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  • Writer's pictureMichael Holme


Updated: May 17

Other than out-and-out scientists, academics connect and distil mostly pre-realised material, but mavericks produce work based on personal discoveries, even without them aiming to do so, and whether it’s fresh or well-trodden stuff. Frankly, it’s all new to them, and by sharing it, everybody gains, because even the ideas that are known, become stronger with progressive independent validations. Book reading spreads existing knowledge, it categorically does not validate or corroborate it. Sadly, many academics are protective of both their institutions, and their scholastic identities. Their minds are automatically closed to threats from outside. Such threats are clear. They are the essays submitted to these closed shops, that lack lists of references and/or bibliographies. “Keep it in the family”, yes?

Whilst offering no references as such but displaying agreements, here's a list of quotes with the suggested person that said each one. There are fourteen different people (including me). The order is very important, and I decided upon it.

These fragments basically say “it”. What “it” is, is the thing! There’s no analysis that can work it out. Like Hermann Hesse said, “wisdom cannot be imparted”.

Anyway, here goes, in sincere good faith…

Jesus Christ - (Luke 17:20-21) --- "Pharisees asked Jesus when God’s kingdom was coming. He replied, “God’s kingdom isn’t coming with signs that are easily noticed. Nor will people say, Look, here it is! or There it is! Don’t you see? God’s kingdom is already among you.”" CEB® Jesus Christ - (Matthew 19:14) --- "“Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.”" CEB®

Tom Hanks - (Forrest Gump) --- “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.”

Carole King - (Thoroughbred) --- “Only love is real. Everything else is illusion.”

Bhagwan Rajneesh Osho --- "Once you have loved yourself, you will love God. And it is not a question of choice. It is when you have loved yourself that God starts falling in love with you."

Ram Dass --- "The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organised or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth."

Friedrich Nietzsche --- "No man is more inferior than those who insist on being equal."

Ram Dass --- "The game is not about becoming somebody. It's about becoming nobody."

Hermann Hesse --- “When someone is seeking, it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal.

Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”

Buddha --- "Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself."

Buddha --- "The root of suffering is the attachment."

Michael Holme --- "Embrace your aloneness."

Michael Holme --- "Only compete with yourself. Everest is locally known to the plain and humble.

Albert Einstein --- "If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects."

L. Ron Hubbard --- "The truth of the matter is that all the happiness you will ever find lies in you."

Paramahansa Yogadanda --- "Humans become angels on earth, not in heaven."

Hermann Hesse --- "For different people, there are different ways to God, to the center of the world. Yet the actual experience itself is always the same."

Robert Greene - (The 50th Law) --- “Understand: as an individual you cannot stop the tide of fantasy and escapism sweeping a culture. But you can stand as an individual bulwark to this trend and create power for yourself. You were born with the greatest weapon in all of nature—the rational, conscious mind. It has the power to expand your vision far and wide, giving you the unique capacity to distinguish patterns in events, learn from the past, glimpse into the future, see through appearances. Circumstances are conspiring to dull that weapon and render it useless by turning you inward and making you afraid of reality. Consider it war. You must fight this tendency as best you can and move in the opposite direction. You must turn outward and become a keen observer of all that is around you. You are doing battle against all the fantasies that are thrown at you. You are tightening your connection to the environment. You want clarity, not escape and confusion. Moving in this direction will instantly bring you power among so many dreamers."

Jim Carrey --- "Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory."

Jim Carrey --- "I am Heaven."

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