RENUNCIATION

Renunciation

Renunciation: the formal rejection of something,
typically a belief, claim, or course of action.

There comes a time when we know that we know. We know we are efficient, and that makes us happy. We know how to guard ourselves against troubling people. We know what to digest and what not to digest – in both food and what others say.

We are good, human beings, and we know it. So far so good.

It is here where we need to be cautious and guard against our own abilities and – dare I say it – righteousness and arrogance. We are starting to hold on to the subtleness of being. Spiritual knowledge can turn good karma into bad karma quite easily.

This is when we consider humility – the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance. Humility is not subservient: it has a indestructible, diamond quality about it, brought about by the formal dropping of ideas about how good we are and what we think we know.

We might have those good qualities, but our efficiency may start to trouble us, leaving a lingering residue: a clean clear break is needed.

This moment is true advancement, but it could appear disconcerting for those who aren’t ready. We go back to square one, and let others claim what they want to claim. We no longer claim anything. A situation arises and we deal with it and let go. If it comes back, we deal with it and let go …

Renunciation is wisdom
because renunciation brings true, inner peace.
We stop chasing, trying to impress.

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