- As body, you fight, flee, freeze or withdraw
- As survival mind, you assess change and then decide on actions for the body to take to optimize your chance of survival
- As creative mind, you design strategies for safety that minimize crises
- As life, you are the ever-indestructible feeling of safety
When you find your safety within your own being, you can more easily create safety on the outside also. You build a stronger, safer house. You build your house above the reach of tidal waves. You communicate from feeling safe to create a more harmonious relationship. You don’t play with fire, even though you can. Live in the wisdom of knowing that just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean that you MUST do it.
Even though we CAN dig up more of them, it’s best to leave fossil fuels in the ground and develop energy sources with fewer detrimental side effects. Even though we know how to use nuclear weapons, we’re wiser and safer not using them. Even though we can continue to, we no longer need to test them. We know they work. Just because we have enough money to start a war does not mean we should start a war. Just because we can patent poisons and make obscene profits on their sale does not mean we should ignore health and restrict medical practice to dispensing these poisons.
Just because your government keeps you in crises does not mean you should commit your life to them, when you could just as easily live in peace. Just because you can go into debt doesn’t mean you should go into debt. You can live more disciplined than that. Just because religious and political leaders foment hate against other groups does not mean that you should listen to them, or hate your neighbor and those who follow other ways of thinking.
Live with your awareness in touch with contentment, the place of peace and safety within you. This protects you from an undisciplined mind. Your awareness focused in peace frees your inspiration, which becomes your source of innovation. Using it, build the safety that minimizes crisis, and spend more of your time enjoying your life.
You need less energy to enjoy full presence than to neglect it, to abuse yourself, and to deal with the outfall. You need less energy to live in harmony with your neighbor than you do to live in conflict with him or her. It takes less effort to build a solid house than it does to build one that falls apart and constantly needs repair.
It’s easier to build a peaceful world where citizens respect themselves and help each other than to build a world in conflict, at war and in rubble requiring reconstruction. It’s easier to embody the highest common denominators of peace, truth and love than it is to live any other way.
Stay present in the majesty of life within you. For that, you need no outside help. You only have to be with yourself. From that feeling, everything else flows more naturally without much struggle.
In that feeling, you can most effectively use your energy for the good of all at the expense of none. You can think ‘us all, inclusive,’ globally. You protect, care for and enjoy life, body, others and planet. Be in that feeling. Without it, nothing works so well.
Life created your brain and mind to serve as its computer. It has several functions:
- Collect information from within the body
- Gather information through the senses from the external environment
- Interpret the meaning of inputs regarding both aspects of physical survival: protection and procreation
- Choose the best plans for action based on input and interpretation
- Act on these plans
- Assess the results, learn from them and modify accordingly