Recently, I have come across a number of people who will be moving to Dubai, and this has made me think about the place. I have never been there, but I have seen pictures, videos and heard stories about it.
On the surface, it seems as though it is paradise on earth; everything looks perfect and it is tax free. It is then a case of who wouldn’t want to live there, not who would want to live there.
The Other Side
However, while it would be easy to buy into this idea of Dubai, there is another side of it that is often overlooked. This is said to be the side that is covered up; the side that is not supposed to be spoken about.
It has been said that the foreign workers who help to build everything are basically slaves, with them living in disgusting conditions. Therefore, the people who are doing the real work are being treated as though they have no value.
The Plane of Duality
Now, I haven’t been there so I can’t say for certain that this is the case, but it seems to be what is happening. I can’t say it would surprise me if this is what is indeed taking place, and this is due to the fact that there are two sides to life.
There is the so-called good side and there is the so-called bad side, and it’s impossible to have one without the other. Thus, as this place looks so good, there is bound to be another side to it that is not so good.
Out of Sight
The people at the top, along with other sources, have naturally tried to cover this side up, and this is similar to how a human being can cover up the parts of themselves that are not very pleasant.
A human being has a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and when something is too painful for them to face it usually ends up in their unconscious mind (body). They can end up losing touch with their ‘darker side’ (discounting from their body) and come across as though they are full of light, acting positive and appearing to always be happy.
The Perfect Destination
And, based on how perfect it looks in Dubai, it can appear to be the ideal place to be if someone is not very happy where they are. Instead of having to face what is going on for them, they can get on a plane and leave everything behind - or so it may seem.
What they are likely to find is that they can’t leave it all behind them, as a lot of what they are trying to run away from is inside them. Also, if they notice the side of Dubai that is usually covered up when they are there, they might end up being reminded of what they are trying to avoid within themselves; that is, of course, if they allow this to take place.
The idea of the perfect life can be incredibly enticing to someone who is trying to run away from themselves. This is one big illusion and not something that someone will experience for as long as they are on this planet.
Finally, I am in no way saying that everyone who goes to Dubai is trying to run away from life. There will be times when this will be a well thought out career more, for instance.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.