Obedience is anathema to an average mindset. Choice and freedom are what life is meant to be. Obedience smells of servitude and being dominated. Suffice it to say, not enough thought has gone into this concept. This needs to be a worthy inquiry.
Why, if nothing else, time and time again, those who have fought for freedom have still been captive of their own minds, repeating paradigms that are not freeing their own chains.
When we encounter the yearnings of the spirit, the need to know the essence and true meaning of our transient lives, the mind turns to itself and the spirit goes inward to a discipline. This is worthy obedience. Surrender to the knowing of how it is.
There is no place to go, no mosque, no synagogue or church.
Just be present with the intention
Choose one path and go deeper and deeper to ripen in it.
Not the path of dogma but the path of the lone mystic
Even go beyond the metaphors.
First, develop the ego
To then learn when to let go of the ego
See the energetic experience
Self-witness the workings of the mind
Choose your own method
Be no one’s authority nor your own
Go with the flow
Now take the step
Let go through and in each portal
Remove the dust from your eyes See upsets as doorways Move towards expansion. Tune your frequency
Allow the divine to reveal itself.
But first, accept yourself
Learn to love what is
And refine what is
The work is both inner and outer.
Be a fine steward of the body and the mind
Turn to change
Shower parts not yet mastered.
Shower with love.
No turning on yourself.
Manage emotions that trigger
Pause before you inhale.
Celebrate endings while knowing that there are no endings
Setting boundaries with yourself.
Be always in practice
Keep working with hindrances
Keep doing what your ignorance wishes to avoid. Don’t want to be in strong action Unity awareness is active resistance
Allow intuition to inform
Overpower resistance through higher commitment
Use your own pressure.
Create awareness of the unity of interdependence Take care of each other
Belong to the other.
When the time is right, let go of the ego
Be the ordinary
And yet be ever-present
Do the ordinary and the extraordinary
When merits are accomplished, lay no claim to it
Relinquish power yet have the inner power.
Only those who obey can command
Can be the spiritual adult
And this calls for worthy obedience of body and mind.