Last week my eyes strayed to this post: “Ten Tips From A Shaolin Monk On How To Stay Young Forever.”
At first I thought it to be quite cool but this principle stuck with me:
“4) When you are happy, you need to control your happiness, if you lose control then you damage your lung energy”.
I could somehow understand if it said:
When you are sad, you need to control your sadness. But even that would be a bit problematic, since we sometimes need to hit the absolute rock bottom in order to transform and come up in the light again.
And that goes for the feel of ‘Happy’ too.
Happy is not the end station on the road we’re on – there are even more blissful emotions behind that. So why does the monk want us to restrain happiness. Frankly – it beats me.
In order to evolve emotionally we have to transform and alter. We often only do that under the principle of ‘critical mass’. Basically the same conditions if we put a kettle of water on the stove. When it reaches critical mass it transforms into steam. We embed the same principle.
That principle goes for low frequency emotions and it goes for the high frequency emotions like:
“What happened to you, you used to be an asshole and now you’re quite pleasant”.
“Yes, I got tired of that”.
“You have always been optimistic, now you seem rather happy”.
“Yeah, my optimism was kind of up-beat surface based, but it got me to happy”.
There are states of mind beyond happy and there certainly are feels beyond happy and if we don’t allow ourselves to be happy, we will never get there.
Happy, has to be an experienced reality and has to transform from a feel to a state of mind. Happy can only do that if its stretched and not boxed in either by fear of one’s lung functions (which is ridiculous) or by not allowing it to show, because frankly, in the Matrix we seem to look with suspicion on a happy person, since the Matrix endorses Un-happy by design in Depression City.
The ladder is:
Feeling content – glad – happy – blissful – oneness – unity – cosmic consciousness.
Same drill as:
Feeling discontent, numb – sad – desperate – depression – isolated.
All things evolve trough critical mass – transformation – transcendence.
A meditating Monk should know that, but the problem could be that the Shaolins are boxed in in the Shaolin belief system. All boxes are chains.
Since love and happiness is very much tied in together by the synergy effect, the monk’s advice leads down a cold and loveless spiritual dead end street.
Let’s look at romantic love:
When we fall in love some would say we resemble phsycothic. The Matrix would like that.
All we have on the mind is the love and to unite with our beloved. As said in a prior post: There’s a huge difference between being in love and Love. In love is transforming also on a physical level.
When we fall in love – we are in our natural state of mind! And we leave the Matrix conditioning.
To call falling in love being happy doesn’t quite cut it, since love in general boosts the feel of happy.
So we’re in unity with our beloved or we want to be. The giant quantum leap in the New Dawn we so long for will be the task of expanding that ‘in love’ to becoming inclusive as for: not only for our beloved but for everything – so we still have some mileage to cover.
What can give us a clue to states of mind beyond happy in ‘love as we know it’.
The sensual aspect can.
So if the monk goes: When you are happy, you need to control your happiness,
I could bring the whole romantic love thing down by saying:
When you dive into sensuality and experience unity, bliss, don’t surrender or you might lose a toe! And you only got ten – we clear on that?
It would be outrageous.
And who actually tells us that: Boxed in religion, monks and nuns and the whole boxed in religious matrix.
Who do you think breathes the best and uses the oxygen best: A happy person does, medical science has shown us that.
When we’re miserable we don’t use the oxygen we inhale as much and the immune system goes down.
The transcendence of physical love actually shows us the levels of letting go – happy, transforming and transcending. That’s exactly why it is hammered with guilt.
Have an earth shattering orgasm? Your leg will dissolve. C’mon.
Snap out of it – be very very happy, stretch it, dive in and expand your happy vibe and wait for it to transform to more etheric but yet very, very real states of mind.
No more monkey business, the sooner we get there the safer we are.
© 2013 Soren Dreier – Full repost only with permission.