God has the cutest ways to let us know that he hasn't forgotten about us. He'll send someone our way to be kind, a phone call will come just as we need it or we'll read something so RIGHT ON TIME with your thoughts that no doubts or questions have room to enter in.
Over the past few days there have been a parade of God winks in my life. For a long time, I thought that God had forgotten about me, and then a peaceful thought came to me "Remember who you are!" This thought came out of the blue as I was comfortable in my negative self talk. When life blind sides me I feel like my radar should have been razor sharp. Having a stroke in my sleep and surviving that trauma is no small life event to overcome.
Everything was interrupted: confidence, esteem, drive, career, personal life, everything! All the traits that made me ME turned topsy. But then a whispering in my spirit came to me one day, stating "Remember who you are. You are who I SAID that you are. You can have the things I SAID that you can have. MY WORD is alive and active. I never speak things into the atmosphere that don't come to pass. When your negativity rises in your thoughts/actions just stop a moment to remember who you are in me. Live that truth every day and keep watch."
I'm not going to let the cat out of the bag too soon about what's going on in my life so THAT will have to be a separate post. And since I'll most likely be busy with Academy Award parties tomorrow, here is my Sitar a day early.
Saturday [usually Sunday] Sitar.
I've been reading many publications about personal development. If we stop working on ourselves we become uninteresting. While I don't mean to be the conscience for others at all, I do mean for people to have a pleasant experience whenever they encounter me. Light after all is better than darkness. Although darkness, like all things, has it's purpose it just has no purpose with me. Was that corny?
Well regardless, I literally stumbled upon the writings of Jiddu Krishnamurti who was widely known for his philosophical and spiritual thoughts and teachings. He rejected the notion of being a guru or leader, which I admire. All that he wanted was to think critically about things that concern all of us every day. He pointed to the need for bringing to our daily lives a deeply meditative and spiritual quality. He was not interested in beginning a movement. Because I find his thought process interesting I'd like to share just a few excerpts of his philosophies on Skillfulness and Clarity from his book The Wholeness of Life.
We have become very skillful in dealing with our daily life; skillful, in the sense of being clever in applying a great deal of knowledge which we have acquired through education and experience.
...skill becomes, through repetitive action, routine. Skill, when it is highly developed – as it should be – leads to self-importance and self-aggrandizement. Skill has brought us to our present state, not only technologically, but in our relationships, in the way we deal with each other – not clearly, not with compassion, but with skill.
Is there an action, in our daily life, which is skillful yet which does not perpetuate the self, the me, which does not give importance to one’s self-centered existence? To answer that one has to inquire into what clarity is; when there is clarity there is action which is skillful and which does not perpetuate the self.
Clarity exists only when there is freedom to observe. One is only capable of observing, looking, watching, when there is complete and total freedom; otherwise there is always distortion in the observation.
As long as there is the center as the me, every action must be distorted. Acting from a center you’re giving a direction, and that direction is distortion. You may develop a great skill in this way but it is always unbalanced, inharmonious. Now, can consciousness with its movement undergo a radical transformation, a transformation not brought about by will. Will is desire, desire for something and when there is desire there is a motive, which is again a distorting factor in observation.
Have a great week!
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