You can run your life with your mind
you can let the universe run your life through your mind.
You can trust to your mindís limited understanding
you can trust to the universeís unlimited understanding.
You can use your mind and be of the world
you can let the universe use your mind and be in the world, but not of the world.
You can run your life using your mirror
you can run your life using the universeís mirror.
You can trust to your own understanding
you can trust to the universeís understanding.
You can use your limited knowledge, understanding and wisdom
you can use the universeís unlimited knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
You can be willful, using your will
you can submit to the universeís will.
You can use your limited consciousness
you can use the universeís unlimited consciousness.
You can run your life with the knowledge you have
you can run your life with the knowledge the universe has.
Which one do you think will do the better job (better means more peace, happiness, joy, bliss and ecstacy....and more value to you in the long-run of life, now and hereafter)?
Everyone has the companion of the Still small Voice that whispers information and counsel. The counsel is always for your best interest, highest value and most joy (though your human mind may not understand nor think so....but it is so).
Think about it. Put it in context. You didnít create yourself. You do not even keep yourself alive. All you have to do is drink, eat, clothe and shelter yourself to stay alive. And even those things your body warns you when needed (drink something; eat something; youíre too hot, too cold; get out of the rain, etc.). Everything is done for you.
If you pray, perhaps a good prayer for you might go like this: Hello. I donít know shit. I donít know whatís going on in the world or with the world. I donít know what people are going to do or what may happen at this or that location. I donít know much. I donít even know why I am alive, how I continue to live or if thereís anything after this life. I donít know where I came from, why I am here or where I am going. Mostly Iím an idiot. So please (considering my limited understanding) guide me. Be my light, for most certainly I do not want to walk in the darkness of my own understanding. I do not want to have the consequences of my ignorance. I choose not to be will ful, but trustful. I only know so much, and even those things I see through a glass darkly. I view life through less than perfect spectacles. I have been propagandized, horn swaggeled, bamboozled, indoctrinated and brainwashed since birth. If I can think clearly at all it is a miracle. My family, culture and society dictate what is acceptable, tells me what I should and should not think, and tells me what to believe have faith in and do and not do. This life is a maze, a maze of contradictions, opinions, judgements, conclusions and rascality. If I make a right decision at all, it should be considered a miracle.
I know there are people who think they know the truth, have the truth, but in truth, most folks merely believe or have faith that they have the truth, for if you ask them if they know something by personal experience, theyíll say no, but then theyíll say, but I believe it strongly, or I have faith that this is that way or this way, and thatís the problem, because believing or having faith is not knowing. If they were rational, they would admit they do not know. At least then that means their minds are open to the possibly of knowing. And at the least they havenít closed their mindís thinking that they have the truth. If they used hope, belief, faith and feelings properly (as tools to gain the truth, not as the truth) they would fool themselves less).
Life is life. It does what it does. People do what they do. Shit happens.
I accept what is (since when something is, it cannot be changed. Why? Because as soon as something happens it becomes the past the moment it happens, and the past cannot be changed. No need to bitch about it. Might as well be reasonable and logical and accept what is, and then, if it isnít pleasant, work for a better next is, a better future, but if that doesnít materialize, I again accept what is. Obviously thereís a bigger game afoot than my own).
l am a limited consciousness living in an unlimited consciousness. Why not tap into that unlimited potential by being non-willful, by submitting to what is, by being malleable, by not pushing my supposed needs, wants and desires onto the universe and demanding that life must submit and deliver my limited consciousness way of thinking.
The truth is, I donít know much. And knowing that truth should humble me, humble me enough to accept what is without complaint. Maybe it would be nice if I would just be thankful that Iím alive and having experiences, and leave it at that.
I want this. I want that. I need this. I need that. I desire this. I desire that. I donít want this. I donít desire that. O my God, is there no end to our limited quest of needing, wanting and desiring. What would life be like if we gave no power to our supposed needs, wants and desires? Would we die instantly? No. Life is about doing things, and we would continue to do things, but we just wouldnít have a contrary thought when things turn out this way or that way. We would accept the reality that is. Kinda of logical and reasonable to do so. Kind of nuts not to do so since no one can change what is.
Maybe wishing for this or that, or that things go this way or that way, or praying for this or that or that things go this way or that way should always have a caution sign that says, Be careful what you wish or pray for. You may get it.
Right now I know of no better way to live life than to receive all things with thankfulness (which is one way of acknowledging that I donít know much, so I acquiesce to the knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the universe, and not to my own limited screwed-up understanding). I certainly do not demand that life go my way. Why the hell would I want life to go my screwed-up way of thinking. Please...spare me the fruits of my insanity. Humans are nuts. And I may be the biggest nut of all.
If you ask yourself, why doesnít life go my way all the time, the answer is, youíd screw up your life and everyone elses.
Life goes its way, and thatís the best way, considering how nuts we all are.
Anyway, if life went your way youíd be fat and eat and entertain and pleasure yourself to an early grave. No thanks. Better to let life do it its way. Itís not an idiot.
So if you want to enjoy life more, have less opinions, make less judgements, donít make so many conclusions. Use opinions, judgements and conclusion sparingly, when practicality requires them, otherwise, just donít do it. nem