Short Sleeves Insights - Are You Ready To Make A Leap?


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"We are on the verge of the new age, a whole new world. Human consciousness, our mutual awareness, is going to make a quantum leap. Everything will change. . . All this is going to happen just as soon as you are ready. " That quote came from the book Das Energi, written by Paul Williams in 1973. The book was one of those underground hits that came into its own around 1978. Paul has lead a very interesting life, and has been involved in several different writing projects. He certainly has made his leap, and is experiencing his self made world with the zest of quantum energy.

There is a lot of talk about new age or now age spirituality and what that means to all of us. I know many people misunderstand what this age is, and there are others who are scared of it. Change of any kind is hard for most of us, sameness seems so safe in a world full of monsters. Our political and religious systems have stayed the same for centuries and I all I need to do is look around and see what they have created. For some it is a heaven, others burn in the hell of these systems, and both are illusions of one reality. Everyone has a choice, in how to make themselves feel good, and we have been conditioned to feel safe in numbers. Numbers don't lie right? I guess it depends on what numbers we're talking about, but I would say even our number system is questionable.

If I weigh the good and the bad, right and wrong of my typical way of life, it all leads back to myself. I bought into the numbers, politics, religion and a world of other beliefs, because someone told me that was the way I should think. Not thinking like the rest of the pack, made me an outcast from group thinking and in some cases, I could be called disturbed. I think disturbed fits as one description of me.

Disturbed because I lost my truth, somewhere in the group. I was something someone else created, dressed in conformity. I was covered in fear and was gasping for change. There was no one to relieve me from my pain, but myself, and I have done that. Back in the 70's Paul Williams felt the need to find himself. He went inside his thoughts and overhauled them, so he could catch the wave of the new age. He believed by changing what he thought, he could make a difference in his world. He was not concerned with anyone else and how they thought, that was their choice and he respected it. He made the quantum leap at his pace, it just happened to be in his time of the now age.

My belief is, we all will become of age when we choose to look within our self and discover there is more to our consciousness than physical achievement. There is more to reality than the world we see each day. We can connect to our personal spirituality and free it, so all can see the truth of our nature.

There is no time in truth, it always stays constant, but it grows in Love. Love blossoms within us, if we believe in ourselves. The new age is about reaching and reconnecting to who you are. There are no judges, time limitations or special instructions. We have all we need, to be, what we dream about, a thing of beauty creating a world of Love.

Hal Manogue is a poet and author of Short Sleeves A Book For Friends. Insightful thoughts for the 21st century. Hal's 2006 collection and 2007 collection are available in bookstores and online. Visit Hal's website: or blog: for more information about his work and life. Download a copy of the new E-Book, "Unite To Write" a collection of articles written by writers around the globe, that will inspire and fill you with useful information. It's value is priceless. It's Hal's gift to you.


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