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Old 05-07-2016, 01:58 PM
Mystique Enigma Mystique Enigma is offline
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A Sufi teaching story tells of a man who prayed continually for the awareness to succeed in life. Then one night he dreamed of going into the forest to attain understanding. The next morning he went into the woods and wandered for several hours looking for some sign that would provide answers. When he finally stopped to rest, he saw a fox with no legs lying between two rocks in a cool place. Curious as to how a legless fox could survive, he waited until sunset when he observed a lion come and lay meat before the fox. "Ah, I understand," the man thought. "The secret to success in life is to trust that God will take care of all my needs. I don't need to provide for myself. All I have to do is totally surrender to my all-sustaining God." Two weeks later, weakened and starving, the man had another dream. In it he heard a voice say, "Fool. Be like the lion, not like the fox."
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Old 13-07-2016, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by confusionsay
Of the infinite possible replies...
about your post, I have two things to mutter...


and,2. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one of my all time favorite and practical books ever written. We, could make a path based just on that book. We could almost have a sub forum on here called "J.L.S".

I read that book when I was around 11 or 12. I often refer to it in my mind, especially lately. It is no "co-accident" that you have used it in your signature. Because of the influence that book had on my life I Literally view seagulls much differently than other people, and hold them in less contempt (despite the fact that they are presently using MY and only MY car in the lot as thier personal latrine!)

Watching the beauty of a seagull soar over water and dance on the wind is better than an eagle. they are magnificent flyers.

I have always thought the idea of mastery and carrying on in the afterlife, on the learning journey, is absolutely what happens to us. I have read all Of Bach's Books. Might be high time I read them again. My favorites were (in order of preference) J.L.S. then Illusions-The reluctant Messiah, followed closely by "ONE"

I will reread you post to milk its guava!


I believe you will ascertain from the attachment I am now sharing with you,

....that, as "guava" may have the most significant impact on everything you've received and commented upon in this thread.

The reference is a Frequently Asked Questions brief by author Chuck Hillig, who advocates, "Living as the Source of Who You Are".

This is how I just came to the startling realization that: Consciousness is what Tao is !! .

Hope this helps you see why, as well.

Reference: http://www.chuckhillig.com/FAQ.html
“Why, that’s true! I am a perfect, unlimited gull!” Jonathan opened his eyes asking, "Where are we?” The Elder Chiang said, “We’re on some planet with a green sky and a double star for a sun.” Jonathan made a scree of delight. “IT WORKS!" “Well, of course it works, Jon,” said Chiang. “It always works, when you know what you’re doing." (and even when you don't)
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:00 PM
Rubicon Rubicon is offline
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Oh dear! It sounds like you are feel emotionally numb. Shut down and shut in. I understand how terrible emptiness can feel. I have wondered if it happens when we are too overwhelmed to take on one more problem. Have you any thoughts on that?
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