A few nights ago I was sat in a park, which was around a mile from my home. I was sitting there alone, in the dark watching the world go by. This park was next to a main road, so I could see everyone coming and going, cars were passing, people were jogging, but no one but me was in this huge park.
Anyway, as I was sitting there I started thinking, why is there no one here? I thought a bunch of things, but the overall conclusion was that we are (at least in London where I live) spiritually disconnected.
I cannot speak for an entire city, but in a collective nature there is a huge disconnect, here are some of the conclusions I came to while sitting in the park.
We Are Afraid Be Connected
When I sat on the grass I could literally feel the energy pumping through me, this is not something a lot of us are used to feeling.
It is invigorating and powerful to feel this deep connection to the ground below you, yet most people would question, ignore or not even notice this energy.
Historically throughout the world spirituality has always been a real thing, yet in this current age of science we are constantly trying to prove and disprove the existence of things and as a result we have lost connection to spirituality.
Spirituality cannot be contained in the quantifiable box of science, it is not a standardized thing that everyone can learn through reading a book or text and is therefore an unknown.
Spiritually disconnected people get a glimpse of spirituality every day, yet they try to justify, rationalise and make sense of it, instead of just letting it be. This is due to the unknown and we have a deep fear of the unknown.
Don’t be afraid to connect, express yourself and be the person you are supposed to be because you are afraid! We are all afraid, it is just those who do it anyway that reap the rewards.
We Are Afraid Of What Others Think
I was sitting in this park for around 2 hours and I have to admit during that time I was concerned. Concerned that someone might walk by and think I was strange or be scared of a lone man in a park.
While I was there I took a walk around and saw a woman walking her dog and was concerned that she might be fearful. I was concerned that the police might come along and ask me what I was doing in the park alone at night and it is sad that culturally that is the way we feel about just being somewhere.
But I also affirmed to myself that I have the right to be here and don’t have to be apologetic for doing something that I find beneficial.
This was one of the moments of enlightenment I had- that instead of being afraid of what people might think, just do what you are doing and disprove them with your actions.
We Are Afraid To Feel
Being in this park I felt the energy coursing through me. It made me think about my life. It made me think about society. But mainly it made me feel, feelings flowed through me in a way not possible when in doors sitting in front of the TV.
If you are not used to feeling a certain way it can be quite intimidating. If you live an artificial life, wake up and load up on processed coffee, eat fake foods, jump on a manmade train and go and sit in an artificial building, you will be used to living a false life.
When you disconnect from this and enter a world that is real and natural it brings up feelings. Nature has a way of energising you, but it also makes you stop and think and when you stop and think you really have to face yourself. This scares a lot of people, we can get so wrapped up in “life” that we forget to spend time with ourselves. We can become so disconnected with our true nature, that when we do finally get this alone time, we don’t know the person we are sitting with. This is terrifying for many people.
We Are Afraid Of Our System
One of the things that really struck me while I was sitting there was the fact that no one was there but me and 2 dog walkers which passed by.
Why are there no families in a park at night, sitting watching the stars, talking and sharing stories? I was not surprised by this, as this is the world we live in. But I feel it is a shame that so many people are missing out on that sacred time and space, due to an invisible barrier that has been put up.
I think the reason for this is because we are culturally conditioned to thinking that a park at night is a scary place. A place where hooded thugs hang out waiting for vulnerable people to prey on.
And while in some places this may very well be the case, this is only possible because there is no one else in these places.
When did we become so disconnected to one another that we are scared to leave our homes and sit with one another in a safe, natural and communal space?
Every once in awhile in life you have a deep moment or what I like to call a moment of enlightenment. This can be brought on by a thought, a smell, a feeling or an experience. These moments can lead you down all kinds of roads if you just stop and listen to them! This experience in this park was one of them moments for me and I hope it can evoke a moment for you! Much love, Luke
Luke Miller is the creator of Potential For Change and author of this article. He believes that spirituality is the foundation for good health and likes to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of his free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here
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