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When all faith is lost

There comes a point in every search when all faith is lost and all hope fades. This is a screaming crossroad on the path. Will you turn your back on that most treasured longing and allow your doubting, cynical mind to crucify you? Or will you let helplessness break you into a million pieces and destroy your 'you' so that you may be born anew?

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German May
German May
2021年8月26日

Thank you for another beautiful poetic piece, Anne. It is often described this or in a similar way. Yet it seems to suggest that only when such dramatic (my interpretation) loss of faith has happened, one is ripe to choose or loose. To illustrate what I mean: it was when I left my teacher that my yearning seemed to break completely by loosing faith in the possibility of real freedom. Because with leaving I somehow left something behind that had guided me for most of my live. That inner guidance, I learned later, was not actually lost exactly when I left but already before, during that time with the teacher. So on that crossroad I chose doubting and cynisism (strong…

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Anne Sweet
Anne Sweet
2021年8月27日
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I love what you have written here, German and how you have expanded on the theme of my poem. Thank-you.

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Amir Freimann
Amir Freimann
2021年8月26日

Beautiful. What came to me when I read it was that not everybody reaches such a point - only those who are somewhat desperate in their search to start with. And therefore, such a crisis is also a product and an expression of one's longing and yearning for liberation or the Real.

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