about spending time on nothing

In some people of the north (when I say people from the north, I mean that the psyche, although for many generations it may have become a forgotten, denied or a repressed influence in the sense that it still affects us, has a specific set of experiences that are dormant within some of us), and in the world of indigenous peoples where traditions are still kept alive, the connection between the ego and the original whole is of great importance and are often culturally maintained. It is obvious to a bystander that a feeling of shame for it, or that it is something that should be repressed only to give priority to the ego alone is foreign to this frame of mind, and it is apparent that it is something that is imposed on it from the outside, from a world that has lost this connection. The ego has gone mad and tries to find this connection again. But it does not know where to go. So it tries to connect to everything, everywhere. This is where nature comes in. If we where to spend more time alone with earth we will discover her beauty and that she always listens and try to help out. When we begin to pay attention to her, the ego will no longer be alone, it will try to find its own relationship to the greater mind that arises in that encounter and approach it. This comes naturally if we grow up close to her. It is a connection we share with others to our inner companions and to the larger whole in which we are included as a growing part. This connection always shows itself to us in its own personal way. Nobody knows what it will look like because we do not know until we meet it. That’s why we always feel uncomfortable with people trying to decide for us what it is. Or in various ways trying to stop us from following its lead, regardless of their ego’s. Many of the conflicts we have and see around us have their beginnings in this.