This story arrived in my inbox with impeccable timing – as always! I met Stephany Crowley earlier this year in Ottawa at the Ottawa International Motorcycle Show and we struck up an immediate connection.
I loved the courage, energy and inspiration in her story. It reverberates in everything she does so it should be no surprise that she is here again, pushing her comfort zone – and embracing life!
“Freedom from mortal recoil” ~ Conquer fear and truly LIVE!
Completing my first 4 day ride and climbing up a curvy, steep, rocky mountain cliff, 6,288ft to the snowy peak of Mt.Washington on my new motorcycle gives me more than a sense of accomplishment, it gives me new perspective… Everything we fear is merely mortal recoil. Nothing describes it better than the following wisdom. Enjoy!
“The real man or woman learns to live by becoming willing and able to die. Such a one is able to confront the difficult barriers and frustrations of this slightly evolved ‘world’ and (yet) remain capable of ecstasy in every moment.
Therefore, the primary initiation that leads to human maturity is the confrontation with mortal fear. Only when the ultimate frustration that is death has been fully ‘considered’ and felt and understood as a process can the individual live without ‘self’-protective and ‘self’-destructive fears.
Only in intuitive freedom from the threat and fear of death is the individual capable of constant love of Life and also of the transcending of the frustrating and ‘self’-binding effects of daily ‘experience’. Only in freedom from mortal recoil is the individual capable of ecstasy under all conditions. Therefore, be alive, but learn Life by first dealing with your death.
Become aware that you do not live, but that you are ‘lived’ by Life. Become the devotee of Life by surrendering your illusion of independent life, which is the ‘self’, or body-mind-complex, in ecstatic Communion with Real God. Become willing to die in any moment, and maintain no inward armor against it. Die in every moment by not holding on to your life.
Give your life up to Life, and allow Life to Transform and Translate the body-mind-complex into Itself. The Secret and the Realization of all of this is in the Teaching and the Reality-Way and the Company of the Divine Avataric Master. In That Reality-Way is the only positive Destiny of the individual and the ‘world’.” From Adi Da Samraj’s book, “The Enlightenment of The Whole Body” © 2013 ASA (http://www.ConsciousnessItself.org/)
I leave you with my new mantra’s from the immortal Mae West.
Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided. ~Mae West I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. ~ Mae West You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West
Stephany Crowley, is a Strategic Marketing Communications Specialist, Media Coach and the founder of GetMorePublicity.com. For nearly 20 years she’s worked with entrepreneurs, small medium sized businesses, and prominent politicians to refine their public image and laser-focus their marketing message to attract the right target audience.