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stillness within movement

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:09 pm
by Arkena
Ive just read the power of now...pretty amazing stuff.

I am quite a lazy person, I had a nervous breakdown which along with a diagnosis of aspergers syndrome has meant i am getting my life back together from the mess it has been.

When I read about acceptance I do not understand how I can act and be motivated to create change, like in my diet, in my exercise and activity levels but at same time to accept the world as it is.

To accept things as they are but to simultaneously seek to act on my power to change myself for the better.

I am confused on the topic of acceptance and action...of stillness within movement.

Thank you for your replies :D

Re: stillness within movement

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:53 pm
by Webwanderer
Arkena wrote:When I read about acceptance I do not understand how I can act and be motivated to create change, like in my diet, in my exercise and activity levels but at same time to accept the world as it is.

To accept things as they are but to simultaneously seek to act on my power to change myself for the better.

I am confused on the topic of acceptance and action...of stillness within movement.

Welcome to the forum.

Acceptance and change are perfectly compatible. It is to a large extent about the flow of creative energy. To resist what is is to reinforce its existence simply because the focus of attention is directing life/creative energy into it. Creative energy only knows 'yes'. To accept something is to allow attention to be focused somewhere else.

Attention, and thereby the focusing of energy, is pretty much always focused somewhere. Making a conscious choice in directing one's attention brings power to the forming of one's experience. You demonstrated this in your post:

I am quite a lazy person...

...i am getting my life back together...

These are both creative in that they represent established beliefs and existing flows of energy. Any statement following "I am" that you believe to be true is highly creative. Choose your"I am's" wisely.

WW

Re: stillness within movement

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:09 am
by Mystic
Eckhart Tolle mentioned that acceptance, or surrender, is not resignation. The mind resists the present moment with continual distracting thought forms and it is like a magnet that pulls on my consciousness. To accept what is, means to stop resisting the now, to stop identifying with thought forms. Practicing the power of now has been a gradual process for me but there have been some improvements in the external world from changing the perspective of the mind - the internal world. Awareness of the inner body has been very helpful in the awakening process.

Being still in the mind increases vibration frequency. Perfect stillness is infinite vibration. That is why I think the word enlightenment must be a misnomer. There is "enlightening" but it is never a finished done deal like the ego wishes it to be. The mind is motion and rest. The egoic thought patterns are mostly superficial chaos due to past conditioning and thus consequent repeating loops of thought babel.

Inspired thought comes from that deeper place of stillness within.

Re: stillness within movement

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:55 am
by Lianna
You are consciousness
The idea that you are lazy and not motivated is the conditioned mind, a belief about yourself, an identification. Listening to that conditioned mind instead of being present with consciousness, creates the experience of being lazy and unmotivated. It happens when you are not present, not awake within yourself.
When being present, you can choose to listen to the conditioned mind or simply do something else.. whatever it is.. maybe something that will direct your life/body/experience in a pleasant way.
Experiencing health (because of a healthy diet) is maybe more pleasurable then experiencing the body being unhealthy. So you can choose which one you would like to experience. When the mind says 'I do not want to' (feeling lazy), you can accept that, while being present and being conscious. Observe that sensation and those thoughts, accept that its there, be aware that it's the mind. You can then decide not to let that mind choose what you will do, but choose from that higher level of presence and consciousness.
If you are consciousness experiencing itself through life, what do you choose to experience?

I hope that makes sense. It's just my take on it, I am learning as well so there might be loopholes there :)