Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Jesus said "don't let your right hand know what your left hand is doing" which never made much sense to me. I understood it related to not needing recognition for the things you did like "the Pharisees of Jesus time". These religious men supposedly would make a show of doing good for the recognition of others. The idea was that if you did things to be noticed, your motives were wrong. Humility, proper motives, got it - but it didn't hit me till today that it really means not recognizing yourself. When you exist unattached, simply in the moment doing what is natural, you don't regard your actions because they are automatic and do not need to be recognized. You quit having to check up on yourself. 

I'm not so good at floating on my back but the few times I've been able to pull it off I noticed that it wasn't a struggle once I found the right posture. You just rest in the buoyancy trusting the process but unattached to the momentary outcome. When your habit is presence, it is mindless and peaceful. 

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