Taken from the chapter titled ~ ‘Happiness’
If a man takes the time to consider his personal environment is he selfish? He becomes selfish if he reviews his environment for what he can take from it. He is not selfish if he is reviewing it for positive changes. Indeed what is a personal environment? Think about this. Imagine you are sitting in your favourite place in your home. Now think about the centre of your body and then outward into the world you interact with. Think about the few people you really love and care for and, accept they are your power. Spend a few hours over the next few weeks reasoning with this idea. Discover what you learn from it. Encourage careful and sensible thought about the right and the good things in your environment. Think about the ‘ways’ that need microscopic adjustments. Do not instigate the ‘adjustments’, only think about them. If a name which carries a bad vibe entered into the thought, accept it as a name, dissolve it, it is of no importance. The spiritual calls this forgiveness, change the word to acceptance, feel what happens. If you were to allow yourself to liken your mind to a separate entity controlling your life how does the perspective change? This paragraph contains the basic principals of most spiritual protocols. Read it again, reason with it carefully, one sentence at a time.
Do not go too far, only work with those who enter your mind with ease. There are many who believe having a 100 friends in some way proves the integrity of their persona. Allow them to believe this. For a few this may be the case, for the majority it is not. Claiming popularity is not evidence of integrity. If we learn to see and love those who are within our environment magic happens. When someone new comes into our life and, they see our persona as truthful, we both feel love and happiness. This is magic, what is the magic? The magic of accepting oneself a being a human being, prospering in, surviving in, living within and loving a simplistic life of selfness. Before you read further it is important to think carefully about the connotations of the words you have just read.
‘Guru Ten ~ Disciple Zero’ will be published in June
COPYRIGHT ~ Ian Timothy 2016
Loved reading this and I read the first paragraph 3 times! Looking forward to the book release!
Enjoyed this blog – a teaser to what is to come in the book – I will wait with exciting anticipation for the publication – and the image you have used is fabulous – those lines & shadows … To me it has a haunting quality – the shadows in the picture bring to mind dreams as we try to recall them through the day they become as shadows within our mind …
Looking forward to the book publication to read more of this-loved the common sense attitude and guidance towards achieving happiness. Thank you!
I like this a lot, Ian. Only two paragraphs but your words carry a presence that invite endless interpretation, speculation and consideration.
That what we do Alex