Our minds are our temples, our kingdoms and the mirrored filter that we see the world through. How clean, tidy and open we keep our minds has a direct impact on how external reality manifests. Outside circumstances need not sway us to the extent to which we allow them to. If our kingdoms and temples are spoiled or in ruins, worry not as we can consciously rebuild and renew them. Sanctity of mind is paramount to peace.
The Kingdom of our mind
The thoughts we allow ourselves to entertain and the way we organize or disorganize our minds directly impacts many facets of our lives. We can allow ourselves to be as miserable or happy as we desire and we can live in as much order or chaos as we want to. The stability of our minds is relative to the amount of effort we put into fortifying them. While we may start with an internal kingdom fashioned from sticks and straw, the storms of life will cause us to be in a perpetual system of rebuilding. While rebuilding is good, that energy can be utilized for expanding a sturdier mental domain. With the sanctity of mind safely in the middle of an every expanding, sprawling kingdom, we are able to maintain inner peace, when something wicked this way comes.
A Passage From 365 Tao
“Every soul is inviolable,
Any thought can be private.
The deepest goal is to
find sanctity’s source
The body may be ravaged and hacked to pieces, but the mind may never be invaded. It is only when we permit others to influence us that our minds may be entered. Evil may thrive on enslaving us physically, emotionally, or mentally, but it can do so only by deception. That is why we must remember the sanctity of our own souls.”
From 365 Tao – Day 76
Our participation or lack of participation in outside and internal events directly invites evil to take hold in our minds. It is akin to letting a thief into our spiritual storehouse. When we have fashioned our mind in the appropriate way an invasion is impossible. It is only through conscious or subconscious invitation that we allow evil, misery, anger, greed, lust or any other foe to set up camp in our minds. We are the gatekeepers through which we allow the world to enter our minds and we are responsible for the sanctity of mind we possess. It is not the folly of those who seem to be the source of our misery nor an act of betrayal by a higher power.
Rebuilding our mind
If the sanctity of mind has been compromised and we have let our minds be pillaged, rest assured you can reacquire what has been taken and rebuild what has crumbled. It may require an exceptional amount of internal effort but beauty and strength can be found in the reconstruction. We now have a blank canvas to which we can craft more stability. Before we begin to rebuild it’s best we that we evaluate where we were attacked from so we know where to place the best defenses.
To constantly be on guard is costly and tiresome so the ability to limit the potential for our own misery is essential. We can do this through connection with our higher power and an understanding of their will. This will also allow us to see that we have internal treasure no one can steal indefinitely, they can only hoodwink us into thinking it so. Another asset is a daily inventory. This allows us to see when we have allowed our sanctity of mind to be stolen. It’s best to remember somethings are only strongest after they are at their weakest and somethings have to be lost before they are found. With an open mind, love and connection to a higher power sanctity of mind can be found and maintained.
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