What is Self Mastery ?
In a nutshell , self mastery is self control. Further defined, self mastery enables one to have say in how her/his life unfolds. It is a simple path yet it is not easy.
You becoming new can potentially be a daily happening as each insight, each realization is received…by you. Continuing practice strengthens your ability to choose how you respond in the moment to life’s ups and downs.
That singular moment of choice determines your future direction.
Beginning levels are about creating a strong foundation for your life long journey . There is more to us than most of us know through personal experience.
The movies and some seemingly harmless psychotrophic drugs may give glimpses of the more ” glamorous ” aspects of self discovery with disproportionate importance. Some weekend workshops promise you the hard earned diligence of lifetimes ,that of becoming a master, an avatar, for a fee and minor inconvenience to your schedule.
And still, quietly, the natural path of self discovery , travelled by the ancient wise ones, is alive and well. It requires our enthusiastic and ,undeterred desire to do and be better people. It requires commitment to discover our more expansive selves.
You will find no isms here as you enter into your true heart.
Let your heart be your guide. It will call out to you in ways you cannot ignore when you are ready to learn more. Pay attention.
Many paths lead to self mastery. I share glimpses of my study and practice of fifteen years thru classes and coaching.
” Tony painted his teeth green!”
I looked up to see 9 year old Tony grinning widely with forest green teeth , the paintbrush still busily swishing along their exteriors before we could intervene .
This bein g just out of our immediate reach was the ultimate in his exploratory fun.
He was seconds away from us doing what he did best …experiemt to see what things are like. What will they do if I do this ? or that?
Yes, he was still delighting in the sensory as we were momentarily waylayed in wide eyed shock.
This direction from several of us simultaneously, his supposed guardians of safety, only gave him more verve,more hutsbah to hurriedly go on. Now he tasted the green colored water housing the little brush .
With ticklish abandon, the remaining water in the cup he flung upwards ,carefree into the air ,splashing and coloring green , the table , the chairs, the floor, his shirt, my colleagues new sweater , her hair …with water color.
All to his great delight! The closed world of a severely autistic child opened for a moment and he filled it with color.
Yes, he did clean up the mess with a grand smile of satisfaction and giggly laughter.
The opportunity to experience this green was worth
the joy of moving his human puppets. It was thrilling .
He had to clean it up. And he did that with laughter,too.
All done! ok . Art is finished. Let’s clean up.
How profound is that?
Imagine with me for a bit how different our lives be if we simply experienced life, for what it is , give it a go, clean it up . and go on.
Without judgent . This is our experience. Be in it. Laugh wildly, enjoy the chance to know it and go on .
What does the next experience hold?
u may not b depressed , u may just b carrying around old feelings
of yours or others there
you may not really have pain there
it may be u stuck feelings u didnt want to feel there
u may not be forever scattered
you mught just need to center yourself
going in circles ?
repeating non productive behaviors or treading water ?
its time for an energy shower
if u choose.
are u ready?
turn the pages herein
a path lies
i can show you