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We have no greater Friend in life than the small part of us that loves what is True. The more we work to honor this relationship, and recognize our responsibility to help strengthen it, the more confidently we’re able to call on it... as it proves, time and time again, the value of our love for it.
The only thing 1,000 failed attempts to start life over proves is that we’re setting out from the same old place... mistaking it for the only place there is for us to make a new beginning. This is why we must have true self-knowledge because the journey to a new life begins within us or... not at all.
Just as the eagle looks for open skies through which to soar, and the squirrel never stops looking for nuts to collect, and to take back home... so does the following hold equally true: the dreamer is always looking for something to dream, to rock itself ever more deeply asleep.
Falling into some form of stress or anxiety in the face of any unwanted situation is nothing more than our failure to realize the following truth: these moments are made for us... that we might realize our only real limitation in life is what we have yet to understand about our True Self.
Until we can see that unconscious identification sits at the root of all useless suffering nothing real can change for us -- let alone within us -- save for what we’re moved to imagine -- and then identify with -- as the next new solution to our pain.
False “I” is a disease. Real I is the healing. Awakening is the prescription. Now you know the truth that sets you free. All else is your responsibility.
In many ways, true blessings often come disguised as the worst moments; and yet, those who are patient enough to live in the presence of what seems to be a loss, or painful limitation of some kind, will soon see that temporary mask fall away, and see before them an impossibly kind and just face.
It is a distinct stage in the development of the aspirant when -- rather than being easily distracted by some imagined consolation for his pain, or by concluding who is to blame for it -- his first and real preference in that dark moment is to increase his awareness of his condition, and not to find ways around it.
Be here. Be still. Remember the Divine presence that dwells in you... and you will know, without a single thought, that while all around you everything changes, your True Self is unchanging. Fearlessness follows this discovery in much the same way as late evening shadows flee the morning light.