Daily Dragon’s Mantra…”Inner Peace”

The Search for Peace

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Peace is elusive to the seeker whose eyes are open. In this condition trees are rigid, rivers remain unsettle, and clouds maintain their downpour. Egotistical schemas sequester the temporary world in this infested perception. As a result the self-centered mind cannot erect a path to silence. However the mind of imagery must receive a pardon to begin the journey. Tranquility is within, the travel requiring limited supplies; an internal map carved by experiences is all one needs. Peace desires nothing, possess nothing, it is being nothing. The awareness to accept yourself is the stillness we seek.

The Invisible Dragon

Miles Davis

Yielding is the Way of the Tao

071 Yesterday I obstructed the power of the Tao, if that is at all possible. In a messy situation, my inability to recognize my egotistical cravings got the best of me. Unfortunately, my instinctual attribute (Combativeness) hindered my opportunity to recognize and then retreat from an unwinnable battle. Albeit quickly after the incident, my consciousness distinguished a positive through the negative.

Nevertheless, the stain pinched my spiritual evolutionary process to adapt. More importantly, my natural instinct of combativeness requires a constant vigil for me to identify, “When to Yield and When to Go Forward.” On an athletic field, game of backgammon or verbal jousting, agitation has been an ally and enemy to my learning process.

In my past, my natural intuition was to overtake a person, place or thing to control outcomes. Thus, this egotistical yet natural character trait produced both positive and negative outcomes. However, my inability to remain balanced caused my personality to become obsessed with control.063

New Wine in an Empty Bottle

As a result, I was fraught with fear and ultimately overthrown from within. The miscalculation that yielding signified a flaw infested my spirit and corrupted my consciousness. As such, the final determinations, my inability to yield and allow a natural resolve in situations weaken me considerably.

Without question, my natural impulse of combativeness is a trait that has helped me develop. Specifically, it instigates my resiliency to survive in harsh circumstances and advance my cognitive adaptation. More importantly, the Tao is a faith of humility and conscious intelligence with my evolution.

In other words, it helps me recognize imbalances and quickly regulate cognitive thinking skills. Yesterday, I failed to practice my faith to adjust my characteristic to surrender and yield.

I AM

My trait to accept responsibility and make amends is who I AM. Consequently, being right is not significant to me; however, yesterday may cause debate in this area. Nevertheless, in the future, one may attest to my capability to yield, surrender and accept situations and opposing views peacefully. Subsequently, engaging in verbal jousting however will require additional due diligence and review of topics, speakers and forums.

Where one desires gain, one may experience lost.

The Invisible Dragon

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Are You Stuck? Here’s What to Do About It

2675043373_10460df67f_m We are exhausted, faint from repetitive thoughts and unsuccessful efforts at life’s conquest.  Regardless of numerous attempts, we appear hopelessly deadlocked in the court of ‘not arriving’. As such, our peace resembles a mirage off into the distance. If only we prayed harder or secured a little luck, maybe next time we win. Again however, it ends repeatedly with a ‘girl’s night out or ‘a little me time’ to refurbish our fatigue minds. We are stuck.

Subsequently, attempts escapes like a failing fish from out grip drains our spirit.  All in all, we are trapped and we know it. However, with certainty, the vital reason for our purgatory existence lies with the attachments to our physical life. In other words, our connection to what we can see is stronger than we cannot see that which faith is.

As a result, we seldom give in to the unseen (faith); the mortal world attractions instead consume our mind. We become so concern with what we have than who we really are. In fact, our clothing, automobiles, houses and organizations becomes all-important. We accept this second place result, while wrestling against the pains ensue upon our lives from the associations. Sadly, though, our faith also is not in communion with God’s path, but an altered egotistical path is our master.

Help Me

The first step to unleashing our inner-power is to end the chase of worldly recognitions and acquisitions. Build an earnest to fulfill the destiny of our spiritual path by accepting less and refusing to take credit for things. As a reminder, we do not have to be first or right in all situations. In addition, when we help remain silent, take no thought of our practice; hence, we may expect something back in the future. 9891160_e5ea2493c6_m

Our philosophy should be to strive beyond the superficiality and actualize our inner power. Also, we should work mercifully to change our awareness by realizing it is the only sustainable force we possess. Thus, if we truly recognize ourselves as a fraction of God, we would not yearn for the temporary lures of the ego. In fact, we would resemble the opposite of our worldly nature; we would never become stuck or ‘wanting.’ As a result, of not living through desires, the spirit would be at peace we what is.

Release The Power From Within

Don’t move. Just die over and over. Don’t anticipate. Nothing can save you now because you have only this moment. Not even enlightenment will help you now because there are no other moments. With no future, be true to yourself and express yourself fully. Don’t move.” Shunryu SuzukiGive yourself permission to feel perfect, with where you are with what you have. Furthermore, realize that the present moment is the only moment that exists. We become stuck when we fight the present moment.

In short, unleash yourself from the bondage of constant thoughts and wishes. Instead, settle into a state of mindfulness; by guiding oneself into a deeper realm of consciousness. Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.” ~ Tao Te Ching…Stay balance, not going to high or venturing to low, find the peace inside one and deliver yourself.

