Beauty surrounds us, anywhere we are. Surely, this is something to be grateful for. And similarly, WE are lovely–tremendously so. That, too, is a purpose for gratitude. But how can we be pleased about what we do not see–or will not be? So allow’s pause to remember the manner of seeing beauty, in order that we may additionally enjoy fullness and pleasure, and be SINCERELY thankful.
Blame ego for failing to see what we ought to be pleased about. As the ego sees existence, it’s far blind -ignorant of the fullness, the splendor all round. Instead of seeing what IS, it maintains busy filling Life–or alternatively, changing it–with its conviction of emptiness. And that manner, useless to mention, one can’t in all likelihood enjoy the real fullness of now, or see the beauty of it, or revel in the goodness of it. Ego continually obscures reality with its judgments, aversions, perversions. And that is what maintains us from being open to Reality, to Now.
Why ego sees little to be glad about
As ego-clouded people, we can most effective flow from presumed vacancy to presumed vacancy, from frustration to frustration, struggling, as we pass, the “lack” of Love-Beauty-Fullness NOW. Thus, we flow directly to the following experience–or instead, pass into it, however, fail to embody it, as we are nonetheless absent, experiencing best what we think, what we consider to be the case. Even as we pass from one stage of evolutionary improvement to the subsequent, we’re nevertheless hoping, hungry, and dubious. That manner, anywhere we roam, we feature hunger in our bellies–the disappointment of our soul’s needing.
Life is a hunger weight loss plan so long as we deny it. Love is not any vicinity with out our embody. As lengthy, because the ego suspects/rejects goodness and Goodness, we forget about sources, and thereby maintain to starve, spiritually and emotionally. Of course, feeling frustrated, we prefer something else, else, else, else, else–the search is going on! But when traveling, make no mistake, wherever ego is going, it does what it does. So, wherever we roam, if we consider what ego says, we’re certain to copy that equal rejection process again and again. We might wander from emptiness to emptiness, sorrow to sorrow, rejecting life as we go. Such is the lifestyles of a lonely miner who will now not see the gold.
Why Spirit sees a whole lot to be glad about
The Spirit, through assessment, sees, accepts, and embraces. Wherever Spirit unearths Itself, it sees and enjoys the fullness of now. It sees and enjoys the fullness of this region, this level. And, it sees and enjoys the fullness of the subsequent region, the subsequent degree. Because Spirit enjoys the countless unfolding of seeing and being, the journey of Life, the ever-newness of becoming, it has no urgent want to transport, no determined force to move someplace else. Thus:
The nonsecular search may additionally rightly be called a quest of Spirit for Spirit. But if that search has a desperate best, the desperation results from the ego’s continual sample of doubt/rejection.
Aversion and enchantment govern the ego’s movement–because of what it thinks it sees now, what it denies now, and what it hates now. If ego-thoughts were no longer so absorbed in its judgments as to miss the fullness of now, acute frustration and hunger might now not be. We CAN enjoy actual openness to now, and we CAN fill with what IS if we would handiest abandon egoic styles of the doubt. We can experience Life if we launch negative judgment, and desist from the continual rejection of Life and Love. It’s an entirely new factor, this manner of being and seeing now, rather than now not being and no longer seeing now. Why desperately are trying to find what we want, or surrender hope, whilst the whole lot we want and need is given by means of God and could remain given.
Opening to riches
Acceptance offers what searching for cannot offer. And this isn’t always to mention, “Never move” It is simplest to say, “Beware of the doubt. Beware of denial.” We want to stop moving from empty to drain, hoping to peer greater THEN, and be more ELSEWHERE–while we get THERE, anywhere there’s. We want to be OPEN to what Is.
You see, you can not get HERE from NOT HERE. You can not get right here whilst rejecting HERE NOW. And you cannot get HERE via looking, due to the disappointment of rejecting HERE NOW, to head THERE, hoping to be here THEN. What we really need is to interrupt that old habit of now not being HERE NOW.
Now you could see why, spiritually and emotionally, the rich-get-richer: being here now way religious wealth. When you’re already present now, everywhere provides to you, you add anywhere, and you remain complete. You don’t want to be grabby in appeal, or crabby in aversion, walking away at the drop of a hat. Instead, you can simply experience being here now, and being inside the fullness that IS. It’s all true that manner. It remains properly and grows in goodness, from full to complete.
Looking to your Self
As you recognize, in all this looking for, you are genuinely searching out You. The fullness you can discover right here and now IS You–It’s what You are. Remember the goodness that you are at Heart: Love; Life; Passion. Such is the character of your True Self. That is greater than an insignificant intuition, or an intellectual knowing: you’ve got experienced it; so that you understand it to be True.
Remembering who you’re, AS who you’re, flip from one aspect to the next with the fullness of your presence. And so preserve, living and giving as You are. Don’t hesitate to provide your Self, to stay your Selfhood. You are secure in your Reality–The Reality. In your True Being, you are now not prone to the ways that ego-identified people imagine themselves to be. And nor are you basically lacking. Such is the Life of You, your fullness, your passion.
What, then, become vacancy, melancholy, depression? It was ardor-power grew to become against itself. Darkness is what occurs while one takes big energy and applies it, fiercely, to the denial of Life and Self. Only amazing passion can create deep despair–in any other case, deep despair could not exist.
When you definitely see, what you see is what you realize your self to be–now and now and now. So long as you’re a gift now, you are aware of the Omnipresence, the ever-presence of top and God. You’re transferring from full to full of you, of Self-nature, of Self-Reality. Such is the ever-presence of you–the awareness of your very own authentic, complete, and expansive nature.
Being home–at last!
Homeness is all we are looking for. Homeness means BEING AT HOME–and at the equal time, BEING HOME. You ARE domestic, you notice? Homeness is you being the Self, with the Self, inside the Self. Therefore, the awareness of Self-nature is “homeness.” When you’re you, you’re AT domestic, and you ARE home. You are seeing being-offering homeness. The homeness that you see and be, if so, is however the Reality-enjoy of Now.
If you deliver anything of cost to the birthday party known as lifestyles, what you convey to the party is You. In fact, You are the Life of the birthday party. Indeed, in case you are right here if the True Self is right here, how can the birthday party be dull or empty? And, what this celebration has to reveal to you, and provide to you, is also you–due to the fact that is what the birthday party IS: It is You. You are the Life altogether. Whenever you display up, that is what you notice.