“You are not the drop in the ocean, but ocean in the drop.” - Deepak Chopra
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” - Benjamin Franklin
At some point along the spiritual path we leave behind the notions of trying to be what we think other people think we should be and trying to live up to manufactured ideals. We quiet ourselves enough to hear that voice within and begin following it our world deepens immeasurably. We learn to detach from our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, opinions and emotions without judging them – in the quiet place we now abide judgments and attachments are just what they are – a part of us that we can choose to engage in or not. We learn to laugh at the gymnastics our ego pulls off in its attempts to get its way. Other’s criticisms loses their bite because we understand that they are referring to what they know of to be human – our “self.” But we are detached from this “self,” and to those that criticize we can joke that they need to get in line – that we are the harshest critic of our self in the world. We come to trust and rely more and more in inspiration and intuition – the channels through which we receive direction. We lose interest in these things of the self and gain interest in what we can offer to life in exchange for all it offers us.
We no longer waste energy trying to remember the details of deceptions because we quit deceiving. We begin to see the underlying synchronicity in life, and we stop fighting everything – including ourselves. Our talents take on new meaning because we find ways to apply them that make a difference in the lives of those around us. We come to know ourselves intimately – we have faced our fears and accepted our weaknesses and find that we are far better as a person than we ever thought possible. The deep relationship we develop with that universal consciousness we call God becomes a steady source of joy, compassion, peace and confidence. Circumstances no longer control us, we know we are ok regardless of what happens. We don’t even know really when it happened – we just see endless vistas ahead even better than where we are. And it all stems from knowing HOW – Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness. It worked for me again today; I think I will try it again tomorrow.
Today, may I know peace.
Happy Tuesday !!
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