Friday, October 14, 2016

Zen and the Art of Knowing This

Know This

You came to this world singularly and unclothed. That is your path. The others that you encounter are here on the path with you and are on the same journey but they can only serve as guideposts for you, and they can only provide you the opportunity to find your own blind spots, that's all. 
There is a vast world of difference between solitude and loneliness and that is your discovery to make.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Zen and The Most Important

The Most Important Thing(s)
I Have Learned So Far
The most important thing I have learned in doing my life and paying attention as I did it is:
When I come to the edge of my known universe, when I come to the end of where the light shines for me. It is from this point on that I have to be a risk taker. It’s when I have to go blindly off into something or someplace I have never seen or been before. Of course the alternative is possible. I can shrink away from moving forward—I can shrink away from exploring God’s Gift.

What I have discovered is: when I step off into my darkness and it is the darkness of my unknown, it is then that I grow. It is then that I come to know. It is then that I notice the light.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

From A Course In Miracles

The Pursuit of Specialness

The pursuit of specialness is always at the cost of peace.
You are not special. If you think you are, and would defend your specialness against the truth of what you really are, how can you know the truth?
Specialness always makes comparisons.  It is established by a lack seen in another, and maintained by searching for, and keeping clear in sight, all lacks it can perceive.
When peace is not with you entirely, and when you suffer pain of any kind, you have beheld some sin within your brother, and have rejoiced at what you thought was there.  Your specialness seemed safe because of it.
The pursuit of specialness must bring you pain.
Forgiveness is the end of specialness. Only illusions can be forgiven, and then they disappear.  Forgiveness is release from all illusion.  

Taken from A Course In Miracles

Initially this may seem almost insignificant, but if you spend some time with the thought and let your ego slip to one side, suddenly it is momentous. 
Try it and you will see.  
It is an absolute necessity for healing to take place ... for each of us to see what it is that we have been blind too for most, if not all of our lives.  
There is a key in that quote.  
It is hard to notice but once you see it... you got it. 
Ndt ...