Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by boogeyman » Sun May 24, 2009 2:19 am

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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by heidi » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:09 am

Here's one for you as we enter the holiday season.
Having an Open Heart and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries. It's the paradox of peace. Anyone? Anyone?
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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by Marcel Franke » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:26 pm

Are you suggesting that peace is dependent upon some stuff ?
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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by heidi » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:19 pm

Yes, Marcel - sometimes life gets messy.
You make a good point about peace being dependent on no thing - in fact "things" or giving weight to thoughts as objects is where peace takes a detour. :lol:
And as we enter into situations where there are many factors and painbody opportunities (a lå Ram Dass: If you think you are so enlightened, just spend a week with your family), my recipe for peace is an Open Heart and Healthy Boundaries. :)
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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by Quinn » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:33 am

heidi wrote:my recipe for peace is an Open Heart and Healthy Boundaries
I like it, Heidi. I dished some of that out this Thanksgiving. A loving and strong NO to some nephews that were laughing about someone's disability. With a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. :wink:

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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by Onceler » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:22 am

When I pass judgment on others, whatever I am condemning them for is probably the very thing I need to work on. Pronto!
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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by Quinn » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:39 pm

Onceler - are you really saying that we should stand by and do nothing when faced with cruelty?

Laughing about a disability, bullying, gossip - these are all cruelties. I can love the person, but speak up about the behavior.

I have rooted out a lot of my own judgments because they were based in the delusions of my ego. But when someone is hurting another, I wouldn't consider it 'judging' to point it out and say no.

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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by heidi » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:35 pm

There are preferences - when I am among others, I have a preference for kindness, honesty, joy, stuff like that. Call it Judgment Lite. :wink:
When it's not resonating, I have an option to live my truth from my seat of awareness - my preference - and release the other stuff. Call that Personal Boundaries. Maybe to be included in personal boundaries is the idea that stuff that comes up in our minds that is unnecessary, not real, and has the potential to be clung to and cause suffering is clearly not a preference for me. :mrgreen:
When painting a painting, is deciding which color to use a judgment? or simply a preference for what resonates?
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Re: Paradox in practicing the Power of Now

Post by passivitywarrior » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:59 pm

While reading the final chapter of A New Earth yesterday I became aware of the most glaring paradox in our world: that strength and courage are expressed by fighting when in reality true strength and courage are expressed by non-resistance.

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