The Voice of Heart An Intimate Invitation, A book meme
A book meme!
A few days ago, my new friend Anne at Anno's blog tagged me for this book meme. This is my first book meme, and my second meme all together.
Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
I woke up this morning and remembered Anne's tagging me. I looked at the book next to the bed and smiled to use it, for it is written by my dear friend; Neil Steven Cohen.
The book is called: The Voice of Heart, An Intimate Invitation.
Ok, so I am partial, Neil has been a close friend since we were teenagers. This does not exaggerate the powerful transformational practice he has developed that he calls "Psycho-spiritual Integrative Awakening". Using this new psychology of awakening, people are learning to navigate their awareness into a direct experience of the heart as they integrate their psychological and spiritual nature. I love his work and have had the pleasure of studying with him and in his groups.
So I turned to page 123, there were not five sentences, so I went on to the next page:
The moment you lean outward, away from the natural and effortless dignity of your Origin, in your innocent search for fulfillment in the world around you, this is the moment you create fear! The moment you reach forward to grasp, out of an inner sense of lack, this is the exact moment you create fear. Fear is always a fear of loss.
This is timely for me. A couple weeks ago I posted my tale with photos of finding a large black bear in the meadow. While I sat watching the bear I was calm and thankful for the experience. The next morning pepper spray on hip I wandered to the exact spot I saw the bear, hoping to see its footprint size and more evidence as to what it was up to. I must tell you my heart was pitter pattering as though I had a drummer making wild music in there. I saw no bear, it was the 'fear' of maybe seeing the bear that inspired discomfort.
I have always found fear interesting, as often it is based on thoughts or our imagination. Reading Neil's words is very supportive, in this case the last line explains it all, fear of the loss of my life. But there was no bear that morning.
Now I am suppose to tag five people. I just don't know who to tag after tagging five people so recently with the last meme. So, if you read this and would enjoy doing it, please let me know in my comment section, for I would love to know what you are reading!