Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Prison of Past Conditioning

If what is known to them is only X types, then I understand by them I will be judged as they judge X, even if that is far from the truth. But the observance of truth can be made relative by the tint in our look through glasses. If theirs are tinted green, I will be seen as green to them. If theirs are bright and clear, I’ll be seen as crystal clear. I am not sure of what impression was engraved, nor what happenings might follow, if anything should. I for one remain at peace. I cannot and will not fulfill their expectations. I give up any bindings for the sake of health. Or is it because I am an expert foot remover?

“The search for security is an illusion. In ancient wisdom traditions, the solution to this whole dilemma lies in the wisdom of insecurity, or the wisdom of uncertainty. This means that the search for security and certainty is actually an attachment to the known. And what is the known? The known is our past. The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning. There’s no evolution in that- absolutely none at all. And when there is no evolution, there is stagnation, entropy, disorder, and decay.

“Uncertainty, on the other hand, is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom. Uncertainty means stepping into the unknown in every moment of our existence. The unknown is the field of all possibilities, ever fresh, ever new, always open to the creation of new manifestations. Without uncertainty and the unknown, life is just the stale repetition of outworn memories. You become the victim of the past, and your tormentor today is your self left over from yesterday.

“Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities. In your willingness to step into the unknown, you will have the wisdom of uncertainty factored in. This means that in every moment of your life, you will have excitement, adventure, mystery. You will experience the fun of life- the magic, the celebration, the exhilaration, and the exultation of your own spirit.”

(From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success)

2 comments:

florecita said...

Por eso el aquí y el ahora nos abren puertas... me encanta tu bló, y by the way I love Deepak. Namasté.

Chelle said...

namaste! :D

grathiash, i like yours too, hehe. y deepak e apersimow. :P