I’m away on holiday with the family, and it’s persisting down, as in raining. So we’re sitting around the table, drinking coffee and telling stories. It’s wonderful to take the time to sit and chat with them all.
Last night we watched “Kingsman” - if you haven’t seen it, an excellent film.
Colin Firth trains up a young fellow from the streets to be a gentleman spy, teaching him the ways of the world.
There’s a beautiful quote from Ernest Hemingway:
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”
I’ve met a few people whose only aim in life is to better than someone else, and all of them I found to be arrogant. I’ve attempted to leave their presence as soon as humanly possible.
Fortunately they have been in the minority.
I have met many more people who are of the category of true nobility in that they are genuinely interested in constantly improving themselves.
All of them have been humble and caring people, a fascinating thing to me that the more you focus on yourself in the sense of wanting to be become a better person, the more you care about others.
I’ve seen over the years that the fastest growth is nothing that can be forced. It comes most quickly and gracefully through greater awareness. Awareness tells you everything you need to know about the things that get in the way of being truly noble.
Other people can guide you and help give advice, but ultimately no one can tell you. You need to see - become aware - and choose for yourself.
That’s where the beauty of Ascension meditation comes in. It uncovers habitual beliefs and reactions so gracefully so it’s obvious where you can just let go and make another choice.
It gives you the headspace to make different choices so simply.
It gives you the awareness to be a gentleman, or a lady, of the highest order without you having to conform to any ideas of what you “should” be doing.
If I could go back into the past and give myself any advice, it would be learn to Ascend sooner.
I stalled and postponed for quite some time, and yet when I finally learned I was kicking myself. So simple, so powerful, so … gentlemanly
Join me for a course here in Richmond, 15-17 April. Day or retreat, up to you.
Email me and let me know. You won’t regret it. Life is too short not to.
Keep the Peace!