Everyone has a unique role to fill in the world and is important in some respect. Everyone, including and perhaps especially you, is indispensable.
When you say "I love you," you are actually saying you have awakened a place in me where I am love." John Rogers
Deep within our being is a place of peace, joy and knowing. It is a place called love. We are not taught to live from that place for ourselves. We are taught to shower it on others. We do for others what we will not do for ourselves. We give to others what we think we do not deserve. We turn to others for the very feeling that comes from the self. We are love from the core of our being. It is the energy by which we were born. We breathe love. We see love. We have our being in love. Why can't we learn to love our ourselves the same way we love others? If we can live from our being of love, we can't help but attract more of what we are. Love is what we are. When we know that and and live through it, we can live "in love"
This is so true, isn't it?
Nepo nails me when he writes of himself: "I waste so many hours not just in trying to get published, but in hunting for the right publisher, one that will make me feel worthy in the eyes of others. None of that effort, even when successful, has ever brought me any closer to the pulse of life that writing uncovered for me in the first place...But, we often fantasize in secret, do we not, imagining that life is better elsewhere if we could just get there?"
Life is better elsewhere than here? Hm!
Maybe this nails you, too. Right where it's painfully true. Here's what I'll do today. Maybe you could do the same. Spend a moment or two...at least whenever the thought comes to you - and, having read this, I suspect it will quite often because, as many of you know, I'm learning you can react to life with resistance, as I do so often. But, of course, when I do, I suffer. Plain and simple. And, when I do, I cannot tell you how many times I've heard the Buddha whispering in my ear when the little me in me raises its voice, demanding, "This should not be happening!" So, today, ask yourself this question..."Instead of 'there' what could ever be better than here?"
As Robert Mason puts it, and this is a loose paraphrase, "You don't find happiness by moving your inner furniture to another town or bedroom."
HERE is all THERE is.
Here is all there could ever be. When you and I get lost HERE in the forest of some imaginary THERE, what we have lost is LIFE itself.
Life, or what I call God, could never be THERE. Only ever HERE! In other words, if you can't be happy HERE, why would you ever think, you could be happy THERE?
5 Things Albert Einstein Said About Intelligence That Could Challenge You To Unpack More Of Your Own Genius:
“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
But as you are deliberately looking for positive aspects in yourself or in others, you will find more of those things: "The better it gets, the better it gets," for you get more and more of what you are thinking about —whether you want it or not.
My name is Michelle. I have six children and 7 grandchildren. This blog is about what I have learned in my 52 years here. So far, it's this simple - I thought I needed to figure out everything - turns out I don't.