thirty years - of the Industrial Revolution.

My students and I are over here in Taiwan at The International Bilingual School at Hsinchu, grades 1-12.

To read the overview that explains the seeds that sprouted into this blog, please see May 4th's blog post, The process of a modern day transcendentalist: http://transparenteyeballers.blogspot.com/2009/05/process-of-modern-day-transcendentalist.html

Sunday, 10 May 2009

The Book of Secrets

We often delude ourselves into thinking that what we crave most in life are materialistic objects. However, the truly greatest hunger in life is actually in finding the hidden dimensions in oneself - discovering essence. Unlocking the truth of one's reality is a result of choosing to be whole and unified over fragmentation. We will discover that we are part of a whole; we are participants of all things from the past, present, and future. It is an expression of one intelligence that is present everywhere. Our own body cells contain vast wisdom and have no problem participating in the mystery of life. They are completely passionate and driven in serving their higher purpose, keeping in touch with every other cell, being adaptable, recognizing other cells as equals, combining creativity, obeying the universal cycle of rest and activity, being efficient, being involved, giving out, and passing on knowledge to future generations. This mystery of life shines within all of us. It shows us the wisdom that is so essential to our working together to solve such large-scale problems of consumption and global warming. We are not living the way we should be living, and one of the main reason why we are not open to teamwork and compromise is due to our fear of change.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with everything you say. Thanks for sharing,

    Maria (in England)