16629Re: A Change of Mind - Crosspost from Mystic Heart
- May 22, 2009Lots more of Papajeff's wisdom is shared
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"Jeff Belyea" <jeff@...> wrote:
> A pretty smart guy whose
> name is synonymous with
> 'smart', once said something
> like, "You can't use the
> same mind that created the
> problem to solve the problem."
> So, what do we do if
> we have a problem -
> especially a recurring
> problem - in our lives?
> There's no 'Returns' counter
> where we can exchange our
> mind for a more efficient
> one...or is there?
> Well, there is such a place.
> But we typically don't go there
> because we either have been told
> that it doesn't exist, or we're
> convinced that our logical,
> rational, linear mind process
> is the only way to solve a
> Neither of those two reasons
> are valld. There is a 'place'
> where we can (ex)change our
> minds...and there is a better
> and more excellent way to
> solve any and all of our
> problems in life.
> The 'place' is within us.
> Finding the portal to the
> Mystic Heart and entering
> into the wisdom contained
> there immediately trumps
> the linear thought process.
> The wisdom whisper from
> the Mystic Heart 'changes'
> our mind, our level of
> consciousness, and opens
> the door to what seems to be
> an entirely new life and
> a new mind, called by some,
> 'the mind of Christ' or
> Christ Consciousness,
> Krishna Consciousness,
> Buddhahood, Enlightenment,
> Awakening, Self-Actualization -
> take your pick.
> Now, the thinking process
> with which we are so
> identified adamantly
> denies that there are any
> means beyond the linear
> and rational process
> available to us.
> This 'identity' to which
> we are typically so attached
> is commonly called 'ego'.
> And the ego insists that
> there is no 'power' greater
> than our ability to think
> things through.
> The ego will allow for
> faith in something unseen
> or the superstitious acceptance
> of limits imposed by creed
> and dogma, but the ego sees
> through this blind and knows
> that deep, deep down we are
> often filled with dark
> disturbing doubts about
> the veracity of 'faith'.
> And so the ego is not threatened
> by faith. But...
> When we begin to move past
> our doubts and respond to an
> inner stirring that tells us
> there 'must be something more'
> than a life of fear and doubt
> that pops up so often - and
> leaves most living a life of
> quiet desperation (Thoreau),
> then the ego is threatened.
> If we convince ourselves (our
> ego convinces us) that there
> is no other way and we are
> superficially appeased by some
> pablum from the pulpit, that
> may be enough to stop the
> inquiry...for a time.
> But if the 'problem' persists
> and the longing for peace
> of mind grows strong enough,
> we will come to a point where
> the 'search' for peace of mind
> takes priority. And priority
> has no plural. We don't get
> our priorities straight. There
> can only be one priority,
> otherwise we've made diluted
> commitments and as soon as
> the ego mounts any kind of
> defense to keep us from pressing
> on with our search (and it will)
> we go back to our cocoon of
> denial about our discontent.
> So, where is the road map to
> the portal to the Mystic Heart?
> This Mapquest reads:
> Travel along Meditation Avenue,
> and occasionally come to several
> Loving Awareness traffic lights
> along the way. More and more of
> them will pop up as you continue on
> Meditation Avenue for a time.
> As you continue, you will notice
> a quiet stillness set in, and you
> most probably will hit a stretch
> of road where the energy grid
> seems to go out and everything
> is dark and somewhat scary -
> but only for a short time, this
> time. (Usually the long and
> extended 'dark night of the soul'
> which has already been experienced
> is what precipitated the search,
> so this last ditch effort by the
> ego is over-ridden by the commitment
> to complete the journey no matter
> This is where all but the most
> committed searchers turn back.
> But if you continue until your
> come to a place of absolute
> stillness...the lights will
> come back on, and you'll find
> yourself in an entirely new world -
> a world of peace of mind, joy
> and contentment - and a new
> mind, capable of solving problems
> in an entirely new way.
> This new way cannot be explained.
> It can only be experienced.
> You'll know when you're ready
> for the journey. If you want
> a traveling companion, drop
> me a private email. If you've
> made the journey, I'd love
> to read about it here.
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