Life Adherence and the myth of personal improvement
Consider this for a moment and then another moment and so on.
There is Consciousness (Life Force or Spirit or the Heart It-Self) and there is the body and there is the mind. The Spirit of you is always, in every moment, present: not elsewhere in the past or future. The body is also in every moment, simply obeying the laws of nature: not caught up in image, status, and personal-self, past or future. The mind. Ah, the mind is hardly ever present. It is almost always generating fear about the past, the future, about image and status and personal-self, and am I appreciated?
We are insane when the mind is not Mastered by the Heart’s enjoyment of the present moment.
The Consciousness Itself of you, the Real Heart of you, is already full ofcLife in every moment. Life or Consciousness Itself is the Life of you. Youcare already and therefore always presently Life. You are not somewhere in the past nor are you somewhere in the future.
It is the mind that is forever either thinking thoughts of regret or shame or guilt or sorrow of the past, or thinking thoughts of fear and uncertainty and concern for the future.
Yet, in every moment, there is uncomplicated Awareness or Consciousness Itself, ecstatically existing as the Life of you. And, at the same time the body is merely obeying the Laws of Nature in every present moment. However, the mind, well, the mind is constantly creating a sense of self via thoughts about regrets, hurts and loss in the past along with the fear of uncertainty about the future.
The Love-less mind, the common mind generates the self-destructive idea that I must become a “better person”.
A mind that is not governed, not Mastered by the Heart or Consciousness Itself, is a mind set apart from Life: a withdrawn-from-Life mind. The mind becomes a registrar of everything you are not, along with everything you “should be”.
The only Life we Really have is “happening” in every moment. Whatever we are doing or whatever we think we have to do, our Real Life is right here in every moment. My Real Life is in each moment, in the sweet vital peace of each moment. It is only a mind not governed, not disciplined by the Heart that corrupts all the Life-Full moments of our Real Life. It is only a mind not concentrated in the Heart that will rape a person of their Life.
Real Life is Radiant with the Love of You and is You.
The sadness of the Heart is to see how people allow their bodily life to be literally consumed in the laws made up by their own kind in the absence of Life. Laws and morals and dogmas and codes designed to literally deny the human individual the Real Life that is the Real Sustenance and Lover of their brief appearance, their wondrous mysterious appearance.
Life obliges us to Live the Being of Life, not the person we become when we contract into our “own made up mind”. The chronic tendency to withdraw from Life in favour of existing in the mind has always been the theatre of our suffering, our discontent.
And while we do that, our Real Life slips by un-noticed, not recognized, not embraced, not Lived.
What do people think Waking Up is…? What is Spiritual Practice? Whatis personal improvement?
Which one of these two practices is actually the mind fuck? (I have heard Spiritual Practice described this way….)
Personal improvement is not the same as Life Improvement. Personal improvement is face make-up for the purpose of hiding self-deceit, self-deception and fear.
Personal improvement does not make Life more Life, nor does it make death look any better.
Spiritual Practice is the inclination towards Life-Adherence, or Spiritual Adherence, rather than the practice of mind adherence as the means of Living the Person You Are.
What do people think Spiritual Adherence is? What in the hell of their mind are they thinking Spiritual (Real Life) Adherence is? What in the madness of their mind are they always trying to make of Spiritual Practice (Spiritual or Life Adherence)?
It is no wonder individuals give up on whatever they have made Spiritual Awakening to be. It is no wonder to me that they always find it to be confusing, difficult and just another stress in their “contracted mind-self” existence.
Most people most of the time are always polluting the Real Purpose of Spiritual Practice – for the sake of Spiritual Adherence – with the fear that is generated in their own “contracted-out-of-Life mind” and then doubting their own Real Love Ability to Adhere to the Gift of Life that has already been Freely Given to them.
Life has obliged us to be born, Life obliges us to change and Life obliges us to disappear forever. Life obliges us to “grow up” beyond our own image, beyond our own mind ideas of self and death.
We all exist in physical uncertainty. We are all going towards bodily decline. We are all going to bodily die. We would all do ourselves, and others, and all nature, a favour by becoming still in the Heart, Listening to the Call of our Inherent Nature, the Real Source and Thrill of our bodily existence.
Must I witness another Beloved Heart slipping the body without having Lived the Enjoyment of the Conscious- Being of the body?
In what kind of human society do we exist where we are not obliged toLive and Enjoy and Communicate the Ecstatic Spirit of our bodily existence?
Where is the Community of Humanity? An entire Community must “be” the Teaching that imparts to young human initiates the truth of their Life.
The Community must embody the value of Spiritual Adherence and by that Adherence say to every young human: “Sweet Divine Person of Being, stay Awake to Your Self. Be forever peacefully vigilant as the Guardian of Your Heart Being. Be content with You. Be in peace with You. Be still in You as You move through the conditions of this existence.
Do not allow any “other” to take the Life from You. Abide in the Great Samyama (concentration in the Heart) of You. Realise and Enjoy the Life of You in order that You “take in” or “partake in” only those conditions that Serve the Life of You.
Always be Awake to You.