The Blackboard Blog #4: The Devil’s Children, A beautiful mind, Co-loquy, Dogs & Cats…

And on this one below, see, under a beautiful mind, co-loquy and being like a dog or a cat, the Devil’s  Children appear. Six of them at the last count. What we were talking about before. Hate (hatred), Greed, Fear, Ignorance, Prejudice (or prjdce because I didn’t have room) and something we call ‘Close-mindedness’, which has a close relationship to ignorance, in that it’s like wilful ignorance. You can choose to know, or you can choose not to know.

It’s true, embarking on this or any path of self transformation, or even just self-improvement, is scary. You may well choose to turn away. All sorts of changes are going to come up, many of them just as much a surprise to you as to those close to you. The scariest thing is that you may find yourself having to change more than you bargained for. Your consciousness changes at the soul level, your thinking changes at the mind level,  your behaviour changes (which is what, after all, it’s all about), and all of a sudden you discover you’re out of sync with your nearest and dearest. Will they come along with you? Perhaps not. Things that used to matter seem not to matter so much any more. You may have issues which have been a source of worry and anxiety, but now you’re beginning not only to see that worry and anxiety serve no useful purpose whatsoever, but also that they are entirely under your control and can be de-activated. It doesn’t mean you care about those issues any less, and you could argue that it makes you more effective in dealing with them, since you can keep a balanced attitude, make decisions with clarity, and put your energy into finding and effecting a solution rather than just worrying. But those nearest and dearest may find it spooky that you don’t seem to be worrying any more and conclude that you don’t care. A cause for concern.

About Aidan

The Ecology of the Soul is the culmination of a lifetime of study and practice of hatha yoga and Raj Yoga. Aidan studied with BKS Iyengar, and was a dedicated member of the Brahma Kumaris, teachers of Raja Yoga, during his 20s. The basic understanding of the Soul and God is pure Raja Yoga, but it is the 'ecology' principle that drives the system's emphasis on balancing our spiritual powers. We return to our natural state of happiness, contentment, peace – and power.
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