chapter 2, verse 14
The temporary appearance of happiness and distress, and their disapperance over time, are like the coming and going of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.
chapter 6, verse 19
As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the yogi whose mind is focused remains always steady in meditation on the transcendent Self.
As I mentioned yesterday, I am not a follower of any religion — or of any particular diety or belief system. I am spiritual and am, daily, attempting to connect with that which is beyond our ability to perceive. I just don’t think that any religion, by itself, represents my beliefs.
So when I post the above verses, it is not as a beliver evangelizing. I post, read, learn what I do as a seeker of true wisdom — which I deeply, truly believe is at the core of all religious perspectives. In fact I believe that, for me at least, religion just gets in the way of a true, unadulterated experience of the divine.
So I read. I explore. I try not to take anyone’s perception of reality as anything more than that — including my own.
What does this have to do with Dynamic Balance — or even unschooling?
Balance, for me, is about reminding myself how temporary both my joys and sorrows are. It’s also about reminding myself how ‘full of it’ I can be 🙂 — yeah, especially that one.
Everything is perception.
I am not contained by what I perceive myself to be…even if I am limited by it.
My children are far more than I percieve.
True dynamic balance comes from expecting change — readying oneself for its inevitability — and trusting both self and others to make appropriate decisions and take appropriate actions.
Oh, and it’s a whole lot of remembering not to take myself too seriously.
For me, that is true transcendence. Rising above my pereceptions of self and self-importance.
peacefully (no, really…)