Monday, May 08, 2006
This site is dedicated to truth, spiritual growth and awareness.
As the Native Americans reminded us: No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves.
We need to understand our enemy. The more I obsess over a problem, the more I bring it into my life (because I’m thinking about it all day long!) The less I diet, the more weight I lose. The less I nag my husband, the more agreeable he is. We give our enemies life, we empower them, validate and give them "body" by fighting them! That's why Christ said, "Resist NOT evil." Whatever you strike out at, only hits you back harder. When I expect the best in people and see the good in them, the good is all I see. (They rise to the occasion.)
I will dedicate a page every month to one of the Great Wayshowers. The greatest Wayshower of all time is Jesus Christ - and there's a reason they separate centuries by his name. It's hard to argue the point that he is the most famous man of all time. Whether you believe him to be man, prophet, myth or fanatic — you'll haves to concede that no one ever grabbed the attention of mankind so consistently or for so long as Jesus Christ. But wouldn't it be important to know what he stood for? Other great wayshowers are: Buddha, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul, Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science; Christ's essential healing power demonstrated;) Emmet Fox, the minister from England who wrote the best book I've ever read on Christ: "The Sermon on the Mount", the spiritual key to Matthew; Wayne Dyer; Viktor Frankl, Albert Einstein; Depak Chopra and "Conversations with God" author Neal Donald Walsch.
But only Jesus Christ performed the healing miracles.
GANDHI, THE LIGHT OF TRUTH
Gandhi dedicated his life to the wider purpose of discovering truth, or Satya. He tried to achieve this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. He named his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Gandhi found that uncovering the truth was not always popular as many people were resistant to change, preferring instead to maintain the existing status quo because of either inertia, self-interest or misguided beliefs. However he also discovered that once the truth was on the march nothing could stop it. All it took was time to achieve traction and gain momentum. As
"The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon." Gandhi said that the most important battle to fight was in overcoming his own demons, fears and insecurities. He thought it was all too easy to blame people, governing powers or enemies for his personal actions and well-being. He noted the solution to problems could normally be found just by looking in the mirror.
More to come ....