Question

Rebel in the words, shocking in others, tender from time to time or quite simply sweeping the answers of long origins... the way of thinking is close but the means of expressing it pushes us back towards reality sometimes violent and aggressively, generally directing us towards a wall without end... through the Net I discovered your site which gives me a feeling of proximity without being close, with solutions without answers, such is the search towards the result on the way strewn with feelings, but what about the present moment where one can make differently to improve the life of each one and especially, what are we waiting to make this gesture towards the other?

Yours sincerely, Sandy

Answer from Master Kosen

his gesture towards the other depends on our understanding of ourselves.
The whole universe is in specific frequency with us and nothing nor nobody is foreign there for us. Not to carry out that returns to self mutilate oneself with length of days.

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