Those Who Do & Those Who Talk… Issues 4

 

The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell used to tell this cool story…

Back in the 1960s, there was a conference of leaders from all the world’s religious faiths… organised to bring people together, and to help to heal the religious divisions in the world…

Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Taoist… there were representatives from all the major faiths… plus many different traditions within those faiths…

But very quickly, the conference divided into two factions… two tribes… and this division wasn’t based on religion or faith or denomination…

It was based on practice… on whether someone engaged in meditation or some other kind spiritual contemplation… or not…

Those who didn’t, who didn’t meditate… sat around arguing with one another… trying to prove that their particular religion was right… debating scripture to the Nth degree… trying to shout other religions down, in order to raise theirs up

While those who did engage in some kind of spiritual practice… did meditate… relaxed in each others company, with nothing to prove… because they all shared a common bond… and recognized and honored that fact…

So you have gone within too… and experienced the Unconditional Love and Peace… that’s amazing!”

And in life, this is often the big difference… between those who talk about it… and those who actually go out and do… and so win the prize of real-life experience.

Take the crystal world for example…

There is a difference between crystal collectors… and crystal hearts

Between those people… crystal collectors… who put together great collections of crystals, display cabinets full… but never sit down and meditate with any of them… in fact, never let a crystal vibration anywhere near their own energy field…

And crystal hearts… who may only have a few crystals in their collection… but actually sit down and meditate with them… use them as healing tools… play with them…

It’s not the size of your collection… but what you do with it that counts really…

And also… the same is true when it comes to our issues

There are people who talk endlessly about their issues… without ever trying to resolve them… or improve their life in some way…

Often these people say they would do something… if only someone would just tell them what to do… but the problem is, they often don’t move even when you tell them what will work… and also… in life, you can only find your answers after you have set off on your individual Hero journey… you need to engage in some kind of doing… and your answers just don’t magically turn up without engaging in some way with life… with the greater possibilities of your life…

And there are those… the ones who do try and transform their issue… and even if they can’t fix themselves entirely… because not all issues can be 100% resolved… they strive to transform themselves in some way, to be able to better accept and live with the issue

Often, the magic is in the engagement… the stepping out along the path…

You see…

In life, the choice is often between being someone who just talks… or someone who decides to try and do…

And doing is often the path which makes all the difference… although there are no guarantees that it will be an easy or straight-forward path… often the most rewarding paths of hard to walk.

If you accept that an issue is often the seed of potential which God places within us to help us grow in a certain direction…

That our issues map out the potential and future direction of our life…

And that to engage with an issue very often opens out into our true life-path…

How many times in coaching, do people end up teaching and helping others with the very areas which they themselves have had to learn.

So not engaging with your issues… not tackling your life-lessons… is like sitting on your hands, and refusing to grow into the person you are meant to be.

Namaste 🙂

(c) Brian Parsons, May 2018.

 

 

 

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One thought on “Those Who Do & Those Who Talk… Issues 4

  • May 2, 2018 at 12:32 pm
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    Thank you Brian, great remembrance for me at the moment!

  • May 2, 2018 at 6:31 pm
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    You are welcome Kate 🙂

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