This week I focused on Scroll VI The world we live in is one of duality and temporality, Scroll VII brought that fact home to me this week.
Moods are temporary OG states “It is one of natures tricks, little understood, that each day I awaken with moods that have changed from yesterday. Yesterday’s joy will become today’s sadness; yet todays’ sadness will grow into tomorrow’s joy. Inside me is a wheel constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy. Like the flowers, today’s full bloom of joy fades and wither into despondency, yet I will remember that as today’s dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow’s bloom so, too, does today’s sadness carry the seed of tomorrow’s joy. Today I will be master of my emotions.”
To be able to be fully human and have all our emotions, but in control of them instead of our emotions controlling us is such a wonderful gift.
“Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions: strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts?” OG
As I begin to understand and develop my awareness and skill around emotions and control it is becoming clear that it opens the doorway to humility. As I begin to see how my emotions/moods affect me I also realize it in others.
I also see how emotions give us life. They have energy behind them and to be able to master the type of energy I live with each day and exude is an incredible gift.
OG states: “From this moment I am prepared to control whatever personality awakes in me each day. I will master my moods through positive action and when I master my moods I will control my destiny.”
Control, sweet control–control of the being. No denial, just control.