We Have Lost Our Way

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

Regardless of how much effort we put into following our life path, we all occasionally lose our way. Events and circumstances occur that can change our perspective immediately.

When this happens it can create an environment where we begin to question everything we think we know, and as a result, we can lose our way and wander aimlessly until a new path and way of life determined.

This is all well and good, it is the natural order of things. These are the times when our faith will carry us through. Regardless of what we may experience, the in-grown values each of us have will eventually shine through and lead us back to our path.

As cultures and values change, we change also. The Australian Aborigines are a prime example. Once, as nomadic tribes , they roamed the outback of Australia and became very much in tune with nature and the environment around them. They became very astute at being able to foretell coming events and adapting to a way of life consistent with their surroundings.

 With the coming of the Europeans, they now must adapt to a new way of life, which after living for 40,000 years under a gum tree it is very difficult to do.

In many ways the life they had was more fulfilling than the way of life they now have. As a result of the cultural shift, many are now resorting to drugs and alcohol as a respite from their daily life. Many have forgotten the teachings of their fathers, and not being able for a variety of reasons to assimilate into modern day culture, they are floundering aimlessly through life.

Hopefully one day they will regain their sense of well being and begin to assimilate into modern society while sharing their spirituality with us.

Us in the modern day world, with all the advances in technology, have spiritually lost our way also. It has become apparent there is a great spiritual void in today’s world, as evidenced by the discontent and disconnect from society. With all the modern technology and conveniences in today’s world, we should be the happiest people to ever inhabit our planet.

Regretfully this isn’t true, modern man has placed too much emphasis on things and not enough on the more important aspects of our lives. Many haveforgotten the value of friendships and most of all their connection to their creator, the Grand Architect of the  Universe. The one who is responsible for all we have.

This connection needs to be re-established before it is too late, we have advanced technology to be able to have more time to enjoy our relationship with each other, not to take away from it. Technical advances are well and good, I don’t think anyone really wants to live in a TeePee anymore or suffer the many diseases of the past. However, there needs to be a balance. 

Modern day society needs the inherent knowledge of the aborigines and other native tribes have. If we don’t somehow find that balance we will all suffer the consequences, and I don’t think anyone wants that. They hold the keys to our spiritual knowledge.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could combine their knowledge of the spiritual world with our technology? 

What a world we would have.


Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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