When Marianne Williamson said:
My whole view of relationships changed. I started taking dance lessons. I started having fun. I started having a life and working on me again. Then dating again. I felt ready. I kept it real yet cool.
I did not push things into happening, I did not impose my fantasy or idea of what I wanted to happen onto men I dated. I payed attention to what was actually happening. I was PRESENT. I found the piece of the puzzle that was missing!
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|Learning to Salsa. Having a Ball. Keeping it Cool.
Circa Right Before I met James. Now we Tango
Not long after that, with awareness practice and following these yoga inspired suggestions to find love, I was present enough to actually encounter a being who loves me and I love. Marianne’s CD is here.
Which is very different from “ask” -bible version- (not that there is anything wrong with that one), my world changed too. I felt the pulse of evolution, the higher awareness of our times, that is, for those who want to listen.
I was used to maximizing my time while living in a hostile corporate world where I could be out of a job and on the street, losing my home and my ‘identity’ at any minute. That was of course just a ‘story I told myself’, but I did not know that at that time. So I took all I could, gave little. I ended up losing it all anyway. In a very maximized way.
When James said this I noticed I must give. Yes, I had heard that in all the yoga books but obviously I did not get it.
I am still struggling with this one. With the concept of giving away things for free: good content, my full attention, a book, my time. It is new to me. Yet, I have already been rewarded in ways I would have never imagined. I feel peace.
When Eckart Tolle said:
I finally understood! We have a ‘pain body’. It’s like the Incredible Hulk. It takes over us and we are no longer us, we go unconscious.
At first I saw it clearly in others. That is the easiest way to understand the pain body. Who ever wants to see it in ourselves? Not me! Take family reunions, for example, do you notice how it is in those situations that you find the biggests fights, disagreements, crazy and totally out of proportion interactions?
Well this is because a bunch of “pain bodies” or people with their energies stuck in the past, unable to be present for what is, and with very pre-determined ideas of how they want their “Thanksgiving” (for example) to unfold, find that the reality is different, and want to dwell in the pain of the past.
So a father may say to the son “you would be much better off if you would have gone to law school’ or something like that, fill in the blank with your own. You know what I’m talking about. Then the son will feel his ‘buttons pushed’, his own pain body enticed, and a tremendous urge to respond. Both speaking from past unfulfilled desires and expectation. None present for what is. No chance at being here now. Two pain bodies. Unconscious.
Tolle has a podcast he did with Oprah. It resonated so deeply that it had me laughing all along. I laughed the most when I noticed the pain body in ME. It had happened as earlier as the night before went I became jealous of James for very illogical reasons.
So how do you deal with a pain body attacking you? One time a woman came over to Tolle’s place very late at night in a panic. She was being sued and spread papers on the floor and talked rapidly and anxiously about how she was about to be sued and loose everything and be totally depleted and how everyone hated her. She went on and on. A pain body in action.
Tolle looked at her with full awareness, not judging, creating space. He did not say a word. After about 30 minutes the woman said: “This is not that important is it?”. Tolle said: “No”. The woman picked everything up went home and had “the best sleep she had had in a long time”. The following morning she asked: “What did you do to me”?
What he did was give space, accept her fully, give her the moment where she could feel all her feelings, withoug any reaction at all.
When Deepak Chopra said:
We can intend and plan all we want but if we do not let go and trust, then it is like planting a garden and going to it every day to stirr the soil and check on the seeds. As if asking: did you sprout yet? It’s not how nature works.
That is the thing with money. It is not bad in itself, it is just an energy. It is what is done with money that produces results. If it is used to brag or try to control others then, well, that is what some people call evil. The actions. Not the money itself!
Say that half of those: IMPLEMENT it, and then half of those: implement it SUCCESSFULLY. Then 125,000 people would have introduced two people (maybe more than once) successfully for the betterment of both.
To be effective, one liners or posts need to be well crafted. For example, nobody can say: “you are having an active pain body” to someone who is ranting and going crazy at you in a completely irrational way. That will only cause defensiveness because they are unconscious.
Also a line or a post, no matter how crafty, can only be effective if written with sincerity, true inspiration, non-harming, and if the person reading is ready to listen.
What are one-liners that changed YOUR life? Tell me please!
Dr. H. The Chinese Doctor That Blew My Mind