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Jul 02, 2007



Some things are so true I can't help but cry. This entire post is one of them.

"I'd rather be real than great."

Thank you.


I have always been real, fucking real amazingly obviously real and nobody notices.

This is a symptom of the times and its going to get worse.

My world view is real is still in but there is no one to listen.

If you don't publish this post I am not publishing another ever and that is for real.


Evelyn Rodriguez

Thank you Siona and Michael.

p.s. Michael. Don't worry if people notice. You're not being real for them, you're real for your own self.

Because it's the only way to live that's alive.

It's quite probable it's going to get worse before it gets better, especially if people believe they need to hit bottom or do the dark night of soul thingie first.

I can fret about the inanity of people standing hours in lines for iPhones (who watch their clock incessantly while you're hanging out with them another time), and overhearing conversations in cafes chock-full of business business business and only business: "funding our company" this, let's get into "gated community" real estate that. And wonder what is real around me, and lose all hope, but you need to take attention off of "out" there. It was taking me down a downward spiral last week meself.

"[I]f you do follow YOUR bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you." - Joseph Campbell

Key point: you be your self, and resonance works it's magic and "begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss". And by the way, this revolution will not be televised.


Dear Evelyn,

Just read your post at the most important moment in my life. I can't go into details but what I can say is that I have been asking myself the questions you just answered. I can't explain how in this moment before bed I had to check in to see if you commented and I was deeply moved. I appreciate you and am grateful that you take the time to read and respond to people. This is very nobel of you and please accept my gratitude.


Bob Seal

Hello Evelyn, I enjoyed reading your post "What is Real?
I'm now 54 and I first started asking this question at around 15.
My father was angry and upset at the world and said to me what is this all about? What is Real, what does it all mean? He was then around 50 and I thought if you don't know at 50 what hope is there for me at 15?
So from 15 years old I started searching for the answer to What is Real. I can say at 51, I've stumbled across the answer and I'm now at peace with the world. The bad news is that it's not something I can give to anyone. I see that the sense of an identity of Self is the only thing that stands between seeing What is Real and the illusion we call life. The identifying with the identity and the world needs to drop away and then everything is revealed.
I work alone from home via the net, I have a partner and a son who travel to the nearest city each day. I see other people only occasionally and love being alive in the NOW.
The book that changed everything is 'I AM THAT' by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. I then met a man who was with Nisargadatta in the 1970's called Sailor Bob Adamson and after meeting him once, my view of everything changed.
I'm not offering this as advice, I'm just pointing to what happened here.
love to you.
Bob Seal.
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