Published on Mar 18, 2013
Thanks to C.
This snippet from an Interview of Ester Hicks NAILS it so perfectly!! Just listen to what she says….just listen. Many people don’t have the time or attention span to watch the 3hr video this came from. I found this to be profound, so I posted it.
Last night I was reading the latest issue of Parabola Magazine. As usual, it has many
thought-provoking articles. One that I found especially appealing is entitled
“Seeking Verity” by Tracy Cochran.
Last night, I pulled together some notes from this article for my own use. But after
reading your comments here, I felt that you might find some of this relates to what
you are saying / thinking / feeling.
My notes from the above Parabola article follow.
Give up and you will succeed.
Bow and you will stand tall.
Be empty and you will be filled.
Let go of the old and let in the new.
Have little and there [is] room to receive more.
Do everything with a mind that let’s go. Do not expect
any praise or reward. If you let go a little, you will
have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a
lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know
complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the
world will have come to an end.
The quotes that follow are from — Parabola – Vol 38 No 4 – Winter 2013 – Liberation & Letting Go – Seeking Verity by Tracy Cochran
Simon Verity is a stone carver who has worked on many carvings around the world, including St. John the Divine cathedral in New York–where the heart of this story begins.
In the same way that meditators use the breath as an anchor of attention, he [Simon Verity] drew his attention to two square inches of limestone.
“There’s something in the repetitive action of the work, “ he said. “I’m hitting that stone once every second for two hours, and then I stop work for twenty minutes, and then I begin again, and for eight or ten hours a day, that’s what I do.
That’s extraordinary, isn’t it? And I’ve been doing that for thirty years. And that’s a very strange thing to be doing.”
I remembered. This is how you can feel connected to a larger life:
focus on one finite task,
two square inches of granite,
one conscious breath,
and you open to the infinite,
Very slowly over many years,
I learned that consenting to be with what is,
body, heart, and mind,
without judging or seeking
to change anything in any way,
allows a new energy
of life to appear—
and this is the truth I was searching for.
This truth can be found only in the moment.
It would be many years
before I discovered
that what I needed to know
was not to be found in some singular and extreme act of bravery or brilliance,
but in the small repeated act
of coming back to the present moment,
letting go of who I think I am.
As the stone carver Simon Verity told me,
a connection with the infinite
can appear in the midst
of attending to something