Some say “I’m only interested in what I can see, hear, taste, touch or smell.
I’m not interested in anything that can’t be proven to exist by the senses or my intellect.”
And whenever I hear someone say something like that
I wonder what they would say about Love.
Knowing Love proves that our five senses (and intellect)
fall far short in revealing what really matters.
No intermediaries are needed to know what truly matters.
"Love, peace, and happiness are inherent in the knowing of our own being.
In fact, they are the knowing of being.
They are simply other names for our self."
We can only know ourself and the qualities of Self directly -
Relax your senses and thoughts
'Sense' the essence of Being
and notice it's fragrance.
"When we start to suffer, it tells us something very valuable.
It means that we are not seeing the truth, and we are not relating from the truth.
It's a beautiful pointer. It never fails.
We often think we suffer because of what other people do
which is a kind of 'us vs them' way of looking at suffering -
I'm suffering because of them! -
but when we zoom out to a more open perspective
there is the possibility for us to become aware that our suffering
is only a kind of 'us vs misaligned seeing' -
we're not seeing the truth of what actually is, as Adya points out -
I'm only suffering because the way I'm looking is off.
What freedom it is when we really see the difference
between these two views playing out in our daily life.
The 'us vs them' perspective locks us into perpetual suffering
and the 'us vs misaligned seeing' is the key pointing the way out.
It's not about other people, it's not even about who we are -
it's only about the view we are now taking about all of it.
This same 'us vs them' view is extremely loud and persistent in the political realm
and sometimes it's hard to see our way to any alternative 'political' view
that's aligned with the qualities of Truth - peace, love, oneness.
For those interested, here is the link to an article I wrote sharing an alternative
to the 'us vs them' perspective within the realm of politics.
When we believe what we think, when we take our thinking to be reality, we will suffer.
It’s not obvious until you look at it, but when we believe our thoughts, in that instant,
we begin to live in the world of dreams, where the mind conceptualizes an entire world
that doesn’t actually exist anywhere but in the mind itself.
At that moment, we begin to experience a sense of isolation,
where we no longer feel connected to each other in a very rich and human way,
but we find ourselves receding more and more into the world of our minds, into the world of our own creation.”
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."