George Harrison (1843-2001) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle.", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work.
via Jeanne Love, July 24, 2020
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
[A paraphrase of an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat
in Chapter 6 of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]
Perhaps this is one of the best lines in writing to describe the wandering soul and the difficulties that remain with those who are not yet “self-discovered” -- those who have not yet asked themselves some vital questions like: Why am I here? What is my role? What am I supposed to be looking for? And the always-important question, How can I help?
When these lovely incarnate souls came up with this “plan” to put some inspirational writing together I was not hesitant to lend my name. For it is more my energy and the memory of what I stood for that counts. It is important for people still living in the material world to understand that they see and experience only a very small portion of what is considered life, creation.
I don’t bring much in the way of profound understanding. There are other figures in your world who carry far more weight and inspiration than I do, but when asked to help I consider it an honor to be part of this “dead folks' crowd”. However, I must add that we are really not dead, not at all. We are very much alive. My son has felt me. We have even had various conversations about the world and what can be done to further the healing along. My wife certainly knows I walk around the house with her, carrying on discussions like I never left. And sometimes that is quite funny because I could be very sullen and quiet and at other times I was kind of “in your face” with my thoughts and exchanges of ideas.
My point today is this: We don’t die. Our bodies, no longer able to support us, crumble away under the pressure of the material world, but the soul, spirit of who we truly are, continues for an infinity of creation.
Why is this such an important belief system to incorporate into your conscious mind? Because…if you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. Will it be a happy road? Will it be a productive road? Will you be able to understand yourself as a consequence of the journey on the road? Will you understand what is important to this universe and to the humanity which struggles to understand and comprehend its vastness?
If you know the destination, even if it must be varied a bit, there is focus. And with focus there can be a healthy, balanced direction. If a person just meanders through this sacred life…well, what is to be gained by that? What contributions have been brought to this dark and stormy world? I would offer this bit of advice. Please consider that you already KNOW why you are here and because that knowledge is locked deeply inside of you…well, then you can spend some time listening, uncovering, and begin to climb the mountain of sustained wisdom. It is not about wearing a certain color or eating a certain food, singing a certain mantra or isolating in the deepest jungles for self-awakening. It IS about opening the door to the many possibilities of life and to have permission to explore. From there comes gratitude and wisdom, peace and healing. When we give ourselves permission to seek this wisdom and understanding we also give ourselves permission to open the doorway to the SOUL and that is the end game.
Namasté my friends. I am still here.
[For a delightful montage featuring film clips of George Harrison's
life and career, check out this YouTube video]