A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom.
He tells me that serving life is not an option and that
we each serve; some more and some less.
At some level of awareness, we know it. But, we may be
too grounded in physical and material illusions
to consciously consider, or very much care about,
our degree of impact on those with whom we share
our environment, or possibly the environment itself.
Many of us fail to see that we may be part of
the environment, from the perspective of some others,
if they are even aware enough to notice us at all.
What about personal relationships?
What about them?
Are they no more or less than a part of our awareness?
Outside of oneself?
I hesitate to ask about what seems to be suggested.
The non-dual nature of reality?
I’m not ready to deal with it.
Spirit tells me that creative passion is a dance,
as much as a joint venture, between intellect
and emotion, each directing the other to music
they are co-creating as they respond to each other,
in a continuous blend of unrehearsed movement.
Wow! That sounds seductive.
It is, intentionally so.
Then, to bring it all back to reality …
It never left.
How does such a …
Way of life?
Wouldn’t it be exhausting?
In what way?
In relation to spiritual development.
It is the only way.
Even for a Bodhisattva?
Especially for her, or him.
Then, in serving others more
while serving ourselves no less …
More or less of what?
Personal and community care.
Intellect provides us with means
to learn to understand what needs
to be done and what we can do
to satisfy that need.
Knowing what and how to contribute
is totally unproductive without
desire to inspire us to act on
the awareness intellect provides.
Yang and Yin?