Using Restriction to Discover Balance.
Our desire to share is a direct opposite of our desire to receive. When we find balance between the two, we access a higher state of consciousness. In this higher state of consciousness, we are able to find solutions which were not obvious to us before. To attain this balance, we need to exercise our right to restrain.
This means we need to set healthy boundaries so that we do not give too much of ourselves. Most of us are unable to know the temperature of our limits because the ego has us confused with its hidden agendas. The ego will conveniently say “no” where it is difficult to pursue and “yes” where it is seemingly easy receive. This week we need to fine-tune our boundaries so that we can discover perfect balance of give and receive by knowing our limits without limiting ourselves.
The Week of Patience
April 24, 2018: Day 8 of Week 2 - This week is about the 7 aspects of patience. Patience is the appreciation of life.
April 25, 2018: Day 9 of Week 2 - Today we need extra patience so that we can discriminate between truth and falsity.
April 26, 2018: Day 10 of Week 2 - The equanimity of patience. Do not throw yourself in front of others to help - there is a hidden ego seeking some gain.
April 27, 2018: Day 11 of Week 2 - When we are patient, and thereby wise, we will go wherever inspiration leads us. Have the endurance to respond to your inspiration today.
April 28, 2018: Day 12 of Week 2 - See where your values are based in materialism. Today, work to set your values above the material illusions of gain and loss.
April 29, 2018: Day 13 of Week 2 - Patience unites. Impatience separates. Today we’ll treat our impatience as an opportunity to unite by means of appreciation with whatever is making us feel impatient.
April 30, 2018: Day 14 of Week 2 - Patience reminds us that we are all “patients” going through samsara and it is up to us to transcend illusion e.g., illness, poverty, loss, et.al. - one step at a time.