Last night, Aldo shared a few of his insights into the practice of mindfulness/awareness practice. I really appreciated his willingness to come to our group and present and guide us. I was particularly impressed with the way Aldo weaved into his presentation the concept of Mapquesting. I thought that , right there, was an example of mindfulness in Action. He obviously took the time to read through some of the posts on choicetimes and did so well enough to pick up the “map” inquiry approach.
He then suggested a map to inquire into – THE DIRECT PATH.
At first, I was slightly offended. I have known Aldo for a long time and we have waxed philosophically on many a matter. And, although Aldo, is one of the kindest souls you may pass by, like most male-male relationships, their is a bit of competition in “arguing” opposing positions, if such things arise. So, right after he mentions the map he Trumps all of our 3 step, 5 step, 8 step maps with The Direct Path? And, to boot, he only goes over it very superficially by saying something like “The Ends are the Same as the Means.” Immediately, I saw the ironic reference to Machiavelli in The Prince, …”The ends justify the means.” Of course, I am trying to be a bit humorous here. I thought Aldo’s presentation was freaking Magical. I wished I had recorded it but I don’t record our zoom sessions. Aldo continued on, even throughout the guided meditation to add texture to our inquiry of the Direct Path Map. Genius. But, I am far from surprised, for my experience of Aldo is that through his gift of “coding” software he has produced miracles that I would never have thought possible, at the time. So, Thank You Adlo. Well done.
As your guide, I decided to do a little “Reecon” on this map called “The Direct Path.” Does this map make all other maps obsolete? So far my conclusion is “No and Yes.” After watching several videos I found this 13 minute discussion on the Direct Path Map. I chose it for several reasons. Notice the person he is talking with. You can’t see her but you can hear her. It is said that we have, or are in the process of entering The Age of Aquarius. What does this mean? Have you ever read the book that came out in the early 80’s called, “The Aquarian Conspiracy.” It is suppose to be a big paradigm shift astrologically.. I am not an expert on it. Nedra may be able to add some context to this.
I believe that THE DIRECT PATH is a map worthy of further inquiry for our group. I would like to hear what you think….