What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

5.28.2010

メンタル トレーニング [Mental Training]

This week in Japanese class I had to do comprehension practice on an article about Mental Training. Apparently it's a new phenomena, amongst businessmen, of self-actualization. Basically you picture your successful future self then that future self turns and faces your present self. At which point, as future successful you, you pinpoint all the things that are lacking in your present life and all the things you need to do to become this future successful you. It's interesting and it's supposed to, if practised often enough, help you be the best you you can be.

This of course had me thinking about myself and my own ideas of what success means to me. Who am I meant to be? Who am I going to be? What does it mean to be successful? The answers are out there somewhere but I suppose I have many more rivers to cross before I'll find them all.

Just something I thought I should share.

iNi

needs to learn how to train I mentally

NadYa Dee

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."