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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Manifestation II

Every time I write a post like my last one, I get a lot of people very excited.
Of course that excitement doesn't last too long and by now all the enthusiasm and euphoria are probable gone.
So being the very practical guy I am, I have to come back and talk a little bit more abut “manifestation” in the hope that it will cement better into your understanding.

Your mind is a window.
Through that window the universe comes into fruition.
Through that window you manifest the changes in your life.
Pretty simple, no? - Maybe too simple.

What people do not really understand and fully grasp is that our “reality” is the effect not the cause of change.
The real cause of change is your mind.
You will not change your “reality” until you change your mind.

What we usually do is to focus on changing our life our reality.
We want a better life, a better job, better relationships, better health or whatever we want.
Very few people understand that our life, our reality is the product of who we are.

People expect that the changes in our life, our reality, will change who we are, the way we are and feel.
We expect that by getting a new job, anew car, anew house or lover will make us happy, or that if we loose some weight will make us more self confident.

It doesn't work like that at all.
Like somebody said: “You have to become the change you want to see in the world”
You have to become the cause of change in your life.

This becoming of the source of your transformation, means simply that you have to drop the old way of thinking and get a new one.
To change your life you have to change your mind.

Here is where the opening of your mind to the infinite power and wisdom of the universe comes into play.
This is the key you have to turn, the “secret” sort to speak, of your manifestation.

Opening the “window” of your mind doesn't require a monumental effort.
It is simply a matter of faith – or in some cases, of utter desperation.
We all have done it at one point or another in our life.
You should know already what I am talking about because you've been there before, haven't you?

If you have never experienced this “opening” of your mind you are kind of screwed because it is impossible to explain it - it is like talking to a virgin about sex – bad example, I know, but it is late and I'm getting a little tired.
So I'll end my post with a little prayer for me and for you my friends:

God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

17 comments:

Uninvoked said...

I'm afraid I don't understand. Maybe not simple enough? O.o

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Yes, it's all about living in the moment and escaping the ties of the past and future. Our minds create what we all desire.

Talon said...

Interesting post, Buddha. Life is how you look at it...

Quantum_Flux said...

The faith we have is in making a leap in a new life direction, sometimes it involves a change in mindset. I need to have more faith in my own abilities to get things done, and I do have faith in myself. Whatever happens, well, happens. There is no divine guidance for the things to come in the future, however, but random chance. Thus, I need to have the faith of a poker player whom is betting in the face of uncertainty. Sometimes it's wise to bet all in, to go with your gut instincts, while other times it's wise to fold them or to bet low and take smaller risks to obtain success.

However, what we don't need is a false sense of security. We should trust in our own minds, somedays that is the signs coming from our subconscious minds telling us where to go based on the evidence that we may and the evidence that we may not be cognicent of.

Flight said...

Socrates : An unexamined life is not worth living.

I feel the world would benefit greatly if everyone would take the time to look deep into their very core beliefs . When I was younger I was very ignorant and full of rage . Much of who I was then came from flowing the culture that I was rased in , in fact my bigotry and anger was seen as the righteous and just path in the eyes of my family and my god .

The more that I learned of the world , the more that I saw past the CULTure of my upbringing . But even then it wasn't till I found love in the eyes of a forbidden woman (I was married and thought love was just teenage hormonal imbalance) that I looked deep inside and cast out all that I could find truth in . Why must we have so many rules and laws about love ? You don't get to pick who you love and you didn't get to pick who loves you .

BTW Mahatma Gandhi said:“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Flight said...

Sorry typo
cast out all that I couldn't find truth in

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

OK:

"God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other."

I personally really dislike this quote, purely because most people who use it tend to mean "God give me the grace to ignore the things i can't change and the courage to stick my nose in with things i don't like"

I know the sentiment is more honorable than that, but who actually gave any individual the right to "change" things and decide what they think is right?

Sorry - rant over

Diego said...

Because I am posting this on Columbus Day and have been thinking about 'discovery' as a theme anyway, it is always pleasant to find someone whose thoughts seem to be moving along the same road.

dirt clustit said...

Reconation Therapy

Buddha said...

