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Empty Mind, Beginners Mind

                                                       


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                                         The wise shape their destiny
                                             through noble thoughts.
                                                   The Taoiist sage
                                            has no destiny to shape.

                                         -- Jos Stabbert

I am still trying to shape my destiny.
This stuff about discipline
is good common sense,
so i'm going to proceed with it.

But i can tell,
because i want it to go "somewhere"
that i am ego involved in it.
to a point that it desroys is uselessness.

Even if i refuse to specify what my will is--
my will be done
(and done doesn't mean finished).

I see  the point of aimlessness,
it is a component of emptiness
and if my goal is emptiness
i am not aimless.

The beginners mind,
the contemplative mind,
the mind beneath the cloud of unknowing.
the mind that "was in Christ...,
the mind attached to the body
that seeks the Friend,
the mind in harmony with Tao,
is an empty mind,
empty of concerns about emptiness

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reginaterrae
Jul. 8th, 2016 12:49 pm (UTC)

One of the ways I put this in my own language is a desire to become "transparent" to God -- a transparent vessel to hold God in myself, a transparent conduit to transmit God to others. I wish God to burn off, or blow away, or wash out, everything in me that is not of God, everything that stands between me and God. Not for my Self to be annihilated ... the more all the extraneous stuff is cleared away, the more I am the unique human being He created me to be, the less I am the image I create, the less I am the false person I am trying to be (often with the best intentions!). The more I let my self-created self go, the more I become my real Self, though the more transparent that Self becomes.

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