Dave Kenyon

Dave Kenyon

Monday, January 3, 2011

Remembering who you are offers pathways to greater freedom

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh”

 A. A. Milne quotes (English Humorist, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, 1882-1956)
On the journey; each of us is confronted by the tension between what we believe and what we perceive.  

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."  ~ Anais Nin

 What is this 'tension' that I mentioned earlier in this post? I see it working in this manner; each of us hold attitudes (a bonding between thoughts and feelings) and these attitudes either reflect our core values or they stand in opposition to them. Wherever there is an oppositional relationship between our attitudes and our core values there exists tension.
This tension is not static; if fact this tension is a dynamic type which allows for growth within the relationship as feedback fuels the transformation.

"Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are."
~ Eric Butterworth 

The beauty of this dynamic tension, for you and me, is that as 'spiritual beings' we are empowered to change the dynamics of the relationship through harmonic re-alignment between our thoughts and feelings.

  "The spiritual journey does not consist in arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one's own ignorance concerning one's self and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one's self."
~ Aldous Huxley

“The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.” ~Henry Miller
As The Buddha taught the world, "All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else." 

But just how might this harmonious relationship come into being, you might rightfully ask, at this point in our dialog. Here are some thoughts you may wish to contemplate:
  • What are my core beliefs?
  • How do my attitudes match with my core beliefs?
  • Are my life expectations met or frustrated?
  • Do I feel worthy of what I seek?
  • When I consider my fond wishes; what feelings do I experience?
  • When I have a success experience; what are my feelings?
  • Am I willing to see myself in a different light; to embrace personal enlightenment?

Next, please consider for an additional source of insight into this relationship; the one you have with yourself, the following video by freeyourmind4evr.

Each of us is empowered with freewill; how we relate to ourselves has everything to do with our happiness and inner-peace.

Will you choose to further embrace this relationship or remain in a status quo situation; that is your freewill choice?

Please strongly consider your pathway forward.

Wishing you continuous insights that will incite you to act in accord with your best nature. ~Dave