Virtually anything can be labeled as dirty; minds, thoughts, feelings, actions, behaviours, objects and beings.

So what is this mysterious omnipresent property that we call “dirt”? Say it out loud: D(the) IRT(earth). Also, in the Latin languages, from which nearly 60% of the English language is derived from, d’/de means “from or of”. In essence, something (from/of) Earth(ly).

While dirty might occasionally have a positive meaning, mainly due to being “raw”, it is overwhelmingly considered as something bad and to be avoided.

This is part of what Chris (Darren) Deojee (YouTube channel) refers to as “the alien mind” in his works;

I have found most Westerners have an alien mind: a visitor, firmly embedded in them. How do you know if this is you? Here are some questions that will quickly reveal the case: 

Do you 

A: like to visit nature (as compared to seamlessly experiencing yourself AS nature).

B: refer to ‘indigenous people’ without referring to yourself?

C: view the ‘earth’ (mud/soil etc) as being ‘dirty,’ or to be avoided, or not trodden on without ‘footwear’.

Where is one speaking/thinking from if this is the case?

These are not the behaviours of a native entity to this planet. I am NOT saying ‘an actual alien is in you’. I AM saying that your mind IS behaving like a visitor, a disembodied observer, an ‘alien’, if the above is true for you.”

More indepth here: http://www.masterdeojee.com/do-you-have-alien-mind-a-visitor-in-you/

Being Like Music

Music is something that defines humanity and is held in the highest regard, virtually anywhere and everywhere. Why is it so and what use is there in knowing that?

I believe it is because it affects us on all levels of being simultaneously. The building blocks of music are much like a spoken language and also highly mathematical in nature, which, consciously or unconsciously, appeals to the rational mind that craves for harmony and order.

For that it come alive, however, it needs emotional infusion. Whether it be by joy, sorrow, anger or love, something is born which both the performers and those who hear it can partake in and expand upon.

Still even more fundamentally, it connects, through the beats, rhythm and vibration, with our physical bodies, creating movement as if synchronising with our own heartbeat and grounding the experience.

Together, all of this has the potential to create what one might call a spiritual experience; weaving all aspects of being into a harmonious event that is greater than the sum of its parts. Everything is spiritual in essence, but without context and purpose something becomes mundane.

By studying and understanding something that so obviously works, we just might figure out how to apply its principles to other forms of communication and action, so that we might reach ourselves and others in an equally effective manner.

The Parallel

For better or worse, commerce is an integral part of society, but it also serves as a useful metaphor for life itself; We either pay upfront or we pay later, with interest and often hidden costs. To a parent this hopefully becomes a(p)parent sooner rather than later. We might say that children steal our present freedom through the care and attention that they require for proper development, and there is something to that.
But if we believe that the potential of life is greater than what is currently manifested, than that burden must be carried now. Our own evolution is deeply intertwined with that of the coming generations. Sacrifice is either made when necessitated or manyfold later, and perhaps too late then, by all parts involved.
In summary, the price for a meaningful life is either the responsibility we bear towards the realisation of it or by the torment of it’s absence, which exponentially grows into a black hole of despair and resentment.


Principles, from Latin: principia – that which comes first, is most important, is most necessary, chief, leading, foundation. The word clearly refers to that which is of prime importance and must come before anything else, however difficult it may be at times.

I feel that Martin Luther King Jr. summed up the concept best:

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles.
Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.
Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.

Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?

But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”


By the very definition of the word, respect means to look at something anew/again. Both in the etymological sense (Latin: re – again, spectare – to look at). Also, if we just look at how English works: when we in-spect something, we look into something, so what do we do when we re-spect something? Makes sense, right?

Now, what do children do more actively than anything else? They explore, test and repeat things over and over again, yet with the enthusiasm of doing it for the first time (which means they see the situation with fresh eyes). But more importantly, they adapt and learn through those actions, which means they do not have set in stone ideas and ideologies about things and thus by definition absolutely embody respect.

Could it be that children are reacting to the many absurd and rigid habbits that most of us adults have undoubtedly collected throughout our lives, and so by repeatedly not being able to make sense of it, they “defy” us? In other words: they trying desperately to shake us out of our trances.

If so, I would suggest that they are showing us the utmost respect and if we can respect ourselves enough to see that, we all stand to gain so so much.

So, what would it really cost us to show more respect? Our pride? Having to endure the fear of the unknown? In the grand scheme of things, they are small prices to pay, wouldn’t you say?