It’s not difficult to imagine why, but the path to realization usually begins with a certain degree of suffering. Momentary insights are the easy part. Frankly speaking, “ah-ha” moments in your life usually amount to nothing in the long run – everyone has them – supposed wake-up calls, the ever elusive transformative event that we thought would really bring about a life-altering change in how we behave and look at things. Most discover that the power of long-standing unconscious habits are far more powerful than momentary insights.
For true empowerment to begin, emotional realization is the next part – that you are 100% responsible for your emotional life at all times – that no one makes you angry, depressed, guilty or causes you anxiety etc.
I think you’ll find the next levels of difficulty are manifesting, then sustaining your realization in the world. And that manifesting of your practice is really what’s important and that comes with taking 100% responsibility for your projections of yourself, your view of others and your world. A realized being doesn’t just become kind of an enlightened blob, or an enlightened couch potato, but actually exhibits a certain level of gentle strength and wisdom.
Release of blame, control, demands on others and the world are symptomatic of realization. Generosity, ethical discipline, patience, joy and focused attention are seen as kind of a manifestation or the expression of realization, they’re also seen as the foundation and support for realization.
To learn more about MMC;
* Michael Gregory, Director
* MMC Retreat Center in Ellenton, Florida
Go to: mindfulnessmeditationcenters.com
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