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by Joel Levin


Here is a collation of my writings that have been

published on a number of sites since 2012.

Part philosophy, part self reflection all of it my experience.

Some are straight blogs, some are more allegorical in nature,

all of them present a different way to look at life.

Life’s Beachcombers

Walk along the beach one day and notice the foot prints of those that walked before.

Some with deep heel strikes into the sand, others with toes gouging the sand as the person thrusts forward into the day. Each set of imprints can be felt and can tell its own story.

The ocean rises up the beach and as it recedes, washes the path ready for the next person. Sometimes the prints are so deep that it takes a number of washes to clear the imprints that were left behind.

Along life’s path, we all walk in a certain way and we all leave our imprint on places and people. This is our ultimate and inescapable responsibility. There is nothing that we touch, say or do, that is not registered by the sands of time and sometimes what we leave behind takes a number of washes before the path is clear once again.

As a society we invent ways to mask our footprints, the stimulating drinks that give the illusion that our steps are not as heavy and fatigued as they actually are, the photoshopped images to keep the illusion of surface beauty intact, the false smile or the phrase ‘it’s all good’. There are multiple mechanisms and faces we show the world to pretend everything is okay.

But everything is registered by the sands of time. Life has no interest in the façade and can only ever register the energetic imprint we leave behind.

Did we walk with joy, sadness, anger, reverence, appreciation, bitterness?

It all registers regardless of the income you earn, how artistically talented you are, your political leanings, your devotion to a particular faith, how well you can cook, your sporting prowess or if you do things in private or public.

It is our energetic imprint that get registered and can be seen and felt by others, because it effects others as much as it effect ourselves.

Everything is registered by the sands of time, but this doesn’t mean we should be scared to walk, because what is registered is not done to judge or punish, but to allow us the grace of responsibility. We are free to walk how we choose, we simply need enough integrity to be honest about the wake and trail that we leave behind.

Energetic Responsibility is the new frontier in integrity, ethics and responsibility. It is a willingness to be held accountable for not only how things look but how they feel. It is an acceptance of the fact that we all walk the same stretch of beach time and time again and the deeper the imprint the harder we and the earth have to work to clear them.

The new age may have reminded people about the fact of energy, but The Way of The Livingness is reminding people that being aware of energy is only the beginning. Our

Energetic Responsibility is to be aware of the type of energy we are using.


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