There is a ton of momentum pushing us to have a particular emotional experience of life. Much of our suffering is experienced through our emotions, which are passively and unconsciously recorded as implicit memories in our brain 24/7. We also inherited patterns of emotionality from our ancestors, retracing back for seven generations. So, our hard-drive is overloaded with patterns that seem to be beyond our conscious control.
December 28, 2011 by admin
Filed under Adhering to Natural Wisdom, Arriving, basic sanity, Body-Mind Connection, Frequency-Intensity-Duration, Mind, Nadi, Principle of Momentum, Sauhu, Self-acceptance, Six Realms, View-Method-Fruit, Yogic Applications to Real Life
What is it about us that makes us sabotage our very own efforts to think, feel and act in ways that we know are good for us? Why don’t we really change when we know what we must do, what we want to do, in order to change?
We cannot overcome this deep-seated emptiness via external means. Using drugs, having sex, partaking of the finest dining, joining 100 clubs, climbing the latter of success or investing all our energy into the welfare of another can only provide temporary relief at best. The only lasting answer lies within.
We simply cannot create authentic change at a societal level without establishing ourselves in the foundations of basic sanity and enjoying our life. Those who do try to work for the greater good at the expense of self-nourishment will fall short of their goals and end up sick for their troubles.
If our ultimate goal is to build a life-affirming society based on wisdom and compassion, then we must begin to build those qualities by walking our talk and cultivating the health our bodies.
On those nights previous to a confrontation when my actions put others at risk there were prayers, sleepless nights, fevered conversations with the father of my children who always widened my view with his patience and wisdom. I searched for clarity, a place beyond my emotions and self-doubt.
No matter what culture, race, or religion we were reared in everyone in the world will associate the color red with sentiments such as anger, passion, dynamism, power, clarity, etc. These evocations are universal, primal and innate to us as human beings. Visualization practice simply capitalizes on this inherent human capacity.
I am thinking about starting a book review/discussion about practical books for “natural wisdom” spanning various topics. Would this be a good resource for you all? I would like this site to be a place where you can discover useful material, for free, to better your lives. But, to do that, I need to know […]
What do we do when our “treasury of worms” crawls to the surface of awareness? These are the times when we find out who we are.
August 2, 2011 by admin
Filed under Adhering to Natural Wisdom, Blog, Body-Mind Connection, Crimes Against Wisdom, Frequency-Intensity-Duration, Nadi, Precious Human Birth, Principle of Momentum, Yogic Applications to Real Life
I know that I have a certain amount of momentum now heading in the direction of crimes against wisdom. Now – according to the frequency, intensity and duration of my thoughts, feelings and actions of adhering to natural wisdom – I must tip the scales of in the favor of my desire to be a healthy and happy contributor to the welfare of all.