An ancient philosopher once wrote that a wise person in the midst of a storm prays to God not for safety from danger, but from deliverance from fear. This ancient wise man stated that it is the storm within which endangers him and not the storm without.
Montaigne said, “Look into yourself, discover yourself, keep close to yourself…it is other people and situations that steal you from yourself.”
Another philosopher wrote that a “person looks upon himself as a mere circumstance and not as the solid, adamant, mundane ground plan of the real universal person that resides within.” Could it be what several of the ancient philosophers stated, “The experiment of the philosopher is that life is but a separation from a higher reality meant to bring within his optics the comprehension of a fact that a greater Self resides within?”
Emerson said, “A person contains all that is needful to his government within himself. He is made a law unto himself. All real good and evil that can befall him must be from himself. He can only do himself any good or any harm.”
The ancient teachers shared that all greatness must come from internal growth. Seneca said, “He is most powerful who has power over himself.” Emerson said, “It is in thus trying your powers and bringing out each one in order until the whole moral person lives and acts and governs the animal part.”
We are all richer than we can imagine and believe that we are. We are taught that others know more than us, that we must go ‘out into the world’ and find the secret, and most times to rely on someone else’s judgement rather than our own.
Life is a schoolroom where we experience many lessons and have the opportunity to demonstrate our spiritual awareness. Benjamin Franklin said, “This life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life. A person is not completely born, until he has passed through death.”
I shared on a previous post, “The world is an echo which returns to us what we say…and think.” The storms of life that ravish us on the outside are often the echo of the storms that rage within.
George Fox said, “For if their eye was to him, the students would never come to their own teacher.” Another teacher stated, “A person’s self travels ghost-like with him.” “Nothing is gained by admitting the omnipotence of limitations.”
The “pleasure of life is according to the person that lives it, and not according to the work or place. Life is an ecstasy.” Emerson said, “As every wind draws music out of the Aeolian Harp, so whatever the person does or whatever befalls him, opens another chamber in his soul, a new thought, a new organ. He extends the power of his mind over every cubic atom of his native planet, himself.”
I am not saying that the experiences that we face are not real. Through our understanding of what rippling vibrations are taking place within that has caused us to face this storm without, will have a profound effect upon our present circumstances and future experiences.
May the winds of your future experiences play lovingly upon the harp of your Being. With love, in love and through love.
Rumble and tumble, off goes the quake,
It is a message, to get you awake,
You must understand, what matters to see,
True life is not baubles, but spirit it be.
What has true value, in life’s great plan?
Is it money, or your piece of earth land?
Is it the trinkets, or car that you drive?
Or is it the spiritual, which resides deep inside?
Extending your hand, to help those in need,
Remember this schoolroom, provides lessons to see,
Be not worried, or panic as you live,
Only the earth-shell, will eventually you give,
For grander you are, and always shall be,
Go within, to acquire the key. Steve
With love, in love and through love.