The entire world is your oyster at birth and just gets more cluttered from there!
THERE IS A COMPUTER SAYING: GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT. AS we develop as human beings we are products of our surroundings and if we only hear fighting and negativity this has an enormous impact on our future!
They once did a study in the deep south and learned that the children who were rocked and loved by their black nannies were very well-adjusted… since they simply told the children how beautiful they were and were rocked to sleep with fairy tales and soothing folk songs.
We are all products of our self-talk. The good news is you can change that immediately! One of the zen methods is simply to say: change pegs every time a lousy or negative self talk evolves in your life. Simply say change pegs as if you lift a big wooden peg from the negative hole and put it in the positive hole. Imagery is also very important!
Beginners mind is free, very clear and uncluttered. We have worked an entire lifetime trying to get free and we were already free at birth. Meditation is the antidote to a cluttered mind. You can spend quality time going to that secret island in your mind as many times as you want during the day or night. After enough of this very practice you can again gain a Beginners Mind which is open and free and connected to the universe.
QUOTE: “If you have a sense of caring for others, you will manifest a kind of inner strength in spite of your own difficulties and problems. With this strength, your own problems will seem less significant and bothersome to you. By going beyond your own problems and taking care of others, you gain inner strength, self-confidence, courage, and a greater sense of calm.” –Dalai Lama
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: What is meant by his term ‘beginner’s mind’? The purpose of Zen practice is to have a simple, pure mind, open to possibilities. Our normal mind congratulates itself for achieving certain things, but such self-centered thoughts prevent us from really learning and seeing. The beginner’s mind goes beyond ‘me’ to the realization that it is just an expression of the larger universal Mind, and this naturally produces compassion. It ceases to think in a dualistic way, in terms of polarities such as good and bad, or agreeable and disagreeable, and consequently can focus on the fullness of the moment, as it is.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your ram and memory chips!
ZENTRAVELER SAYS:Empty you mind grasshopper…it could be on data over-load!
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.
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