The Temple Steps

25 Aug


Everyone is different, just like everyone else. All similar, each unique. Maybe none of us are born equal, though I herald equanimity and that we are each born with equal value.

Inner Inheritances

We are born with Inner Inheritances, innate talents. Best to you as you inherit your inner treasures each time you discover more about yourself. Best to those talents being something you develop into abilities that support the clarity of vision of just the way you were born to see.

Your Life, Your Way

You are a Temple, inside and out. May you be and continue to become your own Temple inside and out as your life experiences place the steps. How do you Temple yourself? What part of your life builds foundations up under your dreams to reach them and support them and realize them?

When you focus on the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ of your fellows, you make an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Translation by John Stevens in The Art of Peace

Pardon any typos or awkward language constructions. AutoCorrect often writes things on my behalf that I didn’t Nintendo.

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LIbrary of Esoterica by Jessica Hundley. Taschen Books, 2020

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11 responses to “The Temple Steps

  1. Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

    August 25, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Malice and evil entered my life 29 years ago. If only I knew then what I now know.

    • Jordan Hoggard

      August 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      Liking the “now” wisdom part of it, not the 29 years ago… or… ok, that dug in a double-bind. I’m glad you know now what you didn’t then.

      • Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

        August 25, 2020 at 6:33 pm

        Well, my reply was more nihilistic. If I knew now what I now know, I wouldn’t have wasted 29 years of my life.It’s depressing, not a lesson.

        • Jordan Hoggard

          August 25, 2020 at 6:40 pm

          Excellent clarification. I get it that it’s not a lesson. Some things do in fact just suck.

          • Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

            August 25, 2020 at 6:59 pm

            Exactly. Exactly. Hindsight, 20/20 whatever. It doesn’t change a thing, does it?

            • Jordan Hoggard

              August 25, 2020 at 7:06 pm

              Well… it doesn’t change then, you’re right about that. Though the wisdom of having a nose more tuned with the perspective of “notta chance now” I find of value. Personally, I have a couple of scenarios where I was led at 19 and then at 23 into outright professional betrayal situations (attorneys and all), and I didn’t know any better until it was too late. They were the same and just enough different that the overlay of the two got missed. Heck, my Architecture career was almost blasted and obliterated out of the cosmos before I even graduated college. Well, until a year later I stood the fuck up, dusted myself off, and walked back through a couple of doors, so I could walk back into my life. The damage was done, though. I haven’t unfolded those thorns from the wrinkles until the last 2 years — 33 years causing civil war trouble inside. Now, though? I wouldn’t trade it for the world as it’s provided a semi-everlasting treasure chest of reference perspective recently I can use moving forward.

      • Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

        August 25, 2020 at 6:37 pm

        I meant if I knew THEN what I now know…

        • Jordan Hoggard

          August 25, 2020 at 6:43 pm

          Nodding Yes. Got it loud and clear. I don’t know yours, though I get that Kind of thing entering when I didn’t know any better… which is strange because at 19 I knew everything… and now I see… ohhhh, well there was that one thing (at least) you didn’t. I hear you. stuff like that dragging blades along the ground of life in waste. Thanks for being you now, though. That bold streak (full-boat gardener 🙂 ) is (nodding big YES).

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