Journey Of Darkness
The Journey of Self-Transformation can be a journey filled with darkness and confusion.
For instance, although one could know that the Acceptance of The Self is the key to transforming all our Sufferings, the actual practice of Acceptance in real life is indeed challenging.
How difficult it is to accept someone who has angered us?
How difficult it is to accept ourselves when we have failed?
How difficult it is to accept the future with undesired possibilities?
How difficult it is to accept the past which when we are filled with regrets?
It's easy to understand the importance of Acceptance.
But to practice it can be challenging and confusing.
This is why this website has been created. Here you will be able to find articles to help guide you on your journey and accelerate your progress through clearing some confusions that you may face. These are your Catalysts
Realize that there are always ways to Accelerate/Catalyze a process.
For instance, when a large stone wheel is lying flat on the ground it can take forever for one to push it towards their desired destination. However when the person is guided with the right Knowledge, i.e. being guided to push the Stone Wheel upright then the desired destination will be rable to be eached quicker with less energy wasted.
This website is a Catalyst in itself, guiding you with the knowledge of how to make that journey towards greater happiness in the most efficient way.
Because now that you know that the seed cause of all forms of Sufferings are Negative Ideas, for instance "It is not ok..." you can invert the Negative Ideas to get an idea of the journey you will have to make to transform the mind ->"it is ok.."
"It is not ok to fail" --> "It is ok to" fail"
"Is it not ok to be selfish" --> "It is ok to be selfish"
"Is it not ok to stand out" --> "It is ok to stand out"
And the fastest way to push the wheel of self-transformation is through developing Self-Acceptance. So the spiritual lessons that one will have to go through to transform the mind will always revolve around the theme of Self-Acceptance.
So the Catalyst here is in making you aware of the importance of developing the states of Acceptance rather than always dwelling in the states of Rejection. Developing Self-Acceptance will always take one on the Path towards greater Happiness, whilst Self-Rejection will always make one dwell in the Suffering states of the mind.
But how do we develop Self-Acceptance?
You can try your own methods if you wish. But the most efficient way is to develop Stillness and Self-Knowing.
On this website you will be able to find information on how to transform all different forms of sufferings. On the top of the page you will see a section called Catalysts and there you will find many articles / videos / practices to help you to know more about yourself and clear some of the confusions you may face on the journey of Self-Transformation.
The Courses section on the website are for those who wish to go deeper into the journey of Self-Transformation with more detailed descriptions and instructions. if one wishes to go into deeper detail of the journey of Self-Transformation ideas one can watch the video series - Transform Your Mind, Transform Your Life. which will go into each part of the journey in detail so that one can understand the journey from the perspective of the Universe - one's Soul Journey.
However, before one tries to accelerate on the Path, one must first understand the importance of developing a strong foundation.
The Importance Of Foundation
Before attempting to run one must learn how to walk first. Thus before one attempts to "accelerate" on any journey one must develop a good foundation. Doing so will allow for a safe and efficient journey. And this is important, because the journey you are about to undertake will be life-changing.
Like a Tree which has the desire of ever reaching higher and higher, if it does not practice the very basics of grounding its roots deeper and deeper to develop a strong foundation it will topple even by the slightest breath of wind.
Yes, even the Tree Knows how to create a strong Foundation!
So for one to climb even higher one must first develop one's foundations and this is about developing Stillness. Because without Stillness there will be no Knowing and without Knowing then there will be no Transformation. So Stillness will be the foundation required for one to accelerate their progress.
So the practice of meditation is very important on the journey of Self-Transformation. However long one practices it, whether it be 30minutes a day, or 2 hours a day, as long as it is persistent it will help one tremendously. Meditation is thus important and can be quite enjoyable too! There are many free meditation practices you can try on the courses section of the website.
Turning that wheel of Transformation will no doubt take time and patience.
But each small turn will take one to advance one more step forward.
Like the gigantic Ocean that is created from small droplets of water.
Or the great Hours that passes by infinite seconds.
Every small effort one puts in their steps forward will always bring oneself closer to greater Transformation.
Thus do not be disappointed when you do not see big results with small steps.
Because that is just Impatience blinding one from seeing the results.
Realize that when we have been drowning in our Sufferings for such a long time it will no doubt take time for us to break through the surface.
So take your time, and enjoy your time!
So in these 7 Chapters we have learnt how to create everlasting happiness in the mind.
Now how can we apply the knowledge we have gained into our daily life?