thanks to Rob Breszny for this poem by psychotherapist Jennifer Welwood.
Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I am given unimaginable gifts;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me.
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
Who has crafted this Master Game;
To play it is pure delight,
To honor it is true devotion.
Pronoia is the philosophy that the Universe is arranged for our ultimate benefit – the opposite of Paranoia which is the suspicion that the Universe is out to get us. Although the word was first coined in the early 1980s, back in the mid-1950s JD Salinger wrote “I’m a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
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Pronoia:( Greek, “primal awareness” or ‘proto-knowing”; usually translated as Providence) The omnipresent foundation of unconditioned awareness without subject or object that proceeds and grounds all particular acts of knowing.
This is great, Stuart, thank you.
Thank you!!! :-)