Rest is not rest

The manager who seeks „tranquility“ in order to better control the restlessness of the mind is not seeking tranquility of soul. He seeks the rest of the body and the mind. This „rest“ is a child of the material restlessness and thus it serves it. The name of this „rest“ is control. It is the opposite of peace of mind, whose other name is humility.

One recognizes this material rest by the fact that this „rest“ must never be easy to attain. It must have its price and there is always something around it. Often still paired with „Action“ and „Adventure“… Even going to a monastery for a few weeks is something directed outward to the material being; it is an act serving the self-expression. Something that must be done to regain more control. In this case, it is done using spiritual symbolism as a cover for the mind’s true motives: Strengthening the self to remain superior in the material struggle. This act is cause and effect. Action and result. It is change of the world under prognosis and estimation of the mind. He does not get beyond things. One wants to attain „rest.“ But this „calm“ is only to structure the unrest and to re-form one’s troops in order to be able to strike – or to fight back – more effectively. Against the members of one’s own society.

The peace of mind, on the other hand, comes without any tools. At home at the kitchen table. Or in the bathtub. Maybe even under a tree. Without tam-tam, it comes to you. And when the manager has received this peace of mind, then … yes, then he also recognizes the vault in his dimension (or the silken dome) and – because he has recognized the imbalance and now can’t help it…- he wipes the sweat from his brow…. And certainly he is a little afraid, while he slowly releases his hand from the pillar and brings the back of his hand to his forehead. Afraid of what is now coming his way. How could he not be? But he is also curious about what life now has in store for him.

We have no birthright to happiness or health, nor to long life. The only birthright we have is to live our wholeness. To live in purpose.

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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