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.”
"If you wish to find Love,
don't look for the object of love
but for the Source of love."
In the article linked below, I'm exploring ways to share facets of our true nature, such as honesty, openness, compassion, with those who may be more politically rather than spiritually inclined.
I find it amazing - and hopeful - to see that when people become more honest, open and compassionate in any area of life (such as the area of politics or parenting which are addressed in the article) so much more frees up - and can become possible to discover - within them.
Click the link below to read the article.
If we put green tinted glasses on everything we look at seems green.
And then we’re amazed when others see things blue.
How can they not agree with me that everything is green?
Don’t they see what I’m seeing?
We not only don't see the green tinted glasses we are wearing
we don't see the blue tinted glasses others are wearing.
Awakening is not about seeing through glasses with a particular tint –
it’s about seeing without any tinting at all.
Before ideology or any concept
it's our natural way of seeing - born of Love.
So .. how can we tell the difference
between the seeing that is tinted and the seeing that isn't?
One way is to notice if all-inclusive Love is present.
If anyone or anything feels outside of Love -
no matter what kind of tinted glasses they are wearing -
then that is a sure sign that we also are wearing tinted glasses.
"Become as the young child
and enter the Kingdom of God'"
Our natural state is revealed
not by adding
Joy is so much deeper than the appearance of things.
Things sometimes look messy.
And sound and smell messy.
And may even feel messy -
when we're open
we can sense Joy
underneath and in
all that seems so messy.
When we're not resisting anything ...
when we're open to everything
joy, love, clarity
It’s so easy to love when others do what we think they should
but if love is really unconditional then it has no borders.
What's easy doesn't mean it's true.
Waking up to our true nature is a call to the knowing of this love.
If we’re selective with love - if anyone at all is excluded –
then that's an invitation - an opportunity - to look deeper.
Our thoughts tell us love has limits -
certain people at certain times seem outside of our love.
Thoughts know nothing about love - how can they?
They're only thoughts ...
but our Heart knows.
Thankfully, we can always choose what to trust.
"No problem can be solved
from the same
level of consciousness
that created it."
To see new solutions
we must see differently.
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