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To feel Life: The new medicine. No side effects.

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When Ananda wakes up early in the morning, he will sit down outside by the balcony of his room.

Opening the arms by his lap, feeling that energy flowing in his hands… that energy is who I am. It is the energy of the Universe itself.
Not the label “Ananda,” nor the body sitting there but that energy flowing alive which also manifests through my breathing and feeling.

When thoughts appear one by one, they are observed as if watching a movie from a distance and magically, they go away…

It is about feeling gratitude to life. That feeling keeps itself alive as it mingles in unison with my breathing… Thoughts are no longer; but a feeling of “Thank you,” and a smile will naturally appear.
Gratitude without words.

Then, my hands will move slowly as in a Tai chi dance, flowing into harmonious forms while breathing. It seems as if I knew that “slow dance” from before.

That experience has no timing and no name. No clocks are needed or special effects. It lasts as long as it “feels good.” The location is always Nature.

That practice revitalizes.

When thinking is no longer needed, then we could observe “inside.”
Nothing to think about. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to do. Nothing to desire. Just to be there and enjoy that moment, to be aware of that instant, to feel gratitude for that chance.

That is all. That is to live life.

No beliefs required. No guilt about wasting time or to be compelled to do something “useful” with time.
There, there is no time to kill.

It is “you” feeling the timelessness of “you.” Even for a second.
Second by second is how a new consciousness appears.
No rush. When there is no time, paradoxically; we have all the time.

Nothing “good” to learn today, huh?
There is no need to learn. No need to be “good.” It is already there, and it will manifest if allowed to.

Don’t you believe me? Too “good” to be true?
Believe in what you would. Think a lot about it. Read more. Consult with the “experts.”Follow the “right steps”…
Let me share a secret: It is not what you “do” but what you allow to happen.

Life itself is knocking at the door and when you decide to open is when the adventure starts.

Question- June 26, 2013 – Power to control

Om Shanti. Sweet Brother could you please elaborate on Controlling Power. Thank You.

Dear soul,
Thank you for your good question!
It is a simple question, but in fact; it could be deep as well.

First the dictionary meaning of the word “controlling.” Present participle of “control” – verb.
1. Determine the behavior or supervise the running of.
2. Maintain influence or authority over.

As we can see, the word “to control” means to influence, to dictate. The question is: Who is controlling who?

Usually, person A is said to control person B. This is regarded as unfair even though person A may have “good reasons” to do so.

A Father controlling his child is to be seen as positive, normal, “good,” etc. However, there is the element of “timing” in that. When the child grows up, that child will resent that control of his Father when the child realize that he is being controlled.

In Spirituality, the word to “control,” has been used by necessity to explain things in a simple way, but it is also a way to fragment our personality when we understand that it is “I” controlling “me.”

There this “higher” “moral” “I” who controls the lower impulses, the “lower me.” OR, there is a “code of conduct” which should direct my behavior and I must follow. Therefore, to control myself means to follow those directions.

The power to control means to follow a behavior deemed as “moral” or “good” despite the “lower” impulses of the self.

Please see that by using these terms; “lower” and “higher,” there is a comparison going on, which is unavoidable to make a point, to be understood; nevertheless, there is no such a thing as a “lower behavior” when we understand the necessity of things to be as they are in the Drama of “action and equal reaction.” Paradox.

Let me give an example.
Conquering sex lust.
We can say that we need to use the “power to control” so we maintain celibacy at all costs.
If someone cannot “do this,” that person is labeled as “lacking the power to control” or being “weak.”

Note that this “control” is in reference to a behavior, a code of conduct to follow. A reference point believed to be good, positive, etc.

Thus,
To use the “power to control” simply means to stay away from the vices; a vicious behavior in order to reform the self.

Spiritually speaking as long as there are vices in us; we will need to “control.” Once a vice is realized; there is no need to control anymore, for our behavior has been reformed, unless we “fall into entropy again” through our careless behavior and then we will go back into the “controlling” cycle.

It is important to mention that to “control” the self is a necessary step in the recognition of vices. However, it shouldn’t be the end result of our spiritual endeavors to live in constant phase of “controlling” the self.

Control should bring “no need for control” as we progress.

Best wishes!