Monday, 18 October 2010

Repeating Patterns

We all have them! Sometimes they are beneficial. They provide structure and keep us going. A pattern has a momentum to it. Humans love patterns. They are the dance and we the dancer.
But what of the patterns that bind us and deplete our reserves of energy and spirit? Do we recognise them? They are the things which we think about but do not do, and the things we do but do not think about. They are the antithesis of the French philosopher's Henri-Louis Bergson's imperative, "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought!"

Often, we do recognise a pattern as negative. But that which we resist persists. Trying to escape a destructive pattern, the feelings of annoyance and guilt at the pattern's hold on us only increases those feelings and reinforces the pattern. It is a vicious cycle. The only way to break a cycle is a change in perspective. To put right our mistakes, we must not only accept, but also forgive them.

If we try to break a pattern and fail, then do we have the heart to try again? It is like trying to climb out of a hole. And if we succeed, do we not fill up the hole? And if the hole is too deep to be filled, would we not put up warning barriers to remind yourself and others to never fall in again?

I came upon a blog by Jim Cassa the other day, which had this to say, "There is a super fast method you can apply to get out of the hole but, dear reader, in this world you have a higher probability of seeing a pig fly in the sky than to see this method being used. The simple, yet diamond rare, method for getting out of the hole super fast is this. You help a person out of the hole that has the same repeating pattern as you do. It works like magic. Hey, I did not invent the game of life, I just want to understand the life game and make it work for me!"

To heal others, heal yourself. To heal yourself, heal others.

As within, so without.

Transcend the ego!

Link: (originally posted on BT) Two Stories at Sedaka

7 comments:

  1. Very good okei.

    In times of stress and confusion we will often revert to the pattern, but recognising the pattern within ourselves is our salvation from being a slave to it.

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  2. Terrific blog, (((Okei)))! I've found Jim's advice to be absolutely true.....in fact it seems there is no way around it...."We teach what we need to learn ourselves..."

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  3. Jamintoo : "the French philosopher's Henri-Louis Bergson's imperative, "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought!"

    I like that very much.

    Jamintoo : "The only way to break a cycle is a change in perspective. To put right our mistakes, we must not only accept, but also forgive them."

    Oh yes. In Astrology for instance, these "problems" or "mistakes" are called dysfunctions.
    It is a particular aspect of a Planet that is overdone or underdone.
    Often, it results in complications, and issues, voire health syndromes.
    So, the best is not to oppose the Planet, but to embrace it, and to do so in such a way that it disentangles the dysfunction, and permits somehow a new dawn, where the Planet in question is going to be experienced at a higher turn of the spiral.

    Jamintoo : "You help a person out of the hole that has the same repeating pattern as you do."
    And : "To heal others, heal yourself. To heal yourself, heal others."

    This is very interesting.
    Because yes, "what you resist persists", in that manner that what ever is in opposition feeds the energy of that which is being opposed to.
    This can be observed in all areas of life.
    To cancel or obliterate, one has to oppose exactly the same !
    Try it : it works !

    This is because everything is DUAL.

    http://catherinephilosophie.wordpress.com
    The Article called,
    "An opposite Dream"

    And,

    http://roulette404.multiply.com/journal/item/5949/MatterSpirit_..._Creative_Idea

    Take care dear Jamintoo.

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  4. Yes!
    Teach to learn!
    Where two or more are gathered in one mind...
    To get, give...
    It is said in many ways by many systems

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  5. I'm one of those pattern lovers, dude.....
    Pretty much!

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