Sunday, September 24, 2017
Help your friends with the things they know, for you know these things by Grace.
- The Maximx of Ptahhotpe
At a time when unity is so desperately needed it is significantly lacking. Misunderstandings about basic philosophical differences place people on opposite poles. Competition for perceived limited resources separate people along racial, social and gender lines. The need to be right and feel supported separates us from those who hold different views and opinions. Our internal obstacles and external oppositions create a debilitating conflict and limits the coming together of the people of the world. If each of us would take the time to examine our feelings, we would see that "they" are right, too. The nature, experiences and perceptions of individuals help mold the ideals they hold. If we could remember and respect this right for everyone, we could avoid open confrontations. There are so many causes and issues in the world and so many ways to approach them, it is unlikely we will all agree on one way. Unity does not mean we will all believe in or do the same things. It means we will agree to do something without battling over how and why.
Posted by Connecticut Yankee at 5:20 PM
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Discipline Your Mind, Your Body, Your Being!
Why did you get up this morning? What do you hope too experience by the end of the day? In order to answer these questions and put yourself in alignment with divine purpose in your life, you must have discipline. You must do what you say you will do when you say you will do it. You must consciously and creatively structure your day toward some small intention. You must be disciplined in thought, word, and deed. Consciously train yourself to do those things that are good for you. Breathing. Walking. Eating. Resting. Working. Playing. Listening. Creating. Praying. Meditating. Discipline yourself to speak softly. Discipline yourself to live peacefully. Discipline is the only way to avoid struggle, chaos, and confusion.
When you know what you must do, when you must do it, and why you are doing it, things that are not in aligment with your intent seem to fall away. When you are where you intend to be, doing what you intend to do, for a goal or purpose you intend to realize, you are less likely to be knocked off your center square. Discipline calms the mind, opens the heart, and clears the path away from ego toward spirit.
When you are disciplined in your quest toward peace, joy, harmony, balance, and expansion, you are spared the confines of fear, anger, resentment, restriction, guilt, and shame. Having discipline is like doing one hundred spiritual sit-ups. It builds your spiritual strength and muscles.
Just my two cents
Posted by Connecticut Yankee at 1:31 PM