We spend so much precious time running away. Constantly finding a new distraction so we won't have to encounter the Quiet. For in it, we know we will come face to face with our shadow-self and the wounds we have carried interminably but kept safely hidden under a facade of bravado. And so we run from activity to activity, from relationship to relationship, constantly 'in love' with the new thing, the new person- and leaving as soon as the time of reckoning comes, as it always does. "Its too much", "its too deep", "its too intense", we say to ourselves, about those things and people who draw out of our souls a certain longing. In truth, "it" is all those facets of our being which need to be healed. And the profound healing which we absolutely crave, like a man dying of thirst in the desert craves water, will never happen if we keep running. We must, if we wish to open these human hearts as widely as they were destined to open, walk our own personal Via Dolorosa, with courage and dignity, with truth, with authenticity and with a stubborn refusal to live like a bubble on the ocean. It doesn't matter how good our life looks on the outside- how good is it on the inside? It doesn't matter how wonderful the things we do appear to the world- are our motives pure? All our cleverness will not bring us a moment of true peace. All the tricky ways in which we try to undermine and hurt others (because we ourselves are still hurt children) are actually poisoning us. May we say an unconditional "yes" and commit to go the distance, with our discipline and our relationships. May we say "yes" to Love at every opportunity, for it knows how to deliver us to our True Self. By Grace, may we truly Live these precious lives we were gifted, so as to experience the Divine in the Now. Wishing you peace and profound joy- Siri Amrita Kaur
I am a field of awareness. Any thing beyond that is identification with form...