This year has already shown me so many challenges. And as I look left and right I see so many other people not only going through similar transitions, though they are also seeking out knowledge from the world.
Philosophers such as Aristotle and Socrates will always have their place, though now, true visionaries seam to be people such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Hawking and Brandon Bays. Sure, you may not agree with this analogy, but how many current 21st century philosophers do you know?
For some reason it’s the people that are writing books and expanding minds that are taking the charge. You may not like what they say or think, though that is why these people are so important. They challenge us! They question what we know to be true and ask us to expand beyond our beliefs. They want us to question our surroundings and the way we look at the world. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if we believe the same, as long as the question is asked.
At one point in time visionaries were respected for their thoughts and wisdom. Yet now we are listening to Justine Bibeir and the Kardations… I think it’s time we expanded our minds a little bit more. Yet, if hair products are more enticing than questioning God, love or the meaning of life then please feel free to read their most recent tweet.
Think of it like asking if the world is round or flat. Everyone around you thinks you’re insane because they can see it’s flat. I guess in recent times people have said the same thing about global warming after they poke their heads out the window and yell ‘See, it isn’t hot!’ but it’s time we started asking the hard questions and demanding the real answers. Thanks to Google, this opportunity is more abundant now than ever before in history.
So, why am I writing this? Well, firstly, I would like people to remain open minded. The next time something comes along that challenges you, don’t dismiss it so fast. Challenge yourself! At the end of the day you might just find that you are correct, though it is the exploration which will be the fun part, and most likely the part you tell others later in life. I have met a lot of hippies that have tried teaching me things over the last couple of years, and although at times I question their methods, I find that their path to self-awareness has some great merit to it. That doesn’t mean that I am going to hug a tree, though maybe I might stop and appreciate one once in a while.
But… The truth about why I am writing this blog today comes from my last prior blogs. I was a bit cynical, driven by ego and in one form or another venting. It made me realise the importance of expanding my mind this year and putting these blogs back on track. SSSSOOOOOooooo from here out I am going to do what I created this blog for in the first place. I will be writing my next self-help book chapter by chapter and posting it on here as I finish each section. No more meaningless rants or current frustrations (except for the odd one here and there haha), instead, there will be more of the most important lessons I have learned in life.
Although I don’t have all the answers I believe I have walked a very long and hard journey which many can gain from. I have read the books, done the seminars, hung with the hippies and walked the walk. Although my journey is far from complete, it is time I took what I know and officially publish it.
The title of this blog is ‘The Lonely Spaceman speaks about The Meaning of Life’… And that will also be the name of my book. Please feel free to question my thoughts and challenge me for what I write and what I believe. As stated earlier, I believe that this is the best thing anyone can do on this earth.
Many of the names I listed above have discussed how the world is becoming awakened. Well I agree, and the first part of that awakening is asking questions that challenge the norm. It is this that I find most inspiring.
I hope you are all well and loving life. And I hope you get a kick out of my next book which will be offered on here for free.
Jamie Lee Woodman