- A man gets a calling from God to fulfill his purpose.
- The man is fearful of what may happen to him so he decides to get a job and sail away.
- Problems arise in the job and the man is blamed. He is unlucky and thrown out, overboard, into the ocean.
- A whale or a giant fish finds Jonah floating in the ocean and eats him.
- The fish swims to the shore while Jonah is forced to be alone with himself and God.
- The fish spits Jonah out at the gates of the city in which he was originally called to work in.
- Jonah fulfills his calling, God looks after him, and he is prosperous and happy.
The moral of Jonah to me, is that when our hearts tell us that we are best served following a certain path, when we stray from that path, life finds ways of putting us back on track. if we listen to what our true feelings are telling us, we will always know which way to turn. To be aware of these is to separate from the emotional attachments to the thoughts we have, and to only see them as products of our brain, of our ability to think. To think is not to feel. To think is to play. When we attach emotional attachment to our toys, or our thoughts, we would soon become distressed when we must close the box.
Let's close the box now. Let go of yourself in mind and just relax into what you really are. A fullness, a space, a consciousness within time, observing. Imagine doing what you do in your life, and sense how it feels to you. Do you enjoy the sensation of imagining the scenario? Why not imagine a few more, what feels best? If something jumps out, or a few things, then I would advise doing those things more. If something feels strangely wrong, accept it and make some changes.
Not in pages on shelves but within the arts,
Within our sensation when doing what we love,
Harming no-body in honesty below and above,
To speak the word of God is not to recite,
Some time honoured useful and neat little lines,
But to tell of your heart in its truest desire,
Speak of your passion, your light and your fire,
Tell of the things that bring you to life,
And walk in the path that always feels right.