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  • Writer's pictureAshlee Sunshine

Nourishing the Good: Understanding the Power of Focus from The Book of Dharma

In the realm of ancient wisdom, stories are not merely tales but vessels of profound truths, guiding us through the labyrinth of life’s complexities. One such tale, recounted in The Book of Dharma by Simon Haas, unveils the timeless wisdom of a village elder as he imparts a lesson that resonates through the ages: Whatever we feed grows.

Picture a tranquil evening, the air heavy with the weight of wisdom as a wise village elder shares a tale with his grandson. He unveils a fierce battle that unfolds within every human soul, a battle between two wolves vying for dominion over our world. One wolf embodies darkness, brimming with anger, hate, fear, and shame, while the other exudes light, radiating love, gratitude, harmony, and compassion.

As the young boy ponders the inevitable question of which wolf emerges victorious, the elder’s response echoes with profound simplicity: the one you feed. It is a truth that reverberates through the fabric of existence – what we choose to dwell upon in life, we nourish, and what we nourish, blossoms forth into our reality.

Echoing this sentiment, the Bhakti tradition offers a profound insight into the nature of our focus. When we fixate on the faults of others, we unwittingly construct bridges through which these very faults traverse into our own lives. Conversely, by embracing and celebrating the virtues of those around us, we beckon those same qualities to grace our existence.

Indeed, our focus is the sculptor of our reality. Negative energies wither in the presence of positive, life-sustaining vibrations. They recoil in hostility, for they are incompatible with the sanctity of positivity. In the crucible of our being, a battle ensues – a battle between darkness and light, where attention serves as the nourishment that fuels either force.

Yet, amidst this cosmic struggle, a perplexing phenomenon arises – why do the things we fear often manifest in our lives with unnerving persistence? The answer lies in the intricate dance between our thoughts and the universe. Our perceptions shape our reality; whatever we choose to magnify with our attention, the universe mirrors back to us with startling clarity.

As we navigate the labyrinth of existence, let us heed the timeless wisdom embedded within The Book of Dharma. Let us choose to nourish the seeds of goodness within us, cultivating a reality brimming with love, compassion, and boundless potential. For in the fertile soil of our focus, lies the power to shape our destinies and illuminate the world with the radiance of our being.

Join me for a short read along from The Book of Dharma:

Written By Ashlee Sunshine

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