I love the teachings of a Jesuit Priest who appears to have been ‘awakened’, by the name of Antony DeMello. All his book are fantastic. He taught using stories.
Here is one of his stories I read this morning:
“An active young woman showed signs of stress and strain. The doctor prescribes tranquilizers and asked her to report to him after a couple of weeks.
When she came back he asked her if she felt any different. She said, “No, I don’t. But I’ve observed that others people seem a lot more relaxed.”
Great story about how we perceive life through our conditioning and aren’t really getting the big picture.
Similar is dandelions. Last spring at the cottage I was taking pictures of the first signs of spring. We are taught that dandelions are bad and we call them weeds. I decided that first year of juicing dandelions in the spring that because there were so many of them at my house that they were a gift to be enjoyed. Abundantly health giving properties in dandelions. Perception – weed or flower? What do we choose….. ?
See the crazy lady below happily buzzing on dandelions.
I could ask How do YOU perceive YOU? Are your thoughts about you true?
Can you perceive You without any thoughts about YOU?
I write these questions – as I ask them inside here. Spiritual Inquiry……. WOW!