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A Wise Choice

What is a wise choice? Simple question, simple answer. A wise choice is one that is profitable and the wisest choice is one that is most profitable. So what do I mean by profitable? A Taoist teacher I was privileged to study with said that the Chinese saying “Wei Wu Wei” translates to “Do nothing, yet nothing is left undone.” What it means is, “Take the shortest or most efficient path where everything intended is accomplished with minimum effort/resistance.” So what is that most efficient path and how do you get there?

That takes a little overview and examination of the possible paths, but surely, regardless of the path, if you want to get from A to B, it would be preferable to have green lights all the way.

What gives you green lights? Qualification, protocol and timing. It helps to be qualified so that you get through the guarded doors along the way. To pass smoothly and quickly, you have to be in harmony with the conditions and people at each door and follow protocol. Though a cat could qualify for a cat show, it does not qualify for “The Voice” or “American Idol”, nor does a person who cannot sing. The winners of those shows are able to distinguish between notes and, generally, have been singing for years, and they conduct themselves in a manner that meets protocol. They have put their focus on their hearing and their voice sufficiently to have control and to create specific sounds at will, and to evoke feelings. This is their qualification. Secondly, they went to the right place (the audition) at the right time and, thirdly, they acted appropriately. You need both a viable seed and the right environmental conditions for the seed to sprout and bear fruit.

So, for the wisest, most profitable choices,
1) know where you intend to go,
2) focus enough to learn what you need to learn to pass through all the doors,
3) including what it’s like to live in harmony beyond each door, so all your transitions are smooth.
4) And be at the door when it is open.

This will minimize the time it takes to reach your goal, because the obstacles are minimized.

So, did you profit from this article? Must have been a wise choice.

Light, Love & Joy,

Jnana Sivananda

Maybe it IS Rocket Science?

My nephew, in his 30’s, is an aeronautical engineer working for Boeing. He studied rocket science, so on one of his holiday time visits I took advantage of all his studies and analysis of life thus far and asked him what he thought the nature of ALL THIS was.

“The best I’ve heard so far”, he said, “is that it’s a hologram.”

I was very pleased.  “The best I’ve heard so far” indicates his clarity on the fact that the nature of “WHAT IS” can, at best, be somewhat described with a model… Like the old parable of the 5 blind men describing an elephant based upon touching one part of it: a big leaf, a rope, a tree trunk.  Each only sees part of the whole.

The hologram model fits well with my studies as well. We’re each creating and sharing a community holo-deck, as it were, moment by moment, as in the Original Star Trek episode where their greatest desires and fears became manifest and confronted them, “Instant Karma”, if you will.  We’re projecting our expectations and beliefs into what appears to be a magnificent multi-dimensional array of pixels, evoking images and feelings and ideas which all feed back into the transmitter and come out as the next moment, mostly the same, but with changes indicating progression, cycles of growth and decay.

So the future is the flowering of the seed of the present, and we create the seed, right now. That makes us very powerful. But at the same time, wise choices will benefit you and the universe, and unwise choices will not. Choice is significant. Plan for enhancement. Enhance each moment with joy. Enhance your surroundings.  Appreciate everyone and everything. Enhance life.

Seymour Lovejoy