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15 Wise Quotes from Osho


Osho. Credit: the-open-mind.com

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Osho is one of many revolutionary spiritual figures who encourages people to free themselves from the prison they’ve created in their minds, which is easier to escape than they think.

He’s reminded people that the greatest fulfillment comes with the joy of simply being, and instead of constantly falling prey to the mind, we should stop, become still and silent, and observe it. We’ll grow closer with true peace if we do this often, and meditation could eventually become a huge part of our life. We might wonder how we lived without it, and we’ll never know what the present moment has for us if we don’t slow down and explore it.

Our existence is enough, and we don’t have to prove our worthiness to the world with big, impressive achievements. We need only to relax into the silence and stillness of the inner self to understand our true worth, and then, we can use that understanding to get the most out of life and help others awaken to the presence of their higher consciousness.

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Indications of a Global Shift in Consciousness

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

A friend recently made a good point: the youth are partly responsible for helping others become aware of the global shift in consciousness taking place. The masses need to know what’s happening, and if you’ve experienced a spiritual awakening, there must be a reason for it. Young or old, you’re here to help.

The youth aren’t the only ones here on a mission to share what we know. This job is entrusted to people of all ages, but by educating ourselves, spreading knowledge, and supporting the struggle for freedom across the world, we can inspire more people to take a stand. We can energize this revolution.

With all this in mind, here’s my perspective on the consciousness shift and the love that drives it.

The World Is Evolving

Simply put, the world is evolving. A quick glance at society might make you think we’re moving backwards, but if you look deeper, you’ll see that something incredible is happening.

Around the world, people are fighting rampant government corruption and protesting the massive corporations destroying the earth for profit. The masses are finally starting to care about the environment, and people are pioneering new ways to produce everything we need without carelessly polluting the earth.

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Untangling the Knot of Fear

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Meditation is wonderful.

By bringing your attention to your subconscious, it helps you become aware of things deep within that either help or hurt you. If you meditate for long enough, it’ll reveal the answers to your deepest questions.

Without meditation, I don’t think I could receive the guidance I’ve needed to get through countless problems in life.

Meditation was there for me each time I realized I can’t find what I need in the material world. By becoming silent, still, and willing to listen to the nothingness, I discovered a higher consciousness and the potential to plunge deeper.

Within the meditation-induced nothingness, you discover the intuitive stream of thought that leads to positive places through positive choices. If you can tune in and listen to this intuitive thought stream, it’ll help you stay on the right path.

Acknowledging and Releasing Fear

I recently discovered in meditation that I carry a lot of fear. It’s as I’ve been tangled in a knot of fear that I can now untie.

I was advised to acknowledge it, explore it if needed, and let it go. I was also advised that if necessary, I can repeat this process until I heal every bit of leftover negative energy. We don’t have to give in to it anymore. With perseverance and the intuitive wisdom received in meditation, we can finally release it.

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Love Brings Spiritual Awakening

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

To love is to liberate, and with true love comes peace, compassion, and a calm mind. These qualities come to the surface naturally with an open heart, but you might feel like you need to strive for them if the heart’s closed.

Ironically, in ceasing the quest for knowledge or evolution, we discover wisdom and make an effortless transformation in mind and heart.

We make connections we never noticed before, and we grow and evolve without realizing or striving for it. We stop getting stressed when things go wrong, because the mind and its whirlwind of emotions no longer influence us.

As we’ll learn, true love brings an absence of the mind-centered judgment that removes our awareness from the present moment. This moment holds precious gifts we should not only be aware of, but cherish.

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The Beginning of Something Great

By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

Do you ever hear an old song from a favorite musician or band – a song from when they were just starting out – and notice that they were beginning to develop the sound you’ve come to recognize from them in later albums?

It’s like stepping back in time to a point when the artist knew they had something good but were still in the beginning stages of working it out. “If only they knew how far they’ll go”, you might think to yourself, “they would’ve been even more motivated”.

I see the same thing in the conscious community. Our community is flooded with great writers, researchers, filmmakers, musicians and organizers on the front lines and I get the sense that the best is yet to come.

This motivates me to pursue my own work with a sense of urgency and the desire to get better, knowing that something genuine can come of it if I refuse to give up. Does anyone else feel like by this point, pursuing your passion is no longer a desire but a need?

I don’t need to list all the people who’ve proven you can successfully follow your dreams if you keep at it despite failure or setbacks. A sense of urgency comes with the feeling that your work is in its beginning states and something much better will come if you pursue the path ahead wisely.

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Why Was This Natural Medicinal Substance Banned by the DEA?

