Friday, December 2, 2016

Zen and the Art of On Seeing Simple Truths #46

46     On Seeing Simple Truths

EXPERIENCE has taught us that there comes a time in our lives when we must cross barriers or change paths if we are to get on with change and with facing our destiny. 
This is often referred to as “giving it up,” or “letting go,” or “turning it over.” 
But what are we giving up or letting go of? 
Simply put, long-held sacred cows. 
Often we interpret these times of transition, of giving up sacred cows, as difficult.  Not necessarily because they are, but because we believe they are supposed to be. 
If, in our old mind-sets, we have programmed a belief structure that difficult is a necessary part of change, then the process of change will seem to be difficult.  Otherwise, we don’t believe it’s change.
We blend this misconstrued thought into what we have predetermined to be the only route available to the new and different, and we believe that the journey through change has to be difficult. 
What If It’s Not?
What If You Just Think It Is?

(Heads up on this one.It is a corollary to you depending on you!)

Experience Has Taught Us: 175 Missing Pieces
Neil Douglas-Tubb
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Zen and the Art of Listening

The concept of God and Listening to What He Has to Say! 
If you are going to ask you should listen.  
It is the only polite thing to do. 
In our endeavor to understand reality, not our reality but reality as it actually is, we are caught in a conundrum of being stuck within the system we are trying to study.  It is somewhat akin to man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch. 
We can see the face and the moving hands, we can even hear the ticking, but our problem is we have no way of opening the case to see the inner workings of the mechanism.  We have to go on faith that it works and it does so in our best interests.

If we are ingenious, we can form some picture or working model of a mechanism that for us explains what it is that we think we are observing. The problem with this model we developed is, we can never be absolutely sure that this model we now have is the only model that explains what we are observing.

Neil Tubb (RCC)
Into the Light 
Co Dependency a Healing Journey

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Zen and the Art Of Appreciating Introspection

EXPERIENCE has taught us that self-realization is born of, and matures in, a distinctive kind of awareness. Although, it hatches in the joys of the Drama and Trauma in our lives. Understanding that Drama is what happens to us and Trauma occurs when we don’t have either the Tools and/or the Space to process our feelings about what happened.
Doctor Richard Morris Bucke referred to this place of self realization as Cosmic Consciousness[1].
Bucke and Walt Witman were good friends and shared these thoughts. This distinctive kind of awareness seems to be more of the subjective rather than objective.  We are in it more than we’re noticing it. 
It is an awareness that has been described in many different ways by many different people. The mystics, for example, have spoken of it as the awareness of the divinity and the perfection. 

Refers Not Only To The Extraordinary,
But Also To The Commonplace.
For Absolutely Anything Can Evoke This Special Awareness.
... Provided ...
If We Pay Close Enough Attention To It.
Neil D Tubb
Extracted from Experience Has Taught Us: 175 Missing Pieces

[1] Cosmic Consciousness:  Dr Richard Bucke … published 1892
[2] Higher Creativity Liberating the Unconscious for Breakthrough Insights: Willis Harman Howard Rheingold – Published: Jeremy P Tarcher/Putnam