Whether we realize it or not; whether we agree with it or not; whether we believe it or not, the human race is on a developmental trajectory. Individually, or as a species, we’re not fully cooked yet. Below is a list, borrowed from former Hospice of Seattle director, Rodney Smith’s book, Awakening, indicating the direction that your development and mine is generally taking, even if in our day-t0-day living, we may feel far removed from this reality…
From form to formless
From noise to stillness
From self to selflessness
From divided mind to unified mind
From unconscious to conscious
From relative to infinite
From denial to surrender
From restlessness to absolute contentment
From separation to nonseparation
From morality to basic goodness
From knowing to not knowing
From doing to nondoing
From suffering to the end of suffering
From contraction to love
From then to now
~ Rodney Smith, Awakening, pg. 136
The basic work for each of us is to simply notice where we’re hanging out along any continuum and expect that we won’t be remaining there for very long. Change is the basic nature of things. Continued blessings during the change-ups along the journey.
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