You have a disposition. It is the net of the sum total of the effect your life experiences have had upon you.
It is the tone with which you hold your self, your cells, you psyche, your beliefs.
More than anything else, it determines your life.
Seek to evolve your disposition.
I’m hoping meditation counts big time towards evolving my disposition, because I can’t figure out how else to tackle this one. Maybe I should do more things that I am not inclined to do, like visit the Temple. I need some support. Maybe Charlie will go with me. 🙂
Does disposition = conditioning = karma?
So many days I find that my disposition varies and I am beginning to find that meditation helps to center me and anchor me more so that my disposition is a truer reflection of my current state in the evolutionary process.
I DEFINITELY feel that my disposition toward just about everything has changed since I arrived 6 months ago. I feel great!
Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Not really sure that this sounds like a Michael Mamas statement. Was this used as a filler so to speak in order to come up with something for the blog?
Meditation is definitely the most powerful tool you have. Also, it is good to take a step back and take a look at how you are… It is very easy for you to get a sense of another persons disposition… not so easy to see your own. Perhaps ask yourself how you are perceived by others.
That is a good first step for the exploration. Of course, many factors come into play. The nature of relationships color perception of others.
Very good to look within. What is your relationship with life… with God… with the world at large…? How safe do you feel?
These questions can not be clearly answered.. They do not need to be. The exploration tills the soil that facilitates evolution. Your responses to those questions are colored by the tone of your disposition.
To Mike Ryan: Hi Mike. I find your comment fascinating. Do I really need to say that I wrote this blog? Certainly I did write it.
Our dispositions permeate everything we think, say, and do. Step back. Take an honest look at what motivates you. The inner journey is vast and challenging.
I found the tone of your comment to Maharshi offensive and it wasn’t even directed at me- it would be very good to remember who you are speaking to and show respect accordingly…
Interesting. To me, this blog is very typical of Maharshi: A short, simply complex statement that stays with me for days as I seek to understand it and apply the wisdom in my life.
I do wonder about this. If I understand correctly, samskaras (sp?) have shaped our disposition. These, having already happened, can not be changed. Do we change our disposition with new samskaras or by will? Does meditation remove or somehow negate the effect of samskaras?
I love these blogs. Not only does the blog give me much to ponder, but I also get to explore my own personal reaction to each and every response. Thank you all.
I can only agree with Cathy.
Life experiences are in two categories. Those that impose impressions [samskaras] upon you and those that free you from samskaras so you can rest into your own true natue. Meditation frees you from samskaras. In time all return to their true nature… to God….. Just as in time, every drop of rain returns to the ocean of Oneness.