The Mastery of What….

…mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by the number of
times you eliminate calling them terrible.

The Buddha brought suffering onto himself, to look into
the face of it, to see if he was that, and, if not, to see
who he then was.

Jesus allowed himself to be crucified,
to demonstrate who he was. And what do you think
you are doing here?

Why bother with this relative world if not to know yourself
in your own experience? And how else to do that except
through the encountering of that which you are not?

“Why?” is the most useless question in the universe.
The only question with any meaning is “What?”

Asking “Why is this happening?” can only disempower
you. Asking “What do I want to make of this?”
does exactly the opposite.

Here is a great secret:
The Why of anything is to produce the What of everything.

—-Neal Donald Walsh

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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