[Meditation Society of America] Re: A Change of Mind - Crosspost from Mystic Heart
- One by one. Could take eons of time.
Mother Nature moves a lot slower than
us temporary beings. But that doesn't
mean we cannot address what is
believed to be the destiny of humankind -
if we don't blow the planet up first;
in which case, a new script will be
written and we may evolve to an entirely
Count me in on the ocean stroll,
san between the toes, cold beer and
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sean tremblay <bethjams9@...> wrote:
> How do you get an entire nation who has suffered 35 years of constant war and oppression to change thier minds?
> I'm gettin friggin frustrated over here
> Like I'm wasting my fuckin time with these folks, I think I need to wade neck deep in the cool ocean and feel the sand run between my toes as the tide rolls out, then a cold beer and a massage!
> --- On Fri, 5/22/09, medit8ionsociety <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: medit8ionsociety <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: A Change of Mind - Crosspost from Mystic Heart
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:24 PM
> Lots more of Papajeff's wisdom is shared
> in an ongoing fashion at:
> http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/mystichear tmeditation/
> "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
> > problem.
> > 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
> > what.)
> > 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.
> > Love,
> > Jeff