Be The Change You Want To See

zen change

Changing Behaviors

You must be the change you want to see in this world. -Mahatma Ghandi

And so the story goes from many great sages and gurus of this world. When my self-realization came it brought about a lot of dirt and scum from the depths of myself to give me the opportunity to take responsibility for it. What a magnificient opportunity it was as it uproot my last relationship, through jealousy coming up and a sense of control. These two were my two biggest demons if you will, that had to be addressed and thankfully I had done so. It is not that they do not exist but seeing thoughts for what they are makes me appreciate them that much more and what power they have over the human being when they are not consciously made aware of. You cannot change your reality if you do not see where you are stuck. This is why it seems so difficult to pull yourself out of lower frequency states like jealousy, depression, anger, etc. However knowing that these states are nothing but stories that we tell ourselves, can they become one of our best assets, allowing us to learn from them, and to treat them as guests in our temple. (the human being). This is all that these things ask for, is our unconditional loving awareness to give them attention.

By addressing them, you now have the opportunity to respond to them accordingly and to sit with them, cherish them, understand their mechanism and decide if they are serving you or not. If they are not serving you, then with a little practice you can allow them to pass through you instead of reacting to the feelings that the body is feeling. Also the deep breathing or zen (meditation) methods which I describe help process these emotions happening due to past thoughts coming up.

Reality wants your feedback to change

Being in touch with what you actually are will benefit you greatly, but most of the time, the external factors may not seem to change much if at all in the beginning. This is referred to as an echo, or a circumstance which mimics the one that had put you in a similar state before. It is almost like a fail safe of the old belief asking, “do you really want this change.” Do you see what a great opportunity this is though? This gives you the chance to respond differently to this external circumstance. Also don’t confuse what I mean by external, what I’m actually saying is that your inner (everything stems from this) is presenting you with something that can solve your problem and cure your sickness. The best way most of the time that the inner knows how to present you is to put you in a situation in the sensory reality so that you may make the change thus altering (or just being more in tune with reality) for the better.

The more that reality begins to elevate through that human organism the more reality itself will become more clear and appear to change. Thoughts are this way of change, and that is what the clearing process is post liberation. However there is nothing saying that this process is easy and I talk a little bit about it in my post about the 5 misconceptions of no-self (or self-realization). From a zen or Confucius thought.

Every thought you think is generating your future,
Every act you do is generating your future,
Every word you speak is generating your future,
You must become aware of the thoughts you are throwing out into the universe.

Awareness of thought is key

Understanding the mechanism of thought and the fantasy role they play on the human body is key. They literally shape the filter in which reality is presented. Through the cleaning out process or being aware of thoughts, one has the opportunity to let things go, to feel them out instead of react to them. This powerful key generates life to take back control what is rightfully its’. Although thought is a great tool, it is a poor master. When awakening happens, re-orchestration happens, or to put it more poetically, life re-arranges its house back to its own beautiful architecture.

Empty your cup, and you will see results. 


Nick Myers, a 28 year old serial blogger. Also minimalist, zen participant, philosopher, author of Emotional Alchemist, and tea disciple. I am one who sees a potential lesson in every experience in life. Life is who we are and life is our ultimate guru. I seek to bring us together through our own shared experiences. And hope to not only learn deeply who I am but to learn deeply who others are by dropping my ideas from moment to moment about you.

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