Cuba Day 6… Old Havana…

Every day is new day…

4-9But here in Havana they say “every day is like yesterday”…

This is the purpose of Communism, to keep everyone at the same level in society…  Where no one is allowed to succeed above another… But the system is not perfect… And neither is Capitalism…

There is a distinct quality however, about Cubans that is very noticeable – they are very ‘heart’ oriented…

5-9In my experience it is because the ego has not fully developed.  In fact there should be no ego in a Communist society… Leaving the heart to be ‘functional’..

In contrast look at an egoist society, the heart cannot function… So the heart and the ego are like to parallel lines that do not cross – one cannot exist without the other….

… In the east, they say when a baby is born, the first thing it does is that it discovers it’s being… It discovers because it is already here, it came from a past life… Some parents I know have told me they noticed this at about 1-2 months old…

4-2Then the baby develops (does not discover) a heart.  The heart is the first emotion, it is the only emotion… The love between a mother and her child is the strongest bond in this world we know…. A loving mother will so easily die for her baby (I know this first hand)…

Then once the heart is developed, the baby next develops an intellect… It develops rationality, what is right and what is wrong…

….So, first, being is discovered, second heart is developed, third intellect is developed….  The mind is developed last…

6-9In essence, the heart is the bridge between the being and the intellect… If is the heart is strong a connection is made, and the intellect drops down to the being…

However if the heart is weak, the connection is broken and the intellect turns to ego…. The mind becomes egoistic

I believe an ego is required because only it can drop to the being… Only awareness of our ego can reveal our true purpose, our being… Our centre

6-10Someone who is stuck in the heart, cannot be aware of the heart…. It is a wonderful quality don’t get me wrong, but this is where everyday becomes yesterday…  This is where there is no ‘perspective’ between the past and the future….

With perspective of the past and the future we are thrown between them – into the present 🙂

I read somewhere recently that if you want to know the past, look at the present because that is the result of the past… And if you want to know the future, also look at the present, because that is what will create the future…

That is because the only place for reality to exist, is in the present…

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