In the Bible, we see this in the Parable of the Young, Rich Man. Jesus tells him to go and sell everything he owns and to follow him. The rich man cannot do this. Was Jesus asking too much? After all, who in their right mind would exchange wealth for poverty?
But it was not riches that stopped the young man. It was his attachment to and his love of wealth and privilege that stopped him. Jesus saw what was stopping the young man, and asked him to sacrifice it.
It was a matter of the heart.
Haanel says it eloquently: “We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have.” [15.5]
The conditions in my life today are the effects of my past choices, which were born out of my thinking. Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.
It is always a matter of the heart.
In looking at the present conditions in my life with which I am displeased, I must ask myself, “What is it that I am tenaciously clinging to that keeps these conditions in my life?”
I have been struggling with my health and well-being. I’ve simply been tired all the time. Lack of vitality sucks the joy out of you. What am I tenaciously clinging to that is sucking the joy out of me?
In the last 6 months, moving the business, and then our home, and expanding the practice in the midst of flooding basements and audits resulted in both John and I collapsing over what was supposed to have been our Christmas Holiday.
What am I tenaciously clinging to?
A sense of urgency for the unimportant. I’ve become The White Rabbit ever running down the Rabbit Hole managing THINGS instead of priorities. In other words, I surrendered the Compass for the Clock. This did not happen overnight, but started slowly, and gained momentum and intensity. I am here to tell you, Intensity is a poor imitation of ENTHUSIASM!!! Hahahahaha! And Enthusiasm is my hallmark energetic expression. I was still able to BE it, but it had become an effort instead of effortless.
I am so thankful to see this!!!! The Clock is a slave driver; the Compass, a life giver. I am lighter and happier knowing that the habits developed and entrained over the Master Key Experience are my Compass Restoration tools, and I am implementing them. It’s my own “The Force Awakens” experience.
It’s a matter of the heart.