In life, there is always this misconception of truth and a refusal to believe that you can see the illusion. That may sound confusing at first, but the truth is, that the truth is harder to find in your life because you must seek it out and the illusion is easier to find. It is the easier road to take because illusion is placed in your life for you. There are many factors that take away the truth in your life and replace it with illusion and the biggest factor in our view is fear.
As you have forced connections and choice connections in your life, the purpose of your life is to diminish the forced connections and increase the choice connections. It is meant to free yourself of having to have forced connections, of having to go through situations just to get through. Life will never be simple, but choosing a different perspective to view it in will make it less and less difficult to function. You have the power within to decide what your life will look like, who will be in that life, who you choose to have a relationship or connection with.
The time upon which you find yourself is a time to erase the parameters of possibilities (societal rules, beliefs, and limitations). These are drawn throughout your life and continue to be reinforced. Who draws them and why? The parameters (lines) are drawn using ‘pencils of possibilities’. The pencils can be reporters, politicians, teachers, physicians, parents, or anyone else of authority or influence. A few examples of these parameters of possibilities are that ‘you are not good enough’, ‘if you don’t go to college you will never amount to anything’ or ‘just get a job to get by, your dreams can wait”.
As the Buddhist teachings say, "to live you must experience suffering." Throughout life, it's natural to endure sickness, injury, tiredness, and old age. However, when we look at our emotional suffering, such as loneliness, doubt, frustration, fear, embarrassment, anger, jealousy, disappointment, etc., these feelings are more difficult to accept.
Does the unknown scare you enough that you settle with the life you have instead of moving forward onto the life you desire? Transitions in life are those times on your path when decisions bring more decisions, affecting more decisions and so forth. Surrounding these decisions are emotions of uncertainty. Which choice should I make? Which way should I go? Am I doing the right thing?
I don't mean like hearing voices but more like thinking about things and questioning yourself? Or going over an important decision that you have to make again and again? This kind of conversation with yourself will not help you to solve your problems or make good decisions and is not productive or helpful.
The strength of weakness
- By chris richardson
- Published 06/9/2012
There is a misconception that strength is obtained through power. The truth is that strength can only be obtained through weakness. It is our weakness's that forces the examination of ourselves. Reflecting inward to except and face our weakness. Then and only then will our inward strength have an outlet to come outward. To be visable to not only ourselves, but to those around us.
How can children's tales help us on our spiritual journey? Have you noticed that many children’s tales end with a victory of the heart? The hero, after following a tortuous path of struggles, dreams and hopes, always manages to fulfill their heart’s desire, while sometimes discovering it at the same time.