Finding Your Inner Life Coach – Honesty vs Silence
Join me Wednesday January 4, 2017 from 12 to 1 pm EST. I will be talking about the differences between honesty, speaking our truth and the importance silence.
Why should we even care if we practice the art of silence? Isn’t today’s world all about speaking up, not being afraid of what others think, creating our own version of reality while being our authentic selves?
Awakening! It’s all about awakening! Einstein could help us out here. “Mental education is important. We need to be aware together rather than blind separately.” What does that have to do with honesty and silence?
• Casting pearls among swine?
• Speaking our truth while not invading the sacred space of others?
• What is sacred space?
• How can silence speak louder than words?
• What does this have to do with becoming karma free? Is it even possible to become free of karma?
• What are discernment (perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding), discretion (the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information), and right discrimination (recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another)?
How does balance figure into all this? Why is balance important?
Rebazar Tarzs came to me in the middle of the night in 1978, exactly 39 years ago, and said, quite simply, but lovingly “You will live in hell but you will die in peace.” This changed my world – my every moment, my every thought, my every breath – FOREVER! What do his words have to do with honesty, speaking our truth, and the importance of silence? Exactly how does one balance these aspects of being human while living in hell and dying in peace?
I learned more about what my visiting angel meant when I started college in 2001. I was preparing my talk for a speaking competition, Asking The Right Questions, when I ran across this quote. On July 28, 1999, Pope John Paul II spoke in general audience at the Vatican. He said the following regarding the existence of a place called hell:
“The images of hell that Sacred Scripture presents to us must be correctly interpreted. They show the complete frustration and emptiness of life without God…. More than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy. Hell is not punishment imposed externally by God, but the condition resulting from attitudes and actions which people adopt in this life. Scripture uses many images to describe the pain, frustration and emptiness of life without God. So eternal damnation is not God’s work but is actually our own doing.”
L ‘Osservatore Romano; “Hell is the State of Those who Reject God”; Editorial and Management Offices; Via del Pellegrino, 00120, Vatican City, Europe; August 4, 1999; spoken by the Pope in general audience on July 28, 1999. Full article may be seen at www.vatican.va.
Join me Wednesday January 4th from 12 – 1 pm EST for a very deep and honest conversation. Or watch later in the Archives on CCN’s website.