Order is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can help us stay centered, because order is balm for our mind. If we keep order, then it feels safe(er) and secure. In order it recognizes structure and meaning. Order calms the mind and makes it… quieter. And that he is calmer and quieter is what we want from him. He has his needs and we are happy to fulfill these needs. In the right measure!

And that is exactly what matters! Because the other edge of the sword order is the control addiction. It comes to bear when no limits are imposed on the mind and it is left alone with its fear. In this fear-driven attempt to create something like calmness, silence and meaning through control (order), the unguided mind subordinates everything to order. In vain. For alone and without guidance, despite all the control it exerts, it will never be able to conquer fear and never experience meaning. The order becomes a compulsion that is driven further and further and in its futility only intensifies the fear into infinity.

The order needs the measure. We can make order a gift to our mind. We can give it the gift of being allowed to order. It may arrange itself as it feels comfortable and at the same time we hold it like a child by the hand (or also in the arm) and take care that it does not get into excess in its ignorance. We balance his limitations with our spiritual knowledge. And thus take away his fear… a little bit at least….

Pain must never be allowed to guide us. Our actions grow out of the fearless knowledge of our security in the meaning, of our soulfulness and of the eternal unity of everything. We always act in love for everything and everyone. There is no inner separation. Pain alone must never guide us.

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