“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Slowing down, taking a deeper breath, trusting the Silence.
Intuition is not a friend of many words.
It usually makes its point quietly, with a simple 'yes' or a 'no'. Or with a gut feeling.
Attuning to our intuition is one of the kindest gifts we can give ourselves. What a joy to finally listen to this mysterious intelligence. What a relief to not abandon oneself any longer.
A really helpful quality on our healing journey seems to be curiosity.
When we start to become curious about how we operate, real transformation becomes possible.
In becoming curious, I notice that I am less judgemental with myself and more willing to look, really look, at what may be contributing to my suffering.
This is not always easy and it is the work of self-love.
The Present Moment is Your Timeless Home.
Those thoughts in your head that seem to judge you: See that they are thoughts.
To See that a thought is a thought, and not the Truth of what You Are, is freedom.
I can ‘try to be present’. Or I can notice that I always already Am.
‘Failure’, ‘unworthy’, ‘not good enough’, or even ‘special’, ‘different’, ‘successful’.
These are words that we can innocently identify with, and depending on what we believe, we may either feel pleasure or great suffering.
But what we Are cannot fit into a word. You are so much vaster than that. You are the Vastness in which these words appear and disappear in. The Aware Presence that remains when all stories fall away.
Yes, we can identify with all sorts of labels and play many roles, and this is the beauty and creativity of Life. But ultimately You are undefinable.
Tiruvannamalai, India, 2011