Saturday, April 15, 2006
One Man Who Changed the World
I agree we're all more influential for better or worse than we sometimes think.
"If you become excessively focused on your goal, perhaps because you are seeking happiness, fulfillment, or a more complete sense of self in it, the Now is no longer honored. It becomes reduced to a mere stepping-stone to the future, with no intrinsic value." Eckhart Tolle
Can you tell the difference between your hero and your villan? if both 'thought' that they were doing what was best, who do you fault...why so much eagerness to side with the good guy, if there is such a thing
is God something outside of you, separate and apart or love and unity itself?
these men were not enemies...the man on the ground had never even introduced himself to the man inside the tank...just like the Catholic child in Northern Ireland who never met the Protestant man before he through a grenade...these are minds, egos fighting to survive and to support one side or one belief system over another only fuels the fire...your contribution is not useful if you can not see from another level of consciousness.
why not step out of the age old, unconscious ways of being...and consider this, your "fellow men" are you, you are them, kindness and compassion are not yours to "give", they just are...
"be the change you want to see in the world" Gandhi
"love your neighbor as yourself" Jesus
how are you "helping"...most action taken on the planet is mind and ego based, can you come from another angle
all the best
And do you know for sure that YOU control your own actions...if you are willing to really look, not respond too quickly and watch yourself for even a day, you might discover something that you hadn't seen before, before you really looked. Scientist are well practiced at observing, but it is quite different when the observer and the observed are known to be ONE and the same...not separate as they are viewed in the mind of a scientist in the lab (and the world at large).
Mark ~ have you experienced someone who was not awake making the world a "better place"...to "improve" an illusion, is that helpful really, to anyone...or is the only real "help" going to come from one who has realized the illusion and is willing to share the truth? What assistance can one drowning man possibly give to another?
So, everyone enters Zen in his or her own unique way, but telling me probably isn't going to help me. Is your telling me without trace of ego? Is my response without trace of ego? Who is responding back to you, my egoic mind or I AM? How can you tell in this limited forum of mind? Even if you are doing this out of selflessness, if there's any hint of ego in it, it will be tainted. You are also violating your own advice to just Be. Perhaps you should find a less confrontational way of Awakening others.
the right and wrong were real and in the minds of the driver and the stander, the driver was wrong, in his mind, the stander was right in his mind, not by me, but by an Absolute Measure. Usually there is such and the divided parties are so, some right some wrong, and right does battle wrong and never will stop. Yet the two forces are one, even in their distinctness that is indisputable. If you want to pollute each with Oneness ill-defined you will be wrong. Now, is always a stepping stone to the future, for there is no standing still.
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