The best searching will be done alone even in a marketplace of teachers, because they can’t sell you your own soul. When you see your own path clearly, then you see life differently.
Because of the dissonance in this world, it is deafening. The world screams in pain, and I hurt.
There is not many problems. There is only one, and it is this we are discussing today. To abstain from it is the code of harmlessness. Love is God and God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. All truth is in that one truth. We can just be with each other. We are the world and the world isn’t evil, but it does reflect the state we are in.
Harmlessness is not doing no damage. Destruction isn’t evil nor is death. Harmlessness is seeing the world and letting it be. The ant on the sidewalk, can you let it be? The person weeping, can you let them weep? The person who needs you, can you let yourself be needed? You do harm when you ignore that. If you just listen to their sorrow, that is more caring than the nonsense song and dance. There is a way of being what we are, and the only reason it seems so mysterious is it’s right there in front of us and inside us, and we are busy looking elsewhere. Seeking outside or on objects. Thinking if I had a boyfriend or girlfriend or if I had a better job, all of these ifs…if if if if if…I cringe at the word if though I still find myself using it.
When you are with someone who is hurting, you will yourself hurt. You cannot stop them from hurting with your hurting. It may be that the way for you and the other is to part, but that is too easy. Most people do that. Reflect, and you will see you in pain. When you see you in pain, really see you. Don’t hide bits, really see that pain. A surgeon is dangerous if he works with one eye closed. You seek healing, then accept the pain. You don’t have to stay in it. That is ego and so would rejecting it be. When you see your pain clearly, your action will be clear. Everyone seems to think they should get tough. The toughest human beings are in boxes in the ground.
To really accept will move you. Acceptance isn’t staying. You have to accept the river if you fall in it, but you still have to get out or swim. You must move. To say there is no river serves no one. If you hate the one who hurt you, it’s you who goes away in pain. Blame is pointless. Penance doesn’t purify. The truth will set you free. No amount of rejection or resistance can.
Your thoughts and comments are welcome. Be well friends.