(Mestre POP –Capoeira Master – ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN http://
Hope makes the third of the Christian Trinity’s practices next to faith and
charity. It is probably the most important between the other two, for,
regardless any religious conviction, it drives the human being. Hope is
to await until something happens. Because we are limited to time and
space, then, obviously we will be subjected to a line of coming events –
bad or good, happy or sad, life or death – according to the dual existing
conditions which characterize our lives.
The existence of hope is a revealing factor which translates our limited
perception before the human reality which is uncertain and dubious. We
can never be sure about anything, and this alone leaves us without any
solid grounds to step on. It is always the lingering anxiety on our bosom
which can only be soothed by hope.
Nature is cruel and will not negotiate its rights. We live under good and
bad expectations, with good and bad feelings about everything; it is one
thing today and another tomorrow, for we have to await for the events
in life. Our routine provides us with numberless examples: when we
are about to receive news of a promotion or project, or from someone
we expect to recover soon – bottomline is we are always suffering and
anxious about future.
The feeling of hope is very subjective, a riddle, a mystery, that is, it will
never correspond to any precise notion of the future. In short, the word
“hope” is a utopia which drives us ahead and feeds our impetus for
better realizations in life. Be it a fact or the existence of a Paradise, fact
is, we will always bear our hopes.
Unlike what many believe, the feelings of hope and faith are human
utopias. But why? Because the duality is the hallmark of our reality.
Not everything we hope to happen will happen likewise. We hope to
overcome our human condition no matter how much it will cost in our
lives. The existence itself is a riddle and, for this, we can never be sure
about either the future or the past. Reality is cruel and it will always
betray either our faith or hopes.
Nonetheless what would become from us if we never had hope or faith?
In general, people fall into the void of life when they lose hope and faith;
the only certainty in life is that there is none.
Hope is not a religious feeling, but rather, a human feeling. Thus
humanity feeds off hope for everything that they are involved with – be
it in the Politics, Religion, Family, Work,
whatever… Hope is what motivates us to pursue realizations in life.
The truth is we will always be deceived by our own expectations, for
we live in a world we knew nothing about; the knowledge we have is
deceptive – just a pantheon of deceptions into which we are plunged.
We are taught to believe and accept this fake knowledge and, for which,
we bulge ourselves up with arrogance and vanity. Nonetheless we are
all equal before Nature, who will never privilege anybody for its origin,
race or social class. No whatsoever, Nature will provide duality – love or
hatred, health or illness – to any human being living in this world.
Now, then, the RATIONAL PHASE is ruling and, with it, the RATIONAL
CULTURE for the development of the HUMAN REASONING. Thus the
human beings will live under the perspective of “here and now” without
anxiety or agony. Through the Reasoning there is no thought, no plans,
no dreams, but rather, the imminent execution of the actions. Reasoning
means to set free from the restrictions of time and space – for it is not
connected to the matter but above the matter. Therefore, Reasoning is
a state of full consciousness which cannot be conceived through thought
and, obviously, it will be considered a utopia for those who are still tied
by the binds of thought. Thought is the cause of evil in the body and life.
The Rational Culture is the natural culture of nature for the development
of the REASONING, and it is ruling in Nature. It is the sole opportunity for
the overcoming of the human condition.
Once we start with the study of RATIONAL CULTURE, we start
understanding and recognizing our true condition, without deception or
illusions, for we can, through it, understand the in-depth of the natural
process of thinking. Instead of expectations, anxieties and hopes, a new
consciousness is born to enlighten us with the knowledge of the cause
to our existence in this world. The actions will happen “here and now”
without our notion of what they might or might not be. Nature will not
negotiate anything with us – whatever has to happen will happen.
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