In knowing your Truth, be less concerned with the particulars and turn your awareness inward. Within each of us is an indescribable something that watches everything and knows All. When you are connected to this stillness your personal judgments lessen and a steady peace rises. This peace fills every open space and beyond.
It is up to each and everyone of us to clear the way for this peace to bloom.
Some of us will clear our hearts so completely, we will become unrecognizable except to the few who have done their work.
This work is not for everyone. This work makes you far removed from personal contexts and attachments. This work, if done to its full extent, heals everything. It heals the One so the Many may find their Way.
The workers for peace look like you and me.
In fact, they are you and me. Some of us Know this and most of us don’t.
For those of Us who Know, we leave behind all we thought we were to become what we actually are.
As you come to embody your personal experience more fully, you will begin to notice life in a new way. Living in Presence affords you the beauty of seeing Love’s abundance surrounding you.
Small moments become deeply moving as your heart awakens.
With all this noticing of Beauty, you come to know other truths about yourself. You may find searing judgments and criticism below the surface of your life. In fact, you may be shocked at how harshly you speak to yourself.
Therefore, as mindfulness breathes awareness through your experience, you have to fill your emotional stores replete with forgiveness.
Yet, as you grow your heart in its most Loving direction, you will become more adept at handling the hurtful stories you tell yourself.
Space begins to form around difficulty. From this opening, healing may enter and wisdom may rise to your consciousness.
The greatest salve of humanity is forgiveness. Forgiveness of the world, forgiveness of ourselves and forgiveness of each other.
When a problem arises, we are conditioned to ‘think our way through it’. If we spend enough time and effort reshaping our life based on what our minds tell us to do, eventually life will submit to our will.
But what if it does not? What if the harder we try to problem-solve or the deeper we delve into logic, we are still stuck with the exact same life and the exact same conflicts.
Maybe our life is not a problem to be solved. What if life is simply an unfolding we need to experience without interference?
In its unfolding, we welcome All.
Everything expresses to its fullness.
When this happens, sometimes what we label as ‘ugly’ tumbles into beauty.
Maybe it’s time to let life be.
“We can’t understand the nature of reality until we let go of controlling our experience.”
-True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Tara Brach)