There are so many amazing techniques, methods, books, steps. They can be so useful, but they can also distract us from ourselves – separates us from ourselves. Like mental candy that lures us away from our own ability to feel and sense what is real and true for us right here and now. All these brilliant, complicated processes can convince us that if we could just try hard enough and apply the latest idea in the right way, we would solve whatever “problem” we are facing in the moment. But it’s always the same problem isn’t it? Something is wrong with our lives, something is wrong with us, something is just WRONG. “Something’s wrong” becomes the general tone and foundation of life itself. So we seek solutions, we read, we are sure that the latest author is right and if we could just do what they did, then all of our “issues” will be resolved. But all these mental stories and fabulous new ideas on how to solve “the problem” all stay within the paradigm that there is, in fact, a problem. All of those methods and latest ideas just keep distracting us from the fact that there might not even BE a problem. They keep us moving, keep us in action, and keep our attention away from our own inner knowing. They can add to our stories that want us to forget the underlying truth – that all is well. All IS well. All the time. No matter what life is presenting, it is love showing up in some form or another.
What about that? What about those ancient bedrocks of mystical, spiritual, religious and inner knowing: All is well. Love is truth. We keep forgetting it. We get confused by the complicated, storytelling, identity-perpetuating mind. But in the end, everything always reduces down to love. Love is the answer. Trust only love. As a mentor of mine in Boulder used to say to me, “Any thought that isn’t loving is a lie.” Not to say that anger or sadness or any other feeling isn’t worthy of our attention. But those too are Love showing up with something FOR us. And each of them deserves to be met with love, and included in love.
All the pretty mental complications aren’t safer. Just more familiar. How funny that we are afraid to surrender to TRUST and LOVE. But in the end, everything always boils down to their truths. We can let it be that simple, pure and powerful.
Here is to all of us sinking down into our hearts and inner knowing. Here is to all of us trusting and loving ourselves and the well-being of Life itself!