Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#14 (11:03 - 11:38)

minimalist "Let go of the concept that 'more is better'. This idea keeps us exclusively in the physical domain. You can replace the 'more is better' belief with an inner serenity that does not need more to be acceptable. Let me ask this rhetorical question as you consider this transforming thought, 'Where is the peace in 'more is better''? And of course you know the answer. There is no peace in 'more is better' and if it doesn't bring peace to your life then it is something you want to discard."

When I read this lesson, what comes to mind is 'wantingness'. To be in a state of wantingness', that is, always wanting more and more of anything, keeps you in that state indefinitely. It is important for us to realize that we are already whole and there is nothing to want. Once you fully understand this, all that you desire actually comes to you with relative ease because you know that you are complete and total, so everything just flows to you as a synchronous process. Is this an understanding that cannot be achieved in the world we currently live in? We always have to strive to be better, to improve, to outperform, to achieve high standards. One's success almost depends on it; how much better are you than the other guy.

I think even though this is the way things are, it all depends on us. We have the choice to define our own definition of success. We have the choice to be grateful for what we have now and not be attached to what we want in the future. If we achieve things, great. If not, well it's ok. The most important thing to realize is that we are complete and everything we desire is already on its way, therefore, you don't have to want anything, just be. Let's be grateful for what we have in this present moment. Let's always be in a state of gratitude.

Thank you.

God bless.


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