Your wish is your command

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Remember the "your wish is my command" you used to utter in the days you thought you love your spouse?

Try to simulate exactly that old feeling you had towards your spouse but this time towards yourself and in this way to convert your wishes into self commands.

No more postponing, no more giving up your dreams, no more "it is too late". Say to yourself: "my wish is my command".

You wish to progress spiritually? command yourself, out of self love, to sit and meditate, to attend a retreat, or whatever you think is beneficial but that you are too lazy to do. You feel you indulge too much in mind-driven philosophical and intellectual debates and you know it brings you nowhere? command yourself to pull out from mind control by watching the thoughts instead of being identified to them and then stopping them.

Don't just leave your wishes as wishes, turn them into commands.



joy's picture

A means to transform discipline to effort

Very important especially in the first stages where effort and discipline are essential. This is the means for transforming discipline to constructive effort.

And whomever claims that effort is never needed is inevitably based on a simplistic model that misunderstands the profoundness of consciousness and reality.

joy | Fri, 05/22/2009 - 23:18
Phroggy's picture

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Effort is needed in order to see that effort is not needed, in the same way that techniques are needed in order to see that techniques are not needed. As such, the function of effort and techniques is to reveal their futility rather than help create a list of ego successes. I commend those who are willing to point this out.

Phroggy | Sat, 05/23/2009 - 01:12
Quantum's picture

Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich

Yeah, although I enjoy caviar with canned teriyaki oysters and crean cheese on expensive $1.50 crackers, with a glass of Chateau St. Michelle white Reisling...

...once in a while I still enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk.

Quantum | Mon, 10/05/2009 - 20:49
Quantum's picture

Wishes into commands

I command myself to win the lottery.

Or, in seriosness, are the effects only subjective, with no noticeable external improvements other than a smile or a calmer demeanor? I notice that all changes I can find myself to notice in those who meditate, or are spiritual, are all subjective. Changes are only in states of mind. External success comes from hard work, not from "Spiritualizing, meditating, visualizing, using "The Secret", affirmationa, afformations," etc.

Good and bad still happen to both good and bad.

All changes from all this (meds, spirituality, philosophy) are all internal (ie. in the mind, and attitude and perception).

Don't you agree?

If not:

I command myself once agian to win the lottery.

I'll let you know when I drive that new porche.

Quantum | Mon, 10/05/2009 - 20:57
love.magic's picture

External Changes and "Good" vs. "Bad"

"good and bad still happen to good and bad"

Interesting idea, seeing as what is perceived as "good" or "bad" is all a matter of state of mind anyways. Nothing is inherently "good" or inherently "bad". This is something that certain aspects of spirituality will teach you. This is the same idea behind "failure" versus "success". You can choose to look at everything that happens to you as an opportunity for growth, no matter what pain it may cause you. This keeps you from seeing it as "failure" or something "bad" that happened to you.

And yes, I think that there definitely are some noticeable external changes when you develop your spirituality. For instance, your relationships will likely change. Not just your relationships to other people, but also your relationship to food, nature, even household objects or objects that become symbols of your new-found faith/beliefs. Basically you start to see everything around you differently. Thoughts and emotions that you now associate with different things/people will change how you interact with them and may fuel them to have a different interaction with you as well. You attach meaning to friendships you have, work you do, etc all based on beliefs you hold about them, spiritually or otherwise. I suppose what I'm trying to say here is that developing your spirituality is a process of changing your beliefs about the world around you and everything in it...and as such, of course this will have some external effect that is noticeable by everyone around you. After all, if you begin to treat people/objects differently than before, then why wouldn't anyone be able to notice or observe that?
Not to mention that as far as a change in relationships go, your relationship with yourself (your body, your soul, your mind, your thoughts) will likely change as well. Granted that most of this change of relationship may start internally, but I can almost guarantee you that once you become more spiritually centred and grounded, outward changes can and probably will happen. You may start to eat healthier or you may treat yourself differently overall.

At any rate, I hope this post at least gave ya something to chew on/mull over for a bit. I'm not disagreeing with you entirely, just expanding on what you said a little bit. :)

love.magic | Wed, 11/10/2010 - 19:48