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Awakening

Postby Sabina » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:33 am

The Awakening
(Author unknown)


A time comes in your life when you finally get…when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting down after a tantrum, you blink back your tears and begin to look at the world through new eyes.

This is your awakening.

You realize it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to magically appear over the next horizon.

You realize that in the real world there aren’t always fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you…and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are…and that’s OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions.

You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself…and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.

Your stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you – or didn’t do for you – and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.

You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and everything isn’t always about you.

So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself…and in the process a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance.

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties…and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.

You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.

You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you’ve outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with.

You learn that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for you next fix.

You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not you job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.

Then you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You learn that alone does not mean lonely.

You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs.

You learn that your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drinking more water, and take more time to exercise.

You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And, just food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play.

You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen.

More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it’s OK to risk asking for help.

You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.

You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.

You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people…and you lean not to always take it personally.

You learn that nobody’s punishing you and everything isn’t always somebody’s fault. It’s just life happening. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.

You lean that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.

You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.

Then, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than you heart’s desire.

You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.

You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind.

Finally, with courage in you heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
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Re: Awakening

Postby mirjana » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:08 am

Sabina,
This is a poem of life in the whole beauty.
"You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls."
It is a path how to make a bridge toward our souls and souls of others.
It is a manifesto of oneness.
THANK YOU.
*WAVE*
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Re: Awakening

Postby Pat » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:36 am

This perfect ....... it leaves out nothing.
:)
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Re: Awakening

Postby Sabina » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:42 am

Yes Pat.. that's what I thought as well. :)

It is definitely one of the best spiritual texts I have ever read, and its conciseness and simple clear language are a perfect match to the message.

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Re: Awakening

Postby alija » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:26 pm

Sabina wrote:
The Awakening
(Author unknown)

::::::::::::::
You realize that in the real world there aren’t always fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you…and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.
"everything is in you and begins with you"

Your stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you – or didn’t do for you – and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.
"I do not understand what do you understand under "unexpected", but you can deffinitely always count on your innate intelligence, on your guardian angel, and of course on your divine origins."

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties…and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.
"I do not see the need for forgiveness. We are all divine, but thinking of forgiving, we are placing ourselves on the higher place which could have origines in pride which is not positive energy. In most such cases, I think, it's the pride and our expectations are cause of such unnecessary misunderstandings.
Isn't it enough to accept the other divine creature. We know nothing about their reasons, problems, bad energies being dominate in a moment of creating some of those, very probably even for that person, unwonted reactions, words, not-doings, etc"


You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

"Again, I have something to complain, or to ask, if you prefer. That are the principles of honesty and integrity? Who created those things. For what purpose they created this staff, honesty and integrity. This staff usually belongs to the society, has been created by S, only for the needs of control. Yes, I know you will say I have my criteria for this staff, but think about. 35 year of conditionings and manipulation is not so easy to get rid of."


You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not you job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.
" Yes, the cross you have chosen before your mother an my little i desided to go into the room, right at the end of the corridor in our family house in Tarevci."

Then you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You learn that alone does not mean lonely.

"Disagree, you always knew how to love, I have proves".

You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.
"You are very much above the fears energy, my dear Sabina. You are in a process of surrendering to your innate intelligence, to your real programs, and some last doubts about your readiness for that process you are calling fears".

You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.

"Fight, I do not like this word here. Stop fighting, just be."

You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people…and you lean not to always take it personally.

"Just one of proves, we know nothing and the best we can do is to BE."

Finally, with courage in you heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
"And, you surrender! You allow your innate intelligence to lead you. Great!"
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Re: Awakening

Postby Sabina » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:41 pm

Hmm.. so Alija, did you understand it so that I am the author of the text?

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Re: Awakening

Postby alija » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:25 am

You didn't understand my parallel? =0(
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Re: Awakening

Postby Sabina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:56 am

Well, I am obviously not sure, and when I'm not sure I prefer to clarify, rather than to assume what was meant.

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Re: Awakening

Postby GenerousGeorge » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:35 am

Oh my gosh Sabina! All so true..... important, simple when elegantly described in that way, easy to say and so difficult to do. I hope I can learn at least some of those lessons along the way.
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Re: Awakening

Postby GenerousGeorge » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:10 am

One more thing........ =0/ Willingness to be honest with yourself and to pray for help in doing that is the key to all that. IMHO That is what "awakening" is for me, and it has been my experience that spiritual growth is impossible without it.
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