Everything Will Spring To Your Aid
A friend of mine went to a workshop with Douglas Harding in California in the 1980s. Although he found the Seeing interesting, he decided it wasn’t what he was looking for. It seemed too simple. Twenty years later, in Australia, he had to view a selection of videos by spiritual teachers as part of his job. He watched the Melbourne Lecture
, a video of Douglas Harding giving a talk in Melbourne, Australia, and suddenly the simple truth was no longer too simple. It was now so obviously true, and deep, and wonderful. His girlfriend was watching it with him. A couple of years before someone had told her about headlessness and although it had struck her as important at the time, after a while it had faded from her conscious awareness. When she saw the video it came back to her and she too realized how important this Seeing was. She and her boyfriend now enjoy this Vision together.
This is such a deep and wonderful Vision to share. It is seeing how and where you are so deeply, wonderfully and beautifully one with another. How special when that ‘other’ is your beloved.
“If you really want to live the aware life, to wake up from the social dream, to be Who you are, everything will spring to your aid and push you towards that supreme goal.” (On Being Aware
by Douglas Harding)
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and
creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills
countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely
commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events
issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of
unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man
could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for
one of Goethe's couplets:
- Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
- Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
From W.H. Murray's The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
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