Too big to allow to fail (o_lucky_man) wrote in hippie_sex_cult,
Too big to allow to fail
o_lucky_man
hippie_sex_cult

the wise man

"I want you to imagine that you are walking up a trail in the mountains at night. There is a full moon which lets you see the trail easily, and you can also see quite a lot of your surroundings ...What is this trail like? What else can you see around you? How do you feel as you walk up this mountain trail? ... Just ahead there is a small side trail that leads up higher to a cave that is the home of a very wise man who can tell you the answer to any question. Turn off onto this side trail and walk toward the wise man's cave...Notice how your surroundings change as you move up this trail and come closer to his cave...

When you arrive at the cave, you will see a small campfire in front of the cave, and you will be ablve to fainly see the silent wise man by the light of the dancing flames of the fire...Go up to the fire, put some more wood on it, and sit quietly...As the fire burns more brightly you will be able to see the wise man more clearly. Take some time to really become aware of him--his clothes, his body, his face, his eyes...

Now ask the wise man some question that is important to you.



As you ask this question, continue to watch the wise man, and see how he reacts to what you say. He might answer you with words alone, or he might also answer you with a gesture or facial expression, or he might show you something... What kind of answer does he give you?...

Now become the wise man...What is your existence like as this wise man? How do you feel, and what is your life like? ... What is your attitude toward this visitor who questions you? How do you feel toward this visitor/ What do you say to your visitor--whether in words, gestures, or actions?...

Become yourself again, and continue this dialogue with the wise man. Do you understand what he is saying to you?...Do you have any other questions to ask him? How do you feel toward the wise man?...

Now become the wise man again, and continue this conversation...Is there anything else you can say to your visitor?...

Become yourself again. You will soon have to say goodbye to the wise man...Say something else you want to before you leave ... Just as you are about to say goodbye to the wise man, he turns and reaches into an old leather bag behind him, and searches in the bag for something very special to give you ...He takes it out of the bag and gives it to you to take home with you...Look at the gift he gives you ...How do you feel toward the wise man now? Tell him how you feel,... and slowly say goodbye to him...

Now turn away, and start walking back down the mountain trail, carrying your gift with you...As you walk back down the trail, look at the trail carefully, so that you will remember how to find your way back to the wise man when you want to visit him again...Be aware of your surroundings, and how you feel...

Now keep your eyes closed, and bring your gift with you as you return to this room...Take some time now to examine this gift in more detail...What did he give you? Really discover more about it...Touch it...smel it,...turn it over in your hands and look at it carefully...

Now become the gift. Identify with it and describe yourself. What are you like as this gift? How do you feel as this thing? What are your qualities? What do you do, or how can you be used or appreciated?...

Now become yourself again and look at the gift and see if you can discover even more about it...Do you notice any change in it, or anything that you didn't notice before? Now put this gift away carefully and safely in your memory, and say good bye to it for now..."

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from: Awareness: by John O. Stevens
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