I came across this beautiful Zen story while I was reading The Four Insights by Alberto Villoldo, which makes us aware of how the universe works, namely that there is an intrinsic greater power shaping the moment we are living. This power serves the completion of a greater picture and not the very moment itself.
This moment is just a small part of a greater moment coming up. This greater moment is unknown to you, but you can sense it if your level of intuition is highly developed, if you are connected to the divine (which for me is Allah). Your level of intuition depends on how much you are letting your mind work. For you to be highly intuitive you need to be mindless. Let your thoughts flow naturally towards you, but do not judge them. Just look at them and accept them. Don’t let the mind allow to be your master. The heart is the only master. The mind follows.
So, whatever you are living is not what is happening to you, but what you make happen. This moment is the result of synchronized energy. This energy is made of molecules or vibrations which the heart emanates through emotions and feelings and these molecules interact with the energy of the universe. The result of this interaction is the moment we are living. As you can see, you have enormous power to create and shape your life and the outer world.
As Michael Jackson says in his song Man in the Mirror “If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make a change.”
What you see inside is what is outside.
The Divine Matrix gives a wider picture of my argument. It contains the key of all times. It is about the language of the universe which everyone of us is able to speak since its code lies in our DNA, our emotions, feelings.
Outside of your body there is energy. Everything you see has got a soul. It is alive. Your feelings have extraordinary power over the outer energy. This means that whatever you feel will be mirrored outside.
If you feel anger, you will see anger. If you feel joy, you will see joy. It’s a logical mathematical equation.
I call this equation the energy of the spirit or human emotions. Any feeling of yours is felt by the flower, the tree, the water of the ocean, the birds, and anything else. Your feelings have a strong effect on everything.
the Zen story
A farmer had a horse, but one day it ran away, so the farmer and his son had to plow the fields by hand. Their neighbours said, “Oh, what bad luck that your horse ran away!” The farmer simply replied, “Bad luck, good luck – who knows?”
The next week the horse returned to the farm, bringing a herd of wild horses with him. “What great luck!” exclaimed the neighbours, but the farmer responded, “Good luck, bad luck-who knows?” Then the farmer’s son was thrown as he tried to ride one of the wild horses, and he broke his leg. “Ah, such rotten luck,”sympathized the neighbours. Again, the farmer responded, “Bad luck, good luck-who knows?”
A few weeks later, the king recruited all the young men into his army to prepare for battle. The son, with his broken leg, was left at home. “What good luck that your son was not forced to go to war!” exclaimed the neighbours. And the farmer remarked, “Good luck, bad luck-who knows?”