30 Day Fast. (Be Content)
A exploration of spiritual stillness, 30 day fast of reading, studying and practicing the 26th verse of Tao Te Ching. (Living Calmly) The month long spiritual exercise in accepting and being gracious for what lies ahead. Being a avid hack writer, I’ll post 30 days consecutively, thoughts on “Being Content.” Poems, exercises, take-home assignments, etc.
The Black Box
A calm mind has no chaos. Our mind has a Black Box, yes one similar to the aviation device equipped on aircrafts. The planes’ Black Box records all electronic. In the unfortunate case of a disaster, its recover and analysis it for clues.
Think of your mind, recording everything, it every seen, heard or acted on. Personal interactions, public and private conversations, private thoughts, dreams. Our mind’s Black Box holds DNA of the spirit, good or bad. The aviation’s Black Box has to be found and activated to retrieve information.
How the Mind works.
Our mind’s creates our illusions. The mind’s Black Box constantly records our shallow interpretations. We act without knowledge in this preconditioned mental state. Unstable and fearful, we precede through life with caution.
Life has been recorded with pain and so we see pain all around us. Each event molded to our psychosis, we see the world and its people as being uncertain. A selfish mind, creates a selfish world, your Black Box is running your life.
Interpreting a world as hostile you’ll only help if its convenience for you. Fearful that your resources will never be returned, you hoard everything of valve.
To “Be Content,” we must practice the art of contentment. Our true nature must interpret, our true nature is Love and Kindness.
Know yourself, it makes it much easier to Love. When you truly know who you are, your world’s view will change.
What provoked fear and doubt, will now create opportunities of giving. Established in spirit, you understand the Tao can not be exhausted.
Take the day and monitor your “Black Box.” What is it recording? Who’s evil to you? How bad can your life get? Why can’t I forgive? The spirit to accept what lies ahead, comes from deep inner travel.
God gives what is given.
The Invisible Dragon