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Doing, Rest, & Ego

Book cover Ego


Understand What You Can Do

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

“LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.” —Isaiah 26:12

“Those that live their full life in Tao achieve realization of their nature in inaction.” —Confucius

“As far as I’m concerned, I believe the subject chooses the writer.” —Mario Vargas Llosa


DOING VERSUS NON-DOING

“Live calmly. The time will come when the flowers bloom by themselves.” —Buddhist saying


1. PROBLEM OF DOING

  • I think I can do with my mind, heart, or soul. I try to do with my mind, heart, or soul.

2. SOLUTION OF WAITING

  • My only right doing is to wait on God’s doing.
  • My only right doing is to trust God’s doing.
  • My only right doing is to have faith in God’s doing.
  • My only right doing is to rely on God’s doing.
  • My only right doing is to host God’s doing.
  • My only right doing is to serve God’s doing.
  • Psychological doing is the problem and psychological hosting is the solution.

3. THREE THINGS I CAN DO

1. I can host. I can magnify signals from other sources.

2. I can identify self as the host. I can be aware of self as the vessel.

3. I can pay attention to what I host. I can be aware of what is in me.


4. MORE ON DOING

  • The only thing to do psychologically is nothing.
  • To do nothing psychologically is to be your self.
  • Doing nothing psychologically you are free again.
  • While there is much to do physically, there is only nothing to do psychologically.
  • Doing nothing is not hard but it is not doing anything else.

Quotations from Scripture

“LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.” —Isaiah 26:12

“Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.” —Matthew 5:36

“But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” —Matthew 5:37

“Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” —Matthew 6:27

“And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?” —Luke 12:25

“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” —John 3:21

“And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” —Romans 14:23

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.” —James 4:13-16

“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.” —James 5:12


Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Nothing you think you do, do you actually do.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“The only good thing I can do is nothing and my flesh does not want to do it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“To begin the spiritual life, stop trying to do.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You are free to host anything as long as you only host, that is, as long as you do nothing but host.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


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