Monday, September 13, 2004

on willingness

To seek enlightenment is to seek entrainment to the most powerful attractor patterns. The key is will, a repeated act of choice. In all spiritual disciplines the opening wedge predicated on advancing one's awareness is described as "willingness"... a persistent willingness is the trigger that activates a new attractor field and allows one to begin to leave the old.

Our understanding of God is from what works for us. The right to a God of your own understanding is total and without any catches. We make the decision to turn over our will to the care of God. This decision is based on faith.

Surrendering our will gets easier with daily practice. God's help is our greatest source of strength and courage. We surrender quietly and let the God of our understanding take care of us.

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Trust not your good intentions. There are not enough. But trust implicitly your willingness, whatever else may enter. In your willingness to let love in lies also your acceptance of yourself as you were meant to be. The secret of willingness is to let it be what it is.

Your small willingness combines with the unlimited power of God's Will. It is not needful to make ready for God, but only that I do not interfere with His plan.

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By confining thoughts and opinions to their verifiable validity, one arrives at radical humility. This means the willingness to let go of all presumptions of thought.


The only space from which to address mind is that quality called Will. One can locate this area without too much difficulty. Whereas thoughts, feelings, and images pass through the mind continuously, the will is relatively motionless and fixed. It tends to persist in a more stable and therefore approachable manner. The will can indeed be quite fixed, committed, one-pointed and immovable, unlike the mind, which flies about like a nervous butterfly. The will is closer to the true Self than the is ordinary mind.

The will is activated and empowered by devotion, and it responds with inspiration which leads to illumination by Grace. The personal will dissolves into Divine Will, and the spark that leads to the spiritual truth is a divine gift.

Love is without form, and is that capacity through which one becomes willing, out of that love, to surrender to God.


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