The Integrated Individual takes charge of his thoughts, feelings and actions. He tunes himself to survive and thrive whether social and economic conditions are good or bad. He understands that his mind is his most powerful weapon in understanding reality and he meditates to gain spiritual understanding. Reaching a state of heightened awareness in his meditations allows him to experience certain aspects of the world that the unenlightened never see.
Let’s allow the him to reveal The Power 7.
Power 1: I practice the Zen State of Non-Resistance, Non-Reaction and Non-Attachment.
You’ve probably heard about going with the flow. In “The Pathways to Mastership” course, Jonathan Parker says that universal harmony is going with the flow, offering no resistance and not forming possessive attachments.
Unfortunately, the statement is open to misunderstanding. It could possibly lead one to believe that non-action is the path to higher awareness. Fortunately, the opposite is true. It is perfectly natural to take action on your goals and desires. However, you remain unattached from the outcome and you allow whatever happens to be OK. If circumstances turn out contrary to your intentions, you continue to be calm, which is exactly what non-reaction is all about.
Non-Resistance means going with the flow. Of course, you control the flow of your life.
Non-Reaction guarantees you won’t act in self-defeating ways. It allows you to remain detached from the outcome. If you don’t like what you manifest, you embark on a different course of action. Regardless, peace of mind stays with you.
Power 2: I act as an Integrated Individual acts.
How does an Integrated Individual act? He practices the Zen State of Non-Resistance, Non-Reaction and Non-Attachment. In addition, he disdains all irrational selfishness and acts from the virtue of rational self-interest. Happily, he experiences both Ordinary and Non-Ordinary Reality, which means he discovers the delights of both his reasoning abilities and his intuitive powers. He integrates his body, mind and spirit.
Note: Some readers might be turned off when I mention Zen. My purpose in reaching the Zen State of Mind is to acquire peace, enhanced reasoning abilities and powerful intuition, which results in a better understanding of reality. Your performance improves when you successfully build more neural pathways between the hemispheres of the brain.
Power 3: I only make decisions and take actions that benefit me, period.
Obviously, only a fool would do otherwise. Unfortunately, some people think that it is selfish to act in their self-interest. They’ve been brainwashed with the anti-life philosophy of social altruism. The Integrated Individual practices the virtues of self-responsibility and self-reliance. He doesn’t expect “society” or the government to support him. Because his actions harmonize with reality, he usually benefits those who associate with him.
Power 4: I master the power of silence. I gain silent power.
There was a song years ago by Joe Jones “You Talk Too Much” that had the verse, “You talk too much, you worry me to death. You talk too much, you even worry my pet.” I’m sure you have heard someone go on and on and on about some frivolous matter. I knew a man that could go on 15-minute talking jags, changing the meaning of the conversation every few sentences, until you didn’t know what the heck he was talking about.
Do you realize how much the overly talkative person depletes his positive energy? The Integrated Individual, the impeccable warrior masters the power of silence, because he knows his words contain power. The intelligent individual treats his words like scarce resources. When he speaks, he imparts great meaning in what he says. By the way, the less you say, the more you surround your being with an aura of mystery.
Power 5: I keep my plans and my strategies to myself.
When you carelessly reveal your plans and strategies, you risk envious people attempting to sabotage you with their thoughts and actions. Sadly, he or she wishes to see you fall flat on your face. Anyway, successful actions say much more than unrealized talk. In addition, you certainly don’t need the embarrassment of other people laughing at your unsubstantiated claims when they fail to materialize.
You silently make your plans and put them into action. If you succeed, the world will know soon enough.
Power 6: I never allow anyone to cause me to lose my cool. I remain calm and cool always.
As mentioned, the Integrated Individual takes charge of his thoughts, feelings and actions. He also practices the Zen State of Non-Resistance, Non-Reaction and Non-Attachment. Losing your cool or blowing your stack means you relinquish control to another person or circumstance. In addition, it shows that you are controlled by attachments. Daily meditation helps you remain in charge, regardless of what is happening around you.
Whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed, stop what you are doing and breathe in slowly through your nose counting to 7, hold in to the count of 7, then breathe out slowly through your mouth to the count of 7. Do the breathing exercise at least 3 times, then slowly count down from 10 to 0, finally reaching the Zen State of Mind or at least the feeling of a peaceful mind. The Integrated Individual refrains from blowing his stack and sabotaging his relationships.
Power 7: I clean and release negativity.
You can’t hold in negativity and expect to feel peaceful and easy. Negative thoughts and feelings sabotage the Zen State of Mind and makes it impossible to successfully use the Law of Attraction. I understand that unwanted feelings suddenly pop into your mind, especially when negative circumstances confront you. Here’s how you handle them.
One technique, we call cleaning. Just as you clean out your closet, you clean out negative thoughts and feelings. Here’s how simple it is. Now the following may sound silly, but it works.
Imagine a white light surrounding your being. Now visualize it spinning counterclockwise dissolving the blocks and obstacles it pulls from your body. You can see these blocks and obstacles as little grey balls or blocks the color of black. Also, notice the white light growing brighter and brighter during the cleaning process. When you finish the cleaning, spin the light clockwise to re-energize you.
Use the above method as often as needed.
Don’t worry or fret if you fail to live up to the Power 7. No one is perfect. However, the Integrated Individual moves closer and closer to the perfection he desires. Of course, there is no such thing as perfection in the sphere of human action. I can verify the illusion of perfection from my own experiences.
Another way to look at life is from the point of view of Universal Intelligence. Maybe everything is already perfect; we just don’t see it with our limited state of awareness. So, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just continue to joyfully walk down the path of Integrated Individualism.
RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze