On Happiness…

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In the moment, there really are no problems. The mind will argue and make up many stories to try to prove that statement is false. But, it’s true. The mind, ruled by ego is not a particularly trustworthy friend.

Happiness (inner-peace) is a state of being that is accessible to anyone who sincerely desires it. Right now. Right here. Many claim to want it, but have actually built barriers to block it. Removing barriers and blocks is a conscious decision.

“Let go of judgment of self and other” is often taught, because it is so basic and essential to living in a state of inner peace (happiness). It is also a natural by-product of liberating oneself. Letting go of judgments of other and self, we remember where innocence and love is, and has always been.

When the mind/ego is working over-time manipulating feelings, thoughts and emotions; if it is obsessing about one thing or another, blaming or disapproving of others — even subtly, or feeling an urgency to do, say, control, or change something as it is (i.e.: get an answer, ‘fix’ someone or something, say something, get a manufactured ‘need’ met, or whatever it might be that is creating disharmony withIN…) #1) recognize it is happening, and #2) stop it. Literally, stop it. Give yourself a time-out. Breath and just be until you come back into a state of equilibrium and balance.

The ‘war’ is within. Happiness and peace have nothing to do with anyone or anything outside of yourself. Simply Be centered and grounded in peace as much as possible moment to moment, and your/the world changes… from the inside out.

I can say this and know it to be true, because I have experienced it myself.

“Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu” (I desire peace for all beings.)

– mu
November 26, 2014

Congruency

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“Our true calling is the call to ultimate congruence within oneself.” ~ Caroline Myss

It could be said that the true spiritual path is the path within oneself of being or becoming a congruent human being. It is living in a state of inner-harmony, so that we do not live a life of ‘interior betrayal’. A congruent human being recognizes and listens to the still small voice within and follows its guidance, even if it is uncomfortable, scary, or unthinkable at first. It might be telling you to pick up the phone, apologize to someone, start walking or exercising, change career or diet, be more honest with yourself and others, help someone, forgive someone who mistreated or abused you, or whatever it is. Fear might come up. The ego might get noisy and argue with the still small voice and what it is telling you, that’s where courage comes in. It takes courage to be a congruent human being. When the still small voice offers us something that has the potential to bring us into alignment with our truth – the courage will be there. It will just naturally rise up to meet and support us.

When we are living congruently, we are “Being our very own beingness” as Lester Levenson said. It is recognized as a feeling of inner-peace, harmony, ‘rightness’, effortlessness, balance, imperturbability. Everything flows. We are not going against anything – not resisting anything, because we know what is profoundly ‘right’ for us. It is not a destination or set in stone – it is a fluid state. It is a place of synchronicity where ‘magic’ happens. The identity (in my case the ‘mu’) seems to disappear as BEingness takes over. As during a performance when the music just flows through the body – the instrument, as opposed to ‘mu’ thinking about it or trying to control it. It is effortless perfection. This is how it is in all areas of life when we are congruent beings.

When we are honest, true, and congruent, everything seems easier, more effortless; It flows, It is all perfection – literally ‘all good’, regardless of whatever is going on or happening externally. Congruency is a state of knowing and being who and what we really are.

– mu