Because Of Great Love One Is Courageous (Lao Tzu)
I am starting a 3-session exploratory course next Thursday. It’s called HeartConnection Meditation.
The goal is to get to a combination of methods to awaken courage.
What we, human beings, experience when courage is needed is fear. And we concentrate on the fear, either by talking about it, or by hiding it. But either way it occupies our entire field of (inner) vision.
When you ask a student what it is that they have the biggest issue with, they say fear.
So I asked the Creator what was the Seat of Courage, and I got the surprising answer: the heart.
But heart is known to be the center of love… Is it possible that we suffer from lack of love and that is what we experience as fear?
Osho thinks so. Obviously Lao Tzu thought so. And if I had the time, I could, probably, find thousands of other authors and teachers that think so.
So we are suffering from lack of love.
I have the Unconditional Love Activator, and lots of people bought it. But many, when they realized that they need to listen to it, moreover they need to learn how to connect so they can get the activator, about 40% said in their head, I imagine, to heck with it.
And if you looked at that activator, it only activates one side of love: the side of being loved.
So I have my task cut out for me: in a humanity that can’t love, I need to implant the capacity to love, invent practices to cause the actual feeling of love, and cause it such that it is strong enough to cause courage.
Looks like a steep mountain to climb, if you ask me.
But it’s possible.
Entrepreneurs have the love of business, dealing, creating new stuff. Musicians have the love of music, although not all musicians.
I grew up feeling unloved. But I had love. Love is what goes through you. It comes from you to whatever you send it to.
I loved my kitty: our cleaning lady hated the poop under the furniture: she threw her off the balcony, straight into the jaws of a dog. I loved the bird that we nurtured back to life. He used to participate in our Sunday dinners on the top of my Dad’s head. I loved that we let him go to live his life wild. He used to come back, at least once a day, to stay in touch. I still have tears in my eyes as I write this.
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