'Advice' Chapter

Advice

There is no truth to be found in concepts of truth no matter how prettily the thinking is framed. The truth is in the centre, and only the centre holds, only the centre truly learns and grows. You cannot be lied to unless you are seeking it. You cannot be truthed to, unless you are seeking it. Better to seek naturally occurring connection. In this you will experience genuine truth.

So do you need advice? Yes, you need to be informed by your affinities, your feelings of love and attraction, trust and yearning. You also need to be informed by your antipathies, your sense of the diseased and confused, the rabid and threatening. These come not from striving, and not from some rare mystical ascension, but from a simple centred attention aligned to the dynamics or forces that gave shape to your living being in the first place.

“Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.” François de la Rochefoucauld (French classical author, leading exponent of the Maxime, 1613-1680)

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

What is Advice?

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The Three Fates

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Secret of Liberation

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Be Informed by Your Affinities

So do you need advice? Yes, you need to be informed by your affinities, your feelings of love and attraction, trust and yearning. You also need to be informed by your antipathies, your sense of the diseased and confused, the… Seek More

Blaze a Trail

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