Posted by john the younger on 06/16/2007 11:41:01
In reply to Re: Oops. posted by Scot on 06/16/2007 11:07:41
Here are some thoughts I use when I feel stuck. In my experience they
seem true, but they need to checked out.
Man is in the World but not of the World. The World is composed four
main ideas: ideals and standards, improvement, signs and wonders, and
blame. Man is often confused and treats others and himself as though he
and they were governed by the Ideas of the World treating Men as
machines rather than unique expressions of Spirit, no two alike.
The reason I mention this here is that I often find myself caught up in
the ideas of the World in my practice of mindfulness; thinking there is
an ideal to achieve, trying new techniques and looking for signs and
wonders of improvement and when they are disappointing, I become
discouraged (stuck) either blaming myself or another. When the
discouragement passes, the cycle repeats. The Ideas of the World when
applied to Man create a vicious cycle.
There is no standard or ideal for mindfulness; for one’s relationship
with Spirit. So there is no “stuck” there just IS. When one is aware of
what is and values it, one is at one with Spirit.
All the best, john the younger