– an excerpt from Tibetan Sound Healing by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
We can always have good ideas about what we are going to do, but manifesting them is harder. When, through the practice of the Five Warrior Syllables, we find the courage to manifest, we feel so different. There is a sense of being sealed or confirmed. In our Western material world, this approach is very important. We value real action and positive change. We are not content to recite a mantra, thinking that in the next lifetime we will have some benefit. We want to see the changes faster than that. If you want to see the changes faster, you have to open internally; you have to bring the enlightened quality to life and feel it energetically. Then you have to manifest it.
People often have no idea why they cannot bring about their good intentions, and conclude with a negative statement about their own defects and weaknesses. Or they feel they are a victim of others or of circumstances. The bottom line is that if the inner work is not done, the manifestation will not be there. Thinking alone does not work. You have to open, feel, connect, cultivate, and then allow something to manifest. If deep inside you are not open, if you really don’t feel those positive qualities, or don’t even realize those qualities exist in you, then how can you expect that positive qualities will manifest? If you are having a difficult relationship with your parents, and you are not opening and connecting with any positive qualities within yourself, how can you expect something positive to come out at the holiday dinner table? It doesn’t work. Inner work needs to be done before you arrive at the table.
Tibetan Sound Healing, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and edited by Marcy Vaughn, is available online at Ligmincha’s Tibet Shop.