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Trust the Power of Love

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

Sometimes people find that their life really “heats up” only after they’ve made the decision to change or to grow for the better. Their life previously may have been quiet and uneventful, and at first glance, it may seem that the old life was better. But was the old life quiet and uneventful? Or was it stagnant? Let’s take a lesson from nature. Which is the water you want to drink: the water from a running river, or water from a stagnant pond that’s been sitting, unmoving, for years and years? Self Discovery and growth is like the running river always moving somewhere. But running water is bound to meet obstacles, so it goes over and around obstacles to follow its course.  When you make the decision to discover your true self, your thoughts and emotions change, and your life moves like a running river. And Love will bring changes to you in all kinds of ways, not just previously seemed like fun ways.

Trust the Power of Love

What is trust? Isn’t trust acknowledging the presence and reality of something? When you trust your Silent Master, you’re trusting that its Truth and Love are real and present. If trust doesn’t come easily, you may have to use some self discipline to learn to trust, which we will discuss shortly.

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Love is a pretty thorough housecleaner

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

Sometimes new students will say, “I don’t have any problems…I don’t feel insecure or weak…I’m just here to get some exercise…” Then after a little bit of training I hear, “I didn’t realize I was afraid of this…” Or, “I didn’t know I had all this anger inside….”

Love is a pretty thorough housecleaner and sometimes expresses itself through what seem to be unloving situations. After you make a conscious effort to transform and grow, Love will wash out some qualities you may not enjoy seeing up close. You may find your generosity is really a desire to win favor; or you may find your unselfishness is really weakness. You may find your patience is really laziness.

Like the stalk of rice bending over because of fullness from the lessons of life, it will require some humility to be willing to see these things in yourself, and some strength and commitment to make a change. So you must love yourself enough to know that Love is always there for you, and stay true to yourself until Love – your Silent Master – shows you the good by clearing away the falsehoods. Be able to bend like the rice when you confront undesirable qualities in yourself. It’s because the rice is flexible that it doesn’t break when the wind blows.

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Love Accepts Challenges

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

I want to emphasize that this is perhaps easier said than done.  To really love in this way requires great discipline and self control. But every time you practice loving, you get better at it! Every time you see the result of the power of love, you are encouraged to do it again.  And then you find yourself rising to higher and stronger levels of being.  Take advantage of hostile or aggressive situations to prove the strength of Love.

Love Accepts Challenges

At the rebirth stage, I emphasize the inner power step of Love because rebirth, or just plain growth, is not always easy or pleasant. When you understand how Love works, you know everything you’re doing is creating good and not just making life more difficult.

A difficult challenge or any kind of adversity can be a good thing. Sometimes in my class teaching I deliberately create difficult or uncomfortable situations for students. This is because comfortable situations won’t always bring out weaknesses, and I want students to see their weaknesses so they can do something about them. Eliminating weakness makes you stronger.

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Because this Love is real and true, it is powerful

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

Because this Love is real and true, it is powerful.  It can overcome anything untrue simply by being there, just as the sunlight burns clouds away. As an example, one of my students once had to visit a hostile enemy, someone who had tried to take violent action against him.  My student was naturally scared of the meeting, and talked to me about it.  I told him: No matter what this person says or does, don’t get angry, don’t react; just love him.  Just feel love and know that this person is acting out of ignorance and is not being his true self.  Just love, no matter what.  My student went to the meeting, and sure enough, this person yelled and screamed, beat on the desk, beat on the wall, threatened, intimidated, but my student remained calm and loving.  Pretty soon, his enemy just gave up.  Where there is love, there is no opening for anything else to get in.

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Love Is the Universal Life Force

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

Love Is the Universal Life Force, Your Silent Master

When you find this real Love in your life, you have a special feeling of happiness that is not dependent on anyone or anything in order to be. That’s because it comes from you, not to you from outside sources. This Love that is right within you now is your Silent Master consciousness. When you express this Love, you are expressing your Silent Master.

It’s a quiet joy, but also one that expresses great enthusiasm. When you feel this Love, you’re glad to be alive, and grateful to wake up every day and live your life. This Love finds beauty everywhere, and appreciates how creative life is, knowing that possibilities exist everywhere to create more joy and more happiness and more freedom. This Love can’t be hurt or destroyed because it is pure energy. It can be temporarily clouded over, but not destroyed. When it is clouded over with negative emotions or painful situations, this Love keeps on loving until harmony is reached again.

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Love is at the heart of freedom

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

At this stage of the Self Discovery process – rebirth – I emphasize the inner power step of Love. As we discussed in the last chapter, Love is at the heart of freedom, the ultimate goal we’re working for. I also emphasize the inner power steps of Loyalty and Patience, because as old Self-Concepts give way to the new, different obstacles will undoubtedly arise to challenge you. New distractions may appear to take you away from your goals, and you will need to remain loyal to yourself and your commitment. And only with the right sense of patience will you be able to stick to your goals long enough to see them bear fruit.

