Fullness and Resistance

In recent explorations of the human growth and development cycle, it became apparent to me that each stage of the growth spiral requires a release. A letting go. Letting go of the group to become the individual, letting go of dependency to become self-responsible, letting go of individuality to rejoin the whole. This cycle is reflected at various stages, such as the child letting go of the mother and the teenager breaking away from parents. Thus, the growth cycle is about defining who we are uniquely, then rejoining the whole. Soon, it becomes apparent that everything is either fullness or … Continue Reading…

Adya on completion

“There is a saying in Zen, “When the realization is deep, your whole being is dancing.” For realization to be complete it has to hit on 3 levels – head, heart, and gut. You can have a very clear enlightened mind, but your being won’t be dancing. Then, when the heart starts to open along with the mind, your being starts to dance. Then everything comes alive. And when your gut opens up, there is that deep, deep, unfathomable stability where that opening, who is you, just died into transparency. You are dancing – the emptiness is dancing.” — AdyaShanti, … Continue Reading…

Relationship

A key part of our experience of the world is in relationship. Relationship with lovers, parents, children, co-workers, and friends. And more importantly, relationship with ourselves. Who we conceive ourselves to be and how we relate that to the whole. That is the fundamental basis on which the rest of our experience is based. Recently, I have observed how people will respond when they meet a very happy person. Often, they will assume the person is in love. One then realizes that the only time some people have ever been truly happy was when they had first “fallen” in love. … Continue Reading…

Embedded Intention

Inherent within all life and laws of nature is Intention. Directed consciousness. Energy with direction. “[T]here’s a kind of intention, a kind of goal-directedness inherent in the very nature of life in the most fundamental processes that enable embryos to grow and even protein molecules to form. And I think that the kind of conscious intention we experience as part of our mental life has its background in this goal-directedness which is inherent in all living creatures, and is an essential part of the nature of life and an essential part of the nature of the organizing fields that organize … Continue Reading…