The Beauty Of Nothingness
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. I was taking the time to think upon my Education degree. As much as I love the classroom and the students, I knew from my 1st year that I would be paved towards research. Educators are doing their best with the resources that they have day - in, and day - out. I noticed flaws, I noticed structures, I noticed thought processes. I felt that there was more to explore.
From the perspective of a Mother / Student I have to say that I am absolutely grateful, and delighted that I decided upon the Bachelor Of Education program. This degree has allowed me to know, and learn subject matter, curriculum expectations etc. It has also helped me to navigate a system for the betterment of my own children's education. I was able to make informed choices, and share knowledge. This is what I have loved the most. To be able to converse and share my learning, As we were talking, daughter asked me a question. She wanted to understand the Ego. What it was, the idea of being humble. Here I share a tiny response to her thoughts:
"When we say to the self 'you are humble' we are still affirming our ego. We are still causing the ego to believe that it is some thing. This is why we must dissolve the ego, and the self into a state of nothingness. When we our self can say 'we are nothing' we can fully experience the self". Of course you are wondering and saying, "I don't want to be nothing, I want to be some thing." Let me provide an example of my thoughts:
When we have attained a certain amount of some thing. A certificate, a medal, wealth, or education. We must be able to hold all of our attainments and still be at a level when we can remain in a state of nothingness, It is easy to let pride (ego) get in the way, when we have attained a thing.
If a person has a certain amount of wealth, or education, (there are many examples that can be thought of here) it is easy to become angered, or uptight when someone is talking to another, or argumentative. He / she will say "she does not know what she is talking about because I have more knowledge. Or I have more money (status) that him / her. It is easy to get lost in any kind of accumulation. To further understand my thoughts I have provided the following visual.
If we can still hold on to our accumulations and remain in a state of nothingness, and carry the self in this way we can truly be much more loving and caring to the self and to all walks of life. We can share what we have in terms of accumulations with the less fortunate, and still remain open to learning with those that differ, and add to our own thoughts. This is the beauty of the state of nothingness. When we become nothing, we really become everything.
"If you suffer it is because of you, if you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible -
only you and you alone.
You are your hell and your heaven too."
Chandra Mohan Jain
"When you love, you have to become nobody. If you remain somebody then love never happens."
Chandra Mohan Jain
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to all beings and to the pregnant homeless woman who I met during one of my walks. I hope that you will listen to my words and seek help. You deserve better. My thoughts to share with love and kindness.
Notes: There thoughts were originally hand written on August 26th and August 28th 2016.
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Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)