The Art of Renunciation…
October 9, 2008

“ Attachment destroys courage. The giver is always ready to give. The taker is absent. Freedom means letting go. People just do not care to let go of everything. They do not know that the finite is the price of the infinite, as death is the price of immortality. Spiritual maturity lies in the readiness to let go everything. The giving up is the first step. But the real giving up is in realizing that there is nothing to give up, for nothing is your own. It is like deep sleep – you do not give up your bed when you fall asleep – you just forget it..”.

 

Sri Nisargaddata Maharaj: from  (“I AM THAT” Page 363/364)

 

Renunciation, for the most part is a very misunderstood subject.  It’s wrapped up in philosophies and practices, ideas and understandings that at best distort and distract from any sort freedom, let alone realization.  Instead, most seekers are lead to simply more confusion and frustration as a result of the interpretations and misinterpretations of ideas that are added onto, an already complex concept.  

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Insight #7 ~ ZEN Shredding…
July 29, 2008

 

 

Pursuing dreams is

not just about achieving something.

 

 

 

 

It’s also about “letting go”. Pursuing a dream often generates change and transformation that nudges your life in quantum leaps.  Stepping into the unknown is less threatening when you detach from expectations and old ways of being that no longer serve you.

 

 

Extended commentary:

In the pursuit of my dreams I have noticed that what I imagined (the expectation or intention) and what happens (the result) are often very different.  Whether in observation of the moment or hindsight, I am often pleasantly surprised in how the “happening” unfolds in the pursuit and realization of my dreams, of how those intended desires and dreams can differ, change or surpass previously imagined levels of fulfillment.

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