Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weaving The Threads of Intention, Week 3: Defenselessness

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The next thread we will weave into our cloth of intention is the thread called Defenselessness. You'd better sit down for this one. Your ego is going to go ballistic.

Defenselessness means that you relinquish the need to convince others to accept your point of view. In essence, you refrain from needing to be right. "What," you might be saying?  "Are you kidding? Given the current state of the world and, certainly, national politics, how can I not take a stand and defend my point of view?" When you stand in defenselessness, you do not allow the birth of an argument. When you stand in defenselessness, you access enormous amounts of energy that is otherwise taken up in defending your view and blaming others for theirs. When you stand in defenselessness, you are flexible and flowing, not rigid and liable to break!

I know that this is easier said than done, especially now. However, the energy we use to argue or defend our beliefs can be used to live them. Mother Theresa used to say that she would never support "anti-anything", but could support "pro-something." In addition, practicing defenselessness allows us to be kind in an atmosphere that would otherwise promote lack of compassion and an openness to others' points of view. Dr. Wayne Dyer was always fond of saying: "When you have a choice between being right and being kind, always, always pick kind." If we are not willing to be open to new ideas and opinions, we become stagnant and inhibit our own growth and evolution.

You never, ever, need to justify your beliefs or opinions to anyone. Simply declare them to yourself and experience the joy and freedom of living in autonomy and fulfillment. Now that is something you can depend on!

And so it is.

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