By Wes Annac, Editor-in-Chief, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 215th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a weekly document offered here on the blog for $11.11 a month.

Income from the newsletter helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe via PayPal is given at the bottom of this post (head here to learn about sending cash/check)

If you’ve been keeping up with alternative media outlets the past couple weeks, you probably know that the DEA just classified kratom, a tropical deciduous tree with leaves used for various medicinal purposes (1), a Schedule 1 substance.

This puts it in the same class as heroin (2).

Vendors are already struggling to import it, and some have gone into hiding (2).

Kratom has been called a lifesaver for sufferers of mental or physical conditions made worse by pharmaceutical drugs.

Despite this (and despite the harms caused by opiates), the scandal-ridden DEA has set its sights on fighting yet another helpful natural substance proven to work better for the treatment of various conditions than its pharmaceutical counterparts.

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Cannabis: Religious Reverence Throughout History – Part 1/2

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

If you still think cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medicinal or spiritual benefits, read ahead and try to keep an open mind toward a misunderstood plant that’s been revered throughout history and was only outlawed in the past century.

Millions of people who’ve been healed by the cannabis plant are taking a stand for it, igniting a revolution more powerful than its suppressors can handle.

We know it can heal the mind, body and spirit if used with proper intention, and we’re willing to defend it against those who know little about it beyond what the government and biased media outlets tell them.

A Spiritual Crisis

The world is in the midst of a spiritual crisis, and cannabis could very well be the answer.

It doesn’t work for everyone and some might actually feel worse or less spiritually ‘conscious’ if they use it, but in my opinion, the world would improve significantly if everyone were open to it.

More important than the effect it has on society is the effect it has on the individual. You may have heard or read reports of what it’s like – joyful, euphoric, etc. – but the focused spiritual cannabis user would describe it as essential to their meditation.

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The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

By Wes Annac, Openhearted Rebel

There’s a difference between knowledge and wisdom, and in my opinion the latter is more desirable. Knowledge is valuable, but the value of wisdom is underestimated in a society that worships the mind and ignores the heart.

So what’s the difference between the two? Knowledge comes from the mind and wisdom from the heart.

I’ll use my writings as an example. When I write reports with information about a certain topic, I’m sharing knowledge. To be more specific, I’m sharing the knowledge others have brought to the table on these subjects along with my own thoughts.

When I write from the heart on a topic I’m passionate about with no researched information, I’m sharing the wisdom I’ve gained in my short time in this world.

Wisdom Comes From Experience

For me, wisdom is a more meaningful form of knowledge that comes not only from the heart, but from your experiences. I can share wisdom on topics I’m familiar with because of my experience with them. Without my experience, I would have no wisdom to share – only information.

Information has its value (especially since our society has been starved of genuine information regarding corruption or the way the world should function), but it becomes less meaningful when you begin to discover higher consciousness.

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Respect Nature – Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

We shouldn’t underestimate nature, because it could take this planet back easily if humans weren’t here to maintain the civilization we’ve built on top of it. Not only do I think we should respect it; I think we should revere it.

Nature is sacred, and it’s alarming that humans are so unwilling to give it even a shred of respect given all that it’s done for us. It’s not here for us to plunder in any way we please. It’s here to help us prosper, but it’s been misunderstood, misused and abused.

No More Fracking

Fracking, along with other forms of oil extraction, is a good example. We were already successfully stealing one of the earth’s most precious resources long before we started fracking, but now, we can do it in a way that’s even worse for the environment.

You didn’t think our current oil extraction methods were harmful enough? You’re in luck. Meet fracking: the method of using hundreds of gallons of highly pressurized water with a cocktail of chemicals added to break up stubborn underground rocks that shield caverns of precious oil.

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Oppose the System with Awareness

By Wes Annac, Openhearted Rebel

We have every reason to oppose a system designed to keep us from prospering.

We should rebel against the mental and spiritual enslavement forced onto us by people who assume they’re smarter and more entitled than the rest of humanity, and to be silent is to passively accept our own destruction.

There are a lot of things about the way the status quo is enforced that I want to communicate, but when I try, words don’t suffice.

It’s interesting that you can know something in your mind and heart yet struggle to communicate it, and words are limited when it comes to communicating deep insights.

How Is It Not Obvious?

I want so badly to tell people the world is being plundered by maniacs in power who’ve slowly conditioned the masses to never question (or even become aware of) their corporate reign.

I don’t see how it isn’t obvious, and yet, I struggle to find the right words to say about it and I could easily leave someone confused.

There’s so much to say that you may not feel like you can get it all out, and especially if you can’t find the words to say it, it can be difficult to help people become aware of something they’ve been conditioned to ridicule.

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