Wresting Color From the Canvas: House Rule #22
Sep 29, 2017 01:01PM
By Corey Starliper
Earth is a school and daily life is our classroom
Our teachers come in many forms
We learn best through direct experience
Failures are the stepping stones to success
Lessons reappear until we learn them
If we don’t learn the easy lessons, they get harder
Consequences teach better than concepts
Only action brings ideas to life
We can control efforts, not outcomes
Timing is everything
What goes around comes around
Little things can make a big difference
Play to your strengths
To transform your life, change your expectations
Judge with compassion
Simplicity has power
Life develops what it demands
Every choice leads to wisdom
God help those who help themselves
We each have inner guidance
Balancing the body is the first spiritual practice
Life moves in cycles; all things change
This philosophy has Buddhist roots, in that one of the fundamental aspects of Buddhism is the understanding that nothing is permanent. Attachment and expectation are responsible for suffering. We only lose what we cling to. We cannot mourn something we had no stake in.
All things change. Consciousness is in a constant state of shapeshifting. Every moment that we experience is entirely different from the last.
This is a concept that makes people very uncomfortable. Humans and animals pass away, new humans and animals are born and replace their parents in the natural cycle. Our resistance to this very basic Law of the Universe calls forth within us a sense of urgency.
It also alerts our souls to an infinite supply of spiritual potential. Each and every moment that passes is another moment to which we can apply absolutely any emotion that we wish. It is a sparkling oasis in our otherwise barren desert of futility.
We cannot control the rain, but we can control our response to it!