I'm continuously amazed at how people never notice that reality is a huge feedback engine. Its so obvious, all you got to do is pay a little bit of attention and you'll see how life just feeds back our energy to us.
The oldest law known to man: what goes around, comes around or as Newton put it "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction," applies in every moment of every day that we function in life. But no one pays any attention to that fact and no one ever grasps how easy it is to become a master of the moment because of this fact.
I've known a few masters. I've studied masters because I want to be like the masters. Most masters don't even know they are masters. Many masters are masters of a single discipline. I aspire to be master of all moments. I only knows one Master of all Moments. I call her Mom.
Mom is tricky though, because Mom is such a powerful master that she can completely play any role she chooses while maintaining her complete mastery of the moment. That means she can be a "queen bee," play a wounded female, be the quiet child, or the devoted student and at the same time be completely mastered in the moment. So you can't be certain a person is not a master by studying their behavior. You can however know that a person is a master if they fail to react in a crisis or tumultuous moment. Once you see non-reaction, you see the true master because only a true master can have no reaction in the moment. You can't fake non-reaction. Although you can hide reaction to some extent, a true master shines through. There are levels of mastery, but I'll save that for some day when I actually know them.
Just to make my point clear: a true master of the moment can pretend to react so convincingly that you'll never know they didn't react. But a person who doesn't react cannot be faking the non-reaction: there is always tell tale signs of the reaction no matter how trained her mind is.
I've been studying Moms for quite some time. Well, since I met my first Mom, my grandmother. That woman got shingles as a young woman and promised God she would never complain again if she healed. She healed and she kept that vow until the day she died. Now that's a MOM!
That's not to say she mastered all moments. Very few can master all moments. Reality is supposed to be convincing and it really sucks us into the drama quite efficiently. But failing in one moment does not diminish us, in fact its the failure in that moment to be aware which puts energy into the future to provide us with feedback which is designed to wake us up to the fact that we weren't aware in that moment.
So this is where the feedback I spoke of earlier comes in. Our attention projects energy toward some fear or desire and that energy settles into our future causing the fear or desire to manifest or not manifest depending on whether the universe wants us to experience positive or negative feedback. Sometimes we are allowed to see someone else's related feedback so we can learn from them before we get our own. We are very blessed in such occurrences and shouldn't gossip, because the gossip adds that same energy to our subsequent feedback. I can't go into the physics. Its hella complicated, but suffice to say (quoting Edgar Cayce here) "The mind is the builder." Where we place our attention, we create an energy of manifestation which will absolutely come to pass at some point in the future. Paraphrasing my first official Guru "We eat fruit, react to its bitterness or sweetness, spit out its seeds and then the seeds grow more trees in our future, delivering to us more of the same fruit."
To simplify and summarize: As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Yep, the bible authors knew. So be careful where you put your attention in this moment and in the next because when you do that you are building your future (actually limiting your possibilities, but that's a topic for another time).
When reality provides you with feedback, use the pain or pleasure (negative or positive) as a gateway into awareness* of the moment instead of reacting to it with more positivity or negativity which will cause more energy to create the same circumstance in the future.
I keep hearing the question, "So how do I break the cycle?"
The answer is simple, but not easilly perceived because we don't want to see. Here are some techniques I use.
- Only God can change our habits. Pray hard. Pray often. Pray with intention.
- Be thankful for what you have. If you focus on the good and positive you call more of that into your life. Its not going to help bring you to awareness but at least you'll be calling good things to you instead of bad.
- The cycle of reaction is continuous. Once you recognize that you reacted (even in the past) you are aware and the cycle is broken. Do not lament the times you were reacting! REJOICE in the times you do not!
I love MOM!
Thanks for reading. I'm grateful to have such an outlet for my endless and relentless thoughts.
Note: *I must mention MOM Eckhart Tolle. Although its not my intention to plagiarize him, most of my ideas can be found in his books.
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