Wednesday, August 30, 2006

This and that...

While studying for the Electronics exam, I have been looking at some of the aboriginal customs, like Walkabout, which sound really interesting.

Besides the idea of Dreamwalking through the outback, their customs have really some useful ideas and methods. The most interesting one is the Walkabout, which is a way to find your own soul, your self and your purpose. It is about leaving behind all the distractions of your daily life to be alone with oneself and then set out on a straight line to walk around. This journey should rid you off all the things that have stand in the way of perceiving your fundamental desires and characteristica. The legend goes that at the end of your Walkabout, you find yourself and you sit down and you talk. After that, you finally know who you are and what you want.

What is so interesting about it, is the purity of the idea. There is no hog-wash about ceremony or litanies that accompany usuall religious things. Instead it is pure and simple about doing something to clean your mind to find a solution to a problem, most notably a burn-out.

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