¿Qué y de quién?

¿Esperas leche de una abeja, miel de una gallina, o huevos de una vaca?

Estas ideas son absurdas. Sin embargo, ¿cuántas personas se detienen a pensar, antes de pedir información y guía a gente que no sabe, que están pidiendo lo imposible?

La razón por la cual no se detienen a pensar es esencialmente que no están buscando información, conocimiento o guía. Están pidiendo que se les entretenga, pasar el tiempo, que se les preste atención.

Esta es la razón por la cual, como todos hemos experimentado, las personas pedirán consejo muy a menudo, pero no lo aceptarán, sin importar lo bueno que sea. El propósito de la transacción no es buscar consejo.

Y esta es la razón por la cual los Sufis a menudo no son populares. Dado que no es necesariamente parte de su deber el llevar a cabo terapias encubiertas, puede que no cooperen en la ficción… y a la gente eso no le gusta para nada.

Caravana de sueños

Puedes leer el libro, gratis, aquí:
http://idriesshahfoundation.org/…/libros/caravana-de-suenos/

¿Qué y de quién?




KHAMLAT POSH said:

‘I have never refused to make anyone a disciple. But most people are in reality, if not in appearance, incapable of benefit¬ing from the phase of discipleship, so that they exclude them¬selves in fact from its operation.
‘Discipleship is a matter of method, not potentiality. All mankind may have the makings of a higher man. Very few have learned how to approach the problem.
‘Being a disciple is being able to learn, not wanting to learn alone. Nobody knows how to learn as a natural capacity – he must be given the ability.
‘Desire to learn is not the basis for learning, but sincerity is. The basis of sincerity is straightforwardness and a liking for balance.
‘To want to do more than you are able, and not to accept that you are not to be answered at certain times, that is failure in discipleship.’
The Dermis Probe

Success in Discipleship


 

 

La alternativa

“Soy un hombre hospitalario”, dijo Nasrudin a un grupo de compinches en la casa de té.
“Muy bien, entonces llévanos a todos a cenar a tu casa”, dijo el más glotón.
Nasrudin reunió a todo el grupo y comenzó a ir rumbo a su casa con ellos.
Cuando estaba a punto de llegar, dijo:
“Me adelantaré y le avisaré a mi mujer… ustedes esperan acá.”
Su mujer lo abofeteó cuando le dio la noticia.
“No hay comida en la casa… haz que se vayan.”
“No puedo hacer eso, mi reputación de hospitalario está en juego.”
“Muy bien, entonces ve arriba y les diré que tuviste que salir.”
Luego de casi una hora los invitados comenzaron a ponerse nerviosos y se apiñaron alrededor de la puerta, gritando: “Déjanos entrar, Nasrudin.”
La mujer del Mulá salió a enfrentarlos.
“Nasrudin se fue.”
“Pero lo vimos entrar a la casa, y hemos estado mirando la puerta todo el tiempo.”
Ella quedó en silencio.
El Mulá, observando todo desde una ventana de arriba, fue incapaz de contenerse. Asomándose, gritó: “Podría haber salido por la puerta de atrás, ¿no?”

Las hazañas del incomparable Mulá Nasrudín:
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La alternativa




Al Sears, MD
11905 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Dear Reader,

Did you realize that your body is still designed to deal with the stress of a prehistoric world?

If a wild animal threatened you, your fight-or-flight response kicked in…

Your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing all sped up. The hormones adrenalin and cortisol spiked. Inflammation increased in case there was an injury or infection.

Then, when the threat was gone, your body returned to a state of relaxation in 20 to 60 minutes.

But in today’s world, stress is more psychological.

We live in a fast-paced world with mental challenges. It’s losing a loved one, being stuck in traffic, or having an unreasonable boss and money troubles. And it’s constant.

In other words, you are in a chronic state of stress AND inflammation.

That inflammation leads to most of our most serious diseases of aging. I’m talking about heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Most doctors simply push Big Pharma’s drugs for stress. But drugs just mask the problem. And they come with nasty side effects.

New research shows there’s another way to reverse the effects of stress. And it works deep down at your cellular level.

Let me explain…

When your fight-or-flight response kicks in, your body increases a molecule called nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB).

Under stress, NF-kB activates genes to produce proteins called cytokines. These are the proteins that cause inflammation at the cellular level.

Studies now show that you can reverse these negative effects with “mind body interventions” (MBIs).

I’m talking about things as simple as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, relaxation response and deep breathing techniques.

We now know that these practices don’t just relax you… They change your DNA.

In a new study, British researchers reviewed over a decade’s worth of data on the link between MBIs and our genes.1 They looked at 18 studies covering 846 people.

More than 80% of the studies found significantly lower activity of inflammation genes and NF-kB. Some studies showed that hundreds and even thousands of genes were altered by things like Qigong, yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.

In other words, MBIs steer your DNA away from the damaging effects of inflammation and toward a healthier stress response. And it only takes a few weeks or months to get the benefits.

MBIs change your DNA through your telomeres.

These cellular timekeepers cap the ends of each strand of DNA. They protect DNA as your cells divide.

But as telomeres get shorter, DNA gets damaged. You get older and your body breaks down.

Researchers at the University of California discovered that stress erodes your telomeres. They compared women who felt a lot of stress to women under little stress.

By measuring telomeres, they discovered the high-stress women were up to 10 years “older” than women with low stress levels!2

But MBIs protect telomeres by switching on telomerase. This enzyme programs your telomeres to grow longer.

In one study, researchers had stressed-out caregivers meditate every day.

In just eight weeks, they saw their telomerase levels skyrocket 43%.3

I’ve treated hundreds of patients with high stress. To protect their telomeres and offset the effects of stress at the cellular level, I recommend a simple meditation practice.

Now, sometimes I find new patients are intimidated by the idea of meditation. But don’t be. You don’t have to get up before the sun. Or sit cross-legged on the floor for an hour!

Dear Reader,