Picture yourself in an open field, without tools or ropes, sticks or techniques. How would you attract the free horse, or camel, to know and trust you? How would you develop a respectful friendship on equal terms?
And how would you bring love into it?
Imagine meeting a horse, or a camel, for the very first time.
You would be completely disarmed. You’ve never seen anything like them before. You feel their power, and vulnerability. You see only mystery in their eyes. You’re filled with wonder… and questions. And you want to know all about them.
So as a man, or a woman, you walk out into the field where they live, and find a place to sit down. You don’t expect anything from them. You don’t bring them anything. You don’t have anything you want to make them do.
You simply want to be around them… even at a distance. You sit, and share time and space…
And you would come often like this, and sit. And slowly, overtime, you’d come to know each other.
If you had a rope, and were tied together, how could they even choose to be with you? And why would they want to?
You see they’re the same as you. You Don’t want to coerce them. You want their trust.
And they must always be free to leave; only when given their freedom do they have a free choice.
A wise man loves first. Then only does he invite another into his heart.
And from there alone will he connect, guide and correct if needed.
Sometimes he’s firm, but he only guides another’s freedom in love.
Because we’ve forgotten we’re free, we continue enslaving ourselves and everything else.
If we allow ourselves to know others as they really are, our entire life changes.
To be a human, simple, free and true, is every man, and woman’s, calling.
The only expectations are freedom, trust, respect and love.
While understanding each moment you will guide everyone and everything toward freedom and the heart.
Until you do this, you can only try. When you stop trying, it happens.
Adi Da Samraj: The world is transformed by one’s presumption about it. Those who live in a magical disposition toward the world change their world in one characteristic way: They do not seem to do very much with it as a natural phenomenon. They are very protective of it as a natural phenomenon and want to interfere with it as little as possible, because it is only by letting the world be what it is as a natural process, without interference, that it has the opportunity to produce magical signs and therefore to permit them to engage in magical relations with it…