Have you heard of the Chinese man who loved dragons?  He drew them, collected their statues, read everything about them.  He was considered an expert on dragons.  One day, a real dragon wandered by and stuck his head in the window where the man was living.  The man ran away from his house and was never heard from again!

Many people assume enlightenment is only a mental process, having a certain shape and form.  In reality, enlightenment may not match our mental expectations. Enlightenment may also challenge us physically and emotionally if we do not let go of our limited belief, identity and resistance to feel our feelings.

To really know ourselves requires challenging our identity and beliefs.  It requires welcoming and feeling repressed feelings which we have been avoiding. Feeling our emotions is not a mental process, it is required to be felt and experienced in our body and then expressed responsibly.

 

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to turn the light on?

Are you ready to walk through what
kept you away from your consciousness?

Are you ready to face and hear the dragon?

Are you ready to let go of the many thoughts
and beliefs that you hold dear?

Are you ready to let go
of your limited
yet familiar identity?

Are you ready to feel those emotions that you have been avoiding?

Are you ready to walk into the unknown?

Are you ready to let go of control? 

Are you ready to face the dragon
without knowing
what is really on the other side?

Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat

 

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