The biggest obstacle One has towards being honest, is the obstacle of being honest with one’s self. Honesty takes guts, requires bravery, imposes patience. But if One just gets out of their own way, the once thought mountain becomes minute, the block becomes a beautiful backdrop in the big picture of life.
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To shimmer with vibrancy, One must polish themselves. To bring forth the most beautiful aspects of something requires effort and thoughtful consideration. Doing this mindfully, One thinks not only of the personal reward they will experience for themselves, but will encounter brilliance three-fold when sharing how they shine with others. One must be vibrant in their endeavor towards enlightenment. Along the path, One will get smudged, feel dirty, or messed from the many obstacles and twisted, rough parts of the journey. Not to fret.
All One must do is dust off and remember the bends behind them for the ways they have learned to stay vibrant on the road to enlightenment, and simply say to One’s self,
“I’ve been there.”
Wind sweeps, swirls, picks up, puts down, and carries with it the silent, strong wishes of the hopeful. Soft bellows skim a dusty floor to uncover brilliance hiding under filth. Sweeping is a passing, a feeling, a whimsical invisible world in constant motion. It’s a reminder that the swift rise and fall of our emotions are like that of a whispering breeze. All know the feel of gusts, none of us can hold on to it, and none of us see it coming.
Bring full attention to that which no hand can grasp. Do so, and in a sweeping moment you will fly free to where ever the One blows.
Earth herself, is a redeemer. She accepts all that dies into herself and regenerates all anew. She transforms decay into development, and waste into growing wonder. However, this cycle of miracle has a time span, just like any process with a start and finish. We have disregarded her patience–trying to convince ourselves that we have control over the redemption of things in life we all need to survive: food, water, air.
This is a gross mistake.
Unfortunately, in a western culture we associate modesty with weakness. It is thought that to bend is to break, to give in, is to toss in the towel. This mentality comes from the mindset that life is a competition, rather than a concert.
To understand modesty is to understand limits. Even the highest mountain has a top, the hottest day a temperature, and the most massive creature a measurement. A modest One can better minimize ego, and maximize the scope and stance of a situation, place, or person. When modesty is truly expressed, it unveils a persons capacity for peace, rather than petulance, when meeting boundaries.The purest of power and strength need not be announced or advertised.