Between the stimulus (the tease) and your response, is a holy space. Here lies the freedom to choose new responses that will shape your new destiny. Unfortunately, emotional upsets block this blessing from coming through, advancing the cause of disease and suffering.
Inside, two conflicting voices are at war, one of them is language, containing the programming of a child’s obedience to authority. The other is the wordless word of conscience. It is time now to do what you could not do before, that is to say, transfer your allegiance back to the wordless word in your heart.
Dropping resentments effortlessly dissolves any programming; the first resentment is towards the tease that lives in your mind; the second is with look-alike people, places and things.
Inherently, you do not want to become like what you hated, but because that is exactly what is happening, there evolves a strange addiction with resentful struggles.
The only sense of self-worth you have ever known is rooted in a perpetual conformity or rebellion against all authority. That authority still goads you from that other place…now at home inside your head.
A hate object is needed because resentment has become a necessary evil…a sustaining food for the false core of worth and loyalty. From the guilt of hate springs misguided love, and then presents itself as a loving and devoted person, when in reality it is only a slave.
Between the stimulus (the tease) and your response, there is a holy space. Here lies the freedom to choose new responses that will shape your new destiny. Unfortunately, emotional upsets block this blessing from coming through, advancing the cause of disease and suffering.
As a little child, you once knew how to be carefree; to move and have your true being, but cruel love stole it away. Others now live through you… as you.
“if you will simply doubt that voice that has made you doubt what is right in your heart, it will allow faith to enter as a born-again experience.”
The real you reading this should be grasping the fact that you no longer need to function from the malevolent spirit implanted in language; the silent cognition of what you are reading here is sufficient to begin lifting the burden.
Lately, emotions have begun to run away with your common sense. Emotionally entangled, dark dream thoughts are always lurking. They appeal to you in those irrational moments of discontent urging you to act them out.
A lifetime of excuses has become false beliefs, leading to wrong relationships, blind alleys, hopelessness and despair. Separate from this endless loop of emotionally sustained thought.
Those without faith have nothing but vainglorious goals and dreams, with the phantom’s voice leading the way as the hope of the hopeless.
No one can give himself faith. Nevertheless, if you will simply doubt that voice that has made you doubt what is right in your heart, it will allow faith to enter as a born-again experience.
At the threshold of reality, the masquerading self will be unmasked; fear and resentful resistance will no longer empower it. Henceforth remain calm. To survive, it must convince you that being upset is a very normal thing, but it lies.
Through the arousal of blinding emotions, it always drew its identity from the wrong crowd you thought were friends. Stand back from the refuge of thought-chemistry, for this ghostly thing loathes and fears observation.