Metaphysical Truth: From What If My Soul Is Eternal And Heaven Is
Everywhere? by Craig Kimbrough pages 45 and 46
One of my favorite actors is Nicholas Cage. That’s because no matter
what role he plays he plays it extremely well. Whether he’s playing
in Adaptation or if he’s playing in a movie like Face Off where he
acted so well, he can go from one character to another. With each one
he’s totally into the part. But, of course, after that he goes home,
and he’s ready for the next role. In our lives, we have to play our
role to its best. The less we are attached to various people and
situations, and the more hidden realities we discover within
ourselves, the more we are able to function and play our roles to the
fullest and actually even change our role. You can say, “Hey! I want
a new part.” Even in this life right now we can do that by simply
changing our way of thinking, and leaning into the lessons coming our
way. If we choose to learn our lessons through the experiences we
have, we start to see a totally different set of circumstances coming
Metaphysical Truth: From Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, no. 30
Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao, counsel him not to use
force to conquer the Universe. For this would only cause resistance.
Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed. Lean years
follow in the wake of a great war. Just do what needs to be done.
Never take advantage of power.
Achieve results, but never glory in them. Achieve results, but never
boast. Achieve results, but never be proud. Achieve results, because
this is the natural way. Achieve results, but not through violence.
Force is followed by loss of strength. This is not the way of Tao.
That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end.
Bridging The Gap
As stated in What If My Soul Is Eternal and Heaven Is Everywhere, this
life is like a movie. It is our own personal movie, and we are right
in the middle of it at this moment. As we meditate more and become
less attached and less worried about the outcomes in life situations,
we find ourselves enjoying life much more and really getting into it
as it is. As we do this, look for our lessons in the situations that
arise, and continue to meditate deeply, we can even change our part.
In other words, we can move in a totally different direction and
adventure, even if we can’t see exactly how that is possible at the
Lao Tsu says in Tao Te Ching; do not try to force things. Just do what
needs to be done. All that needs to be done is to address the lessons
that come your way in your life situations. Ask God and the Universe.
“What is the lesson for me in this? How can I grow through it?” Do
not concern yourself with how can you get where you want to go or how
can I find that comfortable place. This is forcing things. “Ask what
do you want me to do? How can I grow? How did I attract this so I
can grow?” Then do what needs to be done. Focus on the meditation
and your lessons along the way. The rest will magically take care of
itself. You will find yourself playing your role to the fullest, even
miraculously changing parts and moving into new adventures just when
the time is right. When the work is done and the part has been played
wonderfully, remember it was God that showed you the way and worked
through you, and that you did nothing of your own.
Lao Tsu starts off speaking on ruling in the way of Tao. The Tao is
the inner sound, light and vibration within us. In order to rule life
in the way of the Tao we must focus on the Tao. This is the
importance of the meditation process. It gives us the ability to be
able to do everything we have talked about thus far.