Practice Circle on Transformation
The one who does good becomes good,
The one who does evil becomes evil.
One becomes virtuous by virtuous action
And evil by evil action.
But others say that
The human being consists of desire;
As is the desire, so is the intention,
And as is the intention, so is the action.
(Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, IV)
In this step of ISM, we are focussing on our most profound transformative goals for our precious and uncertain life. Why? Because the value and quality of our life will be in proportion to our highest and most altruistic goals.
It is perfectly natural for us to become concerned with the mundane goals of life. We all must focus on our health, happiness, housing, food, safety and our financial ability to care for ourselves and those we love. But here in this forum, we are allowing ourselves to focus on the highest possibilities for our ‘self-actualization,’ our transcendent wisdom, love, compassion and perhaps enlightenment.
Please share a summary of your present contemplative insights on the step in the practice circle below. Condense your journal writing (into 2,000 characters or less) and post it in a comment box below. Your personal experiences with this step of the meditation will be gifts to everyone. Please don’t be shy about sharing.