A compassionate soul will travel great distances and scale high walls in order to understand another point of view.
Life experiences are like sentences – we are always looking for the full stop, the conclusion. It’s OK to end a train of thought, but not thought itself. Thoughts are the beginning of our creation and are here to be creative. Thoughts are like the magic carpet on which the soul rides across eternity – in reality, there are no endings, no conclusions.
Rest for the spirit (which is what we are) is when we allow only the current of the purest thoughts to flow through our mind – thoughts which carry good wishes and blessings for ourselves and others. This is not so much going with the flow, as being in the flow, and being refreshed by the flow. It is how we refresh ourselves. For when we have powerful, positive thoughts for and about others, who experiences them first?
Ego is any false image I hold of myself. To consider myself to be a body is the oldest, deepest ego. When the body breaks down I am faced with thinking “I am no longer competent, capable or able”.
However, when I remember that the body is the vehicle for the soul, I can conquer this subtle ego and remain capable and competent independent of the state of the body. It’s time to conquer the false image of myself as a body and remain connected with the spirit driving the body.
It will help experience better through the eyes of an athlete. If time permits, it’s valuable to see this 20 minutes absolutely breath-taking true story entitled “You Are Not Your Body” http://www.youtube.com/embed/bX32U_hfri4