Thursday, 18 December 2008

How Come?


I have A Question for you:

"Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
Same world.
How come?"

Dr. Wayne Dyer


Here is the answer:

"Life has a bright side and a dark side,
For the world of relativity is composed of light and shadows.

If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil,
You yourself will become ugly.

Look only for the good in everything,
That you absorb the quality of beauty."
Paramahansa Yogananda



"Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
Everyone you meet is your mirror."
Ken Keyes JR
Handbook to Higher Consciousness



"Acknowledge the good wherever you see it.
For what you acknowledge you get . . .
and you bring it into existence more."

Barry Long


"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak or act with a 'pure' mind
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow,
Unshakable."
The Dhammapada



To Summarise:


"When you acknowledge love in your life you bring love more into existence.

When you feel aggressive and hostile you are acknowledging aggression and hostility . . .

You therefore bring that aggression and hostility into existence with you.

You are what you think you are. You are also what you feel you are.

All that you are arises with your thoughts and emotions.

The world you live in, be it hostile or loving, is simply a reflection of what you are thinking and feeling. The people you encounter in your life, and the circumstances you experience in your life, are simply a mirror of what you think and feel about life.

Only when you speak or act with a
'pure' mind , which is a peaceful and tranquil mind that acknowledges the good wherever it sees it, will you experience a loving world."

To finish off I would just like to share this little story with you . . .

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as
the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of
this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced
happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house.

He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his
tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found
himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails
wagging just as fast as his.

He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles
just as warm and friendly. As he left the house, he thought to
himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it
often."

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as
happy as the first one, decided to visit the house.

He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked
into the door.

When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him,
he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs
growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a
horrible place, and I will never go back there again."

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do
you see in the faces of the people you meet?

Doug McMillan
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3 comments:

Tim said...

Hi Doug, the quote on Paramahansa Yogananda in your "How Come" post prompted me to hold his biography from the library for Christmas holiday perusal. I skipped most of it except for the chapters on his encounters with Indian yogis, accounts comparable to Baba's "Masts" of the sub-continent.

Question for you: how would I go about raising the awareness of the Australian public that Barry Long's poem, "Akubra", is a priceless asset to the Great Southern Land, a notable example of what make our nation culturally distinctive, an intelligent, creative and original text with an authentic "Aussie" theme?

A throw-away question, perhaps, I suppose the mystery holds my fascination more than anything else. Anticipating your response, ;-)

Doug McMillan said...

Tim . . do you 'think' it's really that important? Is it or is it not more important for 'one' to realize the truth, and then live that truth, rather than be sidetracked by such issues?
I happen to know the 'song' Akubra and have listened to it on many an occasion in the past, along with Barry Longs other songs, which are his 'songs of life.' It is all wonderful work, the work of unfolding intelligence/enlightenment . . great, no problems with that. Tim, I have to ask you 'What is priceless, is it any one piece of work/art or is it the realization of Who I am?' Barry Long knew the answer, so do you . . ultimately nothing is a priceless asset . . (one day, as Barry himself said, it will all be gone) . . although I do understand where this question comes from. It is as you say an intelligent, creative and original text with an authentic "Aussie" theme, for sure mate!
How can I help you when I see that your 'focus of attention' should be elsewhere . . In My Humble Opinion. I could be wrong of course, and I apologize if I offend you in any way, that is not my objective! It is a very worthwhile project, one worth pursuing, just as long as you are willing to make a commitment to it . . and remain intelligently present throughout??
What say you Tim?

Tim said...

Absolutely, it was a throw-away question, originally designed to offend the pundits, which you certainly are not. Certainly my attention should be elsewhere, what an ordeal! A delightful one at that.