A situation reminding me a bit of the 'hero' of du Maurier's "I'll never be young again" but of course you are streets ahead, he was only a kid really, and no lion as you are. Heart of a lion reminds me of Godfather Cor-leone I've just been watching, very moving for me.
Post by withinsilence on Feb 11, 2015 11:34:22 GMT
If ones innate value is based upon the unstable foundation of others approval, then ones sense of worthiness may simultaneously be at the far right of approved and worthy and also the far left of disapproval and worthlessness. Do away with both praise and blame, for this inner battle results in confusion and chaos. Thus, I choose not to remain attached to the low end of the pendulums arm, which swings eternally between emotional extremes, casting the unaware to and fro like a ship on a stormy sea. No, I accept the arduous task of ascension, ever climbing up the lengthy arm, participating joyfully in the sufferings of life. Eventually reaching the single point at the fulcrum of balance, where unmoved I now reside, through the practice of unconditional acceptance, non-attachment and non-expectation. Shall I submit happiness to the approval of the unhappy, contentedness to the discontented, or peace and harmony to those who loathe life’s simplicity? No, I accept my imperfections, ignorance, and profaneness and thus transcend them. I let go of knowing to know I don’t know. I cast myself into the depths of hell and endure in fearless unwavering faith the process of refinement and the purging of my impurities in the burning away of all that is false through the graceful loving flames of undying Truth. I arise as the Phoenix, victorious, triumphantly casting off the chains of bondage and death, leaving behind the ashes of false identities. On my wings I carry out of the abyss those lost souls who through immense suffering have repented in all sincerity, and have surrendered their will through the conviction of Truth. I cast them back onto the dualistic plane to act as Bodhisattvas, helping remind the lost of their true home, gently guiding them across the bridge of surrender, dispelling the illusion of separation, returning home for a time to the all-inclusive shore and unconditional love of The One. I am the radiating light of Love, the Divine Sophia who guides all humanity through Her experiential illuminations within the psyche. To know me, feel my tingle inside your heart, for I am the source of creation within all, the undying Truth hidden deep within the soul. Ever do I journey with you in loving trust that someday you’ll realize you’ve never fallen from my grace. For I have always been with you, and at the deepest level of no-thingness, you I AM. Thus, ones worth in this world is far beyond the limited measurements and judgments of the finite divided minds conceptions, or the eyes discriminatory and shallow external views. The way to know this is to look within yourself and see. You are the expression of divine love in manifested form, thus take not your presence here lightly. Cast off the beliefs of limitation and fear, and reveal to the world the souls expression through whatever vehicle that resonates within you. No right or wrong, just sing your song and dance forever on the limitless stage of self-expression.
This story is but a painting of words, helping to illuminate all the different colors on the canvas of the universal heart. I am but a simple brush, allowing the divine essence to paint its unfathomable beauty through this vehicle, in the expression of the written word. We all have something to offer and share in this world, even a simple smile can make all the difference in someone’s day. Let your light shine.