Ultimate Fulfillment 84

by Christopher Lovejoy on November 14, 2015

Stability in relation to infinity: how might I approach this rather unlikely relationship?

Allow me to personalize this question in this way: what might my relationship with infinitude – the quality or state of being infinite or having no limit – have to do with personal stability when the question of approaching a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment arises in my daily discourse?

On the one hand, we can speak of stability at rest, like a stool with three legs properly proportioned and positioned; on the other hand, we can also speak of stability in motion, like a rocking chair whose rocker rails can move smoothly back and forth unimpeded and uninterrupted. When I personalize this comparison, I can strike a comparison between a stable soul and a stable spirit …

When I take my rest in solitude, in stillness, at the heart of my soul, allowing a sacred relationship with my breath, the breath of life, to come alive, I am refreshed by the stability that emerges, even as I am able to access the field of infinite possibilities with the still voice within.

By contrast, as and when I move with divine intent, going with the flow, with the egoic core of my spirit, allowing a divine relationship with my body, the body of life, to come alive, I am energized by the stability that emerges, remaining aligned with the field of infinite possibilities.

Where my soul finds stability at rest through presence with peace in relation to infinity, my spirit finds stability in motion by following my bliss with presence and peace in relation to infinity.

Note well this binding, dynamic, reciprocal relationship between soul and spirit.

Where soul makes rest possible, spirit makes flow possible, such that rest makes flow desirable even as flow makes rest enjoyable. Being fixated on one or the other is risky, as these common fixations are prescriptions for stagnation (for the soul) or exhaustion (for the spirit). For type B people, this fixation undermines stability at rest; for type A people, this fixation overwhelms stability in motion.

Three relationships are evident from this analysis of soul and spirit: a relationship with soul (at rest); a relationship with spirit (in flow); and a relationship with soul and spirit as they emerge in tandem with presence and peace through love and with presence and bliss through joy.

If grace is the hallmark of a healthy relationship with soul, and if ease is the hallmark of a healthy relationship with spirit, then grace and ease are the hallmarks of a healthy relationship with soul and spirit arising in tandem through presence, from peace and bliss, with love and joy.

Needless to say, this is ultimacy at its best, most profound, combining satisfaction and fulfillment.

In capturing the essence of this ultimacy in as few words as possible, I leave it to you to explore the nature of this ultimacy further by reading my work in progress called Coming to Terms, pages 44 (“Let us now bridge the space …”) to 46 (“… in service to your perpetual learning and growth?”) inclusive.

In my next post, I explore the relationship between infinity and humanity.

Note: my evolving outline on the ultimate in personal fulfillment can now be found here, accessible from the nav menu under “Be Here Now”. I’ll be sure to inform readers of any updates.

Next: Ultimate Fulfillment 85

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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