Surest Investment is Self Knowledge and Inner Stability

“`We are often our own prisoner, We limit ourselves and give in to things that don’t align with who we truly are, out of fear.

We fear abondoning our past because we have invested so much in It. We fear disappointing others and we end up disappointing ourselves.

We lie to ourselves so we can continue to believe in the illusion that satisfaction comes from external things. We build a comfort zone outside of ourselves and neglect our inner space.

We fear sitting alone in silence and listening to ourselves, because we can’t stand hearing the non sense we have repeated over the years,

But we know better now, we have enough hindsight to see that the surest investment is self knowledge and inner stability that is independant of the exterior world,

In crazy times like ours, meditation, presence and introspection are the key to embracing the exponentially changing world,

Wishing you all courage and awareness.

( Contributed by Mr. Balasunder )

And never be confused between seriousness and sincerity – seriousness is not sincerity.

….If you cannot laugh, how can you weep? how can you cry? Both become impossible. When laughter and crying are impossible, your heart is completely dosed. You don’t have any emotions, you start living only in the head. Your whole reality consists of thoughts. Thoughts are dry – they cannot bring laughter, they cannot bring tears. Tears and laughter come from the heart. And clarity is not of the mind, clarity is of the heart. Confusion is of the mind.

….. Laugh more, cry more, become a child again. Seriousness is your disease: drop seriousness.

And never be confused between seriousness and sincerity – seriousness is not sincerity. Sincerity need not be serious; sincerity can have laughter, can cry, can weep. Seriousness is a blocked stage of mind, a stage where you cannot flow. A state of unflow stagnancy. Serious people are ill people.

Unblocking the Flow of Abundance

The flow of abundance can get blocked at any one of six steps:

  1. Clarify your purpose. Have a clear sense of what your life is about and what you value most.
  2. Look for lessons in your areas of shortage. The aspects of your life where there is a lack exist to teach you something.
  3. Learn to be grateful for what you do have. Move beyond distorted perceptions and see clearly the parts of your life where you are greatly blessed.
  4. Give what you can. By joyfully and freely giving, you redefine yourself as someone whose life is abundant.
  5. Expect and accept the good that comes to you. Be alert to the necessary resources in whatever form they may come—expected or unexpected.
  6. Giving and receiving build community. Be open to building or reinforcing interpersonal relations based on mutual care.

Look over the list of six points. Which one of them seems weakest in your life? That is, which one is most in need of further application? Make a personal commitment to do something about it and follow through with your resolution.

Mark Thurston from Edgar Cayce Handbook of Creating Your Future