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The hawk symbol is believed to represent a bringer of messages and warnings of change. http://bit.ly/ZhUVlQ

I had to reblog this, especially because hawk has become an important part of my life… well spiritual life, I guess :) that’s why My blog is called “Spirit Astore”… I’m still not sure why, in my vision several years ago, I heard “Astore” when I tried to figure out who’s my spiritual guide/ animal. Astore is an Italian word for Goshhawk, and I’m not even Italian :) nowadays, if I seek reassurance, hawks are always fly above me… not the goshhawks though, that would be weird considering that I’m not in Europe :) whether it’s just games of my mind or not - still fascinating :)

E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity

"Dear Mr. Nadeau:

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.

Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society — things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly. It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.

Sincerely,

E. B. White”

And here’s the reason why I am not a fan of religion* : when I read an inspiring book and take advice from it I don’t treat the author or the book as something bigger than myself. When you are a part of a religious group (not sure if it’s true for all but still …) you start treating God as a superior being, and automatically (consciously or subconsciously) start to worship him. Even if God exists, his superiority is illogical, especially considering what realms he’s operating in :) He would still be a part of a Universe, just like we are and on a larger scale, equal to us. Therefore we can accept advice or follow possible rules that may or may not apply to us now or after death. But  how and why should we worship something that is equal to us? Or do we do it because all we want is to be children forever and have one perfect parent who knows everything and can solve everything? - Just a little thought that has come to me while I’ve been working on my goals :) 

* When I say “religion” I think I’m trying to refer to Christianity more than to any other one, simply because it has been predominant religion in my environment since childhood. 

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