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Shhhhhhh…..Listen

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
― William S. Burroughs

 

I love problem solving. Give me a puzzle or a problem and I’ll worry at it like a dog with a bone or a chew toy. I’ll keep poking at it and prodding at it and looking at it from all angers. I’ll get frustrated when its not so easily solved. I might swear and walk away and then do something else and as soon as I resolve to do that, magic happens. Almost invariably the avenue to solving the problem presents itself as soon as I take a breath to do something else. It also helps to grab the dog’s leash and take her for a walk. The answers come then as well. It’s as if I program my consciousness with the known data and main avenues of approach and I start the program going and I walk away. I love that feeling when the penny hits the slot and the solution appears whole in my brain. There is very little like it. It’s just a matter of stopping. Well stopping and being open to the answer.
Try this experiment with me. Think about a question you’ve had in your mind for awhile. Anything that may be puzzling you will do. Think about it for a minute. Now get up and stretch. Still yourself.. Sh… listen, listen. Now let it go. Did a solution or a new approach offer itself? It’s amazing how often this has worked for me.
Blessings, G

 

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Reflection on Green WaterReflection on Green Water by G A Rosenberg

 

ExplosiveExplosive by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 16 2012

I chose, and my world was shaken–so what?
The choice may have been mistaken
but choosing was not.
You have to move on.
Look at what you want,
Not at where you are,
Not at what you’ll be.
Look at all the things you’ve done for me:
Opened up my eyes
Taught me how to see
Notice every tree!
Understand the light!
Concentrate on now!
I want to move on . . .
I want to explore the light.
I want to know how to get through
through to something new–
Something of my own!
Move on!
Move on!
Stop worrying if your vision is new.
Let others make that decision . . .
they usually do
— Stephen Sondheim, Move On

 

Often I have seen people who felt stuck, unable to go forward in their lives or in their practice. I’ve been there once or twice myself. We lose sight of the fact that even if it feels we’re doing the same thing over and over or reiterating the same ideas that it is merely a trick of light or time. Each moment is new. Each moment has different things happening in it. We have but to see. So, how do we break the feeling? Perhaps there’s something in the song lyric. We move on.
That’s right. We explore what feels stale. We explore the light and we explore the shadow and we find newness in it. Easier said than done? Perhaps. In the end tho, we’re beholden to no one. We don’t need to judge ourselves or anyone else. We’re where we are, we do the meditation or practice that we chose to do. We have chosen to be here and its for a reason. If it’s the wrong choice, we can always move on again to the next thing, the next practice, taking what we’ve learned. If every moment changes us, then no matter what we do, it has never before been done by us, not the us who we are at practice. I want to appreciate the movement and appreciate the moment as the present it is.
Blessings, G

 

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Burning Bright by G A Rosenberg

 

It’s Scrying Time Again by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 30 2012

“Wake up first. Wake up, and then you can double back and perhaps be of some use to others if you still have the urge. Wake up first, with pure and unapologetic selfishness, or you’re just another shipwreck victim floundering in the ocean and all the compassion in the world is of absolutely no use to the other victims floundering around you.     — Jed McKenna

As I was looking for a quote for this evening, I held a question in my mind. How could I balance spiritual development with getting involved politically and compassion for those made to suffer by others. For me one of the largest elements of a spiritual path is to develop empathy and compassion for all. What good does it do one to mediate for weeks and achieve deepest satori if it means that we can’t hear the cry of a hungry child? OK extreme example yet pertinent.
I can find merit in what Jed McKenna is saying here tho I don’t know that I agree with him. Surely on my path to travel I can find a way combines spiritual practice with political awareness. It will be found.
Blessings, G

 

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Sun Shining Down by G A Rosenberg

Coiled by G A Rosenberg