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“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves” ~ Confucius

Now, why do you think he said that?

heyokah When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves  ~ Confucius

Heyokah

Well, did you know that the Native American tribe the Cheyenne (and other’s) within the tribe had a society called the Contrary Society. And if you remember the film with Dustman Hoffman ‘Little Big Man’ there is a scene of a Cheyenne Contrary who rode his horse backwards and rode on a different path than the rest of the tribe. The actual scene clearly can’t be taken seriously as it was directed to be a funny scene.

However, there is wisdom and teachings here related to the Confucius quote.

When you are focusing on a problem, you are working the Left brain (Beta brain wave vibration) by sifting and categorising by logical analysis, expressed physically outwardly through right hand side of the body, Yang energy. In this state, no one can really solve a problem and therefore contrary to the way to solve problems.

In Native American teachings, Contrary, Coyote, Heyokah or Trickster wisdom shows that this is not the way to look at things. An alternative view is needed. The magical Coyote (Contrary) is the Tricksters ally. He turns up to ask you to ask yourself what you are doing and why? What change in attitude do you need? The answer could be the exact opposite, the contrary, of the answers you would find for the self i.e. Not the logical answer. Think of the ‘Fool’ in Shakespeare’s play, ‘King Lear’. Whenever the King is being foolish the Fool either walks off scene or stands still and watches his King act the fool instead!

For the left hand brain thinkers amongst you who still quite don’t get it, think of Albert Einstein, not that great in math’s (left brain logic), asked questions in images and solved problems in an ‘Alpha’ state (Right hand brain), away from his Left hand brain ‘Beta’ state.

So what alternative solution are you being asked today?

As you can tell, Contrary, Coyote, Heyokah or Trickster wisdom are one of my favourite characters.

’til we meet again,

Walk in Peace;
Walk in Beauty.

Johnathan

Johnathan Brooks, MAC, PG Dip is a Cognitive Behavioural Coach who has trained in a wide range of personal development treatment methods including the “Power Therapies” (CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (postgrad), EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Master NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming) and has a Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Coaching and NLP’.

How To See Beauty, Truth And Harmony In Everything!

“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” ~ Confucious

Essentially Life Is Beautiful.

embrace lifes beauty poster rc3bb78e5dbc24c6e99a7b395f294c084 7plt 325 300x300 How To See Beauty, Truth And Harmony In Everything!When one clears their negative karma and practices ‘forgiveness’ and ‘gratitude’ for everything, then one is able to see the Beauty in everything. Some pictures of war can be very testing, but it comes down to that at life’s core, life is beautiful and that wars are simply life’s distortions. But we can, be responsible for our own perceptions. And when the whole world’s population is able to see only beauty, then that’s the end of the world!

What I mean by the end of the world is: Is there any more reason for us to come here? Of course, it may take a couple of million years.

We make the world what we see through our separate eyes, our personality body. We tend to think everything is black or white, good and bad. But if we accept there is One God, Zero Point then God is not Good or Bad but ‘Whole’. When the world was created it was ‘whole’ and not ‘separate’. Everything comes from Oneness, therefore nothing is wrong! You look beyond your ordinary eyes and see a more over view from Oneness.

“Why is everyone here so happy except me?”  

“Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere,” said the Master. 

“Why don’t I see goodness and beauty everywhere?” 

“Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.” 
~ Anthony de Mello

Walk in Beauty;
Walk in Peace.

Johnathan