In my early 40's I finally realized that I was not special or important and I had to take responsibility for everything. Only I was responsible for my health, wealth, spirituality, education and relationships. That fact that no grace, angel or act of God was going to make my life better sent me into a frump that lasted for 6 months. Ego's do not die quickly, do they?This is true! and It reminded me of something the C's said at some point about guilt being a covert ego thing,
It reminds me of a story of a famous Russian pianist that was sent to the gulag until he was old. When he was released he could play the piano even better than before his incarceration. When asked why this extraordinary improvement he said he practiced playing the piano for several hours everyday in his mind during the incarceration. This story was told during a class on power of visualization. Which now that you have mentioned it, is what these stories have triggered for me. I have been visualizing a better self while going over my past. Each story exposes another way to do better.I've read studies that show that imagining oneself doing a certain thing helps almost as much as actually practicing doing it (like throwing a basketball through the hoop.) If that is true of physical activities, it may also be true of emotional/mental actions.
Me too! Is this an example of sinchronicity of scoundrels???Currently reading Scarlett Scott's Sins & Scoundrels series, which is also quite good and packed with all kinds of interpersonal drama as various characters try to get over themselves. The best part so far is how some of the characters in earlier books are presented in a very negative light, and then you learn in later books why they are the way they are... They're quite good!!
Now that the importance of preparing for our transition has been brought up it adds new purpose to this assignment. The purpose being; to not only cleansing the past but also visualizing being a calm, aware, joyful participant of the transition! HEAVY!I think it's comparable to transition. The more knowledge we acquire, the easier it will be. It sounds logical and also takes away the fear I think.
Come to think of it, my demons are my best friends since they reveal my greatest weaknesses. By learning what I need to do to live above them prepares me for the great unknown. Thanks for clarifying this.I forget which movie it was that I heard this, but I remember liking it, someone said "We never defeat our demons, we simply learn to live above them".
Wow! This is so profound! I suspect that because making love overwhelms our self-control system that our primitive nature takes over. Would this be our core nature that we have to shed light on so as to help it evolve? This is even HEAVIER!I was always able to tell a lot about a person by the way they drive a car and here, it seems that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they have sex/make love. And the authors know that and most of them take some care to attend to that aspect. You can even observe the growth and development of the character by changes in the way they make love. Also, even if the person is acting out of true character because of wounding, sometimes who they truly are comes through in the way they make love.
This changes the way I read the love scenes. Now I have to observe my core nature's response. The question now is how do I observe the core nature other than through making love? This is going to take some deep meditation.