July 25, 2018 at 12:04 am #218625NevilleParticipant
We live in an ego based world where there are over 7 million souls and most are trying to get above the others in their search for their particular goal. “Being better than” is the call and competition is the name of the game.
O’ man, have you forgotten that the worms will eat you in the grave, or the funeral pyre will burn you into worthless ashes. This is where your ego based body and thoughts of greatness will end up.
This lifetime on earth is a blip of your eternal and immortal journey where you will have countless lives. But your soul is what will journey with you eternally and immortally and how you develop that love based soul in this lifetime will be the only yardstick worth knowing about eternally.
The insecurities that drive you to be better than your neighbour and to fill your life with shiny objects is like keeping score with the moving clouds as your scoreboard.
The ego based fear that drives you onwards to be better than, higher than, more than, richer than, stronger than, clever than, and so on, is so meaningless, its like watching children fighting over toys in the sandpit of life.
None of it matters. Nothing matters, except love. The Love that you are, the love that you give and the love that you receive.All you are is Love and your ego knows that so it distracts you with shiny objects to keep you forgetting that you are Love as your essence.This way your ego can have power over you.
But my acronym for POWER is Present Only When Ego (is) Removed. That’s real power because your Higher Power is egoless.Why would your Higher Power need an ego and shiny objects? And why would you?
When you are humble you have reverence for everything as you see the part of your Higher Power in everything. Respecting that part of your Higher Power and revering it by serving it with unconditional love, as you would your Higher Power, is what humility is in real life.
Humility is not making yourself small and insignificant. Its standing tall and knowing that when you compare yourself to your Higher Self and to your Higher Power then your true size is really known. Comparing yourself to man is not the yardstick you need to measure yourself against.
Knowing that your soul, your Higher Self and your Higher Power are aligned in harmony, peace and love will allow you to know that these Higher Entities are working through you and any credit you receive is done so on their behalf.
You are the hand holding the pen but the writing is done by the Moving Finger immortalised by Omar Khayyam;
The Moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on:, nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all the Tears wash out a Word of it.
Jesus understood and said, Of myself I can do nothing; the Father that dwells in me.He does the work. (John 5:30)
Empty yourself out and be a beginner each morning saying I don’t know, and not, I know. You know so little of what is really going on but in your ego blindness you believe that you are the fountain of all knowledge and the most powerful in your little world. Being a big frog in a small pool of little frogs is no big deal when two thirds of the world is covered by water. And so it is with your so called “bigness” in your little world.
The saying, There is none so blind as those that will not see, has its roots in the bible, Jeremiah 5:21, and is traced back to 1546 when it became a proverb in daily use.
Humility requires your emptying yourself out of any self belief that you are greater than, better than, stronger than, cleverer than and so on. This emptying out process should happen as often as you empty out your bladder!
The Chinese character for humility is also the Chinese character for emptiness.
Substituting your self belief of any greatness over others with reverence for them as a part of your Higher Power and showing them that respect as you would show your Higher Power, then your humility becomes your foundation stone.
True humility is knowing that, in Oneness, you are the other, and so it’s not possible to be greater than or less than the other!
I am going to leave you with a quote from the Tao Te Ching originating in 600BC,
The Sage embraces the One.Because he does not display himself, people can see his Light.Because he has nothing to prove, people can trust his words.Because he does not know who he is, people recognise themselves in him.Because he has no goal in mind, everything he does succeeds.
And now you can understand why humility is another name for becoming blissful!July 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm #219007LilyParticipant
I love this. Thank you.