We can get scattered as we pursue a spiritual life and we also get caught up in our thinking. It can all lead to minor and major health problems, all impacting our life greatly. We need to ground ourselves in our true natures. From there we can explore fully every thing there is to offer. But know yourself first.
The world comes together in your being. Thinking and sensing are just noises. People seem to love being noisy. What can you perceive clearly with someone screaming in your ears? If you can just be, do you think you will cease knowing? Can you just do? There is a simple way to find your path. You can mark it with little acts of being, moments of moving, just doing, just feeling. The path gets clearer.
“May you be grounded and rooted in love (Ephesians 3:14-19).” Bible
“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
Remaining grounded, sort of like an electrical circuit. It’s a very broad topic. Every world tradition has spoken of it and its necessity in one form or another. Honestly, if you aren’t pursuing “spiritual practices”, there is a tendency in life to get scattered. To get seriously out of touch with the basics of life itself and the core of who you are. Often times, it isn’t inquiry or meditation that confuse us as some think can happen. It’s inadequate inquiry. Consideration… We can get so caught up in our normal daily thinking that we forget that life is really… Seek More
Wonder and amazement in all. There is no evidence in any discipline to support that we must or even benefit from losing that stance. Some of the worlds famous geniuses have made statements suggesting that the greatness of their achievements didn’t come from “intellectual power”, but from their attitudes. From the simple desire to know, and to ask “what if”. Einstein didn’t have plans of changing the world. Had no idea really what people would do with his ideas. It wasn’t ambition that drove him to his achievements. He said himself it was simple curiosity. An idea fired his imagination.… Seek More
Today, I thought we would talk about grounding as knowing the ground you stand on both metaphorically and literally. People do claim they know where they are at and where they are going. On what do they base these claims? Seeing what they have and knowing what they want? What they have is ash, and what they want is delusion. Those are radical things for me to say, so I will clarify. All that you have is mutable like a cloud blowing in the breeze. Why it endures is really a mystery, but this has nothing to do with human… Seek More
Can you have had a thought without first having had an experience? Yes. How is that? Thought is always first. Thought precedes action and reaction, but it precedes itself? Is there no reality before thought? Often times we lose track of reality after thought. Do we lose track of it before? Can you be lost in thought and know where you are? I got lost in thought on the freeway and ended up in another suburb. Yes, that happens easily to anyone. I had to tell my boss I got lost on the way to work. Must have been a… Seek More
Spirit is not manifested in form. Spirit is manifested in energy, action potential. This is why new habits are so hard to form, and old habits so hard to break. The spirit sustains those things we have committed to, if not unchanged then in a consistent form. Spirit is the source of all continuity. We take comfort in the predictable potential? Actually, we take comfort in evidence of life even if that life is without ease. But does the ill person have a good sense of where they are? They are usually delusional in some fashion. Yes. They say you… Seek More
Ground in spirit. An interesting paradox in a way. People think of grounding in the material sense. Yes, and do they know where they are and where they are going? Anyone have a clue how to fix the economy? No. They’re lamenting they don’t know themselves. This is because they are busy being realistic. I like how they show the “superhero” as wanting to hide their powers or even seeing them as a burden. It’s actually realistic that they do that. To those who live in spirit, they are just living. Just are who they are, and they struggle with… Seek More
If I decide I like standing in the clear flat street under the open sun, but I don’t accept that there are moving cars present on that street, what will happen? Travis pancake. Yes. So how much do people hurt? How sturdy of a house can you build from spiritual pancakes? First, they will honk at you most likely and try to stop themselves. People try many things. I don’t even use the word “try”. I assume not that people will try anything, and I ignore any statements that involve the word try. I know that people do things, and… Seek More
The things that happen to us are reflections of our soul? They are, but I must emphasize no single part is. Don’t get lost in thinking something like, “I’m sick. I must be spiritually weak or bad.” This is not true. What is true is that a spiritual relationship between you and something else is off center, out of balance, and part of that may just be your resistance to embracing the necessary sustaining cycles of reality itself. I have seen it all too often. I for my own convenience personify processes of the spirit. I think of death as… Seek More
I thought I would ask a simple question. Where are you? Can you be grounded and not know the ground you stand on? So anyone, where are you? Here. Where is here? Everywhere. Where is everywhere? Inside you, as is every when. How can I be inside me, if me is inside me? Because you do not know who you are, but that is another class. On a chair, somewhere neither here nor there. We are all in a chair, but where is your chair? How many where’s are chairs? Many? None. Because is it not so that what serves… Seek More
How do you know where you are? Relative to other? Landmarks. Who decides what is a landmark? You do. It would have to mean something to you to be meaningful. Actually, only on one side of it. Consensus? Yes. Is there a landmark without consensus? I remember reading that the word “Orientation” was a nautical term from “Knowing where the Orient is.” Do you know where YOU are? Are you where you were told to be? I’m thinking of being in Alabama and being told, “Turn left where the Kmart used to be.” Everyone knew where that was, but I… Seek More