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How to Absolutely Do It If Lieh Tzu Can Think It

Remember that nature walk you took way back when?  You came up over a rise in the terrain and there it was!

A lake so still you could see the sky above reflected in it.  The stillness of the lake made the reflection so pure you almost couldn’t tell where the lake ended and the sky began!

Immediately, you were impacted by the scene before you and you, in effect, became “still.”  You stopped in wonder.  Your body seemed to relax into the picture before you.  Your mind drained of disquiet and approached a sense of peace and stillness.

You were at one with all around you while nothing could distract you.  You were as Lieh Tzu described centuries ago:

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

A special moment, wasn’t it?

Your challenge is to leverage more of those kinds of moments so you can make the other moments of your life as great as they can be.

It’s not easy but many thought leaders have great ideas on how you can achieve being at one with your world while still being one in your world.

I don’t pretend to be a master at how to achieve such a state.  So the best I can do for you is lead you to some great sources from which you can choose to guide your efforts.

Here they are:

garylogonewbrownsmallLieh Tzu clearly was one of the great thinkers from the Taoist view of reality.  What is the Taoist view of reality?

In a few words, Tao is not a thing because it cannot be perceived but it can be observed in the things of the world.

I don’t understand the whole concept any deeper than that so I don’t make a personal judgment about it.  I only offer the idea to you because Tao is one of the more broadly accepted eastern philosophical beliefs.

garylogonewbrownsmallHowever, I can’t reference Tao as a source of ideas for mastering stillness in your mind without giving attention to Buddhism.

According to the Oxford Dictionary:  “Buddhism has no god, and gives a central role to the doctrine of karma. The ‘four noble truths’ of Buddhism state that all existence is suffering, that the cause of suffering is desire, that freedom from suffering is nirvana, and that this is attained through the ‘eightfold path’ of ethical conduct, wisdom, and mental discipline (including meditation). There are two major traditions, Theravada and Mahayana.”

Follow any of the links in the previous paragraph for definitions of those terms for which you need greater understanding.

The bottom line is Buddhism revolves, to a great deal, around connecting more deeply through the power of mental discipline.

A pivotal Buddha thought:

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” 

garylogonewbrownsmallHere is a contemporary source for thinking with stillness that helps you create more potential in your future:  http://www.glossinger.com/blog/

J.B. Glossinger has a world-wide following for his morningcoach.com philosophies. He’s has a Ph.D. in metaphysics and is an all-around good guy who is helping people every day to become everything they can be.

garylogonewbrownsmallI’m currently reading, Escape from Anxiety, by Peggy Sealfon.  Peggy is a Personal Development Coach (among other helpful pursuits) who invests her time helping people overcome life’s big and small challenges.

But…back to her book and how it may be of help to you.

Escape from Anxiety is an easy-to-use guide through transformational strategies to relieve anxiety and shift into a positive life of infinite possibilities.

Well…the above is hardly an exhaustive list of sources to guide you to a “mind that is still” but it will definitely get you started on the path.

garylogonewbrownsmallWhat did you find from the above information that was the most intriguing and helpful to you?

Please share your thoughts by commenting below.  

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Crop of GNCC ShotMindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) provides self-employed people inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps self-employed people better profit through performance.

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