We are ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous. We release our minds’ ideas of security, of “right” and of “wrong”. We allow our personality to dissolve and to become One with the Love that IS everywhere. All false boundaries evaporate like mist in the sun as we devote ourselves to the Oneness of Love.
Contemplation / Reflection
Release our minds’ ideas of security? Allow our personality to dissolve? Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t be ME, you wouldn’t be YOU, we wouldn’t be WE without our personalities! And, perhaps that wouldn’t be a “bad” thing. I make greeting cards – it’s something I’ve been doing for years. I have my own “style” and it’s recognizable by those who know me. I recently went to a friend’s home to make some cards. I didn’t take any of my stuff with me. My friend’s “style” is quite different from mine and it was interesting to use images, printed papers and colors I would not have chosen myself. It was an opportunity to allow at least one “false boundary” to evaporate. I loved the end result. BUT, I was still manifesting my own personality. I don’t know how to let my personality dissolve, to “evaporate like mist in the sun”. I guess I do that somewhat when I meditate. If I’m successful in reaching a “calm abiding” space, “I” no longer exist, at least briefly. I love the feeling of “the Oneness of Love” that I find there. But I’m frightened of losing my”Self” in the process. And, sure enough, the moment I have that thought of fear, my “self” jumps right back into my awareness and the sense of “oneness of Love” is what evaporates like mist in the sun. I guess that’s why we “practice” meditation. We get glimpses of that Oneness. When we then go out into the world wearing our personalities, we can also glimpse the “other” as a reflection of our self, and can more easily look upon others with love.
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Journey of Beauty Begins April 18!
Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)