First, let’s look at how Love is involved in your many rebirths throughout life, and then we’ll consider how Loyalty and Patience are so important in true Self Discovery.

LOVE

Your Silent Master within is the same Life Force that created the universe. And this Life Force is pure Love. Everything It creates expresses Love. Although we may always remain humbled by the vastness of this infinite Life Force, we should always remember we are at one with it. The universal Life Force brought the universe and all of us into being with Love. And it is the power of Love that moves us from one rebirth to another in life as we transform by discovering more of our true Silent Master within.

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Cultivation of Rice = Life’s Transformations

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

In Asia, the cultivation of rice is often seen as a symbol of man’s life, going through many transformations. First, there is the tiny tip that shoots up, like infants opening our eyes for the first time. Next we see the tip grow tall enough to wave in the breeze, delicate, but strongly reaching upward, like the way we hungrily and innocently explore our new world when we’re young. Then we see the rice start to develop its mature form, drinking in water and sun, which is the way we begin to grow as we assume our identity, and our mind opens and develops. Finally, the rice ripens and stands up straight, full and rich. This is how we desire to be at the peak of our life, self confident, and in control of body, mind, and spirit. Then at last, the rice stalk bends low due to the weight of its fruit. This is a symbol of humility, a respectful bow to the Life Force that brings us here. We realize the universe is more vast and eternal than our simple physical life span here. And if we have really been at work on the lessons of life, we humbly realize how much we have to learn. There’s never any place for arrogance: there is always so much more to discover.

Like the rice, you have moved through many stages to come to this point in your life. And you will have many more rebirths as you change your thinking and see new situations spring up in your life.

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Rebirth Is Transformation

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

Let’s take a closer look at what discovery means. Discover means to uncover. When something is discovered, it is uncovered so that you can see what’s really there. When Columbus discovered America, he found something that was already there. He did not invent America; he uncovered the ignorance about the shape of the globe, and found North America, which nobody had imagined. It’s the same when you seek your Silent Master. Self Discovery does not mean inventing new things about you or making up a new personality, but uncovering what you already are in your natural purity.

Rebirth Is Transformation

Since your true self is generally not uncovered all at once, Self Discovery is a process of being born over and over again as more of your potential is outwardly expressed in your life. If you’ve ever watched a plant grow from a seedling to a flower, you’ve seen how its growth takes place in many stages its size, color, and form change from day to day. The growth is so gradual that you probably don’t consider this transformation as one birth after another. But it is. The plant is being reborn constantly in one little change after another, until it fulfills its potential, and finally takes on a form completely different from the little sprout at the beginning.

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Self-Discovery is “Self-Uncovery”

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

SELF-DISCOVERY IS “SELF-UNCOVERY”

One of the most exciting things about Self-Discovery is the changes you see in your life as you continue to take charge of your thinking and environment. You may find yourself suddenly wondering, “Is this me wanting to change my career? Sell my house? Move to another state?” When you begin to feel your true self, you may experience many new ideas and want to take actions that are completely out of the ordinary for you. A big change may feel like a rebirth into a new you.

When you begin to see yourself in your natural purity, you will notice one thing for sure: you are an original. There is no one exactly like you. You were born with all the unique qualities and capabilities you need to fulfill your own purpose and destiny. If other people and certain conditions in your environment have made you become a copy of someone else’s expectations, it doesn’t matter. It’s never too late to find your Self. Your real Self is still there waiting to be discovered. What is real and true about you can never be destroyed. Only what’s false about you can be destroyed. What is really and truly you is here right now and will be with you forever.

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REBIRTH: LIVING YOUR TRUE SELF

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

CHAPTER 5

REBIRTH:
LIVING YOUR TRUE SELF

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You Are Complete,Peaceful, and Fulfilled

Your Silent Master expresses completeness, fulfillment, harmony, peace, joy, and love, and imparts these qualities to everything It creates.

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Now we have arrived at the fourth stage of Self Discovery: rebirth. In the first stage, the readiness stage of Self Discovery, we looked at how to get control of your thinking so you could begin to shape your thinking and your environment; in the second stage, the energizing stage, we looked at ways to purify your thinking and environment so that you could utilize more of your natural power and energy as you shape your life; in the third stage, the life examination stage, we looked at how you can redefine yourself in order to bring out your true self, and to get on and stay on the path you desire. Now we look at the rebirth stage where you actually realize make real your goals and objectives. This stage is a culmination of the first three, and like the first three, it happens on a daily basis, even moment by moment.

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