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“When you have a dream, and the dream isn´t something you dream and then it happens, but the dream is something you never knew it was going to come into your life, dreams always come from behind you, not right between your eyes, it sticks up on you, but when you have a dream, it doesn´t come out at you screaming in your face “this is Who You Are, this is What You Must Be for the rest of your life”…
SOMETIMES THE DREAM ALMOST WHISPERS…
The hardest thing to listen to, namely your instincts, your human personal intuition, always whispers, it never shouts; it´s very hard to hear.
You have to every day of your lives be ready to hear what whispers in your ear, it very rarely shouts. And if you can listen to the whisper, and if it takes all your heart, and it´s something you think you wanna do for the rest of your life, and that is going to be what you do for the rest of your life, we will benefit from everything you do.”
– Stephen Spielberg
2014/04/16 1 Comment
These days I need very much to clear my head. Stress is like a jacket that I can’t take off. I will breath and sit and walk. Seek solitude, stillness. I will regain myself.
Like never before, these last days I have been under a lot of pressure too. Stress has felt like a straitjacket. Really as if there was no escape.
So in those moments you feel totally cornered. Choice-less. As if whatever you try is of no avail.
Oftentimes I realize with astonishment that we might just as well have given ourselves the right answers long before, but have a hard time to integrate and act on them. In this sense your earlier comment is very enlightening:
“What I pursue always eludes me. What I treasure simply comes to me.
This is such an important thing. To pursue an objective is to set up a duality that dooms the very effort. We feel a sense of failure when we don’t get our hands on what we seek. And we feel unsatisfied when we do.”
Now, this may sound infeasible:
But against all odds, and without any sentimentality, COULD WE TREASURE THIS ANGUISH, OR STRESS – as we call it – as if it was a precious treasure? Could we…?
Instead of hardly struggling to take it off, to get rid of it through different “methods” – breathing and sitting and seeking solitude – , could we just contemplate our harsh predicament with greatest equanimity?…
Can we apply your insight here, namely to let go of the “duality that dooms the very effort”, seeing the pursuit to heal as a total failure, and instead surrender to the natural process, allowing it to truly heal us?…
Only the projection – which is the outcome of duality – can be “regained”, whereas Oneness – who we really are – can neither be gained nor lost.
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