Jazz face by Dakan
The Highway Shaman Wisdom
for September 1, 2020
This is one of those days when I have nothing to say. I recently heard a line which caused me to self-reflect. “It’s not what you say to a person, it’s how you make them feel.” Throughout my life I had this thing going where I wanted to prove to my father, in the form of everyone, that I had something valuable to say. I think this was the motivation to being an investigative reporter; an inquisitive thinker. Maybe I wanted to come up with information which would make my listener “feel” something different, possible wake them up to new ideas and possibilities. But new ideas and possibilities requires their motivation or desire to change. I’ve found that this only works when someone were to approach me and say, “I really want to change. What can you tell me that which will turn on a light, and cause a revelation creating change?” But that very rarely happened. I would offer the information without being asked, and more often than not, unless speaking with someone who “already knew,” it would fall on deaf ears.
I asked the Osho Zen Tarot, my Spirit Guides, to show me the card which would give me insight to this, and drew MORALITY, which interestingly is next to the card I drew yesterday, Fighting. Without looking up the meaning, I would say that all my “advice;” that is what I thought was valuable information to share, had to do with my “opinion” of what was right or wrong, good or bad, wise or crazy thinking. In other words all coming from the notion that my view of morality, or a wiser better way to live one’s life, was better thought out than the listener. I’m definitely not as epushy as I once was. Here is what Osho has to say. Maybe I did something right?
Queen of Clouds – MORALITY – Boddhidarma . . . far transcends moralists, puritans, so-called good people, do-gooders. He has touched the very rock-bottom of the problem. Unless awareness arises in you, all your morality is bogus, all your culture is simply a thin layer which can be destroyed by anybody. But once your morality has come out of your awareness, not out of a certain discipline, then it is a totally different matter. Then you will respond in every situation out of your awareness. And whatever you do will be good. Awareness cannot do anything that is bad. That is the ultimate beauty of awareness, that anything that comes out of it is simply beautiful, simply right, and without any effort and w2ithout any practice. So rather than cutting the leaves and the branches, cut the root. And to cut the root there is no other method than a single method; the method of being alert, of being aware, of being curious.