Q: I want to ask about technology in our world and finding one’s self. When I’m using computers or my phone it takes me away from being able to listen to my interior. I get distracted and addicted to doing things I don’t care about. Once I start down that path it’s hard to remember to come back, to stay committed to being my inner truth.
John: Technology is fine. What it will magnify is your orientation. You’re accustomed to technology belonging to your self, so when you engage it, it magnifies your self, separating you from your heart and what’s deeper.
Give it a little turn, a shift, where you let your computer and your phone belong to your heart.
Q: I like that.
John: In that, you won’t love technology but in using it you’ll love your heart.
Q: I feel like something happens when I use technology. I start out well-intentioned in using it for my heart, and then somehow lose track of my heart or just stop listening.
John: That’s because in your life you easily take your self to heart and you use technology to do that. Live your life with the clear understanding that everything that’s yours belongs to your heart.
As that begins to take form in your self then you can go a little deeper and everything that is yours belongs, through your heart, to your being.
Q: That’s a much more subtle distinction.
John: When you make your heart more real to you in your life than your self, it’ll be easy for you to make your being more real to you in your life than your heart and your self.
The whole world of the heart is your grade school of being – if you’ll let you and your self be mastered by you in your heart.
The beginning of your being is your heart. Your heart, as you’re being in it, is like the entrance to your being. If you try to understand your heart or your being, you separate from them, but as soon as you like being rested, gentled and quieted in your heart, despite your self, you are into your being.
As you remain rested in your heart in the midst of any kind of pressure, then pressure opens you more deeply into your being. When you remain unconditionally in your heart in the midst of any kind of pressure, pressure gives you your depth of being.
Instead of using your self to manage pressure or to escape from pressure, just remain in your heart in the midst of pressure. It so sweetly opens you. It takes you right into the depth of where you left off from your innocence.
Live in that, and you heal your past of separation.
Q: I’d like to ask one more question. I feel my sexual drive brings a lot of pressure when I’m trying to stay true to my self. The drive is good, but at times it feels like it’s running my life. It takes my thoughts and I can’t stay focused under that pressure. How can I transcend that gracefully and maintain the depth?
John: In the midst of that pressure, without changing anything in your self, delicately like giving your sexuality to your heart and anything that’s deeper. Like giving your sexuality to your heart and to your being.
Surrender your sexuality from within your self to your heart.
Q: Thank you.