a reply to: Astrocyte
> a person such as this is a testament to what avoiding self-knowledge
> can do to a human being; it can break them asunder, lost at sea, and
> leave them without a way to get back to land.
Avoiding pain today can product even greater psychic pain tomorrow.
Follow me, as I lead you toward self-knowledge and
what I hope will be Self-Awareness.
When anyone is open, they are moving away from pain.
This is first spiritual principle one must learn.
It may not feel that way at the time, but it will pass.
You might feel ashamed to confess you sin, but that
feeling will pass. It will be replaced with a blissful
emotion that can rise to the level of ecstasy.
- Ecstasy (emotion), a trance or trance-like state in which a person transcends normal consciousness
- Religious ecstasy, a state of consciousness characterized by expanded spiritual awareness, visions or absolute euphoria
- Ecstasy (philosophy), a term used to mean "outside itself"
Suffering is a normal part of life and when we learn
to run through the wall of fire (rather than run away
in fear) then have learn a very important skill. With
that skill a person can look "outside itself" and see
that taking a difficult unpleasent path is the only
way to get to the station in life the aspire too.
This skill is one we must use over and over in life.
Being "skillful" means we can look "outside of self"
or look beyond the ego desire or self interest and
see a Higher Purpose. We will use this skill over
and over. Each time we do, we grow in wisdom,
compassion, empathy, and understanding.
Pain can be endured, or we can numb our pain with
drugs, entertainment, sex, and intrigue addiction,
and general pleasure seeking. Our culture pushes
the drugs on us... encouraging us to experience
these distractions and we are more then happy
to indulge, if only it would dull our psychic pain.
A willingness to suffer (to endure healthy pain)
in the NOW MOMENTS will save us from the
psychic breakdown that result from a lack
of openness with others and ourselves.
Courage Now, and Peace Tomorrow.
This is a rule, one ought to follow.
Being closed, makes pain your bedfellow.
Being open, lets the sunlight sanctify you.
When you've had enough, let it go.
Reclaim your bliss as you would
reclaim a sunset or a rainbow,
by finding joy in the moment.
Build your memory palace out
of good memories, and let the
rest of it fall away. If all you
recall to memory are happy
times, guess what....
Be honest with yourself about
what you want, and then go
out and get it.
Be honest with yourself about
WHO YOU ARE. Then LIVE it.
Be honest, and cast away the
fear of shame, or the fear of
being laughed at. Drop pride.
Reject False Authority and
live your true AUTHORITY.
Live in LIBERTY.
Be the LIGHT
The opposite of Reclaim:
harm, hurt, injure, lose, abandon, forfeit
destroy, endanger, ruin, waste, forget
Do you want any of these in your life?
If the answer is no, then go RECLAIM.
edit on 29-9-2015 by wasaka because: (no reason given)