Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Never Mind the Talk, Make It Be: How You Walk The Walk.
It was a native shaman I knew many years ago who said to me that to begin to walk through life in "a sacred manner," was the beginnings of the development of a reverence for life, a reverence that we will all need to develop, sooner or later.  This reverence is not self-seeking, nor does it seek self-satisfaction, there is no deeper ego functions outside of the fact that the ego will participate in the process simply because it is there and a part of you in the first place.  Simply put, life is as it is, with no real beginnings and no real endings, edgeless … eternal.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, containing everything, lacking for nothing, everything being exactly as it is supposed to be.
As we begin this journey … most of us make an uncomfortable discovery … we are not in sync with The Way of Things, nor is it in sync with us.
This process of Walking Lightly becomes the simple recognition that the pain we suffer is caused by our thirst for the satisfactions of our own little desires, the ones we think we need so desperately to satisfy, wilfully  as the expression of our newly found powerfulness.
We are always trying to counteract the original forces of powerlessness from our earliest experiences; Keeping us perpetually out of sync with all that is.

Extracted from Zen and the Art of Walking Lightly

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