Life is about itself. For some, life is about waking up. Waking up to what? To the fabric of reality. And what is the fabric of reality? It is better to figure it out for oneself than to ”know” a lot about it. For in order to find out, we need to go through a similar process – to become a Buddha, to unite with God, to realise one’s true self, or whatever the different traditions call it – that they went through. We need to undertake the journey of our own path and explore what we take to be our reality in complete openness and honesty. On my own path, there are three dimension that are necessary to explore and cultivate that I wish to share.
Knowing oneself, or self-
Devotion to something that is greater than me, whether the label is God, the higher self, the Universe, Life or Awakeness, undermines the ego. The undermining of the belief that I am this little human that needs to struggle to exist with and against other little humans comes about it many different ways. However, when there is a trust in the unfolding of things, that something holds us in Love whoever we are and whatever we do, that there is a greater meaning or a One that hides in the very fabric of our existense, only then can we begin to release control to life rather than struggling with an environment that rarely conforms to our preference. When we let go of the need for control, the addiction to seeing the world as ”mine,” something greater can begin to move in our very core.
Surrender is the very attitude that meets every situation as the only possible outcome.
This is not something a person does (for that would belong to self-
Your body is a divine stream,
as is your spirit.
When your two great rivers merge,
one voice is found
and the earth applauds
Shrines are erected to those songs
the hand and heart have sung
as they served
with a love, a love
(St. John of the Cross)
Only I can undertake the journey that brings the soul home
|The Emotional Compass|
|The Prison Cell of Identity|
|Empathy & Compassion|
|Why we believe we are always right|
|The Human Tragedy|
|Come Sit with Me|
|This is Love|