A lot can be said about happiness. A lot of people are happy and a lot of people aren’t. Sometimes people are happy and sometimes they’re not. Here’s a little reflection on happiness that I hope might stimulate more happiness in you. And, if you’re already and always full of happiness, thank you for sharing yourself with the world. What a blessing you are! From a wise old friend of my deceased playmate, “You can’t have what you want until you let go of what you don’t want.” Does that make sense to you? If so, you can do something about it. In fact, no one else really can but …..
I counted out to my new housekeeper, Aracelli, what I thought was four $20 bills to pay her and her partner, Maracella, their fee of $80. Aracelli called me 30 minutes later to say I gave her five $20 bills and would I mind just deducting it next time to save them a trip back to return the money. Of course I said yes and profusely thanked her for being so honest. I told her it was very precious of her to do that. And the next time I gave them each $5 extra “just for being honest”. Aracelli thought I meant $5 for both of them and handed me …..
As I’ve already written in another blog, I love the last scene in the movie, “Boyhood”, when the girl says to the boy the words that are in the picture here. That’s because I could feel how she and he were just allowing each moment to engulf them without fear or defense. I love flowing into each moment unafraid, virtually naked and just allowing the fullness of the moment. Not allowing the fullness of the moment would be to bring something from the past into the moment in order to defend against an uncertain future. Doing that removes you from the experience of the moment, from life in that moment, …..
Feeling down . . . go into the center of your being and open your heart wide open . . . allow yourself to feel fully whatever is there . . . in its fullness it will begin to soften, as your openness allows it to complete itself and thereby dissolve into nothingness . . . and with the pain of fear gone, there you will find peace, there you will find love . . . the very essence of your being . . . We hide the love that we are every time we defend ourselves by running away from fear, thus making fear real. Go to the heart …..
“I love you.” The prettiest sound in the world is when you say, “I love you”, to someone and they say back to you, “I know”. Equally, the prettiest sound in the world is when someone says to you, “I love you”, and you say, “I know”. Love is not hard. Love is very soft. Love is not complicated. Love is very simple. When you give your heart to someone, you literally give your heart to someone. And, in the giving, you find your heart, your soul, your very being. And it doesn’t matter if your love is received because, in the giving of your love, it is you that …..
The most delicious thing in the world is getting to know your inner being, your true self, which is really Self, because there is really only one Self that we all share. But with an ego wrapped around our Self, it “seems” to become our self, a tiny, separate little entity in the sea of life desperately trying to find happiness from which happiness cannot be found. The scariest thing in the psychological world of your mind is taking a look at what you’re hiding about yourself, from yourself, within your mind and revealing that to someone else. Your hiding is your defense against the “bad” and “wrong” that you’ve hidden …..
“Living abundantly is simply allowing the Godness within us to fulfill all of our needs and desires with the perfect form.” * That statement that I’ve quoted is really the essence of how to live, period. It doesn’t get any better than that. The “that” part, though, is very hard for us at first (unless we’re in miserable pain and are ready for a drastic change) because it’s all about finally letting go of all of our beliefs that we’ve accumulated in this lifetime about how to live in this world and allowing ourself to live surrendered, in each and every moment, in the fullness and presence of our inner …..
The “chains” that bind you are the beliefs that you have about yourself that are not true. You do believe they are true, but the truth is, they are not. Whatever they are (the beliefs), whatever it is (the one belief that haunts you), were deposited into your belief system a long time ago when you were far too young and immature to have any idea of how to take in the experience that produced the belief(s) that now haunts you. If you are now reading this it is because you were attracted to it because the state of your consciousness is now desirous, willing and capable of looking straight …..
Form comes to us as the means to experience the essence of what is in our mind. Form is the means, essence is the end. Essence is the cause, form is the effect. “Seeing adapts to wish, for sight is always secondary to desire” (A Course in Miracles). The Energy of Life: A Guide to Practical Spirituality encapsulates the above truism in a way that you can easily incorporate into your life and, in so doing, create the life you want. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Life-Guide-Practical-Spirituality/dp/0991462920/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1435605591&sr=8-6&keywords=jimmie+lewis www.jimmielewis.com
I am exploding with bliss and creativity. My heart is wide open. My mind is still. I know but I do not think. I see but my eyes are closed. I keep the movie, “Boyhood”, on the last three minutes just waiting for the right time when our Course in Miracles group is studying the idea of presence and the instant that the Course calls holy, the holy instant in which our minds are connected to all minds and to the one Mind of God. I accept the holy instant as the milieu of my life, of Life itself. It is the only safe place. I just re-watched that last three minutes of “Boyhood” …..