If Truth isn’t right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? – Zen Saying
what do we really want?
Truth isn’t hidden from us. Life doesn’t conspire to play hide-and-seek. God doesn’t want us to fail. If anything we sabotage our own efforts. Truth is here and now. Our very awareness of self, our beingness, the space that we are and in which all things arise, is the Truth we seek. This Truth is where we are inexplicable peace and unassailable.
The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. – Ludwig Wittgenstein.
hidden under our noses
Reality is simple and because it’s also very familiar we ignore it. Fish take the water that surrounds them for granted, just like we almost never think of the air we’re constantly breathing. Our True Nature, our real Self, is exactly like that. We live in its midst and move about within it and because it’s closer to us than our breath we recognize it not. What keeps us from realizing and enjoying this peaceful center that we are, is our thinking mind. We’re not our minds.
It is because you did not make yourself that you need be troubled by nothing. – ACIM
I must take care of self?
Here’s the problem: We think we are on our own and that we must figure life out alone. We think that without taking control we would be lost and unsafe. A greater lie has never been told.
We didn’t make our selves, a greater force is at work. 99.999% of all that we see and experience was here before we showed up. We are created beings and our creator takes care of us. Once we believe and accept this Truth, we can be at ease and notice how Life really does take care of us.
God is responsible for ‘me’, period. I need worry not.
To accept your littleness is arrogant, because it means that you believe that your evaluation of yourself is truer than God’s. – ACIM
child of god be still
We think we know a few things. Actually we don’t know that much. On top of that we’re experts at negative-talk especially when it comes to evaluating our own selves. That’s arrogant according to this quote. God knows us as his eternal children that make up the bright stars like in the night sky. If we are so, then who are we to condemn ourselves to ‘littleness’? We should just shut up, become still, and give God a chance to make itself known to us in the quiet repose…
Gratitude is just giving your fullest attention to something, experiencing it, and realizing its Presence—its aliveness. – Eckhart Tolle
the gift of presence
Each moment is alive, as is each seeming object, ‘out’ there. Everything comes alive thanks to our awareness of it. Awareness is us. And the highest love, and therefore the greatest gratitude comes from our gift of full attention to the person or object in front of us. Our thoughts distract us from the pure and spacious awareness that is us. Let’s realize our own presence!
And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. – Rainer Maria Rilke
the ever new year
Each moment has never been. Yet it is fully so, now, and forever. The mystery of this ever-new moment can never be solved. It can only ever be experienced. And so, this ‘New Year’ is always being born, with us in the very midst of it. In fact without us, 2019 can never be.