When people criticize Romney for out sourcing money and jobs, I wonder why he seems unable to say the following:
“You guys, you politicians, (democrats and republicans alike) create such ridiculous laws. You make it so anyone with any common sense can see that it just makes financial sense to hire workers in other countries and buy goods from those countries. Then you expect Americans to make the poor financial move of putting our money in the US so you can take it and spend it on your political cronyism in hopelessly inefficient government programs because we are supposed to be blindly allegiant to you! All the while, even you yourselves are buying foreign and out-sourcing. Even the CEO of General Electric, and head of President Obama’s Jobs Council is moving jobs and economic infrastructure to China at an alarming rate!! All the while, GE is paying essentially no taxes!! If you want the US to prosper, pass laws that make sense! If I am elected president, that is exactly what I will do.
If this was the only outrageous issue, it may be somewhat tolerable, but government is permeated with such foolishness. For example, first they (with Barney Frank playing lead) pressured banks to make bad loans to people who could not afford them. Then they went after banks for having done so! If we keep up like this, I can imagine them, sometime in the future, prosecuting corporate CEOs who did not out source to other countries… claiming they sabotaged the company with incompetent financial decisions.”
So what place does this blog have on this website? There is an important point here for everyone. People need the backbone (Karthikeya mantra?) to get up and say what they believe… directly and clearly. You have to be able to say what you need to say. Some never do for fear of being too forceful. Some just lack conviction, being riddled with self-doubt. Some become confrontational when anticipating that another may respond poorly. Some do so with such anger that they only make an enemy.
You would do well to ask yourself what keeps you from speaking up. What keeps you from doing so in an effective manner? Know that you can effectively say whatever you must. First your heart must be in the right place. Then, through exploration and reflection, you can, you must, find a way to say what must be said. Develop the art of speaking up in the most life-supporting manner possible.
It is an art that you must cultivate, lest life’s opportunities will pass you by. Over time your skill will develop as you find your own unique style that works best in your relationships. But do not wait. Start now. Do it!
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Thank you…. You are a truely great teacher.
We are very lucky;-)
Yes, Yes, Yes… Practice makes imperfect…
But one must Try in order to obtain that imperfect perfection. 🙂
A person speaking their truth is different from a person speaking the Truth… Maybe…;)
Yes… reflect, ponder, search out wisdom, then speak. But do not freeze. Act! The Truth transcends relativity. However, that is no reason to not act. Humility is the flip side of wisdom. Reach for the stars, but keep you feet on the ground.
I continue to struggle with the seeming paradox between accepting that all is as it should be, right here, right now, and the idea that I must set an intention, even without attachment to the outcome, or nothing will change. Any further insights on this would be most appreciated. Namaste.
I know sometimes I don’t say something because I’m afraid of how it will be received… which is mostly my own projection anyway! I definitely want to “Develop the art of speaking up in the most life-supporting manner possible.” Thank you, Brahmarshi, for such an inspirational blog.
This dialog absolutely has a place on the website.We are surrounded by the realities that it speaks of.Today I am more aware than ever that when I speak on anything,I get a deeper sense on where it is coming from and so I can quickly adjust accordingly if I am not being authentic.My reality is that a handshake is more powerful than the pen.
Evolving in this way allows me the confidence to speak up much stronger than in my past and having you as my teacher keeps me in check to ensure I speak with humility and love.
An abundance of gratitude for that very guidance.
Do not look for one reality to address all issues all the time. It does not exist. Creation is a reality continuum… a gradient stepping from one to the next … spanning the full circle to polar opposites and back. On one hand you and I are one… we are both the unified field. On the other hand, you are you and I am I… we are separate. Wisdom is aligning with the reality that best serves the moment. All these diverse realities unify in the transcendent… just as all branches of the tree unify in the trunk… yet they all move their separate ways in the wind. Paradox finds its resolution in the transcendent, not on the surface.
You read us like an open book. Your insight inspires me and your devotion drives me to understand myself on a deeper level. Thank you
I feel Maharshi is teaching us how to stand up and become Master’s of Truth like him. The more that stand up the stronger we all become. This is a learning process we are all going through simultaneously. I think it is important to remember how many times we fell as little children in our attempts to stand up. Failing is part of the learning process without failures there are a limited number opportunities to learn and stand up. You can try to get it right but be gentle with yourself when you get it wrong.
I read this blog as soon as I got home from Court. I was in a very emotional place at the time. It really resonated with me.
Looking back a few days ago… I found it really difficult to put in writing my three wishes for the Havan on Monday. Interestingly my first thought was what I wound up “wishing for”, but I had a case of the guilts at the second thought, and was about to write ” 1. Thy will be done. 2. Thy will be done. 3. Thy will be done.” That spiritual current is quite the rascal. However I did request three wishes from my heart, so I am moving in the direction, as best as I can, within the bounds of what is going on.
It really is a blessing to “hear” Brahmarshi in my head and heart from the Retreat speaking about giving time and space and this has really helped me so much. I was feeling very emotional when all of a sudden a door was opened today. I don’t have to walk through that door just because it appeared, and I can meditate and ponder and feel deeply the path to pursue.
On a deep level I feel this has to do with healing, but not with reconciliation. I feel so blessed that I was able to get to the Retreat and am reading these blogs and all the comments. I think is is so exciting and wonderful that we have a dialogue going on, and it really helps me feel tied to the community and keep tilling the soil…
Thank you. Jai Guru Dev.
Of course. The piece I keep forgetting . . . what appears to be paradox is resolved in the transcendent. I will work with that. Thank you for continuing to be the finger pointing to the moon.
I often sit in silence waiting for clarity. I have the experience that what I may say dosen’t make much sense, is ungrounded, discombobulated and subject to great swaying of the wind. At times, I suspect I may sit too long.
This feels like a good start. Thank you.
Please note that I was only using Romney as an example here. Whether or not I agree with what seems to be his perspective is another issue and one that is not in the scope of these blogs. A few people, commented with what felt like political views. I feel it is best not to post them here as I do not want the blogs to go in that direction. I trust you will be okay with that.
Having said the most difficult things this year and coming out of a year that felt like drudgery, I realized it was finally time to say all the things that I had pent up for so long. I had to deeply apologize to my spouse for all the times I held in, all the times my communications meandered and were decidedly vague. I value most a truth-saying girlfriend that I have, because she has the courage to always say even the things that she knows you don’t want to hear. I am so sensitive to the pain people can feel, and also fear of their response, that I have limited what I say. Karmic implications as well, as in other lifetimes, I have lost my tongue and my life over what I have said.
I am grateful for the wisdom imparted on first and second response, and try now to bring the most love I am capable of in the moment to my relationships. And thank you Brahmarshi for modeling behavior and having compassion for us.
Well said Charlotte,
When the heart is right, what you have to say can be said. When the heart is free of wanting, Divinity speaks through you.
Thank you for so beautifully expanding on your teaching.
Jai Guru Dev.