March 4, 2011 I've been talking about paradigm jumping as a major tool to improve your life. I have been talking about all kinds of stuff regarding paradigms, but what is it, and why should you care?
Evolution of a species is not linear.
There are evolutionary shifts, we could say paradigm shifts. The fish climbing out to dry land was a paradigm shift. A lot more freedom, a lot more stimuli, a lot more fun... but also a lot more danger... And evolutionary jump.
When you are not well, you are in survival mode. You live in scarcity. Everything seems to be about you. And not much can change about your life... given the focus (me-me-me) and therefore the questions you ask.
In scarcity everything is an is, and the questions you ask are from that "is". Everything needs to be fixed, and you can't very well leave things alone: they are wrong, wrong, wrong. Ugh...
You ask why question. Why is this happening to me? Why are you treating me like this? Why can't I blah blah blah... get rich, understand, be loved, get well... you know those whiny questions that don't make a difference, they just make you feel even worse.
"They" teach you that you can change your mindset, that you can easily get out of the scarcity mindset, but they are lying. They ignore that your existence is based on your physical well-being (and vice versa!) and unless you get better, nothing will change.
Your whole being comes from your physiology, mostly from your digestive tract, and thus your eating. Bummer, eh?
When you are well, you can start to ask different questions
Why? Because people are unaware of the balance of "power" inside them... because people are trying to "give" from ego, thinking they are spreading positive energy in the world.
I am reading a book on Kabbalistic Astrology.
The most important thing, for me, in the book is that unless you have a high enough vibration, you are NOT connected to all-of-it, The Force, Source, or whatever you want to call it, and everything you say, thinking it is positive energy, is instead spreading negative energy.
When I look back at my life, I can see that the turning point was when I first distinguished for myself the duality of desire: desire for the self alone vs. desire for the sake of sharing.
Before that I thought that sharing is always positive energy... and the results in my life were obvious: I was not liked. I gave an awful lot, so much it hurt, and yet nothing came back to me.
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
Warning: if you like your glass half filled, if you are a positive thinker, if you are optimistic, if you think hope is good, then please don't read this article: it will attack your world at its core.
A society or a species that can have coherence and maintain that coherence is a species that survives most any calamity.
If you want to destroy a species (or and individual) you need to introduce incoherence.
Incoherence means: stuff is there that doesn't fit. That doesn't work well with the rest of the organism. That conflicts with the goals of the organism.
Summary: In my search for finding transformational methods, I have come to the startling realization that everyone I know in the business of transformation is doing the wrong thing, teaching the wrong thing, and thus helping the Dark Side.
Distinctions: your access to the mysteries of the universe
Distinctions are like a hole punched into a yet solid wall. When you look through the hole, you see stuff that you could not see before. You may have seen it from the side, you may have seen it from above, from below, but that certain angle gives you a view that goes deep into the mysteries of the Universe.
Every major discovery, every major "invention" started from a distinction. The distinction may have come from a book, from someone else, but the looking, the going deep came from the person.
Lots of discoveries you learned in science classes came through distinctions from The Zohar.
The Zohar is a book documenting a group of friends of Simeon bar Yochai conversing about life, how it all works.
It is the end result of an oral tradition.
People in olden days saw more than we do. Definitely.
This article explains how come that you can only interact with Maya, which is "not that" in Sanskrit, i.e. not reality, illusion, shadow play, the hologram, etc. It is much less mystical than the Vedanta imagines it: it is quite simple and it's explained in this article. Without the capacity that I speak about here, you are doomed to continue living in Maya for all your life. But in Maya, you are fighting with shadows, the shadows of reality, and fighting shadows you don't have any power. So this article shows you the key to power, the key to effectively living your life, accomplishing what you came to accomplish and ultimately to fulfillment and satisfaction. Is that exciting enough for you?
How does your mind avoids transformation? It seems quite simple, but it is hard to get, because the mind doesn't even allow you to see it once...
Only when you notice that you are not looking that you start looking. When someone else points it out, you clam up... and will NOT look...
So what do you actually do when I ask you to look? When I ask you to notice? When I want you to catch yourself?
Weird as it may sounds: you go, instantly, seamlessly, and unawares to the mind's main function: meaning.