Saturday, May 14, 2011
Finding the Life in Your Life Situation
Tolle, and many others, teach that the ego-driven mind is the basis for all that separates us from knowing ourselves, and all others, as God. It's an interesting and powerful idea. The mind, which is the cause of all suffering, is also our most powerful vehicle for getting out of suffering. It is through the fearful thoughts of forgetting that we are provided the grace of remembering who we are.
In the Now all is well, for in this very moment, what is lacking? Lack exists only as a construct of time, in the future or from the past.
What delights me and puts it into great perspective is that regardless of life circumstances, regardless of what we've carried from the past or are concerned about in the future, underlying all is that we are here. We live.
Situations exist in our thinking, and are subject to change from moment to moment depending on the random places our thoughts travel to. In the middle of all of those engrossing thoughts we could spend an entire lifetime so focused on the details of living that we forget that we are life.
That mysterious, vibrant being is us, as we move through our days choosing our course and experiencing the effects of our decisions. In every moment our unique voice adds its resonance to the harmony of ongoing creation. The whole is forever changed because we are.
Underneath life's situations we breathe; we feel and learn and grow. Time moves on and situations change, but through it all, God sings her song of infinite joy through our beating hearts.
May this tool be a blessing. . .