NOTHING CAN DISTORT OR DESTROY THE
PEACEFUL, ORIGINAL-INNER CORE’S OVERFLOW
AN INSIDE JOB*
*Job as in Employment (Soul’s Calling)
Everything now depends on man:
immense power of destruction is given into his hand,
and the question is whether he can resist the will to use it,
and can temper his will with the spirit of love and wisdom.
He will hardly be capable of doing so on his own unaided resources.
He needs the help of an "advocate" in heaven.
can climb up to a higher moral level,
to a higher plane of consciousness,
in order to be equal to the superhuman powers
which the fallen angels have played into his hands.
Answer to Job
the most precious experiences seem to vanish.
Transience turns everything to air.
You look behind and see no sign even of a yesterday that was so intense.
Yet in truth, nothing ever disappears, nothing is lost.
Everything that happens to us in the world passes into us.
It all becomes part of the inner temple of the soul
and it can never be lost.
to harvest your deeper life
from all the seasons of your experience.
This is probably why the soul never surfaces fully.
The intimacy and tenderness of its light would blind us.
We continue in our days to wander between
the shadowing and the brightening,
while all the time
a more subtle brightness sustains us.
we would be much more courageous in our lives.
The frames of anxiety that keep us caged would dissolve.
We would live the life we love and in that way,
day by day, free our future from
the weight of regret.
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with the dust of the stars, retrieving in the exchange
an indestructible and life-giving connection.
is experiencing God through all the doorways life has to offer.
The practice of connecting to the Source of all
is participating in the world's soul.
Deep listening requires letting go
of our internal argument with the world.
we must exhaust ourselves of our assumptions.
So the physics of deep listening
is that we stumble beautifully into the spaces
between our sufferings.
so we might drop together into the truth that holds us all.
those famous ghost towns that were built around the gold mines.
They were abandoned when all the gold had been mined out.
They had served their purpose and there was no reason
for anyone to go on living there.
When we walk through a forest,
we see trees which, once they have served their purpose, have fallen.
However, unlike ghost towns,
their fall has opened up space for light to penetrate,
they have enriched the soil
and their trunks are covered in new vegetation.
Our old age will depend on the way we have lived.
We can either end up like a ghost town or like a generous tree,
which continues to be important even after its fall.
beginning from this morning
but it’s no use
because I was
a different person
In addition, there is a universal law which states:
"What you resist you draw to you."
As long as you resist something,
you are locked into it and you perpetuate
its influence in your life.
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it is not even a prayer;
it is just coming back home
and having a little rest.
The Master of Life appreciates the man who can get off it.
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Resistance is fear, which is negative programming. In addition, there is a universal law which states: "What you resist you draw to you." As long as you resist something, you are locked into it and you perpetuate its influence in your life.
Thus, it will make you life much simpler not to resist, "what is." Some things are facts. Income taxes exist ... that's what is. Gravity exists ... that's what is. Your mate is quiet and soft-spoken ... that's what is. You can spend your time attempting to change what is, but there isn't much you're going to do about it. Instead, concentrate your efforts upon that which you can change.
The positive or negative qualities you react to inn others are a reflection of the same qualities within you. They are a mirror for you and if you are aware, you will learn from the mirror. How does this concept reflect in your current relationships?
STOP ASKING, "WHY DID YOU DO THAT?"
"Those who justify themselves do not convince." --Lao-Tzu
When you ask, "why did you do that?" you show a lack of awareness. You seek reasons and reasons early exist. People always act emotionally, doing what they want to do. They invent logical reasons to justify their actions to themselves and others, yet the reasons are just rationales and excuses and rarely have much to do with the facts. The reasons don't really matter and no one could possibly know what they are. They lieu buried in your viewpoint, which is the result of the past programming of all your lifetimes.
- When you ask why you demonstrate your lack of awareness.
- When you explain why, in response to someone questioning you, you demonstrate your lack of awareness and you give away your poser and reduce your self-esteem.
- You do what you do because that's what you do. That's why! And they do what they do because that's what they do ... and that's what is.
- "Why did you call me last week? I waited home every night to talk to you." This "shy" question is intended to manipulate you into feeling guilty, resulting in a loss of self-esteem. You have the right to respond to this kind of "why" question with standard assertiveness techniques.
- "Why is it better to use lead-free gas in cars?" This "why" question is asking for clarification, and is intended to increase understanding. Thus, answering it would not involve any loss of self-esteem.
The urge to prove oneself right
jiggles the sense of ludicrousness.
The Master of Life appreciates the man who can get off it.
In the early 1970s, my husband developed a course he called “Bushido.” He based it on “the way of the Samurai.” I will be sharing with you his teachings that are as relevant today as they were when he first brought them out. The next several blog posts will be from Dick Sutphen’s Bushido Master of Life Training. My husband is truly a Master of Life. (And by the way, he is fine - just confined to home and a little bored!)
Historically, Samurai were spiritual warriors: men and women known for their strength of character, tranquility and detachment. In their acceptance of reincarnation, they rose above the fear of death. Although the Samurai are gone, their spirit remains in the thinking of the concepts (Zen, Tao, Wu-Wei) that were the force behind their power.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
There is a Zen koan which describes three men observing a flag fluttering in the breeze.
One man says, “The flag is moving.”
The second man says, “The wind is moving.”
The third man says, “You are both wrong; it is your mind that is moving.”
As you observe your life, it is your mind that is moving, creating the illusion that your world of reality exists as it does. Zen perceives all as a unity: life is a whole and you are simply a part of it. Dualities such as you and me, material world and spiritual world, right and wrong, success and failure, moral and immoral do not exist. In removing the dualities there is nothing to worry about, for all is perfect tranquility. However, to experience this, you must detach from your illusions about reality and recognize that it exists only as that which you experience. You can experience reality as a hostile separateness or a tranquil oneness. It is up to you.
It is this detachment that allowed the Samurai to rise above the effects of fear and also allows some people to be perfectly tranquil in the midst of noisy, crowded or chaotic environments. They go into themselves and are not touched.
NOTHING TO SEEK
There is nothing to seek and nothing to find. You are already enlightened, and all the words in the world will not give you what you already have. The wise seeker, therefore, is concerned with one thing only: to become aware of what he already is, of the True Self within.
Truth is not what we discover, but what we create.
Peace and Light,