Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.
- Taisen Deshimaru
Archive for April, 2011
It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment, or the courage, to pay the price … One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
- Morris West
When you want a bull to be yoked to a cart, what do you do? You castrate him – you destroy his sex energy. And have you seen the difference between a bull and an ox? What a difference! An ox is a poor phenomenon, a slave. A bull is a beauty; a bull is a glorious phenomenon, a great splendor. See a bull walking, how he walks like an emperor! Then see an ox pulling a cart.
The same has been done to human beings: the sex instinct has been curtailed, cut, crippled. A man does not exist as a bull now, he exists like the ox, and each man is pulling a thousand and one carts. Look, and you will find behind you a thousand and one carts, and you are yoked to them all.
Why can’t you yoke a bull? The bull is too powerful. If he sees a cow passing by, he will throw aside both you and the cart and he will go to the cow. He will not bother a bit about who you are and he will not listen to you. It will be impossible to control the bull.
Sex energy is life energy. It is uncontrollable.
An hour-long process consisting of five stages:
- Vigorous, chaotic breathing
- Grounding and centering
- Silent watchfulness
- Celebration through dance
…I’m increasingly convinced that the essence of the shift that humanity and the world are going through is essentially invisible – it is about profound changes of things like personal energy fields and feelings of love and gratitude for the earth and the rest of the universe…
- John L. Peterson
When trapped emotions and Heart-Walls are released, people sometimes say it’s like they can finally feel again. They can give and receive love freely for the first time in a long time. In that state, very interesting and wonderful things can happen.
- Dr. Bradley Nelson, The Emotion Code
The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer
- Candle-lit sacred circle.
- Music recommended. Especially those that help to open the anahata chakra.
- Each person take turn to sit in the center of the circle.
- Those on the outside meditate on sending love to the person in the middle and the person in the middle meditate on receiving the loving energy.
- Say you name as you sit down in the middle of the circle.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
- Mahatma Gandhi