Lost in the forest on a dark night admin posted Sun, 2011-03-13 20:23 0 David Whyte speaks on the importance of intuition, which the seers use to move in the dark. One day seemingly like any other we realize that the game is up, because we realize we're playing it. We stand still, and ask ourselves how we can move into something more real, more alive. We ask ourselves what it means to have radical change in our life, and then a door opens. "In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood where the true way was wholly lost." -- Dante Alighieri The answer comes with the question, "How do you know you're on your path, because it disappears. That's how you know. How do you know that you're really doing something radical, because you can't see where you're going. That's how you know." David Whyte speaks on intuition, which transcends all noise, and reveals our true path. We then stand consciously face to face with this path in the dark forest, and ask "What do I do when I'm lost in the forest?" "Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, you are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you." -- David Wagner, "Lost" David Whyte explains the three stages that are absolutely necessary to finding your way when lost in the forest on a dark night. Firstly you must be in the present moment, and be conscious of all your commitments, demons, and gifts, so that you can truly know where you stand in the Here and Now. Secondly, you must develop your ability to remain in profound silence to transcend the racing reasons of doubt, and take up courage to move into the direction of the heart. By holding your attention on profound silence, you will flourish in unlimited expansion as the universe reveals itself. Stand still. "If you go out and confirm the ten thousand things, this is delusion; if you let the ten thousand things come and confirm you, this is enlightenment." -- Dogen Zenji The universe confirms our existence, as we confirm it. Stand still and the forest will find you, the omens will reveal the path, and courageous faith will guide you to follow them. All things will confirm you, and you will confirm them. Therefore through mutual intuitive understanding that we are one, you will find your way through the forest on a dark night. "I'm lost in the woods, I'm out of my mind, And if I Go, To slow down some, I'm lost in the woods, I'm out of my mind, If I'm going to still, Slow down the time, I'm lost in the woods,
I'm down on my line, I'm building a city, Down the tide, I'm lost in the world, I'm down my whole tide, I'm losing the city, And im down for the time, Down for the time say shes down for the night, I'm never lonely no, Down for the time, I'm lost in the world, I'm down for the time, I'm new to the city, Down for the night, Down for the night, Down for the night." -- Kanye West, "Lost In The World"
I have learned along the way to put my faith in my own God Centered Spirit. I am part of all creation and thus part of God. A good daily practice is to walk and appreciate all that you see - to walk and LOVE all that you see.
When a child is young and does not know his or her own God, parents are in integral part of training. But when children pass from youth into being an adult, it is good that they trust themsleves. The foundation of human values must be strong.
In my life i use to look to outter authority figures for guidance. It was a common practice to always 'look up to someone.' In our institutional approach to life it was always appropriate to 'look up' to someone for answers. Remember the sticom, 'Father Knows Best.' I just don't think so, at least for my life. However, I've learned that for my life, the best guidance comes from within, my God Centered Spirit.
In being a leader in our fast changing world, where no one knows the answers, it is essential that people trust themselves. included in this is a need to have great love and value for humanity and to always 'do the right thing.'
In my journey into Mexico, i was totally dependent upon my God Centered Spirit to guide me along the way.
All of life is RANDOM and CONSTANTLY changes or transforms. This blog will contian my view of transformation. To begin I want to define transition and transformation.
In my way of thinking transition is moving form point A to point B. I've transitioned to a new location. Transformation is when everything is new. I was a teacher and went back to school and now i'm a doctor: I've transform my self. In life the movement from different ages usually is a transformation. I was a full time worker and now i've transitioned to a non work positon and have transformed into retirement.
All of life is RANDOM and CONSTANTLY changes or transforms. This blog will contian my view of transformation.
The following is an expression of how life is RANDOM, and don't be surprised. Letting go and going with the flow is essential to living a life of transformation.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy..
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation..
Your job is to accept the lesson,
Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life,
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.