How good do you want to feel about life and its living? How good of a place do you want to make your world, THE world? This speaks to inside and out, emotionally, physically, even spiritually, and in the broader world…one reflecting upon the other, back and forth in its intrinsic formulaic dynamic.
Please know these notions (within the Bright Beautiful School of Thought/Ming Chia) are in no way set forth in an unhealthful spirit of haughtiness…accordingly congruent with the Same Boat Theory, we are ALL in the same common boat in this and in so many other means (much more than we often think and act). Consistently, we ALL have our light and dark sides, and it is up to each one us as to decide how light or dark, how bright we want to be. It is up to each of us to decide how healthful or unhealthful we want to be. It is all about how much each of us wants to take responsibility for our own health and well-being. In regard to an additional traditional definition of ‘lightness,’ it is up to each of us to decide how ‘light’ of the pernicious weight of unhealthful ‘baggage’ we want to be. In the analogy of the ‘same boat’ as utilized herein, we can choose to selfishly ‘rock the boat’ in unhealthful fashions, or we can learn to be more and more loving, appreciative, and selfless in our outlook and behavior.
In the Theory of Lightness, in a splendid facet of the jewel of its manifest beauty, we can accordingly allow ourselves to more deeply and deeply embrace the notion of the ‘accumulation of light and lightness.’ In its genuine practical application, we can realize a more and more beyond words sparkling, spine-tingling, loving, and altruistic brightness. In accordance with the Bright School Theory, each of us, if willing, has a wonderful ‘free will’ choice as to how light/bright/healthful we want to be. How light/bright/healthful do you want to be? How important is it to you to utilize the True Gauges of True Health to decipher as to how healthful your thoughts and actions (choices) are? Consistently, how often is it possible for us to look at our thoughts and actions and decide whether they make the world a better place? How often is it possible for us to look at our thoughts and actions and decide how well we are Acting Without Acting – endeavoring to do the right thing for the right sake without the need for selfish recognition or hidden agendas. How often are we acting in a benevolent and altruistic spirit of dignity, decency, goodness, and grace (and figuring out how to TRULY mean it!). How much does this sound like ‘pins-and-needles-ville?’ It DOESN’T have to be pins-and-needles-ville!
This so-splendid and genuinely loving and selfless spirit of True Appreciation can be more and more in each moment…recognizing that NO MATTER how difficult or easy things are, each aspect of each moment, each thing, each facet of being, can be more and more impeccable quintessential blessings. How far can this go…how far can it so beautifully go past what words can describe? The answer may be in how masterful one can be in learning to play the part of the less and less blemished Witness…with less and less expectations, preset patterns of thinking, and learning to better and better embrace healthful change. In this tradition, it is learning to live life as a loving living art, witnessing the living loving story of one’s life AS one goes about it, versus just being a pawn in the story of one’s life.
What say you? SO quite humbly and respectfully, and not in a spirit of sounding/being harsh, how important is it to you to avoid ongoing stagnant plateaus (which can be like a living death)? We ALL have the ability to get stuck there, and we all have the ability to get unstuck. It is up to each of us to decide what is important or unimportant, and how much we are willing to lovingly embrace our comfort and discomfort equally. It is strategically treating life as a living loving art…and deeply embracing a most wonderful of blessings in said art, i.e., that there is ALWAYS room for improvement. It is the so beautiful spirit of True Appreciation of the miracle of the moment – more and more each moment. It is in ONGOINGLY needing less and less to hide behind. It is True Health through True Responsibility. In gathering more and more skill in this, we may realize more and more sparkling spine-tingling ‘glimpses of Heaven.’ Each of us has the ability to make it so.
Once again, PLEASE know this outlook is meant in the most humble and respectful of spirits. PLEASE know that this outlook can be a complement to ALL well-meaning religious and non-religious outlooks. PLEASE know that this outlook is lovingly and altruistically set forth in a spirit devoid of any sense of competition and/or any crepuscular/inimical sense of being. — Dr. Glen Hepker
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It’s lovely that anyone can apply this to their path.
Thanks so much, Teagan – please know it genuinely means a lot. Brightest of blessings to you in your day. – Glen