Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Never fight with life; your struggle is not with what opposes you, but rather with what you have yet to understand about the opposing forces that live within you.
Life is change; it is creation revealing itself. We can either realize our existence within its movement as a designated part of its Divine design, or we can continue to struggle with unwanted moments in the false belief that our pain proves we know how the story of life is supposed to unfold.
There can be no "life after death" without realizing an order of Love that has no fear of dying. This Timeless Witness to its (own) creation doesn't see death as the end of life, but rather as its invisible partner in a ceaseless act of love.
When you realize that no one on this earth can be like you -- that no other soul can know the beauty, the sorrow, the light, and the darkness you alone are given to see -- then you will no longer want to be like anyone else on this earth. You will at last be the fearless individual that your heart of hearts has called you to be.
There is no thought, no memory from the past that of itself can cause us pain; the only reason we suffer for their appearance is because we don't want to relive the unwanted experience they remind us of... not to mention how -- for our resistance to that same recollection -- we become its unwitting captive.
The witness to experience is not bound by it, any more than a clear sky can be captured by a passing cloud, or a sound can seize the ear that hears it.
It’s not some dark or otherwise fearful thought that tortures us; it’s not wanting it that causes all of our psychological pain and sorrow.
There is no reaction of the self-centered kind in higher awareness. Pure seeing -- along with whatever may be the reaction to what is seen -- is seamless; so that this “reaction” is never separate from what causes it, nor what is then created following that interaction.
The light of true self-knowledge grows out of our willingness to see, and then enter into whatever we’ve yet to understand about ourselves; it’s a grand mystery comparable to the way in which the sun rises from out of the darkness, illuminating and revealing all that was unseen only moments before.
Praying to change the world around us is pointless until we see that the world around us is the way it is because we are the way we are; only in the realization of this truth -- and in our agreement to make the sacrifices inherent in its revelation -- is there hope for the world, and for us, as well.
No negative reaction to any revelation can change the condition that gives rise to it, let alone change the unconscious nature responsible for its painful appearance.
Once we realize that living within the limits of the known is the same as the limitation of our spiritual possibilities, there is no recourse other than to depart the safety of all that we have been... in favor of discovering all that we’re created to be.
The growing fear of artificial intelligence is much ado about nothing. WHY? Because we have been living under its authority for thousands of years. HOW SO? Because REAL intelligence would never make war, pollute the world, or want to punish others for the way they think!
The less we try to “teach” others about their shortcomings, the more insight we gain into our own.
The only way we will ever be free to give others the freedom they need to see themselves as they are is when we agree to see ourselves as we are... without blaming a single thing for what we’re being shown.
A great spiritual mystery: self-liberation is either found within what we’re given to see, or not at all; the only thing we escape when running from any unwanted realization is the possibility of discovering its Divine purpose... whose revelation is the same as transforming and transcending it.
Resistance reinstates whatever is resisted, so that the more we sit in judgment of any character we don't want to see (in ourselves), the more assuredly we sentence ourselves to suffering it again... and again.
The unconditional acceptance of what we’re given to see is true about ourselves in the moment is the only way to end the conflict that we have with any moment that reveals to us what we don’t know... and don’t want to see is true about ourselves.
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