I feel in truth is liberation, freedom, and there is a whole tapestry of truth.
What would the world be like if there were no roles? No rich or poor? No holy or profane? Everyone living with every ugly little detail out for all to see?
Burdens are lifted when all is revealed? When all is revealed then we know what we have to work with. How well do you function one handed?
You would make do. And even when you have no hands, even when you have no legs, how is this? The most horrid thought many people have is being alive but totally disabled. Where does that horror come from?
Trapped in a prison of your own body. How is the body a burden? Stephen Hawking can neither walk nor effectively manipulate objects, but he still manages to write books. How does he accomplish this?
He doesn’t concern himself with help from others? He doesn’t see himself as an object in need of maintenance. He is first and foremost a person, and he feels what he feels and knows what he knows. What would he have done had he listened to common reason?
He also has a huge ego. I think that helps. Indeed. He doesn’t hide his personality at all. From his point of view, it would likely seem a huge waste of time, but why?
To thine own self be true. Indeed.
Now some people even get trapped in the ideal of individualism. They ruin their lives on the rocks of ego, but how is it a strength for one person and the ruin of another?
Whether or not it is in sync with their nature? Yes. What I am talking about is not ignoring all rules, not ignoring all experience.
Knowing when to ask for help and not being ashamed, but building yourself up so that you don’t need to very often. Actually, that is burden. The idea that one must be free of needing others is one of the biggest burdens people bare. Wherever you go there you are … with a lot of people around you.
If you want something done right… Actually, if you want something half done, do it yourself.
True. You get more done with employees. Actually, you get more done when people have a good idea of what you are about. The great spiritual leaders don’t pay anyone.
It can be hard to go this way. To speak to my own experience, I do these classes on a regular basis, and I hear many different opinions about what I do. A good portion are not supportive, but I continue what I do based on a simple principle. I speak without concern for how it will be received. I talk on the topic for the sake of understanding the topic, and it stems fully from who I am.
You welcome disagreements. I do welcome disagreements. I can’t speak to all of them, but I acknowledge that others may see things differently, and that they have their own wisdom in any given matter.
So long as the talk is kept on topic. Yes. The class is about the topic.
I think we all come here because we want to know how our meanings of the topic differ from yours. Even that can serve, but can I do my best work if I try to fill a role and expectation?
I was taught we all walk the wheel, different parts, different sections of the spokes, but eventually all paths lead to the center, the HUB. All that Is. It has saved me, many times. It is a good teaching. One I, to some degree, espouse also.
If you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. Indeed, and by pleasing some, you often poison them. I mean to offer the only thing I have, and thus the classes are no real burden to me. If I tried to keep up with the Joneses, as they say, what would these talks be worth?
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.