Act energetically on brighter ideas. Power, affluence, emergency, danger, liability, doubt, enemy, treason, confusion, if they are not handled correctly will bring on misery, worry, and even death. If they are handled correctly they will bring stability, influence and well-being.
The basic cause of stupidity is confusion. Confusion is any set of circumstances which do not seem to have any immediate solution. Confusion is only confusion if something is not clear or understood. Confusion is unpatterned flow.
“I do not ask you to believe in God, I only ask you not to believe in everything that is not God.”
The risk is absolute, you’ll get nothing else out of it, not pleasure, not health, not affection, not comfort, not pleasure and certainly not safety. Just the beauty of God. Bend and break the will, discipline and scour the flesh, force blindly the unknown, the enormous, the terrifying.
It is very hard work
A systematically and determined attempt to break down or to thin out the boundaries of the self and become open to, participate in the freedom of the divine.
The sounds of silence
Meditation is more than a contest for prayer, it is a form of freedom, it generates freedom, free choice, inner clarity, and strength. Freedom from one’s self and freedom to be oneself. No one wants to be a saint because this is more truth than most people are willing to deal with or be in their everyday lives. Sure they are gracious to meet such a human being but to discipline themselves into being one, nada. For you hardness of heart far from all silence is waiting to be broken, this is to be a very different journey. Moment so coming and going, the effort the sheer hard work.
Like an athlete in training
A person practices principles in pursuit of the radical freedom to choose good, unencumbered by the pressures of ego and weakness of the flesh. Above all pride, and any sense of self-sufficiency and particularly self-love, needs to be wrestled with and transcended. Enlightenment is a profound change in how to understand identity itself: to find your inner true authentic self, buried beneath layers of false consciousness and be free to express yourself.
Emptying the mind and the body of desires, and there fore pure’ a kind of blank on which the divine can inscribe itself, a discipline of self-emptying. Above all to desire the infinite opening out into eternity.
Silence and simplicity we have a connection.