"There is no Passion to be found PLAYING SMALL, in settling for a LIFE that is less than the one you are capable of Living.....
Red Solar Dragon, Nelson Mandala

Sunday, April 24, 2011

WELCOMING



"...the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything.  Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go.






The sage or master works without judgment.  She is a welcoming presence who can allow for and embrace all being and nonbeing.  Her response to us if we said, "I can't think now" would probably not be, "Yes you can think.  Come on now.  "Think!" but, "Listen to that part of you that can't think.  Perhaps it will tell you more about itself."


 The sage simply attends to and accommodates what is, especially those things which arise spontaneously in our experience.  This attitude of acceptance, inclusion, and trust in what is, is not a technique so much as a wordless principle.  The sage is not adding anything to the process, but just encouraging communion with it.  The attitude is an expression of nondoing.  The sage claims no credit for having created something when we begin to  understanding what is behind our block to thinking.  We are simply empowered by what is, and can move on in a way that does not depend on your cleverness or insight.






She has but doesn't possess,
act but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forget it.
That is why it lasts forever.

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