Sunday, December 28, 2014

Breath Of Vision

All things are in process, rising and returning. Plants come to blossom, but only to return to the root. Returning to the root is like seeking tranquility. Seeking tranquility is like moving towards destiny. To move toward destiny is like eternity. To know eternity is enlightenment.

Knowing eternity makes one comprehensive; comprehension makes one broadminded; breadth of vision brings nobility; nobility is like heaven.

Joseph Campbell wrote those thoughts in his book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces. We are, like all forms of consciousness, in the process of expansion. That expansion is fuel by our roots. We all want to return to our roots, so we seek outside help from religious teachings and other philosophical means. Our religions tell us tranquility is a reward. That reward is bestowed on us when we reach our roots. But our roots keep expanding as we expand so we would have a hard time enjoying our reward if we think tranquility is the end or the summit or our goal.

Tranquility is a state of awareness. It is a form of knowing and appreciating. It has the same characteristics of love, but we rarely associate the two. Tranquility knows eternity and the expanding nobility in it. In the peacefulness of tranquility is the torture of suffering. We live in our heaven and hell by feeling the human anguish of not remembering.

But not remembering is not a sin or an act of disconnection from our roots of tranquility. Not remembering is our gift of focus. It gives us the opportunity to blossom and experience the power of dualistic awareness. We use our forgetful nobility in this reality to expand our roots in the next reality. That is our unique breadth of vision.

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