“If I identify as a victim, I do not need to change.” Not true—I am half of the problem.
|Helpful||Interfering / obstructionist|
|No agency||In charge / directing|
they do not seek
to the glory
What the shrunken self wants: to stay the way it is, continue to bring to the table what it has always brought to the table, and have everything work out in its favor unconditionally.
|Just||Allowing unsafe and criminal behavior|
After reading her poem titled “Centric,” Rohini explains how Grace is crucial to getting beyond a merely intellectual understanding of the Self and to actual experience of the Self, which is where spiritual practice begins.
Rohini tells the story of when she received a powerful experience from her Guru Swami Muktananda in 1979, and relates a story Baba told her at the time as a way of teaching her how the world works, and how Truth works in the world.
the moon was full
the son was gone
shining in everything
i missed you
until i follow your path
i am lost
Self-punishment is not a tool for good. Beating yourself up is a way of not learning.
|No recourse||Good options|
|No decision to make / clear path||Too many choices|