“Universal Love is both conscious and loving at the same time. When you experience universal love you understand the action of love. A loving action is a gentle action when gentleness is needed, a firm action when firmness is needed, a compassionate action when compassion is needed, yielding when yielding is needed. Whatever is needed is present — and in the correct balance — depending on the situation… Universal love is an expression of the harmony of the totality.” – A. H. Almaas
We seek. What is actually sought? Is it not unconditional wholeness?
Nothing out there can provide it. Unconditional wholeness is found in your own true nature. It is found in Awareness.
The ego does not want to believe that. The ego believes it takes striving and advancement and spiritual methodologies.
When we can observe how objects come and go in Awareness, and we observe how these intertwine with the ideas of “me” and “my” in what we call the ego, insight comes as to what is really constant and present.
This is why I talk about Awareness and self-inquiry, and Releasing and letting go, so we may discover the assured serenity of our true nature.
Someone pushed a gun into Byron Katie’s midriff. “I am shocked that he is taking his thoughts so seriously. He doesn’t understand that the thought of killing causes guilt, which can lead to a life of suffering, so I ask him, as kindly as I can, not to do it. I don’t tell him that it’s his suffering I’m thinking of. He says that he has to do it, and I understand; I remember believing that I had to do things in my old life. I thank him for doing the best he can, and I notice that I’m fascinated. Is this how she dies? Is this how the story ends? As the joy continues to fill me, I find it miraculous that the story is still going on. You can never know the ending, even as it ends. I am very moved at the sight of sky, clouds, and moonlit trees. I love that I don’t miss one moment, one breath, of this amazing life. I wait. And wait. And in the end, he doesn’t pull the trigger. He doesn’t do that to himself.”
View points are mind activity. Thoughts, emotions, perceptions, beliefs, methodologies are viewpoints. They are viewpoints in Awareness, not Awareness. Awareness is the background canvass which makes it all possible.
Gently watch. Watch thought, emotion, perception, mind activity. Do not judge, do not analyze. Simply watch.
Use your inner stop.
Gently watch the voice of thought.
Gaps of Awareness will expand.
Stuckness is a block, a wall, inertia, anxiety, fear.
It’s scary, exhausting, confusing.
You can face it and release it.
You don’t believe that.
It is skill which develops.
It takes love and patience.
It takes allowing, facing it, not in a scary way, but just looking at it, feeling it, and letting it do its thing. Breathing through it, allowing it. Only resistance holds it here.
The stuckness means well. Your resistance is trying to protect you.
This is what you do with stuckness.
Feel it. Don’t resist. Allow it. Welcome it.
Expand your body. Make room for it. Make space for it. Open up. Expand as big as you can to make even more room for it.
Ask yourself if you can let it go now. Only in this moment, at this time, can you let it go? No is a good answer.
Do it often.
When you are tired
Take a break. You will always come back. You have no choice. You want Truth.
And I too am taking a break, to handle a transition. I will be doing something new, in a new place. I’ll post again soon, probably in three weeks. Please sign up for the email, RSS or Twitter updates in the sidebar and you will know when I post next.
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