June 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm #37544
Why is there resistance to
being here in a body? Is it
similar to when you are
planning a trip, you know
it will be tough but
it will be worth it in the end.
Once you’ve trekked a
couple of weeks on the road and
your shoes have been wet for
days, food supply is shrinking,
you smell terrible, all in
all you feel miserable…is it really
just a mindset, is it the mind
that forms in the postnatal world
that is creating the resistance?
AdelJune 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm #37545
I have always liked Lao Zi’s teachings. One major guidance he gives is not to distinguish so much in life, do not create bad, if we do good is created. Do not live in a world of differences, as they polarize and in this polarization is pain and suffering. My understanding is these are things we create. Not that there is not good and bad in life, but he points to what we artificially create.
For me, post-natal and pre-natal is a dynamic that fall in the range of artificial distinctions Lao Zi references to. If we view our life as complete as it is now, that we have everything we need now, a process of releasing from things we create, things we have become so attached to begin to dissolve. We no longer give these ideas and opinions and their emotional charge our Qi, Blood and Jing to keep them alive. The Tao is eternal, it is always here and we are part of it. But our minds/Yi can create all kinds of things that take us away from what is always with us. Knowing you are the Tao, are inseparable from it, begins the process of enjoying everyday life. This approach removes the looking for a formula, or a teacher or a new location, but allows the natural awareness of your essential nature. This is bliss.
Ba GuaJune 29, 2011 at 11:18 am #37547
I had forgotten the middle road.
Thank you for your reply, my
mother-inlaw made a calligraphy
scroll for me that I have on
my wall, reading your words
made me look back at it anew.
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