4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Posts tagged ‘why’

The Road Ahead is Only in Your Mind

Spirit explains the I Ching hexagram 61 – Sincerity.

Sincerity follows Discipline in the sequential order
of events and situations experienced along the I Ching
Way to enlightenment.

When discipline and sincerity travel together within
the mind of the seeker of wisdom and truth, then
progress is certain.

What if they’re both going down the wrong road?

Then, progress is still assured.

Then, discipline and sincerity are not sufficient
to progress in the desired direction?

Yes, they are not.

What else is required?

Awareness.

Of what?

Not of what?

Where?

Yes.

Then, a map and a guide are required?

Yes.

My mind would resist.

Why?

A certain sense of personal responsibility for choices
of directions taken or forms of discipline accepted
and followed would require me to question myself and
any teacher, regardless of how much I might admire her
or him.

Yes, and that is as it should be.

Then, why do I regret not being able to completely
accept your way as my own.

My way should never be accepted as your way.

Why?

It would not be unique.

Must it be?

Yes.

Then, how can all ways merge into one and still
remain unique?

They merge into the one that is beyond uniqueness.

How can anything be beyond uniqueness?

We each are a unique aspect of Life and each are
contained within Life.

Then, what is the purpose of my struggle along
a unique way if I am already within what would be
the destination of my unique way?

A simple purpose; to develop awareness of what you are.

And then?

And then to expand your awareness.

To include what?

To include the awareness of all otherwise unique
aspects of Life.

Otherwise unique aspects?

Yes. They are only unique until you absorb their
awareness into your own.

Then your way becomes mine?

Yes.

It looks like a long road ahead.

Yes, but that’s just the bad news.

There’s good news?

Yes. The road ahead is only in your mind.

Dear readers, if you enjoy witnessing my struggle with Spirit on this blog, we invite you to join us
at jeanw5.wordpress.com where Spirit shares more of his wisdom in a different format.

Advertisements

Between Beginnings and Endings

Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
hidden with the I Ching hexagram 46 – Rising.

Earth is over Wind. Both are Yin.
Rising follows Gathering (45) and moves into
Exhaustion (47).

Rising expresses upward movement, such as the Sun
seems to rise from the Eastern horizon, each morning,
wherever on Earth we may be. It then seems to reach
high into the sky, about mid-day, and then begins
to descend toward the Western horizon, arriving there
to end its daily journey, each evening.

How does that story relate to inspiration?

It teaches us that we live within a structured universe.
There are rules of order, known as Universal Laws.

How can knowing them help me, here and now, today?

Beginnings and endings are inevitable, but what happens
between the two reflects free will.

How?

We each choose.

What?

Not what, alone, but also how and why.

How many times?

Spirit’s I Ching 14 – Great Possession

Fire is over Heaven.

Fire expresses emotion out of control, or with great potential
to move in that direction. Heaven represents self-controlled
power and stability.

We’re into Yin and Yang again?

We can never leave the concepts of extremes of emotion
and control.

Why?

These are as boundaries within which we live.

Are they the same for everyone?

Yes and no.

Why yes?

We each choose the boundaries of our comfort or
safety zone, within which we live our life
our way.

And no?

Some dare to accept that self-imposed boundaries
can be expanded, without necessarily leaving
the situation or relationship the boundaries
enclose.

Why not just leave and start again?

How many times?

Blessings may not last

Spirit shares I Ching wisdom

14 – Great Possession

Great Possession develops out of Community and leads to Humility, if we accept the blessing that associating with others is, when we are fortunate and wise enough to develop close ties with people who share our way of life.

What is our way? Is it a shared world view? Or a specific goal? Or what? And, how can we ever know who is really with us, and why?

So many questions.

They seemed to appear in my mind, one after another, in a continuous stream.

Without pause?

Without pause.

Then, how can they be answered separately?

Perhaps their answers would all be as one.

As companions and community?

I guess.

Then enjoy and be thankful to Life for whatever blessings come, while they last, and accept that whatever comes may go, for whatever reason.

Wind over Water – I Ching 53

Spirit explains:

Wind moves over, around, under, or through whatever would block its way. It is in its nature to move, without regret, permission, or desire to accomplish anything other than to fulfill its nature to move.

That may be normal behaviour for winds, but what about people?

What about them?

Surely we need to think about what we are doing, why we are doing it, and what we hope to accomplish by doing it?

Why?

How can we not use our mind?

Yes.

Spirit explains I Ching 48 – The Well

The Well follows Exhaustion.

 

Spirit explains:

 

 Exhaustion refers to a depletion of more-or less non-renewable

Sources of life-sustaining energy.

 

The Well offers renewal and sustenance. Without water

There can be no life as experienced in plant, animal, or

Human form.

 

Is the message about awareness?

 

Awareness of what?

 

Of our dependence on water to live.

 

No.

 

Then what?

 

Water belongs to and is part of how.

It doesn’t answer or explain why.

 

 

 

Today’s I Ching – 33 – Withdrawal

Withdrawal follows Constancy in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Constancy expresses perseverance, but nothing lasts forever.

Withdrawal comes from reduced interest, restlessness, and

Doubts as to why and for how long.

 

A need for time out:?

 

Who is teaching whom?

 

You are, I hope.

 

And who seems to need time out?

 

You?

 

No.

 

Note to reader: As you are my witness, Spirit is not above

Guilt-tripping.

 

Tag Cloud