@ Uninvoked - I will try again. OK?

@ Poetic - Oh yes! There is nothing like living fully in the moment :)

@ Talon - Thank you Talon!

@ Quantum - Faith has many facets.
You can have faith in God, yourself, science, the stock market or Lady Luck.
It is not the same thing.
When people go to Las Vegas and bet their life savings praying to God to win, they are not putting their faith in God, they are putting their faith in Lady Luck, and as you should know, she can be a whore some times :)

@ Flight - I love your comments lately.
This is the dialog I was hoping for.
Where I can listen as well as talk.
Where I can learn not only teach.
Thank you my friend!

@ Pixie - As you probably know "interpreting" the holly scriptures is an international pass time.
Everybody is twisting the truth to serve their personal agenda.
On the second point:
I believe every individual has the right and the duty to change and better themselves.
However I do not believe that anybody should have the right to impose their beliefs on somebody else.

@ Diego - We should never stop learning - IMO :)

Buddha said...

@ dirt clustit - I don't know anything about MRT :(
It sounds as a good, working therapy.
If you have more info about it and would like to share with us please let me know - I can host you on the blog as guest writer - if you'd like :)

Quantum_Flux said...

@BOH - God doesn't exist, nor does Lady Luck. Probabilities do, of course, and over the long run all statistics conform to those probabilities regardless of whether it is in gambling, investing, or in scientific data measurements.

When people are saying they have "faith in God", they typically mean one of a few different things. They may have faith in their religious friends that what they are being told is true, they may have faith that a religious book is divinely inspired and thereby all evidence to the contrary is a lie, or they may have faith in their own mind to take interpretive liberties with the world around them to conform to their own beliefs (Kantian philosophy). All those forms of faith are bad since they neglect to utilize objective evidence to make a sound analysis of what is going on in the world around them. Having faith in one's own decision making abilities, even that can go wrong if, for instance, people make decisions based on emotion.

People whom put their faith in making decisions based on objective evidence and sound logical reasoning, those people have a grasp of reality and are in a proper position to make sound judgements.

Flight said...

Buddha: dido Bud .

Quantum_Flux : Our faith in science is no different then their faith in god ... trust me on this .

Buddha said...

@ Quantum - I do not believe in a old guy with a white beard sitting on a throne in the clouds Quantum.
That is a 2000 years old interpretation of God.
I am a spiritual person and as a spiritual person I believe that our reality is both spiritual and material.
If you believe that we live in a pure material world you are living in the 19th century.
We have discovered DNA, and quantum physics. We have discovered that mass is just an illusion.
We live in the age of information and artificial inteligence.
You can't be seriously believe into a mechanical universe run by chance.
And no - you don't know what God means for me, or faith for that matter because it is not the biblical God and faith I am talking about.
Just because something does not "exist" in your material world that doesn't mean it is not real.

@ Flight - It is for that matter that we all should break our "party" lines and look for truth instead of justifying our own dogma.
I will accept all intelligent challenge and debate because that is the only way we will find the truth.

Quantum_Flux said...

If you believe that we live in a pure material world you are living in the 19th century.

I am living in the 21st century and I believe in an momentum-energy world that exists in the frame of space-time

We have discovered DNA, and quantum physics. We have discovered that mass is just an illusion.

DNA, quantum physics, mass....all are properties of momentum and energy and the behaviours thereof are all explainable by mathematical and geometrical relationships

We live in the age of information and artificial inteligence.

Nothing spiritual about information and AI, they are also explainable by science and technology

You can't be seriously believe into a mechanical universe run by chance.

Yes I can

Buddha said...

@ Quantum - LOL!
Those idiots at CERN spending billions building particle accelerators and the morons trying to figure out the Unifying Theory of Physics or the mentally retarded working on the string theory.
I think you should have a talk with them and explain that you have figure it all out and there is no more need for research :)
On the other hand I believe anyone is entitled to his opinion even if they are the only one in the world that believe in it.

Quantum_Flux said...

The people at CERN are going to discover something, potentially very useful. The people working on String Theory are going to mathematize whatever the people at CERN discover. It always works out that way.