Once in a while, you come across a book that, at this particular time in your life, hits the nail on the head. This happened to me with a book that was released on the German market last month; its title is “Spirituell & erfolgreich,” which means as much as “Spiritual & Successful.” It was published by the German publisher Schirner and is the very first book of the German author Hubert Kölsch. Kölsch has a writing style that appeals to a broad audience without losing a certain intellectual standard. You get the impression that a good friend is talking to you, giving you food for thought.
Atheists will have a problem with the word “god,” which is mentioned now and then in the book. In this case, you are free to replace it with anything you want, may it be “the Grand Poobah,” the Universe; the intelligence of everything inherent to life. As a matter of fact, more and more people who look deeper into things do start to think that there might be something going on behind all this.
Anyway, I do know the feeling of breaking out of cages pretty well. It is something that is necessary in certain phases of your life: when you are unhappy, you need to change your situation. Often, this means “jumping into the Unknown.” Interestingly, I am there again at this time in my life. And I can tell: there is something in the water. I know many, many examples in my circle of friends, acquaintances and colleagues who are currently experiencing massive changes on different levels.
We know that after experiencing euphoria after just breaking out of a cage, there can be times of worry, simply because so much is up in the air. However—once out there, there is no question where the journey leads: always forward, never backwards.
So, here is an excerpt from Hubert Kölsch’s book, by courtesy of the author and his publisher. (Translation by Yours Truly.)
“On a wonderful summer afternoon I was sitting on a log in the shade with my friend Michael. We enjoyed exchanging thoughts and ideas about spirituality, often without a specific topic. The amazing thing was that often, very intense conversations ensued. The reason for this was probably that we did not expect anything during those moments and were ready to let the thoughts flow through us.
Suddenly, there was a pause in our conversation and we remained quiet for a while. After a couple of minutes, I heard Michael say: “Well… the human being—a limitless being in a cage of thoughts.” Then it was quiet again and I was speechless.
There is no better way or shorter way to describe the issue of the power of thoughts, duality and control of the ego.
The human being is limitless in its potential. We have all possibilities when we remember our divine core and manifest our life with unwavering trust.
Why do we go voluntarily into the cage of thoughts?
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