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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Infinite Change, by Stephen Russell

"Storms and wind have been battering many spots on the globe this week heralding change – the clear blue skies after the wind blows all the clouds away – and we all want change yet we all fear change – we all want everything to transform yet we all want it all to stay the same.

And because we’ve erroneously based our world-model on either-or we believe we can only have one or the other – change or stasis.

In fact we can have and do have both – change and stasis.

This universe is comprised of an infinite number of moving parts. If all parts of an entity are moving, the entity must inevitably change. But the principles of existence underscoring that entity remain constant.

The fears and hopes, the ability to think and do, the murkiness and clarity, the strengths and weaknesses and all other aspects of the internal ecosphere are a constant, as is the energy moving it all, and as is the consciousness informing it all.

The inside can remain steady and still while external conditions are in motion. And the more still you let it be, the less disturbance you run on yourself the easier you ride it.

And just as with riding horses, when the Tao of the world can feel you’re in command and confident in the saddle it treats you better.

This means relax your body, slow down your breathing, sink your weight into your legs, soften your heart, then pull your entire presence backwards within so it feels like you’re observing reality from the back of you.

Then, as external events impact on you, you’re able to withstand the onslaught...

...may the changes surprise and delight you."

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