When this phrase entered my mind, I found a new appreciation for many people. Often I find myself asking for deep clarity … of self and my own thoughts, and I ask it of others who I converse with. I have found there are many who would rather not get emotional, or dig too deeply into that portion of life, they have stuffed that baggage so deep it is meant to stay put! What I once thought of as denial, I now see as a wrestling to the ground and hog tying those thoughts or emotions which do not serve a higher purpose. That’s strength! Or hard headedness … one or the other.
Emotions are stubborn and they arise when we least expect it. Sadness, or anxiety, or some fear of the future arise. It is possible to live fully within these categories, to let the emotion take us on a ride.
You control it, or it controls you.
This can be easier said than done, but some folks have been practicing for many years. The motto seems to be to ‘survive’. I always thought it was to thrive, to bring positive and worthwhile change to the whole, but it seems much of life on this globe prefer to keep people in fear. Once again, it is a control thing.
When investigating or researching events and actions around the world, feelers are put out, energetic tendrils are extended from personal energy fields to get a feel of the atmosphere, or situation. This grows intense after time and requires a reigning in of those tendrils, a retracting of ones own personal energies.
What do you grow within your four walls? If you have no walls, what do you permit to seed and take growth in your mind? This world is infected, and when the mind is permitted to spend too much time examining it, the mind begins to experience the effects of this circumstance.
Within my four walls peace is created, calm and quiet. No one stirs up discontent. Any edginess is created by my taking on of the pain in this world. Periodically there must be a disconnect and retraction of attention in order to firm up the fortress of the mind.
I look into the world and see how people treat each other and am shocked! Some men, people in general, behave as though they haven’t traveled far from the animal kingdom.
Life on this planet is self-perpetuating, self-evolving, and self-replicating. This structure is under attack right now.
Life is like being a colander with a stream of water (life experience) running thru the holes, occasionally there will be some sort of something that gets stuck to the colander (body, mind, spirit of person) and some sort of washing must be done, or some sort of shaking up must occur to knock off the pieces clogging good flow.
This is where meditation of the four walls comes in handy. What are you allowing to reside there, in your haven, in your sacred space? What affirmative changes are being made? What is the creation being generated which will reside in this space? What creation will greet you every time you enter the space between your personal four walls? Or for that matter, the space in your mind where all good things are created from? Has anyone blocked the flow of good creation coming from your mind? How will you cause a great shifting of energies in this place you spend so much time in?
Studies have proven that just thinking of change, or a creation you long to birth into reality, will build the groundwork for it to come into actual being.