Hence, there is a time to go ahead and a time to stay behind.

There is a time to breathe easy and a time to breathe hard.

There is a time to be vigorous and a time to be gentle.

There is a time to gather and a time to release.

Can you see things as they are

And let them be all on their own?

~ Lao-tzu

The Invisible Dragon

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How do you Love the Unlovable

491993392_3f3c386f3a_m My life use to resemble a chainsaw with a broken cut-off switch. I constantly buzzed with the thunder of a truck missing a muffler. Jumping from one thought to another in milliseconds. In addition, the foreign jargon I called speech, in reality was the soundtrack of a psychopathological lunatic. Sadly, the Dragon was a spirit without love, a nomadic appliance, a self-destructive, all-consuming bowl of mindlessness.

Being lost in illusions as I refer to it defines a person whom lack self-love. Often they remind us of a disruptive force driven by ‘slow suicidal’ actions (i.e., substance abuse, addictions, ego-driven, constant worrying). However, without shame, it was fear that denied me the ability to love myself. The demonized circus (mind) slowly and with precision was killing me. Sadly, however, with religious conviction, I sought its companionship over and over again.

High Flying Acts of Self-Destruction

To recite my fanatical escapades illustrated with clinical depression, substance abuse and risky behaviors would appear to create excuses. However, as pertinent as these factors were to my dissension, they receive a pardon with just cause. Subsequently, my spirit long sequestered, painted a silhouette of fear inside me as a teen.  I cannot pinpoint the fear origination, but my spiritual restoration provided a pathology.  2656844158_f3390e49c4_m

I never understood love.  My conception of love was ill designed from adolescence. Regardless, however, this foreign agent (ego) bent on spiritual espionage, persuaded my divine implosion. Unfortunately, I was unable to uncover the covert operative before near total self-destruction. The inability to see love as a “verb” nearly cost me my life.

We operate from two emotions, love or fear. Our actions easily become translatable when we understand this premise. For instance, we cannot pain ourselves or  another person and describe it as love. Regardless of blamable factors (i.e., addiction, selfishness, envy) love is an action that “never hurts.” As another example, when love ones do bizarre behaviors, irresponsible self-destructive acts, this is fear, it is a call for love and help. Absolutely, they are afraid and they do not know how to say it or save themselves.

Fear, the Great Deceiver

With that in mind, until they rid themselves of fear, tsunamis of unthinkable events will create mass self-destruction and repercussions. Our only thoughts, “How could they do this to me?” & “How could they do it to themselves?” Without question, it is the ultimate cry for help, an act of slow suicide is more appropriate. As we guess, fear kill without reason or just cause. It has nothing to do with the victim personally. It is a child, teen or adult crying out, “I am scared and I hate myself.”

The Dragon recites this account from personal experiences. Thus, it is not a formula or antidote one swallow easy. The brave walk this path; you cannot sneak into spiritual restoration lacking self-love. It is muddy-waters for sure and the clever individuals deepens into its quicksand. You cannot fake it (Love); it eventually cries out for help.

Invisible Dragon

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Christian Women, A Quick Method to Live without Fear

848531146_0231211e47 “You created the world. It resembles all your thoughts and imaginations. As such, however, when the body and mind expires, so will the illusions. Although, your eternal spirit had no beginning or end, yet you lived in death.”

The Invisible Dragon

Thou Shalt Not Fear

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When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Proverbs 3:24. A noticeable sign of a fearful spirit we may conclude is restlessness. Why does one wearing the breastplate of God tremble? With God fulfilling all needs, some consistently desire more security.

Christian women face a daunting task, i.e., employment inequalities, parenting in a rapidly changing secular world, husband-less or living with the replication of a Christian man. How does one profess faith but can’t sleep at night?  In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Isaiah 54:14

To experience fully the Christian faith, we must change the lens on how you view people. Yes, stop 369774668_baaefa6503judging the world and its occupants. For instance, do we know individuals who relentlessly comment on circumstances, relationships, and behaviors?

In private or public dialogue, these self-professed saints know what is right: all the time. This vigil however, does not bring calmness to their spirit.  On the contrary, the fear of losing control of individuals and situations hinders their faith.

God or Fear? Which will it be…

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Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am, Philippians 4;10-11. To live without fear, stop seeing people in a negative light. When you judge others in this manner, you judged yourself in a similar fashion.  Consequently, you lose contact with God and you are wilderness bound.

For instance, we all know some individuals who are opinionated on everybody and everything. These fear-based individuals seek control over other’s behaviors. Sadly and unknowable, their desire to control is the premise of their fears.  Changing the consciousness is the only control one possess. Peace comes from a changed perspective.

“A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones” Proverbs 14:30. We know truth, yet some allow the carnal mind a place in their Godly awareness, as a result, they spoil the best intentions every time. Alternatively, one must find contentment in their walk with God. In other words, mind your own Godly business.

Finally, discontent is its own punishment some have said. “It is a sin that is its own parent. It arises not from the condition, but from the mind…as we find Paul contented in a prison, so Ahab discontent in a palace.” Matthew Henry

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The Dragon smite the pebble appearing as a mountain.

milesdavis1

cheers,