April 10, 2016
The brian holds the mind. The mind holds you to be who you really are or who you are not! Within that brain is the choice of what to follow or not. We are all programmed to one degree or another by what is perceived by the mind, rather it be the flotsam of ‘bottom feeder world junk’, traumas, disciplines, beliefs, or hopefully, the many elements of love and consciousness.
Insight into who you are deep down is critical to a spiritually evolving you. Time to stop being a ‘candle in the wind’. A technique that works for higher thinking is to condition yourself to say ‘yes’ to everything (without ignoring the negative). A conscious ‘yes’ to the most positive in life brings into function the brain/mind/heart trio of love. By saying yes, you signal to your body/mind/heart that you accept what is – trust it, surrender to it. Breathe deeply and keep saying, YES! This is like dancing with a partner. For you both to flow, you cant criticize what they do, no matter how much you may dislike it. Stop fetishizing over the negative!
The body had ‘brains’ throughout it that help things to work and stay healthy or not. Bad habits, stress, poor diet, wrong medications, accidents, aging, etc. take a toll. It’s not all in the mind! The ‘body brains’ have to be paid attention to and kept in a state of conscious nurturing.
Accepting what is doesn’t mean we have to accept what’s happening, but ..accept the Isness of the moment using it as a massive source of empowerment. Make suffering an intentional way to see beyond and what part your attitude plays into it. Then open up and let go more to see ways to make what is as an opportunity to see that couldn’t be seen before. I know of a man who was raised in a family of rich where all advantage and benefits came to him automatically. Success was guaranteed for him and happened for years until one day his accepting it as an entitlement of his life changed things when the squandering of his money to serve his desires resulted in actions that made it all disappear, and with no ability to make it appear again. Living in near poverty, his mind’s attitude remained ‘entitled’ without seeing that inner acceptance of the change and humbleness was needed. I know a woman who was one of the ‘Sirens or Divas’ of NYC who partied with abandon without paying any attention to the childhood trauma issues that were covered by the attention she got wherever she went. Substance abuse or not, ‘denial’ of rising out of her inner damages persisted through out her life which to this day still continues as she has past the half century mark.
Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. When you become more and more alert to the fact that WITHOUT you the WORLD continues perfectly well, then you will be able to learn another part of your being which has been neglected for long, for lives – and that is the receptive mode. You simply allow, you become a door. Things go on happening WITHOUT you, but while here bring joy to yourself and others, and know that your spirit will live on.