Welcome to round 2!
Everywhere fulfillment is, you are. Fulfillment is everywhere. Fulfillment is. You are.
How are you doing? Round 1 got off to a slow start, but I think I am in the groove now. I seem to be learning a lot, much of which I do not write here. There are a lot of new concepts and practices coming to me, helping me, advising me (for example, I have been meditating on OM almost every day—I’ve never done that before; along with the meditation, I’ve been reading philosophy relevant to meditating on OM…much of it is more or less new to me.)
During this round, the pronoun changes from “I” to “you”. You may imagine that some wise being is saying the Guiding Thought to you, or you may imagine that you are the wise being saying the Guiding Thought to someone else. I find I like the first way (a wise being saying the Guiding Thought to me) when I feel like I need support and encouragement; I am “better” at the second way, when I feel confident and assured in the idea behind the Guiding Thought. The second way feels like a way to expand; the first way feels like a way to learn.
Today is a day for a wise being to say the Guiding Thought to me—I feel like I need some support and encouragement. If you are feeling more like the wise being who is saying the Guiding Thought to someone, please feel free to be my wise being and “say” the Guiding Thought to me!
Oh my gosh! Day 09 just popped into my head. Day 09 is all about giving what you feel like you don’t have: May those who seek help others find; May those who sorrow be compassionate; May those who are lost, light a path for another; May those who question or doubt give guidance; May those who worry lift the burden of another…Maybe I should shift my focus and give you today’s Guiding Thought.
Ok. Done. I took a moment and saw myself giving you (and All) today’s Guiding Thought. I told you that everywhere fulfillment is, you are, and I saw you enfolded in the essence of absolute fulfillment (this visual was as though you were a light within Light). Then I told you that fulfillment is everywhere, and I saw “you” in your body, looking around you and recognizing the fulfillment all around you. Then as you looked around, I said, “fulfillment is”, and you kind of nodded your head, still looking around acknowledging the is-ness of fulfillment—you can’t argue if you’re looking at it, right? Then I said, “You are”. And again, you nodded, acknowledging your presence within the is-ness of fulfillment…and again, no argument, because there you are, within Fulfillment itself! Thank you for allowing me to share that with you!
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. (From the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi)
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I don’t know, sometimes I doubt the intentions of the Bodhisattva.
Understood. What I’ve come to is that “even” people on a spiritual path can be “broken” or “messed up”– indeed, that is often why people are drawn to spiritual paths–they recognize their fallibility and want to change. We all seek the light. Going back to a previous comment of yours: it’s how they put it together for themselves and what outcome they want (intention) which drives how they use the spiritual path. There is “power” in the spiritual, and it can seduce the ego in a way to make people think that the ego is the spiritual. It’s a thin line. Vigilant determination for the Light (God, enlightenment, Truth, etc, whatever word you use) –that desire for 100% Truth– is necessary to mitigate the potential disruptions/attractions of the ego (darkness, untruth, etc). I just do my best to stay focused on my own relationship with Truth, rooting out/letting go what is not in alignment with It, as I have put it together for myself (that scientific method approach). I appreciate your comments, and this discussion ❤
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you have done it again susan….lifted me from doom and gloom to joy and peace. in my life,as it is right now,i have decided that it is a fine thing if all that i anticipated doing today does not happen…maybe tomorrow it will. other things that i need more. weasel in on my life…but in the end the weasel becomes an angel with great gifts for me to learn from.. thank you for being real.
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