Friday, November 30, 2012

Incredible Power!

A beautiful excerpt from One Simple Change Makes Life Easy found online here:

Whatever goes on within individuals will also be played out on a global scale among nations.  The constant battle waged in the mind through the attempt to correct and control our thoughts and emotions has never brought us inner peace.  It is really foolhardy to keep doing the same things over and over again, when we can see the detrimental or half-baked results those approaches have brought.  The best way to be freed from this destructive cycle is to become familiar with open intelligence by relaxing mind and body for short moments, repeated many times, until it becomes continuous; this is something each one of us can do.  When we simply get familiar with our own intelligence, we find solutions that are entirely beyond what we have devised until now.  As more and more people around the world learn to enjoy stable open intelligence, we will be empowered to bring about transformations that are truly beneficial for the planet and its inhabitants.

Our natural disposition as human beings is mutual enrichment, and we want to know we are truly capable of that in the certainty of open intelligence.  If we want to better ourselves as a human species we need to look to where the greatest power resides.  Open intelligence is the source of powerful wisdom and is limitless by nature.  When we rely upon stable open intelligence again and again, rather than upon ordinary thinking, it will become perfectly clear what needs to be done to provide lasting benefit to the world.  And we will be empowered with the skill and determination to do what needs to be done.

The question sometimes comes up “How can I just continue to rely on open intelligence when there is so much suffering in the world?”  If I just do that, isn't it like checking out and ignoring the big problems facing humankind?"  The answer is, no; gaining confidence in open intelligence is the best solution to the problems facing humankind.  When we maintain open intelligence, we begin to know ourselves as an integral part of the natural order, rather than as being something apart from it.  By the power of open intelligence we increasingly settle into the ease of our natural being, and the result is that the tremendous power of timeless open intelligence can flow in us unobstructedly.

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