Summary: Emotions... without emotions you feel deadened. But you only want good emotions... unfortunately, for you, you can't have the good without the bad, life is a roller coaster, and you would hate to be stranded on the top of the peak anyway...
I listened to the audiobook, Molecules of Emotions some 10 years ago in the car. It's a book written by a scientist, Candace Pert.
I did not set out to be a scientist of emotions... but I was eminently suited: instead of just talking about it, instead of writing about, I can actually verify the "findings", verify or un-verify the theories by feeling.
Our language doesn't keep up with the emotions: just like we don't have words for the billions of colors that can be created with the four base colors of light, red, blue and yellow... and of course white... we don't have accurate words for the feelings that are a combination, an energetic combination of base feelings. Continue reading "Molecules of Emotion… Are you suppressing the negative?"
Knowledge is power. But knowledge is different from information.
Information is someone's opinion, someone's take on something... totally unreliable. It depends on the person's world view (sheep or individual), and intentions. Looking your organs that look outward you can only see what can be seen... not even one layer below... You see what they want you to see.
Awareness 1 , when it is in the context of raising your vibration, is an inner awareness, awareness of what lies below the surface, maybe even several layers deep. But to develop awareness, we need to start real close to the surface, and maybe even outside of it... a little bit. 2
Awareness of your insides is developed through practices in focusing your attention on the details of your emotional responses and your attitudes. You can't learn anything about yourself, your insides, from others, or from a book: you can only be guided where to look, how to look, but what you will see is what you will see... no telling. Continue reading "Develop your Awareness, your conscious awareness"
ASCENDING TO THE HIGH SEAT, DOGEN ZENJI SAID: "ZEN MASTER HOGEN STUDIED WITH KEISHIN ZENJI. ONCE KEISHIN ZENJI ASKED HIM, JOZA, WHERE DO YOU GO?' HOGEN SAID. 'I AM MAKING PILGRIMAGE AIMLESSLY.' KEISHIN SAID, 'WHAT IS THE MATTER OF YOUR PILGRIMAGE?' HOGEN SAID, 'I DON'T KNOW.' KEISHIN SAID, 'NOT KNOWING IS THE MOST INTIMATE.' HOGEN SUDDENLY ATTAINED GREAT ENLIGHTENMENT."
ZEN IS JUST ZEN. There is nothing comparable to it. It is unique -- unique in the sense that it is the most ordinary and yet the most extraordinary phenomenon that has happened to human consciousness. It is the most ordinary because it does not believe in knowledge, it does not believe in mind. It is not a philosophy, not a religion either. It is the acceptance of the ordinary existence with a total heart, with one's total being, not desiring some other world, supra-mundane, supra-mental. Continue reading on my Osho blog
You have heard the expression over and over again: "History Repeats Itself"
The history we are talking about here is bad. Wars, oppression, mass killings, abuse, lawlessness, tyranny, fascism, genocide... but as a rule, history, good or bad, repeats itself... We don't mind the good... let it come, the more the merrier, but the bad? No thank you.
Why can BAD history repeat itself?
Why didn't the people who saw the signs stop these processes in their beginning stages? Because they didn't see the signs. By the time the signs are visible to the masses, the deed is done, people are dead, maimed, expelled, enslaved.