PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“If you think you are the “doer,” you will feel justified in making endless plans. Now, I do not suggest that you try to stop making plans. I ask you instead to watch carefully what happens to your plans. See how they inevitably change, reverse themselves, or even dissolve into thin air as you begin to live out your experience. No matter how hard you try to pin your life down, there are inevitable surprises. And you should be grateful for them. Without these surprises, your existence would be one-dimensional, routine, and boring.

Your ego is terrified of the unknown. No matter how terrible the known past is, the ego prefers it to the unknown present. All of its energy goes into trying to make the present into the past. It thinks that this creates safety, but in truth it creates continued terror, a constant aggravation of the wound until the pain is so intense that it must be dealt with. You see, everything, even your ego, conspires toward your awakening!

So living the past over and over again creates the ultimate terror. Outwardly, life seems safe and predictable. Inwardly, the dynamite has been lit.”

Paul Ferrini in, “The Silence of the Heart”

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